June 16, 2021

How to choose the right renovation company for your Sydney home

Sydneysiders are finally realising that one of the best methods of acquiring the home of your  dreams is to renovate! Renovations are becoming quite common in our city for a number of reasons, however, many homeowners are struggling to find the company that’s right for them. Renovation companies in Sydney are not built equally. In fact, choosing the wrong one can turn your dream project into a nightmare. One of the single most important decisions you can make for your renovation is to select the right company.

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In Sydney, luxurious homes are incredibly expensive to purchase and build. When you’ve arrived at the point in your life where you can finally splash out on your home and turn it into the dream you’ve always wanted, ensure that you choose the right company.

How do you start? Start by ensuring that a renovation is the right path for you!

How do I know  that my home needs a renovation?

Many homeowners fail to realise that their needs and wants for their home can be achieved with a renovation. If you’re looking to achieve any of the following, then a renovation is right for you.

  • Add more space to any room in your home (kitchens are the most popular!).
  • Finish your basement and make it into a usable space.
  • Increase the property value of your home.
  • Improve its functionality for your current lifestyle.
  • Accommodate more people.

If you find yourself needing any of the above, then a home renovation is right for you. The next step is finding a renovation company in Sydney that suits your home renovation needs and that is reliable. Home renovations, while valuable, can be extremely disruptive to your everyday life. For this reason, FMR Building Services remains committed to budgets, deadlines and objectives.

4 tips for choosing the right renovation company for your home

Research the company

We cannot stress this point enough. Researching your prospective company is key for narrowing down your options and for ensuring that they actually provide renovation services. Search terms such as ‘Sydney home renovations’ and ‘best home renovation company in Sydney’ to find relevant companies. When researching the company, keep your eye out for the following:

  • Company reviews, many of which can be found on Google.
  • The professionalism of their website.
  • Their credentials.
  • Their projects, specifically, the type of work that they execute (kitchen, bathrooms, basement etc.) this will give you insight into the work that they are experienced with.
  • Client testimonials.

Ask for reviews

While this may be difficult if you don’t know anyone who has used the company, reviews are extremely important in understanding more about the company’s philosophy and ethics rather than just the quality of their work. As a homeowner, you’ll be collaborating with the contractors of the company so finding out whether they communicate well, stick to deadlines and collaborate with you are important for the overall success and ease of the project.

Obtain quotes

There’s nothing worse than figuring out that you could have signed with a company with better quality services for a better price. When you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few companies, ensure that you obtain detailed quotes from all of them. You should also remember that the lowest quote is not necessarily the choice for you.

Analyse your budget, their quote, their services as well as their past work. Which one strikes a balance among all? Make your choice according to which is most important for you.

Set up an appointment

After analysing your quotes, you should end up with two to three companies. Set up an initial appointment with all of them to get a better idea of what they can offer you specifically for your project. Often, they’ll give you greater insight into what can and should be done for your renovation. This is deeper than what is explicitly stated on their website.

With this information, you’re ready to make the choice that best suits your project!

FMR Building Services is here to guide you through your home renovation

At FMR Building Services, we won’t only guide you through your home renovation, but we’ll execute it with professionalism and  according to your specific needs  and wants. We know that home renovations are exciting, but stressful, which is why we’ll deliver on budget and within the stipulated time frame.

If you’re in the Sydney metropolitan area, and you’d like to set up a home renovation appointment, or if you’d like to chat with one of our residential builders, email us at or give us a call on (02) 9898 1626.