Mike Holmes is a Canadian builder, contractor, businessman, investor, television host, and philanthropist. In this episode of The Marc and Mandy Show: Ask The Expert, Mike Holmes answers questions about renovating, reno budgets, renovation trends, and more.
Q: What are the most common issues people run into when renovating their home?
A: Most common issues that clients face every single day is that renovating costs too much and involves a dirty site. I tell people right away, you’re going to love me at the beginning, you’re going to hate me in the middle, and you’re going to love me at the end.
Q: Why is this the case?
A: At the beginning, it looks like everything’s going great, you’re feeling really good, but right at about that middle point, it gets slower, it seems to be dirty, it seems to be even harder. And then at the end, of course, I’ve made your dreams come true. The only way you can have your dreams come true is if you hire right, keep that in mind.
Q: What’s the best renovation tips you can give?
A: The best renovation tips I can give you: slow down, take your time, and educate yourself.