Kitchens are the heart of a home, and for this reason there are many homeowners who want to renovate or remodel their tired-looking kitchen into something more functional and modern. Sometimes these projects are part of a larger first-floor transformation,  where we open up the living space – but that doesn’t always need to…

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  Our Toronto homeowners had a 50-year-old home that needed updated. The kitchen was typical for a Toronto home built in the1960s, closed in by walls on all sides.  A single bathroom served the entire family.  They dreamed of a larger kitchen and a master ensuite.   Originally, the homeowner had considered building a house…

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This Etobicoke kitchen was in dire need of an update. The existing kitchen had previously been renovated in the 1980s and featured blue laminate cabinets, white tile floor and dated appliances – all elements that made the kitchen feel small, dark and dated. Additionally, the refrigerator was peculiarly placed in the middle of the room,…

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Homeowners looking to update their kitchen often consider whether it is better to reface their kitchen cabinets, or replace them. Refacing cabinets involves replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Replacing cabinets involves the removal of the entire cabinet and installation of new kitchen cabinets and countertops. Reasons to Reface: 1. Improves the look of the…

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Condo renovations are on the increase in the Toronto area. Condominium construction in the Toronto area started in the 1970s and boomed in 1980s.  These units are approaching, in some cases, 50 years of age.  They are due for updating and sometimes a large scale renovation. Older units are generally larger and are often in…

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We live in a time where consumers are turning to the internet first when they are searching for information. And when it comes to home renovations and custom home construction costs, it’s no exception.  The cost of custom home construction and home renovation is a popular internet search term, and many websites claim they can…

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Recently, we had the pleasure of renovating a 1960s bungalow, which had fallen into disrepair.  The new owners of the home, located in Schomberg, north of Toronto, had a clear vision for the type of home they wanted. The interior of the home was to be finished in a New England cottage style. The homeowners…

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