It’s All About Your Peace of Mind – tips on successfully choosing a general contractor.

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We’ve all heard the horror stories, contractors taking hefty deposits from homeowners only never to be heard from or seen again. Projects coming to a startling halt, leaving families with an unfinished job that looks more like a construction zone than a home. It’s no surprise that homeowners are becoming more and more cautious when it comes time to renovate and choose a contractor for the job. A heavily saturated market of general contractors in the GTA surely doesn’t help in narrowing down t

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How To Save Money On Your Next Home Renovation

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I never pay for clean up I can do myself. After demolition, I saved $600 instead of paying my contractor to sort the debris, clean up, pull nails from old timber and haul it to the dump. I also did my own cleanup every day. I used that money to upgrade my door hardware. I saved $1,250 by limiting the super-expensive glass tiled backsplash to the area behind the stove, where the wall really needs protection. That bought me a gorgeous range hood I couldn’t have afforded otherwise. We saved $

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Essential Tips To Consider For Your Next Kitchen Renovation

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There’s more to this than meets the eye – here are some great tips. Allow at least six weeks to plan. Changing your mind in the middle of your renovation can add thousands of dollars almost instantly. Be prepared to wait six weeks to several months for your custom countertop and cabinets – another reason to get the planning right. Write down everything about your kitchen that you don’t like; what works well; what is missing; how you use the kitchen; and your wish list. What activities t

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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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