general contractors

Renovation goals: Adding a Mudroom
With the sloppy, slushy winters that we’re prone to having in Canada, it would seem logical that mudrooms should be a standard part of every Canadian home. Sadly, these useful little rooms aren’t the norm for homes in most provinces. However, in recent years, adding a mudroom has grown into a very popular and highly desired home renovation project. (more…)
- October 26, 2016

How to get a job in home improvement
Canada’s 70-billion-dollar home renovation industry has created a demand for more builders, plumbers, electricians, and many others. With that in mind, spoke with three instructors from Durham College’s School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START) to gain an understanding of what it takes to get started in the various trades required by the home renovation industry. (more…)
- September 29, 2016

Turning a dream home a reality
Building a custom home is the ultimate dream for many homeowners.  Yet, as amazing as it sounds to build a dream home from scratch, it may not be the most practical or viable option. The good news is that, despite being an amazing opportunity, ground up customization is not the only means available for homeowner’s visions to become reality. (more…)
- July 3, 2016

Tiny Bathroom Challenges & Solutions
The two rooms I am asked to work on time and time again are kitchens and bathrooms.. Bathrooms in older homes and some builder homes are often tiny and poorly laid out. I recently worked on a small bathrooms that, thankfully, was a complete gut job. As I worked through this project I found some serious underlying issues that needed to be addressed. (more…)
- April 13, 2016

How technology is transforming new housing
Housing is undergoing a massive transformation thanks to technical innovation. I refer to this as the Uber effect: unlike some industries where transformative technologies are creating difficulty, the story with housing is entirely positive. New-home buyers should pay attention because innovation is going to take housing to a new level. It starts with design. Housing based on BIM (Building Information Modelling) platforms holds the promise of better designed and built living environments. (more…)
- February 22, 2016

Selling your home? These strategies could lead to a faster sale
The home you live in today is likely a home you'll sell in the future. Maybe that’s because it’s a two storey home and you’d prefer a single-level property when you’re older. Perhaps you know you’ll just be in the area for a relatively short time while your spouse completes a contract role. There are several things you can do now to improve the chances of selling your home quicker. (more…)
- January 14, 2016

Survey reveals what new home buyers want
What are you looking for in a new home? A fairly large kitchen? More living space? Perhaps you want a recreation room? A general contractor can certainly help you out with that, whether you're transforming your current home, or are buying a new one. A new survey has revealed what new home buyers are looking for in their homes. (more…)
- December 21, 2015