The Smart Reno team is well aware of the impacts COVID-19 has on the renovation industry. As we navigate through this uncertainty, we want to share some thoughts with you as we all navigate this rapidly evolving situation together.

Health

First and foremost, our community's health and safety is our top priority. We do hope that you and your families are keeping safe.

Our website will remain functional and you can continue to reach our team by email or phone. We are happy to stay in touch to help you navigate through these challenging times.

Government imposed guidelines

As government guidelines are revised on a daily basis, we encourage both homeowners and contractors to follow the guidelines in their jurisdiction and adjust their normal way of doing business accordingly.

Some impacts may include:

  • Delayed projects for homeowners;
  • Delayed responses for new project submissions;
  • Delayed in-person visits from contractors for a quote;
  • Some materials may be temporarily out of stock.
What we can do in the meantime

Homeowners can continue to submit projects on our website, and take this time to thoroughly plan your home renovation projects to be ready once business resumes. As a reminder, Smart Reno offers a free Cost Estimator to help you plan your next renovation project.

We encourage our network of contractors to continue to engage in conversations with homeowners using alternative options like phone and video. Contractors can also submit quotes remotely, and help clients plan their next renovation to ensure they're prepared for the future.

Keep in touch

We want to hear from you! Do not hesitate to contact our team who are available to assist you through any of your home renovation needs.

Stay healthy!

The Smart Reno team
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Are you moving into a new home, investing in a rental property or just needing an update?

Renovations will certainly increase your home’s value if the project is managed properly. If you have several rooms or apartments to renovate, some time will need to be dedicated to the project. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to be supported by or delegate the supervision to a general contractor.

Our 4 tips for using a general contractor

A general contractor comes in handy when carrying out construction or renovation work. They have the necessary skills to guide you and carry out your project by coordinating with each contractor to ensure the quality of the work provided meets your expectations.

There are many general contractors in Edmonton but not all of them are equally reliable. It’s therefore important to make the right choice if you want a successful renovation project.

Here are 4 key points to consider when choosing your general contractor.

The difference between general and specialized contractors

A general contractor doesn’t perform renovation work but instead oversees the work. He has the experience required to supervise specialized contractors with specific skillsets and certifications.

Make your expectations clear

You no doubt have a clear idea of your desired results but the general contractor likely doesn’t. Make your expectations clear and don’t hesitate to go into detail to help your contractor understand what you want.

Will the work be done in-house or outsourced?

Depending on the size of the company you decide to go with, a general contractor can either have their own team working on behalf of the company or they can use subcontractors. Don’t hesitate to ask them to clarify this.

Discuss timelines and logistics together

This is largely to ensure that deadlines will be met and that logistics will be taken care of when using a general contractor. Be sure to ask every question you have in mind to make sure nothing is forgotten.


You’re now well-prepared to contact our recommended professionals. Our network of Edmonton general contractors is waiting for your call.

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