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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…

Bryan Baeumler Answers your Questions

Hi, Bryan. I just saw an old episode of Disaster DIY where you used faux tin ceiling tiles. I was wondering who would carry a good selection of these tiles. We have a popcorn ceiling in our front foyer which has been poorly patched over the years…

Bryan Baeumler – He who rejects change is the architect of decay. A decaying house, that is.

Hi Bryan. We have an odour coming from our cold-air return vent on the second floor. It smells the same as when you open the attic hatch. It used to be that we only smelled this on hot, humid days, but the smell persisted all this past summer. We bo…

Bryan Baeumler – Even the experts count on reno surprises

Hi, Bryan. We live in an old home on a ravine lot. There is a persistent problem with a foul smell — like sewage — that comes and goes through the middle of the house. We can go weeks without the smell but it always returns. We have tried everything…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Deck Renovation

9 Essential Deck Renovation Hacks For Your Dream Deck

  Summer projects will quickly fill your weekend calendar and for many, a decking project will be included on the to-do list. We at Citywide Sundecks & Railings, have compiled these 9 deck project hacks so you don’t waste your mone…

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…

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…

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…

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…