Planning A Renovation Project: How Long Does It Take?

“How long does a renovation take?” is a question we have often been asked over the years, and our response is always, “there are two parts to the process – the planning stage, which includes design and the building permit, … Read More »

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Project Spotlight: Renovation With A Tight Timeframe

When Nadia and Jonathan first contacted us, they had just agreed to buy a home, and they wanted major renovations completed before they moved in. They knew it was a tight timeframe, and they wanted to know if it could … Read More »

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Securing Time On Your Builder’s Schedule

This past Sunday, we were at BILD’s Destination Renovation at The National Home Show in Toronto, volunteering our time to answer homeowners’ questions about renovation projects.  During the course of the day, we spoke with a few homeowners who were … Read More »

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Inspire Homes Named Finalist For Best Renovation Award

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For the third time in six years, Inspire Homes has been selected a finalist for the BILD Renovation and Custom Home Awards.  This year, we are a finalist in the under $75,000 renovation category for our Mississauga Bathroom Renovation. The … Read More »

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Stay Or Move During Renovations?

Stay Or Move During Renovations? Several years ago we had an initial meeting with a young couple who were planning a second storey house addition and main floor renovation.  They asked if they could live in the basement of the … Read More »

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House Additions: Leaving Two Exisiting Walls

House Additions: Leaving Two Existing Walls You can see it happening all over Toronto, and in suburbs with older homes such as south Mississauga and Thornhill.   Homeowners and builders are demolishing most of a house, but leaving two exterior walls … Read More »

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Choosing A Designer

Choosing a Designer At least once a month, we get a call from a homeowner who is planning a renovation or a house addition project, and are already working with a designer or an architect.  They are dissatisfied, and they … Read More »

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Inspire Homes: The First 10 Years

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Ten years is a significant milestone for any business, and reaching it has caused us to pause and reflect on how Inspire Homes has grown and changed over the last decade.   It was 10 years ago that we opened … Read More »

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Happy Birthday: Inspire Homes celebrates 10 years in business

Inspire Homes is celebrating a major milestone this week – 10 years in business.  We started as a custom home builder in January 2004, and then added renovations to our list of services.  Over the years, designing and building house … Read More »

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Home Backup Generator Options

The prolonged power outage caused by the recent ice storm has created significant interest in backup power generators for the home.  The City of Toronto’s policy to increase the number and size of trees, along with aging hydro poles and … Read More »

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