The Reality of Home Renovations: A Successful Home Renovation Guide

April 12, 2024
The Reality of Home Renovations: A Successful Home Renovation Guide

Is anyone else addicted to home renovation shows?‍

HGTV has done a fantastic job inspiring us to take on home renovation projects, and the fact that over 50% of all homes in America were built before 1980 makes the need to update or remodel a given for many of us. 

The reality is that those fun-to-watch shows that provide all the inspiration and cause us to dream about our beautiful spaces do not always accurately depict the renovation experience. Home renovations often come with unexpected challenges and frustrating setbacks, especially if you don't do your due diligence in hiring a good contractor. 

The positive? Over the years, we have found that delivering our clients' dreams is worth the stress and challenges of remodeling. Today, we wanted to share some things to consider when considering a home renovation. 

Assessing Your Home's Needs:

The Foundation of a Successful Renovation 

So, you're ready to dive into the exciting world of home renovations. The first important step is to determine what your home needs while considering your style and vision. While the trends you see on TV or online might look fabulous, it can be disappointing if the changes don't blend well with the rest of the house and your style. 

Take time to determine what changes are essential and how they will enhance your quality of life. Whether you're dreaming of a sleek new kitchen to entertain in or more functional spaces for your growing family, it's crucial to pinpoint precisely what you want and need. 

Take an inventory of what you love about your home and what causes frustration or what you flat-out don't like. How does each room align with your lifestyle? Are there areas that need some extra love and attention? Are there spots that cause frustration? You may want space to relax and dream of a new spa-like bathroom, or you may need to add a mudroom to your floor plan to keep all the backpacks and shoes being dropped in the kitchen.

By carefully planning your home renovations and clearly understanding your home's needs, you'll confidently navigate the renovation process, knowing that every decision brings you one step closer to creating your dream home.

Creating a Detailed Plan: 

Balancing Design and Functionality

Once you've assessed your home's needs, crafting a detailed plan that balances design and functionality becomes your next step. This stage is not merely about aesthetic preferences; it's about creating a living space that embodies your style while ensuring every area serves its intended purpose effectively. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with an interior designer who can bring valuable insight into space planning and home design, transforming your vision into a tangible, actionable plan. Incorporating interior design tips at this juncture ensures that your home's beauty and utility are elevated.

Reality of Home Renovations: Creating a Detailed Plan

An expert in the field can guide you through the nuances of selecting materials, colors, and finishes that reflect your taste yet are practical for your lifestyle. A good designer will also keep you from the dreaded design fatigue while offering innovative solutions for maximizing space and enhancing the flow of your home. Remember, a well-thought-out plan addressing design and functionality not only elevates the aesthetics of your home but also its overall livability. 

Understanding the Timeline: 

Preparing for Delays

To make the most of this transformative experience, it's crucial to establish a strong partnership with your contractor. By fostering open and transparent communication, you can set realistic expectations for the project timeline and proactively address obstacles. And there will be obstacles. 

Renovation delays can stem from various factors, such as unexpected material shortages, unfavorable weather conditions, or unforeseen repairs. By working closely with your contractor to anticipate these possibilities, you can develop a proactive strategy to mitigate their impact on the schedule. Ensuring your contractor has a solid pre-construction process will also reduce the chances of surprise and frustration. 

Embracing a flexible mindset and having a contingency plan will empower you to adapt to changing circumstances without losing sight of your ultimate vision for your home. It's impossible to manage a timeline for renovations perfectly, so embracing the ebb and flow of the renovation process will help. By acknowledging the possibility of setbacks, you will be better prepared to enjoy the transformation in your living space.

The Importance of Budget:

Handling Unexpected Costs

Establishing a budget is one of the critical cornerstones of your project's success. This step is not just about numbers; it's about setting the stage for your dream to become a reality. It demands thorough planning and honest evaluation of what you can afford. This is also where a trustworthy contractor with good communication is critical.    

Your contractor should be able to listen to your dream or vision and help you achieve it as best as possible with any financial constraints you may have. Be cautious of contractors that spend little time determining cost and a full scope of work upfront. You might bust your budget with repeated change orders. 

Reality of Home Renovations: Handling Unexpected Costs

Unfortunately, unexpected costs are standard with home renovations. These renovation budget obstacles can range from discovering hidden structural issues to fluctuations in material prices. It's wise to allocate a contingency fund within your home renovation budget to mitigate unforeseen expenses—usually 10-20% of the overall budget. This proactive step allows you to handle surprises without derailing your financial plan. 

