Inspire Homes Is Finalist For Two Best Renovation Awards

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been named Finalist for two best renovation awards, in the 2021 BILD Renovation & Custom Home Awards.   Best Renovation Under $250,000 Our open concept kitchen renovation project is finalist for best renovation under $250,000.  The project involved a complete renovation of the main floor of a 1960s side-split home.…

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9 Traits Of An Ideal Home For A Net Zero Renovation

9 Traits Of An Ideal Home For A Net Zero Renovation As the federal government has set a goal of all new homes being Net Zero by 2030, a program for Net Zero Renovations is also being implemented to address the millions of homes that lack energy efficiency. A Net Zero Home is designed and…

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Q+A: Why Is A Third Storey Addition So Expensive?

Q+A: Why is a 3rd storey home addition so expensive? Q: I’ve been talking with general contractors about building a third floor addition, and many are saying it will cost $400 to $600 per square foot. Why so much? A: In a previous article we said that a third storey addition can be 50% more…

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Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit

Ontario seniors are getting a home renovation tax credit in 2021 to make home improvements so they can live safely in their homes for a longer period of time. This new home renovation tax credit was announced by the Ontario government last week and will be in effect for the 2021 year only. The Seniors’…

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10 Tips To Design The Perfect Home Office

With more than half the country working from home these days, it’s no surprise that a home office is high on the list of priorities for many homeowners.  Over the years, we have incorporated home offices into many renovation and house addition projects.  And we expect the demand for this type of space will increase.…

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Tips For Renovating During COVID-19

What can you – or should you – build or renovate during these crazy times?   Construction has been deemed an essential service. So should you, or should you not renovate during this time?  Perhaps you’re in the middle of a project, and you need to finish it.  Or there is some other compelling reason…

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COVID-19: Is Construction An Essential Service?

The Province of Ontario has mandated another round of shutdowns to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Construction has been deemed an essential service and will continue to operate.  Many will disagree with this decision. Is construction essential at the moment?  Yes and No.  Some projects could shut down for two or three weeks…

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Our COVID-19 Response

Updated: May 14, 2020. On May 19, all construction that is closed is allowed to resume. This does not mean its business as usual.  We continue to maintain distancing measures and a safe work environment. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees, customers, and trade partners is our primary concern.  We are following the…

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Project Spotlight: Toronto Condo Kitchen Renovation

A new-build condo may seem like the easy way to achieve a modern kitchen with dramatic finishes and a dynamic layout, but renovating a condo in an established building does have many advantages. Our latest Toronto condo project is an inspiring example! We took a mediocre kitchen with basic finishes and a tired layout and…

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We Won! Best of Houzz 2020!

Inspire Homes has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The design build firm, founded in 2004, was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best…

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