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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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Stay Or Move During Renovations?

Stay Or Move During Renovations? Several years ago we had an initial meeting with a young couple who were planning a second storey house addition and main floor renovation.  They asked if they could live in the basement of the house during the project.  Our answer was: “Absolutely not!”  We were ultimately selected to design…

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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 in place.  They then proceed to build a substantial house addition and refinish the entire…

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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 want us take over the design work for their project. How can homeowners avoid coming…

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Inspire Homes: The First 10 Years

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 our doors for business. Thinking back to when we started the company, the intention was…

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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 additions has brought us the most success and now accounts the the majority of the…

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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 wires, suggest power outages will become more common.  For those running a business in a…

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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 – yet the entire décor, such as the mirrors, pot-lights and tile, was dated, making…

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