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Reduce the Cost of Disrupting Your Life during a home renovation – Cochrane Renovations

One of the largest unintended consequences of a home renovation is the disruption in the day-to-day life of the homeowner. Don’t just dismiss the notion of moving out as too large of a cost. Don’t resign yourself to living with the mess, noise, and disorder without giving the alternatives due consideration. It can cost your family more than you think in stress. A prolonged home renovation project is …

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Full home reno with open riser hardwood stairs and custom iron railings and stringers.

Take Advantage of Reliable Trades and Long Term Relationships when renovating your home – Cochrane Renovations

The majority of homeowners do not have experience working with sub-contractors or tradespeople. Even if the homeowner has a substantial due diligence process, their hiring decisions are still based on guess work. They need to base their decision on interviews and references provided by the sub-contractor or trade. An experienced company works with many sub- contractors and trades and knows which ones will perform. …

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Kitchen reno with and island and a large peninsula. Granite countertops, two tone cabinetry, professional appliances, and brushed brass hardware

Knowledge is Time and Time is Money in Home Renovations – Cochrane Renovations

Knowing the ‘best’ way to renovate is worth more than gold.  ‘An intelligent person learns from their own mistakes while a genius learns from the mistakes of others’. – Chinese Proverb When the homeowner retains an experienced integrated design and construction team, they get the benefit of all their experience without having to pay for all of the mistakes along the way. Home renovation projects, regardless of complexity, …

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Renovating your home? Get Inspired and Collaborate through Houzz – Cochrane Renovations

Whether you’re planning a renovation, choosing the finishes for a new home build, or wanting to add décor and flare to your existing space, feeling inspired can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many different styles, options, and solutions out there that finding what suites you best can be overwhelming not to …

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