Kitchen remodeling tips

A kitchen is more than a place to cook dinner and eat your breakfast – it’s the hub of the home. With some careful thought and planning, you can create the perfect kitchen space that you can enjoy while adding significant value to your home at the same time. Follow these remodeling…

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The Best Season to Build a Deck?

If you’re dreaming of a summer filled with barbecues and alfresco dining on your deck, you need to start preparing for it now. Particularly if you don’t already have one! You may not know this, but winter is probably the best time to build a deck. Although summer feels far away…

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Colour trends for 2016

Pantone recently announced their selection for the 2016 Colour of the Year and for the first time they have chosen not one, but two colours. In contrast to previous years, where considerably bolder colours were selected, Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) are soft pastels. According to Leatrice…

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With General Contractors you get what you pay for

Canada Revenue Agency launched a commercial to highlight the risks of hiring a Fly-by-Night cash contractor. Actor Peter Dillon portrays a shady general contractor, who tries to promote the advantages of paying cash, such as avoiding taxes. He also reveals the hazards associated with having no contract in place when…

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Are all general contractors sharks?

You’ve probably seen the TV shows where homeowners have been left in the lurch by a contractor who took their money and disappeared before finishing the job. Sometimes the work wasn’t completed according to building regulations. Or – even worse – their home was left in an uninhabitable condition. Unfortunately…

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Bathroom renovation trends

As the most popular renovation in BC in 2014, according to research we reported on recently (see our blog post here), we thought we’d take a look at the design trends that are leading the way in the bathroom. Luxury is the overriding feature, with spa-inspired, sensory-soothing interiors. Large, walk-in…

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