Regular check-ins with your contractor are your compass, guiding you through spending decisions and adjustments. By staying vigilant and being prepared for the unexpected, you're not just achieving a dream but creating a solid foundation for success.

Finding the Right Contractor: 

The Keystone of Your Renovation Journey

Finding the right contractor is not just about ensuring your renovation is completed; it's about having confidence in who you choose to help you with what might be one of the most significant financial commitments you will make in your lifetime; it will also give you peace despite the chaos. A successful renovation involves hiring skilled professionals who understand your vision and can translate it into tangible results. 

The best place to start when looking for a contractor is to seek recommendations from friends, family, and neighbors. Their experience and perspective can prove valuable. If looking online for a contractor, find a company with a verified digital footprint. Do they have a website? Are their blog posts current? Do they have a social media presence? And, of course, read their reviews and make sure they are current.

As you compile a list of potential contractors, arm yourself with questions about their knowledge, expertise, and approach to similar projects. Ask for a portfolio of past work to assess their craftsmanship and style compatibility. When evaluating contractors, consider their communication style, reliability, and willingness to collaborate closely with you. 

The right contractor for your project will exhibit strong professionalism and expertise while resonating with your project's vision and objectives. Make sure your contractor is insured and prepared to navigate permits when applicable. Essentially, finding the right contractor determines the outcome of your renovation, turning challenges into triumphs and aspirations into realities.

Living Arrangements During Renovation: 

Navigating the Chaos

Deciding on living arrangements during renovation can significantly impact your daily life and manage renovation stress. Living through a renovation can be daunting with the constant noise and pervasive dust. Crews come in and out of the house all day, and walls, fixtures, and appliances might be removed. Given the mess, there are still ways to minimize the chaos, but make no mistake—going through a home renovation is chaotic. 

Temporary relocation is ideal, especially with significant construction. If you plan to move out of the house during the renovation, whether to a friend or family member's home or a short-term rental, spend adequate time before starting construction selecting materials and fixtures. Something that can slow down the project when done after renovations begin. 

Should you decide to remain in your home, you might talk with your contractor about the parts of the house that need to be tackled first. It's a good idea to designate a 'safe zone'—a space unaffected by the renovations where you can retreat or have a meal. It's good to have a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, and essential toiletries in the space. It should be transformed into a makeshift living area, allowing some semblance of normalcy.

The decision fundamentally boils down to the scale of the renovation, your family's tolerance for inconvenience, and your financial readiness to accommodate the added cost of temporary housing. Open communication with your contractor about timelines and significant project milestones is critical regardless of your choice. This ensures you can plan for the most intrusive work phases and decide whether to stay or leave based on the project's progress. 

Making the right decision for your living arrangements can transform a chaotic experience into a more manageable and rewarding renovation journey.

Personal Readiness: 

The Emotional and Financial Pillars of Renovation

Understanding your readiness for a home renovation is pivotal in navigating the complexities of transforming your living space. Deciding when it's time to renovate requires recognizing the signs that your home desperately needs an update and evaluating the structural necessities demanding immediate attention. 

Yet, beyond the physical aspects of your home, preparedness for home renovation hinges on two critical pillars: financial stability and emotional preparedness. Knowing when to renovate extends to ensuring you have the financial resources to undertake the project without jeopardizing your financial health. (Remember the contingency amount.)

Equally important is your emotional readiness to endure the disruptions that renovations bring. The noise, dust, lack of privacy, and general upheaval of your daily routine can be stressful. Being mentally prepared for this reality is crucial. Moreover, considering market timing, such as renovating for resale value or starting a project during seasons that are most favorable for construction, can optimize your investment. 

Balancing all these factors with a clear understanding of your and your home's needs will set a solid foundation for a successful renovation. It is a journey filled with anticipation, aspiration, and a few challenges. Proper planning with an experienced and professional company and the appropriate expectations will ensure sanity and complete satisfaction with a job well done!

