Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

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Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

If you’re planning a renovation and you get a bunch of different quotes from different contractors, you might wonder why they’re so different. Why are some so high, and some so low? How can you tell which quote is a fair quote, and which one might lead you to paying more in the end?

Check out this Q&A from The Art of Renovation LIVE! I’m your host, Paul Foster, and I’ll explain how contractors might be estimating to get these quotes, and what my process is:

Maybe you’re staring at a handful of renovations quotes right now, trying to decide which contractor to go with.

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A Kitchen Renovation Story: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful – The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Kitchen renovation story tips and advice

Welcome Back to The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster talks with other savvy professionals about the details of high quality renovation. Each conversation focuses on a different area of renovation and gives you the trade secrets of home improvement and design. No matter what type of renovation you’re planning, Paul and his special guests have advice that will ensure you get the renovation you’ve been dreaming about.

Click here to watch past episodes of The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Renovation Permit Requirements For Your Home: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Renovation permit requirements for your home

Welcome Back to the Art of Renovation LIVE!

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster talks with other savvy professionals about the details of high quality renovation. Each conversation focuses on a different area of renovation and gives you the trade secrets of home improvement and design. No matter what type of renovation you’re planning, Paul and his special guests have advice that will ensure you get the renovation you’ve been dreaming about.

Click here to watch past episodes of The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Sustainable Decking and Siding Products: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Welcome Back to The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster talks with other savvy professionals about the details of high quality renovation. Each conversation focuses on a different area of renovation and gives you the trade secrets of home improvement and design. No matter what type of renovation you’re planning, Paul and his special guests have advice that will ensure you get the renovation you’ve been dreaming about.

Click here to watch past episodes of The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Electrical Planning Tips and Lighting Inspiration: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Electrical Planning and Lighting Inspiration For Your Home

Everyone loves a well-lit home, right? A jaw-dropping light fixture in an entryway, bathroom lighting that sets to your mood, and under cabinet lighting for the ultimate cooking environment: a recipe for spot on interior lighting.

So how do you get there? With a good team and clear electrical planning, that’s how! In this episode of The Art of Renovation LIVE! Paul Foster and Neil King cover everything you need to know about electrical planning for your home renovation. What electrical codes to follow, where to install outlets, how to choose the right light fixtures, and of course, common mistakes to avoid.

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Home HVAC System Tips For Installation and Maintenance: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Home HVAC System Tips

When you think about home renovations and interior design, air quality probably isn’t at the top of your list. It’s not the most exciting part of the renovation process, but we promise you, it’s important. Why should you know about your home HVAC system? Because it affects how you use and enjoy your home! The weather is getting warmer and trust us, you’ll want to know how to get the air flowing properly. This episode of The Art of Renovation LIVE! is packed full of tips for your HVAC system and air conditioning. 

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The Best Renovations to Increase Home Value

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Top Renovations to Increase Home Value

In a recent episode of The Art of Renovation LIVE! Paul answered burning questions from live viewers in a special round of renovation Q&A. One of the most asked questions? Yep, you guessed it! “What are some cost effective renovations that will increase home value?” 

If you’ve also asked yourself this (or maybe you haven’t, and now we’ve intrigued you), you came to the right place! In this video Paul shares what renovations will increase a home’s value and catch the eyes of future buyers.

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Exciting Announcement: The Art of Renovation LIVE! Show is Moving to YouTube!

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The Art of Renovation LIVE! is moving

For the past year, home renovation expert Paul Foster has hosted The Art of Renovation LIVE! show on Instagram. 32 episodes, 29 guests, and a ton of renovation advice and inspiration. But now, the renovation show is moving to YouTube! 

Starting May 18, 2021 you will be able to tune in to The Art of Renovation LIVE! on our YouTube channel where we can host multiple guests, share gorgeous project images, and connect with you in the live chat. 

Get all the details about the show and hear Paul’s top 5 favourite episodes from the past year.

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Luxury Landscaping Design: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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How to Plan Your Luxury Landscaping Design

You said last summer was going to be the summer you finally got a handle on your lawn. But once again, you struggled with proper watering and got yellow grass as a result. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! 

Would you believe us if we said this summer can be different? 

This episode is your ticket to creating the luxury landscaping design you envision for your backyard. 

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster sits down with with other well-loved professionals in the industry to educate homeowners on all things high quality renovation.

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Building Your Backyard Oasis With Deck and Pergola Design: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Building Your Backyard Oasis Checklist

It’s that time of year where our clients are itching to elevate their backyards. Creating a backyard oasis is no easy task. A good backyard renovation requires a solid design plan, and that includes everything from dirt to decor. 

So, where do you start? 

We’re here to help you through the landmines that exist in the renovation world. This episode covers everything you need to know about how to build the perfect deck or pergola for your backyard space. 

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster sits down with with other well-loved professionals in the industry to educate homeowners on all things high quality renovation.

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