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Q & A: How Long Does A Renovation Take?

Q & A: You ask. We answer. This month, we’re answering the question “How long does the average renovation take?” This is a question we get frequently asked. The short answer is, it depends. The average time for a renovation will depend on type of project, size of space, age of house, type of materials…

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New Feature: Before & After Picture Gallery

We’ve added a new feature to our website – a picture gallery of before & after photos of renovation and house addition projects. The gallery is in the Projects tab, or you can access it be clicking here. Let us know what you think about the new feature, by sending us an email. Enjoy the…

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Project Spotlight: North York House Addition & Renovation

Project Spotlight: North York House Addition House additions are one of our specialties at Inspire Homes, but we do more than merely raise roofs and expand foundations. With each project, our goal is to uncover problem areas or ineffective spaces in our clients’ homes and find ways to enhance the longevity, functionality and overall aesthetic.…

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Q & A: Can We Build A 3rd Floor On Our Existing Home?

Q & A: You Ask. We Answer. This month we answer a question from a homeowner in North York “Can we build a 3rd floor on our existing home?” Two key things with a 3rd storey addition are structure and zoning. Zoning The City of Toronto regulates the location and size of a building on…

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Free Tickets To 2019 National Home Show

The 2019 National Home Show is coming to Exhibition place, from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 17. As part our membership in the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and RenoMark, we have obtained some tickets, which we are giving away for free. We have 4 pairs of tickets which we are giving…

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6 House Addition Trends for 2019

6 House Addition Trends for 2019 The modern home is always evolving as demographics shift and the needs of today’s families change. And one of the best ways to examine the progression of what “home” means to Canadians is by looking into home addition trends. In recent years, we’ve noticed a shift in our clientele.…

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Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Our office hours during the holiday seasons are as follows: Mon Dec 24 – Office Closed Tues Dec 25 – Merry Christmas Wed Dec 26 – Boxing Day – Office Closed Thurs Dec 27 – 8am to 5pm Fri Dec 28 – 8am to 4pm Mon Dec 31 –…

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5 Most Popular Blog Articles In 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a look back at our most popular blog posts of all time, based on number of visitors per page.   #5. HOUSE ADDITIONS: 7 THINGS THAT AFFECT COST In one of our first blog articles, we explored the 7 things that affect the cost of a house…

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Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill Addition & Renovation

Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill House Addition Do you ever wish you could shift your home’s floorplan around to make your house work better for your family? For our clients in Richmond Hill, we did exactly that. Their existing 1960s bungalow with one bathroom featured a rather typical layout with a small kitchen and living space…

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Free Fall Home Show Tickets

The Fall Show show is coming to Exhibition place Friday Sept 28, to Sunday Sept 30. As part our our participation in Destination Renovation, we are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the Home Show. To receive a pair, send us an email with your name and full mailing address, and we will mailthem…

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