Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Due to the detailed work and investigation that is completed during the design process, when it is time to prepare your Renovation Agreement, we are able to provide you with a Fixed Price Quotation and Payment Schedule. Not only will you know exactly what your renovation will cost, you will know when each payment will be due during the construction process before we pick up a hammer!
Because Sosna handles your project from conception to completion, we are in charge of the schedule for every team member working on your project. This, and our extensive process allow us to keep our promise to complete your project on time.
In the 22 years Sosna has been in business, we have only missed the deadline on 2 occasions. In these 2 instances, the deadline was extended due to a request by the clients to increase the Scope of Work.
The job of a Sosna designer is to get to know you to understand YOUR taste, and to find solutions that fit your lifestyle, budget, and the wants and needs of your family. They are excellent at finding a harmonious compromise when the tastes of family members differ.
The time it takes to complete the design process depends on the complexity of the renovation project. It is not unusual for the design process to take 5-10 weeks to complete.
Part of our design process is to investigate all mechanical and structural issues, to help to eliminate major surprises during construction.
Most importantly, there will be no price changes, because all material and fixture selections were made before construction. This will also ensure there will be no delays because all materials are pre-ordered, and all measurements and design will fit those selections.
Most of our work is completed by our dedicated in-house crew. In the event a trade is brought in, Sosna works with only fully licensed and qualified trades that we schedule, and are responsible for.
We will respond to all warranty claims within 2 business days. The project manager who handled your renovation will organize the completion of your warranty repair.
The amount of projects we have in progress depends on the complexity of each project. We usually have several projects in construction at all times.
To ensure each project is being given the dedication and attention it deserves, each one is handled by its own dedicated Sosna supervisor that is on site from beginning to end.
- Renomark Accredited
- A Part of Holmes Approved Homes
- BBB Certified
- Baeumler Approved
- 2023 Quality Business Award Winner for Best Home Renovations in Vaughan
- 9x best of Houzz winner
- 3x best of Homestars winner
- 2x National Home Builder Association finalist for best the Bathroom and Kitchen reno in Canada
- 2x Top Choice Renovation Company award winner
First, prioritize your wants and needs. Separate “must-haves” from “nice to haves”. The saying goes: Renovations cannot be finished. They can only be stopped”. Decide what’s the most important and focus on it. There is no limit to how much you can improve your home but if your budget has a limit then you better draw a line and stick to it. Being realistic with your goals, needs, and overall budget is essential.
The next step is to find a company whose goals and values align with your own. There are too many risks involved in renovating. It’s important to choose a company that’s the right fit for you from the very beginning and that you trust will act in your best interest.
For most kitchen renovations, a permit is not required.
However, extensive renovations involving structural or layout alterations, or modifications to plumbing or electrical work might require a permit. Different municipalities have different requirements and procedures. Sometimes it may take 6-8 weeks. If application and drawings are not prepared correctly it may take even longer. Working with an experienced renovation company can help guide you through the permitting process.
Our team at Sosna is familiar with permitting requirements within Toronto and the GTA. We understand when one is needed, and can streamline the process of obtaining the necessary permits for your project.
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home and the most frequently used room. It serves as a central hub for cooking, dining, and spending quality time with family and friends. As a result, a kitchen renovation is widely recognized as one of the most valuable and impactful home improvement projects you can undertake.
On average, a kitchen renovation can increase the value of your home by 50-80% of the renovation cost. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2021 Report, a midrange major kitchen remodel can result in a 72% return on investment, while an upscale kitchen remodel can yield an impressive 78% return. This percentage can drastically vary depending on the quality of materials, the scope of your kitchen renovation, and your property’s location.
An upgraded kitchen not only increases your home’s resale value but also enhances your living experience by making the space more functional, enjoyable, and aesthetically appealing.