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3 Reasons To Get A Building Permit

Most homeowners know that they need a building permit for a major home improvement project such as the construction of a house addition.  But many homeowners don’t realize that a building permit is also required for interior renovations and alterations, such as adding walls (in the case of a finished basement project), or removing walls…

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Financing Your Renovation Project

Financing your renovation or house addition project is an important consideration, that should be addressed early on in the renovation planning process.  The project won’t go very far if you can’t pay for it. We’d all like to have the cash available to pay for the renovation project, but often this is not the case,…

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Criminal Background Checks: Who Is Working In Your Home?

You’re planning to renovate your home.  How do you choose a renovation contractor?  You ask others who they have used before, and you check references.  But do you really know who you are letting into your home? Today’s blog post is prompted by the recent arrests of a number of alleged drug dealers, among which…

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4 Insurances Every Renovation Project Needs

When you’re planning a home renovation, or building an addition to your home, don’t forget about insurance.  There are three  insurances you need to check before starting the work, and one after the work is complete. 1. Builder or Contractor Liability Insurance If you are hiring a builder or contractor to do the renovation or…

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Home Renovations: Return on Investment

Many homeowners look at return on investment when making a renovation decision.  They want to make sure that whatever money is spent on a renovation today could be recovered if the home was sold tomorrow. It is important to look at whether a renovation makes financial sense.  However, few custom renovation and remodeling projects, completed…

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House Additions: 7 Things That Affect Cost

House Additions: 7 Things that Affect Cost One of the first questions we get from homeowners who are thinking about building a house addition is: “What will adding an addition to my house cost?” This is an important question to ask.  Why dream about an addition that is not affordable, and more importantly, why start…

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Project Spotlight: Schomberg House Renovation

Recently, we had the pleasure of renovating a 1960s bungalow, which had fallen into disrepair.  The new owners of the home, located in Schomberg, north of Toronto, had a clear vision for the type of home they wanted. The interior of the home was to be finished in a New England cottage style. The homeowners…

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Welcome to our blog

At Inspire Homes, we are excited to unveil our new blog.  Why?  Because we have so much information we want to share with you.  We want to inform and educate.  We plan to keep you informed of company information, and educate homeowners and consumers about the renovation process, materials, and items to consider when planning…

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