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8 Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Bathroom

Nothing evokes a sense of relaxation like a spa-inspired bathroom. At the end of a long day, it’s the ideal space to retreat to for serenity, solitude and a long soak in the tub. Many homeowners dream of having a bathroom like the ones they see in the pages of design magazines – which is…

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Choosing New Kitchen Cabinets? Here’s What You Need to Know

One of the most important design features in any kitchen is the cabinetry. It’s also where a large portion of your kitchen renovation budget will go. Did you know that kitchen cabinets can account for 50% or more of your budget, depending on what style and materials you choose? It’s true! With such a large…

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How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?

If you are planning a kitchen renovation in the near future, you are likely wondering how long it will take. Along with cost, it’s one of the most common questions that homeowners ask us. Whether you want to know how long you’ll need to survive without a fully-functioning kitchen, or mentally prepare yourself for what’s…

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Before & After: Markland Woods Kitchen and Family Room Renovation

At Inspire Homes, we recently completed a large scale kitchen and family room renovation on a Markland Woods home in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke. This house, originally built in the early 1960s, had a dated kitchen that wasn’t suited for a busy family with growing children. The kitchen lacked much-needed storage and counter space,…

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The Kitchen Design Process

The Kitchen Design Process: What to Expect? The design process is one of the most critical steps in a kitchen renovation. There any many factors to consider, such as the floor plan, electrical and mechanical placement, product selection and appliance location. It can be an overwhelming task when tackled alone, but, by working with a…

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What Is The Cost Of A Kitchen Renovation?

What to Consider When Costing Out a Kitchen Renovation Breathing new life into a tired or inefficient kitchen is one of the smartest investments a homeowner can make. In fact, according to the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), you can expect a 75% to 100% return on investment by completing a major kitchen renovation. But,…

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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 11th and continues until Sunday March 20th. 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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10 Kitchen Renovation Trends for 2016

10 Kitchen Trends for 2016 The heart of any home is undeniably the kitchen. It’s a multi-faceted space where friends and family gather, meals are prepared and enjoyed, and day-to-day life unfolds. At Inspire Homes, we believe that kitchens can be functional and beautiful by incorporating the latest design trends with quality products, striking finishes…

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7 Smart Alternatives To A House Addition

Whether you are in need of additional space because your house is feeling too small, or you specifically require additional living, bedroom, bathroom or office space, the logical solution is a house addition. However, house additions come with a considerable investment – both monetarily and time-wise – and they can put a strain on your…

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Renovating? Ask Yourself, “Why”?

A couple of months ago, our colleague Bryan Sebring at Sebring Services asked us what is the most important tip that we could give a homeowner who is about to embark on a renovation project. The answer was simple: Ask yourself, “Why?” Specifically, why are you considering a renovation in the first place? Of course,…

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