Tag: Home Renovation

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
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – The Permit

Renovating your home often requires a permit, but where to begin? Here are the five W’s (actually six) you should ask yourself before your reno begins. 1. Why get a permit? As more Canadians renovate their homes, many are forgetting the building permit, and are breaking the law in the process. More importantly, personal...

/ April 11, 2016
What to expect from a home renovation

Home Renovation Survival Guide – 10 things to expect DURING your renovation

The plans are approved, the contract is signed and work on your home renovation is about to begin. But you’re nervously waiting for the demolition to start and the dust to start flying – literally! Here are 10 things to expect during the renovation that can allay your fears and...

/ April 11, 2016
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Best Of Award Winners – Alberta Home Renovation Specialists

A home renovation is a significant 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 general contracting...

/ April 5, 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
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – The Contract

A comprehensive contract will ensure the work is done on time and on budget and will provide a warranty to cover issues down the road. Here are five important considerations: 1. Who is responsible for creating the contract? Typically, most contractors will prepare a standard contract for your review and signature....

/ April 4, 2016
Beautiful bathroom renovation

Average Bathroom Renovation Prices Across Canada

Have you always wondered what the average cost of a bathroom renovation is in your region? At HomeStars, we spend every moment of every day talking to homeowners and home professionals about their renovations, home improvements and pretty much anything else to do with their home. We’ve decided it’s time to...

/ March 31, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – Getting Started

Your home is likely your largest asset. A renovation will add to its value, but more importantly add to your enjoyment of living in it. There is a tremendous amount of planning involved in a home renovation. Doing your homework upfront will pay dividends later. Start your project by following...

/ March 10, 2016

What To Look for in a Professional Renovator

Today’s post comes straight from our forums. John Teixeira from JCONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATIONS INC. shared this advice and I thought it was so helpful that I wanted to add to it and post it on our blog. We often take on a lot of DIY projects to save time and...

/ December 8, 2010
A suite in Camrost-Felcorp’s Blue Diamond condominium development in Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood.

Consider the Emotional Side of Your Reno

There are a number of guides online to direct you in how to prepare for a renovation. The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association lists 10 steps to a successful home renovation: Do your homework Find out how much you can afford Look for a professional renovator Choose our contractor Check references...

/ December 3, 2010