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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  Bathroom Renovation in Mississauga   The Mississauga home was built in the 1980s and it was time to modernize and remodel the facilities. The bathroom was rather large – 12′ x 15′ for a total of 180 square feet – yet the entire décor, such as the mirrors, pot-lights and tile, was dated, making…

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  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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  We’ve had several homeowners contact us in recent months, with the idea of lowering the basement floor in their house to create more liveable space in the basement.  As always, they ask us if it is a project that makes financial sense. First, let’s start with a definition.  Lowering a basement floor, or underpinning,…

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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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Home construction and renovation continues to evolve, as product, trend and lifestyle changes influence the design of our living spaces. At Inspire Homes, we renovate more bathrooms than any other room in the house, and we have compiled a list of the most significant trends we’re seeing in bathroom design. We hope this gives you…

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In a few short years, the internet has changed how homeowners approach home renovation projects.  From looking at pictures for ideas, to searching online to find a reputable renovation contractor, the internet is a great resource to begin planning your renovation.  Below we have listed some of the best online renovation resources that are available…

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In the 1980s, many new homes were built with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.  But not a large Jacuzzi, tub, just a standard sized 32 inch by 60 inch tub.  As these bathrooms are coming due for renovation and remodeling, we’re noticing a trend.  Homeowners want to remove the Jacuzzi tub, and install a…

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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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A few days ago, I went to a car dealership.  I’m not looking for a new car, but I was interested to see what the new 2013 models looked liked.  One of the vehicles on the showroom floor was an entry level luxury sedan that started with a base price of $39,500.  With various options…

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