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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…

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…

Home Control on a baby registry?

Diapers, mobile, onsies, home control system?  Yes, you read that right.  Every new parent should have a home control system on their list of must have items for baby’s arrival.  Why?  Simple.  Home control si…

Making Your Home Smarter

As technology continues to advance, it is clear that we are now living in the age of “smart” home, where various connected digital devices and applications can be employed to increase the efficiency, safety, and livability of your space. W…

Bryan Baeumler – Spring weather can make your floors mov

We moved into our Linwood custom home in the country 10 years ago. The kitchen floor is red oak — from a tree on our cottage property. The wide plank flooring was laid and pegged by a local tradesman, but they had trouble laying it without gaps…

Inexpensive Bathroom Fixes

Winter can be an ideal time to tackle some mid-range projects, things that aren’t the flashiest or most inexpensive renovations, but that can nonetheless add a great deal to the livability of the home. And the bathroom, perhaps the most imp…

Bryan Baeumler – There’s more than one way to insulate a house

Having less-than-ideal attic insulation is, essentially, another way of burning money. Chances are you know this, and have packed your uppermost level like a sardine can full of insulation. But that may still not be enough. Our 1 1/2-stor…

Bryan Baeumler – Venting bathrooms, stopping leaks, sloping drains

Hi, Bryan. We bought a 1-1/2-storey, post-war home in East York, flipped, about 18 months ago. The flippers put in a three-piece bathroom at the top of the stairs. There is no window and the fan is controlled by the light switch. The towels don…

Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Home Interior

Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Home Interior Renovation can be an ideal time to think more deeply about the types of materials you use in your home. Fortunately, one of the results of the modern environmental movement is that homeowners n…

Spray Foam Insulation Reduces Collective Carbon Footprint

There is no doubt that the world’s climate is changing. We see it in the increased temperatures across the globe as well as the growing number of severe weather events such as tornados, cyclones, hurricanes, etc. Ergo, the earth is wa…

Nominate a Family in Need

During 2016, Blago Home Inspection is proud to have served customers all of over southern Ontario.  From London to Toronto, and even as far as Collingwood.  We are proud to be apart of the community that makes up our great provinc…

Increase the Value of Your Home

As corny as it sounds, New Years offers us all a chance to start fresh with the New Year. New Year’s resolutions can range from getting in shape to reading more, but what about making a clutter-free home your resolution for the New Year? A de-cl…

The Vermeer’s BIG Renovation

Our clients Keith and Adrienne made the HUGE decision to completely gut their 1970’s bungalow and add an additional 1200 square feet of living space to their home. They knocked down a wall and closed off a staircase in the main living area to c…

How To Know If You’ve Hired the Wrong Contractor (and What To Do About It)

You’ve finally hired a contractor for your big renovation and just as things are about to kick off, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.   “What have I done?” you ask yourself.   Your contractor is making you second guess your…

Spring For These 5 Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Once you’ve decided to undertake a bathroom renovation, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning in order to make sure the end result is exactly what you wanted.  Working with a professional contractor who has experience with bat…

Renovation Ideas That Maximize Storage And Minimize Clutter

If you are wondering what you could possibly add to your home to maximize storage and minimize clutter, you may be surprised to know just how many options exist!  Closet organizers. Building custom shelving in your closets is very effec…

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…

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…

What Baeumler Approved Means to Us.

Let me tell you a bit about Bryan Baeumler and his ethics since he is a great representative for those of us in the industry who hold to age-old values: honesty and quality. Bryan reminds us of our own values. Humble Beginnings Bryan grew up lik…

Motorized Shades: The Solution for Hard to Reach Windows

There are so many reasons that custom, motorized shades by Lutron are the right answer.  They are stylish, functional, have endless options when it comes to fabrics, but for me, one of the most appealing features is that they can be con…

Custom Lighting is for More Than Just Inside Your Home

With spring on its way, (I hope!) it’s time to start thinking about creating your perfect outdoor space.  More and more families are shifting their focus from the inside of their home to the outside.  This has been a trend in warme…

Ditch the Screen, Keep the Home Control

Stop what you’re doing and look around. If you’re not alone, I can almost guarantee someone around you is looking at a screen. A smartphone screen, a tablet screen, a computer screen, or a television screen. Even if you are alon…

Energy Savings with Home Control

     Energy savings is certainly a hot topic right now.  With the cost of hydro rising rapidly, everyone is concerned with cutting energy costs and saving money.  Most people know about the simple fixes such as u…

Tips for hiring a Contractor

When you make the decision to do a renovation it’s an exciting time and no one would fault you for wanting to jump in with both feet.  Before you do hire the first contractor that comes up as result on your Google search though, ther…