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North Dallas Renovations was a pleasure to work with. They completed a total Master Bath renovation and I couldn't be more pleased with their quality of craftmanship as well as their attention to detail, communication and timeliness. They were able to take my vision and make it into an such a lovely space that I thoroughly enjoy. NDR provided me with a written and detailed scope of the renovation to be done, an estimated timeline of each phase and a cost schedule - there were no surprises besides a few that were unavoidable once the project was started and the guts of the MB were exposed. We have gone from an 80's pink and cream   busy bathroom to a calm, relaxing spa with muted tones. I will definitely be working with them again on other areas of our home and would definitely recommend them

C Niday - IM

North Dallas Renovations:

Did an excellent job in helping us repair water damage from freezing pipes to our rental townhouse.  Removed wood floor, replaced with tile, sheet rock repair, paint,  and all that was needed to get unit ready for our tenant to move back in.

They did what they said they would do and the job was done in a professional and timely manner.

I  would highly recommend them.

Marla Jennings- Office Manager

North Dalls Renovations took on our project of remediation of water damaged in our north dallas townhome.  Kyle Smith and his team have us the full scope of the project with a few options based on costs.  Once we made our decision, they jumped into the project and maintained a schedule that got us back to normal ahead of schedule.  They did what they said they would do with quality and attn to detail. I highly recommend them.  

Terry kafka

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Matthew McVey

I had North Dallas Renovations, remodel my bathroom. They enlarged my small shower, added subway tiles and new shower floor tiles in the bathroom. They replaced the small vanity with a larger one, new hardware, mirror, sink, shower, and sink faucets.  They added a new toilet.  They rerouted the bathroom vent to the outside. They replaced the original bathroom door and added a pocket door. Lastly, they painted the walls and removed the popcorn ceiling. They smoothed ceilings and walls in the bathroom. They also added a recessed light in the hallway and painted walls and remove the popcorn ceiling.  They also refreshed the hallway closet after reclaiming a portion of it for the enlarged shower.  I was more than satisfied with the work.

Allen Almodovar

Kyle, Brady and his crew were professional, prompt and responsive. Master bath and kitchen updates look fantastic. No remodel project goes 100% smoothly, but their number one priority is your satisfaction. I've already requested their help on another project. Can never go wrong hiring great people who truly care. Highly recommend.


Kyle and his team did an awesome job for us.  We did a major renovation on the first floor of our house; laundry room, bath, dining room, kitchen and den.  We oped up walls, removed fur downs that hid lots of unexpected pipes, a/c and plumbing and took everything to stubs. It did take longer than we hoped and we lived in chaos for awhile. On top of that it was a pandemic and we were all home, so I expected the worse but it went relatively smoothly. When things weren't right, Kyle made sure they done to our satisfaction and we are thrilled with the results!


This is a fabulous company. I will be using their services exclusively from this point forward.  We remodeled our kitchen (1928 house) and found lots of issues, but none of them were overwhelming thanks to Kyle and his crew.  I went from Oh, no to OMG - Wow!  I now have a dream kitchen.  Didn't really think it would be this wonderful.  The crew of workers are true artisans who truly care about doing a great job...not just a "get it done" mentality.

Joel Reynolds

This is our second project with North Dallas Renovations. Job well done, on time, great quality work for our Master Bath reno and tiles for two guest bath. Kyle and his team are courteous, easy to work with. His crew were always on time, and made sure everything was done with little mess as possible. Highly recommend their service and work!

Christina C

Excellent job! Workers showed up every day and on time! Quality work! Quality products! Excellent pricing! Excellent communication! Work performed as promised and in a very timely manner! Would highly recommend and would definitely use them again for any future work needed! I had a full kitchen - dining reno including taking out a wall and a full master bath remodel including taking out a raised sauna tub and a full guest bath remodel.  All top notch work!  Kyle and his team are wonderful to work with!


Complete Interior Renovation, including: new Kitchen; 4 new bathrooms with plumbing updates; laundry room; hardwood, tile, & carpet; removing load bearing walls, outdoor siding; painting; updating electrical; replacing upstair outdoor balcony with rod iron work.

Very pleasant experience dealing with honest, straightforward, and open communications.  Contractor provided numerous cost-effective and ergonomics suggestions resulting in absolute 1st  class quality and appearance throughout.  Friendly crew and always on time and wiling to make any minor changes requested.  Regular presence by company owner insured quality and timelines of finished product. The onsite supervisor was simply outstanding.



Our scope of work - we were wanting our ceiling renovated. We live in an old church. The original ceiling is wood planks but it has been covered for many years by ugly sheet rock. We wanted the sheet rock and all the nails removed, non-functional fluorescent light fixtures and another chandelier removed, ceiling cleaned and the spaces between planks caulked, new gas/electrical lines run for a new HVAC system we are going to have installed and new lighting installed.

