Three Types of Home Renovation Contracts Explained

By Rick Incaio of Lifestyles by Barons The home renovation process has changed over the last decade. For instance, there are new contractual agreement models your designers and contractors that change how your renovation is delivered. These different methods will impact how you pay, who takes on the risk, and how long it takes for your […]

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Is it Time to Replace Your Windows?

By Tony Radocchia of Ambia Windows and Doors Inc. This past winter was long and cold. It felt like it would never end. Before you turn your thoughts to the warm weather, think back and ask yourself if your house felt drafty and cold. Did that cold air come from your windows? If it did, then take […]

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5 Ideal Flooring Materials for the Kitchen

Feature photo (above): Saint Construction Management, Vancouver, British Columbia Your kitchen has a tough job to do withstanding spills, catching food, and enduring sliding chairs and dropped plates. Whatever you’re dishing up, make sure your kitchen floor can take it! Here are some pros and cons of the top five most popular flooring materials for […]

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A Stunning Mid-Century Makeover in Vancouver

It’s the stuff of dreams – transforming your dated home into an award-winning mid-century modern mansion. That’s exactly what RodRozen Designs accomplished for one Vancouver, British Columbia family. Renovating the entire home (costing a cool $1.5 million +) meant the interior design and construction firm was creating a space for the family to host and […]

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5 Backyard Design Ideas You’ll Love

Let’s face it – Canadian winters can be long, harsh and cruel! When summer finally rolls around, most of us take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors for as long as we can. What better way to do than than in the comfort of our own backyards? Here are five design ideas for an outdoor […]

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How to Select Kitchen Countertops That Work for Your Space

Written by Erica Sibley Senior designer Binns kitchen & bath designs It’s likely you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, after all it is the heart of the home! I have come to realize the importance of having a great kitchen design that helps me start and finish my day the right way. Often […]

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How to Maximize Your Renovation Return on Investment

By Peter Glaw of Premier Quality Renovations According to Altus Group’s 2018 House Report, Canadians spent $77.4 billion on renovating their homes in 2017! The report also notes that one in 16 homes need some sort of major work. And in the Greater Toronto Area alone, there are roughly 40,000 renovations and custom homes completed […]

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What to do before renovating your home

By Peter Danas Apex Transformations It’s spring time in Canada, and that means renovation season! Many homeowners are ready to tackle their next home renovation project. Did you know that the success of your renovation starts with the work you do before the hammers start swinging? Having a proper and complete plan of your project […]

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How to Save Money With an Energy Efficient Home

By Chris Phillips of Greening Homes Ltd.   Your home may look the same as your neighbour’s but it may be costing you more to maintain it. Not all homes are created equal. For example, there are homes within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that were built in the 1800s and have since been renovated many, […]

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Home Renovations Done Right: Photos

One of the most enjoyable aspects of any home renovation is planning how your new space will look. A lot of thought should go into deciding whether you need more room or a change in layout and function, figuring out your style (traditional, modern, country), and choosing the type of materials, flooring and finishes that […]

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