House Additions: Leaving Two Exisiting Walls

House Additions: Leaving Two Existing Walls You can see it happening all over Toronto, and in suburbs with older homes such as south Mississauga and Thornhill.   Homeowners and builders are demolishing most of a house, but leaving two exterior walls … Read More »

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Choosing A Designer

Choosing a Designer At least once a month, we get a call from a homeowner who is planning a renovation or a house addition project, and are already working with a designer or an architect.  They are dissatisfied, and they … Read More »

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Inspire Homes: The First 10 Years

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Ten years is a significant milestone for any business, and reaching it has caused us to pause and reflect on how Inspire Homes has grown and changed over the last decade.   It was 10 years ago that we opened … Read More »

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Happy Birthday: Inspire Homes celebrates 10 years in business

Inspire Homes is celebrating a major milestone this week – 10 years in business.  We started as a custom home builder in January 2004, and then added renovations to our list of services.  Over the years, designing and building house … Read More »

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Home Backup Generator Options

The prolonged power outage caused by the recent ice storm has created significant interest in backup power generators for the home.  The City of Toronto’s policy to increase the number and size of trees, along with aging hydro poles and … Read More »

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Project Spotlight: Mississauga Bathroom Renovation

  Bathroom Renovation in Mississauga   The Mississauga home was built in the 1980s and it was time to modernize and remodel the facilities. The bathroom was rather large – 12′ x 15′ for a total of 180 square feet … Read More »

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7 Kitchen Renovation Trends

  Kitchens are the heart of a home, and for this reason there are many homeowners who want to renovate or remodel their tired-looking kitchen into something more functional and modern. Sometimes these projects are part of a larger first-floor … Read More »

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Perspectives of a Bloor West House Addition

  At a mere 576 square feet, this was one of the smallest bungalows in Toronto. Like so many of the renovations we do, this home began as a starter-home, but as the family expanded, so did the need for space. … Read More »

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Lowering A Basement: When Does It Make Sense?

  We’ve had several homeowners contact us in recent months, with the idea of lowering the basement floor in their house to create more liveable space in the basement.  As always, they ask us if it is a project that … Read More »

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Project Spotlight: Toronto Kitchen & Bath Renovation

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  Our Toronto homeowners had a 50-year-old home that needed updated. They wanted a larger kitchen and a master ensuite.   What makes this project unusual for us is that the homeowners elected to get their home renovation designed independently … Read More »

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