Creative basement renovation ideas

Are you thinking of renovating your basement and looking for some inspiration? You’ll be amazed at the renovation potential in this area. Although your space might be dark and unfinished right now, you’re dealing with a blank canvas and so many possibilities to transform it into something special. Here are some…

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Why build an eco-friendly home?

Climate change and the effects of our carbon footprint have been hot topics for years. We all know we need to reduce our carbon footprint, and in some ways we have. For example small scale actions, such as reducing our household waste and creating “green” and recycling bins, have been…

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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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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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