You need to be keen when doing your home renovation in Newmarket. Here are some steps that you may consider when planning and designing your renovation.

Embarking on a home renovation in Newmarket can be a tedious process especially for first timers. There are many things that you need to consider before starting this renovation project. Permits, costs, and contractors are the least of your problems. As experienced contractors, we’d like to help you make sure that the renovation process is as smooth as it can be. Here’s what you need to know when planning and designing for your home renovation in Newmarket:

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1. Know your Goals

It’s important that you set goals for yourself before boarding on the renovation process. Many of the problems that people face during the renovation process can be attributed to poor planning. You need to outline what you expect to achieve from the project after it’s done. In addition, you also need to set priorities. Be realistic about the important aspects of the project vs the things that’ll be nice to have if the budget permits.

Taking inventory can definitely help with the process. Simply write down the things that you’d like changed in the house/room with a description of why it should be changed.  By setting your priorities, you’re setting yourself up on a path to properly assess the budget needed for the completion of the project.

Don’t forget to include other members of the household if you’re not living alone. Their input could be vital in ensuring that all aspects of the renovation process are covered.

2. Be Realistic

As much as you want to change or improve the house, you need to make sure that you’re not stretching your goals/budget. You need to be realistic in what needs to be done in the renovation process. It’s easy to get carried away and to want more than can be done/achieved. Everyone has a budget they need to stick to and so you need to make sure that your goals and priorities are within the stated limits. Also, you should also look at local laws to ensure that what you want changed in the house is allowed within your area.

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3. Outline the Details

Details, details, details! The devil is always in the details. Many people have stated that their home renovation in Newmarket went above their budget even after using a budget spreadsheet. We, here at Atera Construction and Home Renovation, know what the weak point is: a lack of properly outlined details.

Many people simply don’t think about the other smaller elements that are just as important to the project. Elements like time delay, taxes, and shipping can add a huge cost to the project especially when not factored in from the onset. Always outline all the details of the project, no matter how small.

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4. The Design Process

This is an important aspect in making sure that your home renovation in Newmarket goes smoothly. Here at Atera Construction and Home Renovation, we have a designer/architect on staff, so we offer a one stop shop for all your home renovation needs. At this stage, we normally sit with the clients and listen to their ideas and plans.

Depending on the complexity of the project, we might advise to have the design done separately as a phase in itself. We normally have the contractor and architect for the meeting to make sure that the design and project is realistic and feasible on a construction standpoint. In addition, we can also assist you on matters regarding permits when needed.

5. Renovation Design Services

Once you have the design (blueprint and outlook on the final project), you can seek some professional renovation design services or go the DIY route. We’d advise you to get a professional company like Atera Construction and Home Renovation.

As a construction and home renovation company, we can do more than just construct the room for you. We can help you with project budgeting and management. Assistance can also be provided in obtaining permits and other required documents. Working with a professional company has the added advantage of ensuring that you stay on budget and that the renovation goes as planned.

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Aurora including Cabinetry and Countertops

Kitchen Renovations

Atera / Kitchen Renovation Newmarket can give your outdated kitchen the fresh look you desire with brand new cabinets, countertop and back-splash.

Aurora and the surrounding area

Bathroom Renovations

Our professionals can create a calming spa experience in your own home. We have the skills for bathroom, plumbing, flooring, countertops and more.

Basement Finishing in Aurora

Basement Renovations

Turn your basement into a cozy family space where you and your family will enjoy spending time together. We can take care of all the services required.

Richmond Hill meets all of your particular needs

Custom Renovation

We can guide you in building the exact space you desire with careful planning, designing, and budgeting. Your custom home, kitchen or bathroom become our vision.



Your home has the potential to feel more comfortable. Let us help you add more space. We do everything from foundation and framing to paint and floors.

General Contracting

General Contracting

Our company can provide all the material, labor, equipment, and services required for any construction project to be brought to life.

Budgeting Needs

Project Budgeting

Our experience in this field can guide you in choosing available materials that are cost efficient for your budget, without undermining the design.

Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Our team works in partnership with the client to create a design that stays true to the customers’ liking and vision. We plan accordingly with accuracy.

project Management

Project Management

We can oversee that a construction project gets done with maximum customer satisfaction in all aspects of professionalism.

Electrical work


Our team can design and install any electrical work you may need to suit all of your lighting needs and to ensure all of your electronics have the power they need.

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Flooring brings the whole room together. Whether you envision your space with hardwood, laminate, vinyl, Carpet, or tile floor, we can do it all.



It is important to have a plumbing system that you can rely on without hesitation. For all plumbing projects we only use high quality materials for best results.