Kyle answered our request for a bid very promptly. Within the week, he sent a text and scheduled an appointment to come and bid our project. He came to our house, we described the work we wanted done, he made notes and then let us know he would be in contact. The next week his company sent an email with information detailing their company and processes. The next day our bid was worked and attached to an email. The bid was detailed and to our satisfaction. NDR sent another email letting us know when a crew could come and start the work. We scheduled quickly. The next day, the crew was here with a supervisor. I described the work we were wanting done to the crew and they immediately began work.

The crew, Byron and Victor, were professional, courteous and respectful of our property. There was another gentleman that came to help on the 3rd and 4th days but I do not remember his name. He was just as professional as the other gentlemen. The job was big and tedious. Byron needed to replace a couple of places on the ceiling that were rotten and he did some carpentry magic. We were quite pleased with the patches. They blended right in with the aesthetic of the ceiling. Never once did I have any doubts that they knew what they were doing. It took four days. The crew did an amazing job under not so fun/glamorous conditions. At the end of every day, they cleaned up the area as was reasonable to the scope of work. The finished project was just as we envisioned. Brady, came at the end of the day on the last day with a large trailer and helped load and break down the work area. It was a hot and humid day and I did not envy them.

We believe the price was fair, the quality of work worth every penny and they met the deadlines.

We have other future renovation/remodeling projects coming up in the future and we will be contacting NDR to do those projects for us. I would recommend NDR to anyone looking for a trustworthy company to come into your home and do the job you want. Please note that the photos I have posted include our house in chaos. It is a work-in-progress.

Marlina Reese

We have hired Kyle's team for 2 remodels (Master Bathroom and Kitchen).  Kyle is honest in his pricing and project timeframe.  His team are hardworking, considerate, and will keep working until the project is complete.  We highly recommend North Dallas Renovations and would be happy to share our experiences working with Kyle.

Steve Middlebrook

Kyle Smith and his team did an excellent job of our guest bathroom (complete remodel).  The estimates were reasonable and communication throughout was well maintained. We are very happy of how it turned out and even more impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of his guys on the job.  Highly recommend!

Karen Rebodos

We came across North Dallas Renovations when we’re looking for someone to help us fix some subfloor issues on our second story.

We met with Kyle from North Dallas Renovations along with a few other companies but when it came time to choose we went with North Dallas Renovations.  Here are a few reasons why we went with Kyle‘s company:

1. Great communication
2. Very Professional
3. Very Knowledgeable

Once we knew the next steps on the subfloor, Kyle took the time to answer our questions about a few other items which led us to expanding the project list.  He even saved us some money by doing our tile work which was originally going to be done by one of the big box stores

Kyle scheduled the walk-through when the project was completed. There were no issues and the only question we had was if he would work with us on our next project!!!

Now that the project is completed here are a few more things I will say about Kyle and North Dallas Renovations:

1. Excellent Service
2. Detail Oriented
3. Supportive
4. Responsive
5. Great Team
6. Punctual

So, if you have a project and you’re looking for a company to help you then I urge you to reach out to Kyle at North Dallas Renovations. It will be the best decision ever!!!


Kyle and his team were fantastic! Received a detailed estimate, realistic time frame and everything went according to the plan. The work was done specific to my requests, workers were professional and courteous. The finished product is exactly what I wanted from the project.

Paula Berry

Kyle Smith and his team did my complete bathroom tear-out and remodel.  Very professional and gave us exactly what we wanted!  Tore out garden tub, window, shower, cabinets, faucets, floor and old shower.  Installed large shower, glass block window, all new sinks and faucets, granite countertops, cabinets, tile floor and lighting.  Always on time, made minor changes we wanted and charged a reasonable and fair price.  I did have a total of 4 bids and Kyle was the contractor that listened to exactly what we wanted.  Couldn't be more pleased.   Attached some pictures of the completed job.  VERY SATISFIED WITH THE JOB AND THE PRICE!

