Avoid Costly Delays
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A bit of careful planning will help you avoid costly delays and disappointment. Before you commit to your bathroom renovation, make sure you balance the look you want with the technical aspects of how your bathroom actually works. Consider gutting your old bathroom. If you have tiles that need replacing, chances are you have surprises waiting to be discovered. Any house can have problems behind existing tile and grout-- wet insulation, rotting drywall, and possible mould. Plus, installing ne

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Basement Renovation Checklist
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Before you renovate, use this checklist to avoid costly mistakes. To be a good candidate for a cost-effective renovation, your basement must also be a safe, healthy foundation for your whole home. The foundation supports the structure above it and resists the pressure of the soil around it. Fixing any foundation problems before you renovate is essential to preserve the durability and structure of your home. You must address structural and moisture issues before you finish the space or install

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Know What Your Home Will Be Worth
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Knowing what your home will be worth can guide your renovation budget. [ahm-wp-tabular id=4009 template=Web2] Source ©2012 Appraisal Institute of Canada. All rights reserved. Use their handy worksheet to calculate your return on investment at: http://component.aicanada.ca/e/resourcecenter_renova.cfm

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How Renovantage Contractors Work With Customers
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Here’s an overview of how your Certified Renovantage Contractor will work with you to ensure your dream renovation is on time and on budget. Seven Project Steps 1. Needs and Budget Discussion 2. Preliminary Agreement 3. Design Phase 4. Plan Approval and Work Order 5. Design and Finish Selections 6. Pre-Construction Meeting 7. The Renovation Needs and Budget Discussion At the first meeting, we discuss project preliminary scope, your needs, your wants, concerns, and budget. We’ll get

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8 Tips For A Successful Home Addition
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Careful planning and attention to detail are the keys to a success home addition. As you plan your home addition, here are some important pitfalls to avoid: Your Home’s Resale Value Consider not only your home’s design, but the how it will fit into the neighbourhood. Ask a realtor what your resale prospects will be. Your Mortgage Does your mortgage lender need to approve any major addition? Your lender may foreclose if a required approval is not given before work starts. Legal Requ

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