Category: Additions, Construction & Renovations

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Aging in Place Tax Credits, Grants & Loans in Canada

If you’re planning on staying in your home as you get older, the costs associated with aging in place can quickly add up — especially when you’re retired and on a fixed income. According to our 2017 Aging in Place Report, 62% of Canadian homeowners are unaware that tax benefits are...

/ November 22, 2017
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Functional and Stylish Aging in Place Home Modifications

When thinking about a home that’s ready for senior living, chances are you picture things like bathtub benches, stairlifts and grab bars. Although these are important modifications for many aging homeowners, they are by no means the only aging in place enhancements to choose from. In fact, there are many home...

/ November 14, 2017

10 Easy Renos To Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Many homeowners can attest to the fact that, once you buy a piece of property, the hard part is not quite over yet. While it still is exciting and fun to decorate, organize and plan for the future, homes require a lot of work and upkeep. Even if you don’t...

/ November 8, 2017

6 Functional Ways To Repurpose Your Spare Bedroom

Empty nesters rejoice! With those kids now off at college you now have a new spare bedroom that you may now wonder, what do I with this new found space? Having a spare bedroom is quite the luxury but if not repurposed, it can quickly become a useless junk closet....

/ October 11, 2017

Reno Tips for New Homeowners

You bought a fixer-upper thinking it would be easy to flip it into your dream home. Having seen more than your fair share of DIY and home renovation shows you thought, “How hard could it really be?” Now that the new home buzz is wearing off and you’re actually living in...

/ September 27, 2017
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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