Category: Additions, Construction & Renovations

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End Of Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is slowly coming to an end and the days are getting shorter. Lots of you are packing up all your warm items and storing them in a cool and dry place until next year. The heat of this season can take a toll on your home, both on the...

/ September 7, 2017
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How To Prioritize Your House Renovation Wish List

When it comes to renovations, there’s always something that could use an update. Even if you’ve already renovated your home from top to bottom, by the time you finish your final room the first one may already be starting to look a little too old fashioned for your liking. If...

/ August 31, 2017

How To Help Your Contractor

We’ve all been in situations where someone who is trying to help is actually making things more difficult. You know they’re just trying to be nice, but it’s hard to tell them to stop. Have you ever stopped to think that this is exactly what your contractor is going through...

/ August 24, 2017
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Staying At Home During A Renovation

Let’s face it, renovations are a huge disruption to life on the home front. They leave messy, insidious dust everywhere! Ideally, you should move out for a while to give your reno crew some much-needed breathing room. This earlier article covered how to prepare for such a move-out. This article will...

/ August 23, 2017

How To Be A Good Neighbour During A Reno

Undertaking any kind of home renovation is a daunting task. While you’re focused on the disarray inside your home, your neighbours are focused on the activity outside and how it’s going to affect them. Keeping the peace in the neighbourhood is up to you, and while it may seem like...

/ August 10, 2017

How To Keep Your Contractor Happy

If you’re about to start a new renovation project, you probably have a lot of questions you would like to ask your contractor but might not feel comfortable asking yet. Like any relationship, you want to ensure you and your contractor are getting what you both need out of it,...

/ July 13, 2017

5 Real Laundry Rooms, Nooks & Closet Renovations

Laundry — no one likes doing it (and if you do, please come to my house and help me out) but it’s something we all have to do. While we can’t make the task any more enjoyable, we can help you make the space you’re doing it in a lot...

/ June 28, 2017
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Should You Stay In The House Or Move Out During A Major Renovation?

The plans and budgets are set, the materials and appliances have been ordered, and the required permits are in place.  D-Day (or Demolition Day) is fast approaching.  What should you do to prepare for the huge disruption it will cause? This article will cover major renovations where you’ve decided to...

/ June 16, 2017
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Why Older Homes Need A Designated Substance Survey Before Renovating

Anyone who has lived through a renovation can attest to the amount of fine dust created during demolition.  In older homes, especially those built before 1980, there is a chance that dust may contain hazardous substances like asbestos, which can threaten the health of your family and the contractors who are working...

/ May 22, 2017
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How To Remove, Clean & Store A Swimming Pool Cover

There’s nothing that signals the beginning of summer quite like opening up your pool. Before you can take your first dip, however, there’s an important first step: removing your swimming pool cover. With high-quality pool covers pricing ranging anywhere from $800 to $1,400, you’re going to want to make sure...

/ May 19, 2017