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Strategies for Successful Renovations

By February 20, 2017August 9th, 2022Contracting Tips, Renovation Tips

Taking on a renovation project is a big responsibility. To get it done as efficiently and painlessly as possible you need to be prepared. re:fab has got you covered with this list of things to consider before and during your renovation!

Moving ahead with a renovation is a big step, and we here at re:fab want to make sure it all goes well for you! There is a lot to consider, so we have put together a checklist for you to use during your next project. Here are some things to consider when starting a renovation:

  • Make a plan for what you want to accomplish during this renovation.
  • Come up with a realistic budget before meeting with anyone.
  • Find a contractor or contracting group that has several years of experience, is trustworthy and reliable.
  • Have the contractors come up with an estimate for the renovation and discuss your end game. Have them analyze the situation and come up with the best approach for you. Make sure to have them outline a realistic timeline for the project that you can keep track of. If this is step one of a series of projects, tell your contractor, so that they can check to see if anything they will be doing will affect future plans.
  • Talk about whether or not you will be able to continue working in the space during the renovation. This way you can prepare and figure out a solution for the if you need to close up shop at any period of time.
  • If you are on a tight budget, remember to stick only to things that are necessary!
  • Once you have come up with your budget pick out any products you can before the renovation starts. This way you won’t be wasting time and you can stay on schedule and budget.
  • Remember that there will be hiccups along the way, as unforeseen challenges can come up. Keep a separate budget for any issues that may arise.
  • Treat your contractor with respect and communicate with them to the best of your ability. Let them know what you do and don’t like to help avoid any miscommunications, as they are ultimately there to help you and they cannot do that if you aren’t talking to them.
  • During the renovation, put away all valuables and other items that you wouldn’t want to get ruined.
  • Keep the endgame in mind- know that it will all be worth it!

Moving forward with a renovation can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be! Stick to these guidelines and you can be sure to get through it without regret. For more information contact re:fab and ask for a free estimate for your next project!


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Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
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  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
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  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
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re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
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*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

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Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

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Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
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