Tag: Basement Renovation

Home Automation: Home Smart Home

Many homeowners are confused, even intimidated by the terms ‘home automation’ or the ‘Internet of Things.’  While it’s supposed to make life around the house simpler, safer and more energy-efficient, some feel it would make life more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today’s catchphrase is the...

/ April 22, 2017

Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017

Top 6 Basement Renovations of 2016 – Editors Pick

A basement renovation can be a costly, time-consuming undertaking, but is often well worth it. Gorgeous is the only word we have to describe our top 6 basement transformations, which is great because basement renos are not cheap. In fact, according to our data, collected from thousands of homeowners, basement renovation costs...

/ November 28, 2016
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10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in June

Our community loves Pinning, and why not? Curating and saving images to well organized boards can be both useful and fun. We’re always intrigued to see which images from our huge collection of photos will resonate the most with our Pinterest community. Here are our most popular Pins from the...

/ July 7, 2016
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How to Photograph Your Home Renovation

Whether you are renovating the whole main floor of your home or the tiny powder room off your kitchen, taking photos at every stage of the project is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner. Not only are they useful when showing off to your family...

/ July 4, 2016
Finished basement renovation done by Basement Builders

What Kind of Budget Do You Need For Your Basement Renovation?

Basements can be an easy aspect of the home to ignore, but why not turn your dark and musty, unfinished basement into extra livable space? According to Better Home and Garden, the average return on investment of basement projects is about 75%. Below are 7 different price points of basement...

/ June 23, 2016
Underpinning a basement

HomeStars U – Underpinning and Benching 101

Underpinning is an often-daunting renovation, where your basement floor is lowered to increase ceiling space.  This involves altering the foundation of your house, and as a result should not be taken lightly. In 2012, this home in Toronto collapsed during an underpinning job. In this edition of HomeStars U, Daniel Johnston, from True North...

/ May 5, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – Five things to expect AFTER your home reno

Finally, at long last your home reno is finished … or is it? Here are five things to consider as your project is winding down. 1. Finishing touches Sometimes the small touches and minor details can make or break the ‘look & feel’ of a renovation. HGTV provides photos of...

/ April 28, 2016
Complete basement renovation from Lyons Construction Inc.

HomeStars U – Basement Renovations 101 (Video)

Creating a fully renovated, finished basement is a large undertaking and should be planned 6 months in advance of starting any work. There are many things to consider, from drawing up the blueprints, to obtaining permits, to the waterproofing, electrical, plumbing etc. Fortunately, Lowell Lyons, from Lyons Construction is here...

/ April 25, 2016

Best Of Award Winners – B.C. Home Renovation Specialists

A home renovation is a large and complex undertaking. Finding the right General Contractor or Home Renovation Specialist is key to the success of your project. To help make your journey a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our 2016 Best of Awards recipients that specialize in renovations and...

/ April 5, 2016