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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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Renovation Tax Relief for Seniors and Disabled Persons

Seniors and persons with disabilities will be getting help from the Federal Government to assist with age and disability related renovations to their homes. The 2015 Federal Budget proposes to create a Home Accessibility Tax Credit. The proposal would provide tax relief of 15% of up to $10,000 in renovation expenditures, up to $1,500 in…

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Renovations: Return on Investment – Part 2

When it comes to renovations, we always advise our clients that they are renovating their home for themselves, not for the next person who may purchase the home down the road. Choosing to renovate because you think it will yield more money when selling the home isn’t always a good strategy. Why? Because the person…

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Renovations: Return on Investment – Part 1

When it comes to renovations, we always advise our clients that they are renovating their home for themselves, not for the next person who may purchase the home down the road. Choosing to renovate because you think it will yield more money when selling the home isn’t always a good strategy. Why? Because the person…

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Practical Kitchen Cabinetry Choices

Functional Kitchen Cabinetry Choices When it comes to kitchen renovations, sometimes we are only able to increase the square footage of the space slightly. With this in mind, it can be the cabinetry selection that makes the biggest impact on a homeowner’s overall enjoyment of their newly renovated kitchen. Kitchen cabinets of the past were…

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Project Spotlight: Accessible Bathroom Renovation

Our client, a Canadian Forces veteran wanted a bathroom that better fit his needs. He is wheelchair bound yet extremely independent, and it was important for him to remain that way. The existing bathroom was typical for a home 50+ years old. It was small and dated, and the tightness of this space made it…

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Planning A Renovation Project: How Long Does It Take?

“How long does a renovation take?” is a question we have often been asked over the years, and our response is always, “there are two parts to the process – the planning stage, which includes design and the building permit, and the construction stage.” The time required is contingent on a number of factors, from…

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Project Spotlight: Renovation With A Tight Timeframe

When Nadia and Jonathan first contacted us, they had just agreed to buy a home, and they wanted major renovations completed before they moved in. They knew it was a tight timeframe, and they wanted to know if it could be done. Naturally, we said yes and explained to them the process that needed to…

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Securing Time On Your Builder’s Schedule

This past Sunday, we were at BILD’s Destination Renovation at The National Home Show in Toronto, volunteering our time to answer homeowners’ questions about renovation projects.  During the course of the day, we spoke with a few homeowners who were planning a house addition or significant renovation this year, and were already working with an…

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Inspire Homes Named Finalist For Best Renovation Award

For the third time in six years, Inspire Homes has been selected a finalist for the BILD Renovation and Custom Home Awards.  This year, we are a finalist in the under $75,000 renovation category for our Mississauga Bathroom Renovation. The project involved a full renovation of a large master bathroom, to create a more functional…

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