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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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9 Big Ideas For Small Bathroom Spaces

Unless you live in a custom home or sprawling estate, you are likely dealing with at least one small or inefficient bathroom in your home. In fact, tight bathroom spaces are a common challenge for most homeowners in Toronto or Mississauga, where square footage comes at a premium. Next to kitchens, bathrooms are some of…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Live In A Home Before Renovating

There’s no doubt about it – buying a new house is an exciting time! Many homeowners can’t wait to put their own stamp on their new home with fresh paint, updated flooring, new lighting and other customizations. But, if you find yourself with a fixer-upper, you can bet that you have larger renovations on your…

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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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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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