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The Ideal House to Buy and Renovate

With today’s competitive real estate market and low inventory of homes, many first-time and move-up buyers are opting to purchase fixer-uppers with the intention of renovating. Not only is this an ideal way to purchase a property at the lower end of the market price, but it’s also a great way to customize the space…

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Free Tickets to National Home Show

  The National Home Show is coming soon to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.  It starts on Friday March 10th and continues until Sunday March 19th. As part of our participation in Destination Renovation, we have 4 pairs of home show to give away.  Two pairs are reserved for current or past clients, and…

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4 Ways to Transform the Exterior Façade of Your Home

The façade of your home is so much more than just the bricks, siding, windows and doors that make up the exterior of your house. The façade is the face of your home – an outward expression of your design taste and style. It’s what welcomes guests as they approach your home and causes passersby…

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Before & After: Port Credit Restaurant Renovation

Just as our company name suggests, most of the work that we complete at Inspire Homes is residential in nature – it’s not too often that we get called upon for a commercial project. However, this past spring, we had the opportunity to take on a restaurant renovation in Mississauga’s Port Credit neighbourhood at a…

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Inspire Homes’ Carpenter Builds Christmas Parade Float

A few months ago, we added David Bandiera to our team as a Lead Carpenter.  Dave’s outstanding carpentry and finishing skills and only exceeded by his awesome personality and customer service skills. Dave has for the past month been secretly building a float for the Brampton Santa Claus parade.  He’s been doing this for the…

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Building Out: What to Consider Before Adding to Your Home

If you are in need of more living space for your family, but want to remain in your current home, then it may be time to dig down, add a house addition or build out. All three options have their pros and cons, which are unique to your home, its structure, your lot size, budget…

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Building Material Choices: Impact on Renovation Timeline

Material Choices & How They Impact Your Renovation’s Timeline One of the questions that we get asked a lot at Inspire Homes is, “How long will my renovation (or house addition project) take?” Our response is always the same: “There are two parts to the process – the planning stage, which includes the design and…

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8 Common Bathroom Mistakes To Avoid

Bathroom design has come a long way in recent decades, evolving from a utilitarian space used to clean oneself to a relaxing retreat meant for luxuriating and unwinding. Because of this shift, more homeowners are looking to remodel their dark, dated bathrooms into magnificent showpieces that feature many premium bath fixtures and design elements. And,…

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Universal Bathroom Design: A Space For Everyone

One of the latest trends in bathroom design is the notion of accessibility for all. Known as universal design, this concept is driven by the need to accommodate the functional requirements of everyone, including children, adults and seniors, with or without activity limitations or disabilities.   These bathrooms are often quite spacious and offer a…

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6 Benefits of Lowering Your Basement

Have you ever dreamed of having a full-height, finished basement for additional living space, but don’t have the headroom to make this a reality? If so, you are not alone. Many homeowners in Toronto encounter this issue, especially since most basements in older homes were originally intended for mechanics, cold cellars or fuel storage, like…

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