Renovations and Remodeling
A home renovation is an excellent way to improve the comfort and functionality of a home, and maintain and enhance the value of your home.
Whatever your renovation plans, Inspire Homes can help design and build your renovation. We have completed the following projects, and more:
- Kitchen renovations
- Bathroom renovations
- Basement finishing
- Family room renovations
- Condominium renovations
- Porches, Decks and Balconies
Inspire Homes has experience working with municipalities (for example Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Caledon, Erin, King Township), regulating bodies (conservation authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission), and building inspectors throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We have also represented homeowners at the Committee of Adjustment to obtain minor variances to zoning.
Kitchen Renovations and Remodeling
The kitchen is the hub of the home, the central point of activity where cooking, eating, talking, doing homework take place. It’s the place where everyone congregates when friends are visiting.
Kitchens in older homes tend to be closed off, with walls on all sides. Today’s less formal style calls for an open concept kitchen, often with a large island to define the space and create additional work and storage areas. The removal of load bearing walls and relocation of mechanical elements within the walls requires professional help.
Kitchens in older homes may not have the necessary mechanical elements that are required by current building regulations. It is typical to upgrade the wiring and the ventilation, and sometimes the plumbing, when renovating a kitchen. The addition of task lighting such as under cabinet lighting is a popular request.
Cabinetry and countertops are the kitchen elements the homeowner will see and use everyday. Our goal with a kitchen renovation is to improve the usability and functionality of the space, while improving the aesthetic appeal.
Bathroom Renovations and Remodeling
A bathroom renovation is probably the most popular type of renovation. This is because the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home and subject to damage from water and moisture. And the fact that a bathroom renovation is generally less costly than many other home renovation and remodelling projects.
In addition to creating a new looks and repairing broken items, here are some items to consider in a bathroom renovation:
- The jacuzzi tub is no longer used and you want to create more space for other fixtures
- Change their vanity from a single sink to a double sink
- Convert the tub to a shower
- Change the layout to create a more efficient floor plan
- Add floor heating
- Create a more spa-like environment
- Create more storage space
A finished basement greatly increases the useable space in a home, and more homeowners are considering this an important part of their living space and therefore choosing to have the space professionally finished. When it is time to sell your home, a professionally finished basement space can increase the value and complete the sale sooner. Buyers can see the difference between professional project, and the do-it-yourself.
Condominium renovations of all types are popular, as the number of condominiums in the Toronto area has increased significantly over the years. Older condominiums, while they do require renovation, are generally more spacious than newer condos, therefore many people are opting to buy and older unit and renovate.
Condominium renovations and remodeling require more planning and preparation than a typical house renovation. For one, most condo buildings have rules and regulations that restrict work hours, and in many cases regulate the type of materials that can be used. Secondly, access issues, such a booking an elevator must be considered. Using an insured renovator is very important, as there is risk of damage to common elements of the condominium.
Other renovation projects
Many other rooms in the home may require renovations and remodeling, such as family rooms and bedrooms. Exterior projects may include construction or replacement of decks and balconies. Over the years, Inspire Homes has gained experience in virtually every type of renovation project.
Design + Build
Renovating your home can make your home more functional and enjoyable, and enhance the value of your home. At Inspire Homes, we design, build and renovate. We create a renovation plan that is customized to your home and your needs. The cost of your renovation will depend on many factors: size, design, finishes and site conditions. We discuss your budget and your needs and create a renovation plan that will fit your budget.
Inspire Homes renovates homes in the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, East York, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham, Halton Region, and Durham Region. Occasionally we venture outside of these areas, so give us a call even if you’re outside of these areas and we will see if we can accommodate your home renovation project.