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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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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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