Michael Podlucky

Just about every area of my home needed something repaired or upgraded. Framing, drywall, electrical, plumbing, tile work, shower glass, granite, lighting, resurfacing and painting, staining, and during a mid-project emergency, rebuilding the exterior chimney surround. From my initial consultation with Kyle, I knew he was the one to tackle the job. Great communication, attentive to what I was trying to accomplish within budget, offered great ideas and sources. Such an incredibly wonderful crew... knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and truly just really nice.  Set the tone for the whole project. With weeks of work (it was a long list!), it could have been tense and stressful. It was the exact opposite. There were quite a few times when I noticed they went above and beyond the task, going outside the scope to make sure an area was perfect. Had I known what a positive experience it would be, I would not have put it off for so long. Highest recommendation.

Tina B

This is my second project Kyle and North Dallas Renovations has done for me this year.  He and his team recently painted an investment property for me and the work is exemplary.  My Realtor was blown away by the job Kyle 's team did.  He said "a Painter can either make you or break you on a house!...and my project was unbelievably perfect!  Kyle is dependable and will offer great suggestions for your consideration.  He goes beyond the call of duty to make the experience great...and his painters are awesome too!

Rebecca Straughn

Definitely 5 stars to Kyle and crew. We are very happy with our master bath renovation with North Dallas Renovations. We must’ve taken around 10 different quotes from a chuck in truck to the brick and mortar remodeling show rooms. Apart from Kyle’s quote being competitive we just really liked his attitude and sincerity. We had some apprehensions given they are relatively new in the business but we are glad we chose them. Things we value in working with remodeling contractor is communication, sticking closed to estimated schedule, efficient project management, and good crew. Full marks on all fronts - all mails and text were always responded to efficiently, work was done within stipulated time, we never had to follow up with anyone individually, everyone showed up on time and best part is Kyle’s work crew is amazing - friendly, courteous, hard working (they stayed late many days finishing what they wanted to accomplish in a day) , cleaned up after every work day, and of course most importantly knew what they were doing - you can tell they have the experience. We never hesitated leaving the house with them to run small or long errands. Kyle gave us recommendations on where we can look for tiles, bath hardware and other accessories. All in all really happy with the work and workmanship. Highly recommend them for renovation projects.


Worked with NDR recently to do some (much needed) updates to our bathroom and to help us with some ceiling repairs.  Very professional, trustworthy, and the team did a great job.  My house was well taken care of during the entire process and the results look great.  We are very happy and will be repeat customers.

Matthew Bass

Kyle and his team at North Dallas Renovations went above and beyond to help me renovate my “fixer upper” into the home I’d always wanted.

My project, which completed in February 2018, included installing new wood and tile floors and baseboards throughout the house; renovating two bathrooms (including removing wallpaper and texturing walls); installing granite countertops, sink, faucet, disposal, and backsplash in the kitchen; installing a new back door and siding; and refinishing stairs, front door, and cabinetry.

Kyle's pricing was fair, and he scheduled work to complete as quickly and smoothly as possible. Throughout the process, I came to rely on Kyle’s patience, honesty, and sound advice. Several times, I found myself rethinking design choices I had made, and Kyle was quick to adapt, helping me select products and finishes that would complement the house.

Every member of Kyle’s team was friendly, conscientious, and took pride in his work, and they were all exceptionally trustworthy—I knew I could leave them alone with my house and even my “fur kid.”

I’m extremely pleased with the results of this project, and I would definitely work with Kyle and team again!

Stacy Hecht

Decided to replace counters and backsplash in our house we had recently purchased.  Kyle was very professional and detail oriented.  His team did a fantastic job both with demolition and installation.  Picked an intricate backsplash and the tile installer did a phenomenal job.  

Not the cheapest nor the most expensive but their work is outstanding. Recommended to our realtor and neighbors. Definitely would use again!

David Gillespie

North Dallas Renovations did a total update on our home.  We were in a time pinch to move in so they worked non stop to get it done.  They painted all walls cabinets and doors; renovated 2 bathrooms, (1 with a total floor plan change); replaced multiple light fixtures; opened up some doorways; closed some doorways and did the demo and finish work on our kitchen remodel.

Kyle is very patient and worked with me when decisions were needed.  They did a great job throughout.  I will use them again.

Their pricing was fair and transparent.  Every item on the proposal was broken out and I was even able to purchase some items that he then removed from the invoice.  Kyle has vendor relationships which result in great pricing for many big ticket items like granite.

Since ours was a big job, it took several weeks.  Kyle was very good about giving me updates and quoting me price changes with each change order (and there were many).

Would highly recommend Kyle and his team.

Thank you Kyle!

