Category Archives: Home Renovations

Building an addition to your home in Toronto and the GTA – Costs, process, and approach

The most common mantra and number one rule of real estate is “location, location, location” and for good reason. While most attribute the famous mantra to the financial value of their property there are many other important contributing factors that attract one to purchase a home in a specific location. These factors include school district, [...]

Heated driveways in Toronto, the GTA, and Southern Ontario

With the average winter snowfall number for Southern Ontario around 107cm annually many homeowners dread those early morning or late evenings where they are forced to clear their walkways and driveways in order to maintain a safe and functional property. The burden of having to dig one’s property out from the white blanket of cold [...]

How clean is your contractor?

The old proverb “cleanliness is godliness” literally parallels the importance of being clean to the ultimate human symbol of power, god.  Now I’m not a religious person, but does being clean really impact our lives to this extent? Humbly I would have to agree and say yes. Cleanliness is purity, cleanliness is organization, and ultimately [...]

Back Water Preventer Valve in the City of Toronto/GTA

July 8th, 2013 is a day that many Torontonians and people living in the GTA will not soon forget. A torrential downpour of 100 millimetres of rain according to Environment Canada trounced the previous one-day rainfall record leaving many with out power, crippled commuters, and for many homeowners left their basements a flooded soggy mess. [...]

April Showers bring May Home Damage

It is a well known saying that “April showers brings may flowers”, but that is not the only thing April showers bring. April showers bring home damage to many caused by substantial amounts of rain. This can easily be prevented by taking the necessary home maintainance into account and replacing or repairing any areas of [...]