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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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Third Storey Additions: What You Need to Know

If you live in a densely-populated metropolitan area like Toronto, you know that space comes at a premium.  For homeowners looking to add square footage to their existing house, the option to build out isn’t always feasible, due to smaller lot sizes and other physical restrictions. However, there is another option – and that’s building…

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Project Spotlight: Mississauga House Addition & Renovation

Nearly 25 years ago, a small solarium was added to the backside of this 1960s Mississauga ranch bungalow. The kitchen remained part of the solarium, but this no longer worked for our clients for several reasons. First, the solarium faced east so it received morning sun. This made the kitchen unbearable on sunny days. Second,…

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Project Spotlight: Bloor West House Addition

At 576 square feet in size, this was one of the smallest bungalows in Toronto.  As is the case with most of our projects, this was a starter home, and now the homeowners were looking for more space.  The homeowners loved their Bloor West neighbourhood and their large backyard, and were looking for a way…

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Design Build vs Design Bid Build

We get three types of inquiries from homeowners in the Toronto area.  The first is from homeowners who are looking to build, and want to have one company look after design and construction.  The second is from homeowners who already have a set of plans, and are looking for a builder to construct their project. …

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Upward Bound: Toronto Second Storey Addition

When Kevin and Donna came to us to design and construct an addition to their home in the City of Toronto (Bloor West), they had an idea in mind – but weren’t quite sure it would work. Although their cozy 829-square-foot bungalow was a fine starter home, with plans to expand their family someday, they…

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