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Refresh your kitchen on a budget

Refresh your kitchen on a budget

Published: 06/12/2012 by MARK NOONAN in Renovating

Do you have a shoestring budget? You can still get show-stopping results.

If the price seems too good to be true, be careful, it may be!

A commitment in the renovation and building business means "money." This is the time when you sign a contract and give a deposit to begin...

Getting in the Zone

Getting in the Zone

Published: 06/27/2012 by Bruce Cromie in Renovating

The guys at the Zoning Desk don’t bite. They are there to help.

Ten Best Front Door colours

Ten Best Front Door colours

Published: 05/12/2012 in Decor

Make your home a head-turner with the right front door colour.

Start Summer Off Right with Some Cottage Opening Tips from Saniflo

Opening the cottage is the one of the most exciting times of the year and the perfect opportunity to do some renovations, such as adding ...

How to fix a squeaky floor

How to fix a squeaky floor

Published: 06/25/2012 by Evelyn in Renovating

If you have an annoying floor squeak in your house, either loose floorboards are rubbing together or the nails that hold them down are mo...

Improving your home security

Improving your home security

Published: 05/12/2012 by Grand Alarms in More

The selection of home security systems is quite easy for some people. Most will want to do it themselves. Yet there are others who want t...

CASE OF THE BAD CONTRACTORS

CASE OF THE BAD CONTRACTORS

Published: 01/21/2013 by Gino Sgovio in Renovating

Cases of bad contractors are often, if not always unreported by homeowners. Take a read and see what you can do, and how to protect yours...

Preparing your house for painting

Preparing your house for painting

Published: 09/10/2012 by William Roebuck in Renovating

Surface Preparation, Peeling or blistering paint is most often a result of excessive moisture in the substrate. Prevent reoccurrence by d...

Don't let mould get ahold in your home

Don't let mould get ahold in your home

Published: 09/11/2012 by George Kent in Renovating

What's the connection between windows, mould and your health?

Preventing winter trouble in your home

Preventing winter trouble in your home

Published: 07/24/2012 by Bruce Cromie in Renovating

Tips to help avoid panic renovations.

Clear the air

Clear the air

Published: 07/24/2012 by William Roebuck in Renovating

Reduced natural ventilation, too much humidity, the use of chemicals and other factors can lead to unhealthy air in your home or workplac...

Painting the Perfect Picture

Painting the Perfect Picture

Published: 06/25/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Approach it one brush stroke at a time.

Surviving the reality of reality

Surviving the reality of reality

Published: 07/23/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Why home renovations usually take 30 days to complete, not 30 minutes like on reality TV programs.

Brighten up your abode this fall

Brighten up your abode this fall

Published: 08/24/2012 by William Roebuck in Renovating

New dinnerware collection can complement any occasion

How to protect your home while vacationing during the winter months

How to protect your home while vacationing during the winter months

Published: 01/17/2013 by Mike Kwiatkowski in Decor

Weiser has come up with these 10 easy tips for protecting yourself and your home during vacation this winter.

Practical pathway practices

Practical pathway practices

Published: 06/20/2012 by BRIAN BURTON in Renovating

How to choose among the many materials that can be used to construct a garden pathway, including natural stone, interlocking concrete pav...

Prepare your home for the fall

Prepare your home for the fall

Published: 08/12/2012 by William Roebuck in Renovating

Protecting your home is an ongoing process.

Soak it Up in a whirlpool or soaker tub

Soak it Up in a whirlpool or soaker tub

Published: 06/25/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Take a little time away from today's fast pace for relaxing in a whirlpool or soaker tub.

Builder upgrades are expensive, so save now and splurge later.

On the drive to work every day I pass countless former corn fields that now boast semis, singles, two-storeys, bungalows and park setting...

Realizing Special Dreams

Realizing Special Dreams

Published: 08/01/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Some projects need a specialist rather than a generalist.

Tips on how to prepare your fireplace for the season

Tips on how to prepare your fireplace for the season

Published: 01/21/2013 by Mike Kwiatkowski in Decor

Napoleon Fireplaces have provided some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the season.

Fall Renovation Ideas

Fall Renovation Ideas

Published: 06/25/2012 by Bruce Cromie in Renovating

There is still time to build before the snow flies.

Five Top Kitchen Tips

Five Top Kitchen Tips

Published: 03/05/2012 by MARK NOONAN in Renovating

Planning a kitchen renovation? Take a look at these top tips to help you plan the perfect kitchen.

Can Soft Water Save You Money?

Can Soft Water Save You Money?

Published: 06/18/2012 by William Roebuck in Health

Hard water is a problem for some homeowners, even those on municipal systems. Hard water refers to the level or concentration of calcium...

What’s your bathroom style

What’s your bathroom style

Published: 08/12/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Here’s help to decide whether traditional, modern, contemporary or transitional is the best look.

Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros

Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros

Published: 01/21/2013 by Mike Kwiatkowski in Renovating

With winter upon us, heating bills will be on the rise and for people looking to lower their costs, the best place to look is of course a...

Plan now, build later

Plan now, build later

Published: 07/23/2012 by BRUCE CROMIE in Renovating

Starting to plan now for that spring renovation makes good sense.

Communicate with the contractor to avoid misunderstandings

Be clear about the reason for renovating before you start.

Is it time for a new furnace?

Is it time for a new furnace?

Published: 01/11/2012 in Renovating

Expert tips on reducing heating costs for next year’s cold season...

Spring Renovations - 7 Basic Steps

Spring Renovations - 7 Basic Steps

Published: 03/28/2013 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Review these seven practical steps before you plan your spring renovation.

Aging in place – beautifully

Aging in place – beautifully

Published: 06/03/2012 in Renovating

Certified specialists can make medical and age-related renovations appear to ‘disappear’

How to get Prime Space & Storage

How to get Prime Space & Storage

Published: 02/28/2012 by William Roebuck in Renovating

Space and storage always come at a prime real-estate cost in any house.

A detailed 'Scope of Work' ensures you know what you're paying for

The next step on our series on renovation guidelines starts after you obtain a set of working drawings for your new home, addition or ren...

The kids in the bathroom

The kids in the bathroom

Published: 04/29/2012 by Mark Noonan in Decor

Here are some practical tips for planning a family bathroom...

Why planning is critical in renovations

Why planning is critical in renovations

Published: 07/23/2012 by Bruce Cromie in Renovating

Permits can cause delays and headaches so it’s best to apply for them early in the renovation process.

Simple Summer Renovations

Simple Summer Renovations

Published: 07/30/2012 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Small renovation projects can add a lot when it comes to summer fun.

Budget Bathroom Makeover

Budget Bathroom Makeover

Published: 06/20/2012 by CATHERINE FANTAUZZI in Renovating

Small changes can have large effects even if your bathroom budget is limited.

Keeping you cool and still save on energy costs

Keeping you cool and still save on energy costs

Published: 09/19/2012 by Evelyn in Renovating

Simple tips to help us all avoid the "dark days of summer."

Why today's faucets should be considered jewellery for your home.

We face many demands today as we navigate ourselves and our families through the challenges of life. We're balancing the responsibilities...

If you love where you live

If you love where you live

Published: 05/29/2012 by HME Mobility in Renovating

As we all age, we start to ask ourselves one question: ‘How am I able to stay in the home I have lived in and loved for many years?’ At ...

Let's Dance

Let's Dance

Published: 05/08/2014 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Don’t keep your renovation budget a secret.

The Reno File

The Reno File

Published: 12/02/2013 by Mark Noonan in Renovating

Home Renovation Contractors are our Partners!