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Pros and Cons of Living in Ottawa: What You Need You to Know

Canada’s capital is a world-class city offering an exciting lifestyle with all the amenities you can imagine. If the opportunity arises, a move to Ottawa could be just what you need to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve always imagined.  However,…

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How to Renovate a Garage into an Apartment

A garage renovation is like a miniature version of a total home renovation. If you want to turn your garage into a space that is fit to live in and not just store your car in, you’ll have to make major changes to it. Here’s a brief rundown of the maj…

Choosing the Right Backsplash Tile

The first question I’m often asked by a Client when discussing backsplash tiling, is “what style of tile would you recommend?”   My answer, following a smile, is “whichever tile you like.” Selecting the right tile for yo…

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How to Choose a Commercial Contractor   

Your organization might have guidelines on how many quotes to get from commercial contractors. But, from there, you’re essentially on your own choosing a contractor for your project. Commercial projects tend to involve a lot of investme…

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Our 5 Favourite Low Maintenance Plants

Are you wanting some beautiful additions in your garden this year? If you’re looking for hardy plants that don’t require a whole lot of work then look no further. Our horticultural team has decided on their five favourite plan…

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What We Look at When We Assess Condition of A/C

What we look at when we assess the condition of your air conditioner. At first glance, it may look bleak: you know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you’re no air conditioning expert, and you want to make an in…

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Some Promises are Made to be Broken

We’ve all been there.  You make a promise you think you can keep, then life happens and you break that promise.  If the promise wasn’t a major one, the fallout will likely be minimal…but if you had to break a big promise, well, that c…

The Benefits of Renovating

How Renovating Can Benefit You Psychologically Actively taking the initiative of a task or project can boosts your energy. Handling renovations can impact you psychologically for the better. Studies have shown those who have an unclutt…

A Paid Consultation Can Save You Money

Pay now…save later…think of it as the old adage, “Measure twice, cut once.” When you are planning a renovation, there are many exciting things to think about, such as new paint colors, rearranging the existing p…

Bryan Baeumler Q&A – DIY – failure is price of admission

Hi, Bryan. We have a small, three-season cottage built above a boathouse. The floor is insulated with pink fiberglass insulation; it has two thin layers of plywood subfloor and underlay, on top of which is carpet. We’d like to replace the ca…

You are renovating and the “to do ” list is getting out of control!

Brain Dump or Mind Dumping is what the team at Just In Time Solutions calls a weekly exercise. Over the course of a week you can easily take on millions of thoughts and tasks without really understanding what this condensed information is doi…

Where Is my pool?

Almost every customer who purchases a swimming pool, at any time of year, wants to be the first pool to be installed in the spring.  There are also those that set their hearts on hosting a huge backyard gathering to celebrate the n…

5 Questions to Ask Your Cabinet Painter Before They Start Painting

Have your cabinets seen better days? Are they starting to look worn down, but you know you don’t need a replacement just yet? A new coat of paint may be the perfect solution. Finding the right type of professional painter is an im…

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What To Do If Your AC Freezes?

What To Do If Your AC Freezes? No cold air? There is nothing more disappointing than finally making it home after a long, hot day discovering that your AC is not working. One of the most common air conditioning problems is for a unit to freeze up…

What Maintenance Can I Perform Myself On My AC?

The HVAC unit in your home is a vital piece of equipment that you depend upon throughout the year to stay warm or cool. Without  proper AC maintenance, your HVAC system can encounter problems. Here are some steps you can take as a homeown…

Hire an ‘LEC’ – It’s the Law

Did you know that in Ontario, the only businesses legally able to do electrical work at your home or business are Licensed Electrical Contractors? An LEC will have a valid ECRA/ESA license number and will also have all the necessary insuran…

Bryan Baeumler: Look behind your walls

Most homeowners don’t think twice about what’s behind their walls. But they should. Because there’s always the chance — however small — of finding hidden treasure. And also because proper insulation is vital to keeping your family…

How to Tackle a Full Home Renovation

Before you decide to undertake a complete custom home renovation, you need to know what the end goal is for your home. Are you renovating to raise the value of your home, or do you want to renovate your space so it becomes a ‘forever home&…

4 Home Renovations to Tackle This Spring

Being a homeowner means having to deal with necessary renovations and home maintenance. It can sometimes be a messy job, but someone has to do it. However, there is some maintenance work that’s best left until the spring when the weather is m…

5 GREAT Tips When Selecting A Professional Roofing Contractor

  Request a Roofing Estimate This is where it all starts… Getting a Roofing estimate is free so make sure to do your due diligence and get at least 3 estimates from reputable roofing companies. Roof costs can vary, so you want to make sure…

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What Sets Your Landscaper Apart?

Do you currently have a landscaper or are you looking for one? How do you know if they will do a good job or are reputable and reliable? What are some things that you, as the consumer, can do to look into this before you sign a contract? 1) EXPERTIS…

Why Does My AC Smell?

There’s nothing like the feel of cool air from your air conditioner on a hot summer day. The only thing that could ruin it would be an odor like dirty socks drifting in from the AC vents. If your air conditioning starts to smell, it’s best…

Who are we as contractors?

Forget what we went to school for, our experience is going to reflect to our employees and our customers what they are in for, there is no denying that our personalties will be the tiller.   Be aware, our final days as a contractor are bein…

Can Palm Trees Survive In Canada?

Yes, they can. In Vancouver of course but did you know they can grow in Southern Ontario? In fact at our location in Brantford, Ontario we have a few different varieties that will withstand Canada’s Winter. With a little help there…

Burst Pipes can be Avoided

With a severe cold season this winter in the Waterloo region it is time to ensure that you protect yourself from frozen pipes by taking simple steps . These will save you grief, property damage and the inevitable costs of restoration • Try le…