Anita Lansmon

After meeting with many contractors, most of whom never got back to us with a quote, we were lucky enough to be put in contact with Kyle through a mutual friend. He and his team did an excellent job helping us remodel two bathrooms and all flooring after a water leak. We were beyond impressed with his quick communication and availability to help us with any and all questions or issues. Not to mention, their work is beautiful! I cannot recommend North Dallas Renovations enough, and I've already passed on Kyle's info to multiple friends!

Kelly M

Kyle and his team made the renovation process as easy as possible and we asked for a lot - everything from new floors to new countertops to 3 built-ins (entertainment center, wine bar and an office desk and shelves). All renovations uproot your life but they made it more bearable. His team was always on time and worked all hours to meet the deadline. Kyle was very responsive when we had questions or needed to talk through ideas. We will be using them for future projects!

Christine Pallett

Would have gave 10 stars if I could. Kyle and his team did an amazing job renovating my townhouse from top to bottom. everything was done on time, including my endless requests and changes.

I did a compete renovation including taking out old carpets and flooring and installing new laminate floors through out the house and tile floor in the bathrooms, a complete remodeling of the kitchen, new appliances, paint through out the whole house, installation of new vanities  and wall tile in the bathrooms. everything was done exactly as I envisioned it.

It took about 4-5 weeks to make my 1400sft townhouse in to a dream come true for me.

Rita Vindman

North Dallas Renovations was hired to remodel our master bath after an exhaustive search of numerous companies. Their promptness, professionalism, and attention to detail is the reason that they will be the only call I make next time we need some work done. Would highly recommend to anyone.


We feel so lucky to have met and hired Kyle Smith with North Dallas Renovations! Kyle is so likeable and really helped us decide what we needed within our budget. The work we had done (popcorn removal; painting;  reframing exterior; back patio redesign) is incredible and perfect! His team is easy to talk with and very professional. Most importantly, every single person was so sweet to my dogs which was rather helpful and quite unexpected! In fact, we are so happy we are about to hire him for more painting.


We hired Kyle and his team to renovate our kitchen, install wood floor and tile throughout the downstairs, paint several rooms, and set up a media room with a projector and screen.

Given our project we wanted a one-stop-shop and that's what we got. Every step of the process was clear and Kyle was in constant contact with updates, options, and timescales. The quote was fully transparent - no other firm who quoted us were clear with their pricing and some appeared to deliberately disguise the cost of things.

The crew were all nice guys, very polite and would clean up at the end of each day.

Would highly recommend for any home improvements, and we will be using them again in future too.

Steve Harrison

Kyle and Team did a great job renovating my kitchen, master bath,  guest bath and bedroom. The work was top quality and they finished on time and on budget. They had a sense of urgency and on the second day i saw six contractors in the house that did most of the demo and painting in one day - absolutely transformed the rooms.

Kyle is also very patient and knowledgeable especially when we couldnt make up our mind about Granite or Quartz. We ended up going with Quartz from his recommended supplier (Galaxy Granite) that was thousands less than Costco quote.

All in all a very professional experience - the contractors were experienced and flexible and even incorporated a few changes we sprung on them when the work started.

Gourav G

Kyle and his employees were excellent to work with, they were very polite and friendly. They completed an entire home renovation within the timeframe discussed and everything was beautiful when done. I had new granite installed in both bathrooms and kitchen. Outside and inside painted. New flooring throughout entire house. New lighting, new appliances, bathroom showers/tubs refinished. There weren't very many areas that went untouched. He coordinated all of the work needed which makes for a very pleasant and stress fee renovation. There were also a few unknowns like the granite in the kitchen being too heavy for bar. His team had to build a wall to hold the counter top. Finished product was beautiful.

Marjie S

Kyle and his team were intensely focused on providing quality work and didn't rest until we were totally satisfied.  We had some tough projects and they did phenomenal!  They also were extremely respectful and cleaned up any work space even better than when they arrived. I will recommend them to everyone and will call on them again.


Kyle and his team at North Dallas Renovations were truly amazing! Everyone that came out to the site, whether it be electricians or painters, were very professional and friendly. They helped us create a space that looks like a home for our homeless youth. We will use them again and highly recommend them!

