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What is a Design Build?

Sometimes when we advise a potential client that the next step in their renovation process is to enter into a “Design-Build Agreement”, it becomes clear that this is a term the homeowner is both unfamiliar with and intimidate…

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Patio, Walkway, and Driveway Heating Systems Explained

Ontario winters get pretty messy, and nobody likes spending the morning digging out the snowy debris. Fortunately, modern technology and innovative exterior design have provided us with driveway heating systems, and similar winter…

How Refacing Your Cabinets Can Transform Your Kitchen

Cabinet refacing can give your kitchen an instant update at a fraction of the cost. Here, we’ll break down the process of cabinet refacing and give you the information you need to know to transform your kitchen. What is Cabinet Refaci…

Increase the Value of Your Home

As corny as it sounds, New Year’s offers us all a chance to start fresh. 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-cluttered…

4 Steps to Baby-Proof A Fireplace

When you have a toddler or small child in the house, fireplaces, just like many other areas of the home, can become a hazard if not taken care of correctly. Whether you have a traditional wood-burning fireplace on a stone hearth, a gas or wood s…

Tips for Buying a New Furnace for Your Historic Home

Historic homes are a beautiful investment. They are part of a town’s local history with architecture and designs that are antique and hard to find anywhere else. The financial benefits that often accompany the purchase of historic homes a…

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4 Different Types of Home Insulation

Home insulation is one of those critical investments that you want to make carefully. High-quality insulation will help keep your home secure from the weather outside, helping to reduce your heating and cooling costs. On the other hand, i…

Getting a Roof Renovation Estimate? – What Must Be Included

There are many roofing companies to choose from in most urban areas. Many claiming multiple years in business or to have the most expertise. That said, one will quickly discover that from one roofing company to the next, you may find big disp…

Spiral Stairs

A spiral staircase is not just an aesthetically pleasing way you can stylize your stairs anywhere in or outside your home – there’s actually a myriad of benefits of a spiral staircase. Below, we discuss why you might want to consider spiral s…

Building Beautiful Functional Kitchens

Crawford Homes knows a lot about building kitchens. A family-owned and operated company, they have remained Regina’s leading high-quality homebuilder for 41 years. Kaitlin Bashutski designs and styles the company’s show homes. “We’v…

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6 Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

Concrete is forever. Well, not quite. But, it is safe to say that if your concrete contractor makes a mistake, or doesn’t really know what they are doing, it is going to be a hassle to fix it. That’s why choosing the right contractor upfront is s…

What We Look at When We Assess the Condition of Your AC

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 informed decision. When you reach out to the air conditioning experts…

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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 homeowner to en…

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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…

What Do I Do with Water and Mould in My Home? Q&A With Bryan Baeumler

With summer upon us, rain for many across the country, and cottage season in full-swing, Bryan addresses a few questions relating to mould issues in a cottage and leaky chimney flashing. Question 1 Hi, Bryan. My cottage has a mould problem.…

How to Plan a Basement Renovation

You’re finally ready to tackle the basement and turn it into the practical, beautiful space you’ve always dreamed of. The process of planning the renovation is as important as the work itself and will ultimately dictate the quality of the f…

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How to Plan a Renovation While You Work from Home

Planning an office renovation, or the renovation of any part of your home when you work from home can be challenging. No one wants to live, or work, in a construction zone. But making time for a renovation can dramatically improve your produc…

Renovation Q&A With Bryan Baeumler: Odours, Flooring & More

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. A decaying house that is. In this article, we dive into common renovation questions—or at least things that may prompt a renovation. Question 1 Hi Bryan. We have an odour coming from our cold-…

How to Choose a Painting Company That Fits Your Needs

Did you know that the paint colour of the room you’re in can affect your mood? For example, red paint can give a room intense energy, while yellow can lend a serene, happy feeling. Meanwhile, one study suggests that the colour blue c…

Roof Top Snow Removal

Check out these common questions and answers on roof top snow removal from Baeumler Approved contractor, A. Shaw Roofing. Frequently Asked Questions Do you remove the ice from our eaves troughs? No. Most of today’s eaves troughs ar…

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…

Styles of Windows: Which Design is Right for Your Needs?

At Brock Doors and Windows, we offer a wide variety of windows to meet your needs. Here are some common varieties and what their names mean: Single Hung: The top sash of the window stays in place. There is no movement in this section of th…

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 decision. W…

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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…

Why is my Furnace Filter Black?

A black furnace filter is a red flag that something could be seriously wrong with your heating system. Normally, a dirty furnace filter looks grey, but if it’s jet-black, you may want to investigate a little further. The Cause While i…