Hinkle Kim

Kyle and his team are A+. I had the team of Brandon (project manager), Feliciano (foreman), and Ever as Painter lead. All are perfectionists and when a problem pops up (as they will with an older home like mine) they come up with a solution and actually get back to you a.s.a.p. if you call. Brandon was very hands on  with the project checking in daily, and answering phone fast if off site. I would request Ever again, for sure, he is a perfectionist, as am I (I am quite picky). The quality control is good and they check most things on their own, but if something is missed and you request a look, they fix it fast. Feliciano fixed things not on the list like leveling my doors... He is awesome. I was treated with respect as was my house. I have had terrible experiences with other companies painting... in the past, and this was very refreshing.See the before and after pics. They speak for themselves.

Terrie Moore

We contracted North Dallas Renovations to remodel our kitchen. Kyle and Kim were great in the planning stages of the project helping us define the scope of the changes and working through the details. The project manager, Brandon, was always open to discuss the progress and work out solutions to the minor issues that popped up.When there was a problem with the stone for our countertops and we had to scramble to find a replacement. Brandon went above and beyond working with suppliers and the fabricator to find alternatives. As we were out looking for a new slab, we ran into another NDR employee, Destiny, who was out working for another job but immediately offered to help out and let us know if she found anything for us as she was working on her other project.It's that kind of team work that makes North Dallas Renovations a great company to work with. We will definitely go to them first for our next project.

Dan Doherty

With help of Kyle & his awesome crew, went from super small shower to huge gorgeous shower and master bath transformation.  They also updated our counters, backsplash, flooring in kitchen. Things don't always go smoothly or work on your timeframe, but Kyle cares about your happiness, the quality of work and finished product so he ensures you'll have the best outcome. Love our updates! Already requested estimate on another project. Highly recommend this professional company.Amy in Frisco

Marty Zielke

This is our second project with North Dallas Renovations. Job well done, on time, great quality work for our Master Bath reno and tiles for two guest bath. Kyle and his team are courteous, easy to work with. His crew were always on time, and made sure everything was done with little mess as possible. Highly recommend their service and work!

christina chin

Amazing work! Very friendly, professional, and hardworking team. Kyle and his team did a bottom floor/kitchen remodel in Jan 2021, a Jack&Jill bathroom remodel in July 2021, and painted two bedrooms/stained the stairwell in Dec 2021. Plan to use them again next year for a guest bath remodel.  Highly highly recommend!!

Jodi Cagle

This is my second project Kyle and North Dallas Renovations has done for me this year (2018). He and his team recently painted an investment property for me and the work is exemplary. My Realtor was blown away by the job Kyle 's team did. He said, "a Painter can either make you or break you on a house!"...and my project was unbelievably perfect! Kyle is dependable and will offer great suggestions for your consideration. He goes beyond the call of duty to make the experience great...and his painters are awesome too!

Rebecca S.

Kyle TeamHave best people. They on time everyday they work hard very professional ,Responsive.His project manager come bye check and Kyle make sure you ok.My popcorn ceiling 5 Rooms was remove and Painting. My ceiling look like smooth butter.Good prep work, Good price. If you looking for good quality work this is the place to go. I will use him again.Thank you

Octavia Harrison

Kyle Smith and his team did an excellent job remodeling our upstairs bathroom. They were always on time and professional.  They refinished our bathtub and made it look brand-new. They re-tile the shower and the floor. They installed new fixtures, a new vanity, and a new sink. We are very happy with their work!! We plan to use them again in the future.

Heather Nail

Kyle and his crew rebuilt our pantry and repaired multiple areas damaged by our burst fire sprinkler system this winter. Very professional and customer centric from ownership to crew. Punctual. Cleaned up well. A pleasure to do business with.

Steve Sydow

All I have to say is that Kyle has the best team I have ever worked with, they care about the quality of work they do. Kyle, did everything he said he would do and more. I would whole heartily recommend North Dallas Renovations. Again, I cannot say enough about his team from Brady the Project Manager to Feliciano the foreman to the rest of the staff. Thank you,

Rudy Iturria

Complete Home Remodel - Very pleasant experience dealing with honest, straightforward, and open communications.  Contractor provided numerous cost-effective and ergonomic suggestions resulting in absolute 1st class quality and appearance throughout.   Friendly crew, always on time, and willing to make any minor change requested.  Regular presence by company owner insured quality and timeliness of finished product.  The onsite supervisor was simply outstanding.

Doreen McDonnell

We recently met Kyle & Kim at a business conference for contractors and I was really impressed. They know what it takes to put together a great project, and hearing about the structure and processes they have in place for their business leaves me no doubt that they're the #1 choice!

Scotch Construction, Inc.