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We love October. The leaves are changing, scarves and boots are peppering the sidewalks, and the morning air has a hint of crispness that makes you want to stay under the covers just a few minutes longer. Enjoy your home to the fullest this fall...

Residential Fee Schedule Building Permit Fees:  For new construction or addition to existing building, fees are based on the floor area.   All floors at or above the average finished grade surrounding the building are $0.30 a square foot.  All floors below the average finished grade, not more...

After a long harsh winter the spring can show you just how harsh it was by what it left behind on your yard, house and the outdoor space you enjoy the most, your deck. If your thinking of tackling this afternoon project read on! If...

Add bold, warm colour The dreariness of the tail end of winter calls for some daring shades. Counteract drab greys and browns with vivid golds and russets in lampshades, fabrics, flowers and accessories. Dress up your floor Cosy up your space with a sophisticated carpet. The addition of a subtly patterned...

Renovating an old deck saves money and helps homeowners enjoy their outdoor space with enhanced function and safety. But every project presents unique challenges for the homeowner and deck builder. Follow these top ten tips for a smooth renovation project that results in an attractive,...

The Colors Delphinium Blue: A midrange blue is like a pair of comfy jeans -- it's timeless and looks great with anything. Paint Color: Blue Jean, 2062-50, benjaminmoore.com Cobalt Blue: It's the biggest news in fashion, wearable for anyone and any room. We borrowed ours from the...

Simple Ways to Renovate Your Home The Canadian Government's 2009 Renovation Tax Credit may have long expired, but there are still plenty of benefits to renovating your home. Get off to a good start by having the right financing in place, and understanding which projects will...

When friends ask me for advice about building a house or taking on major renovations, I always start by giving them the same set of seven suggestions. Sure, you’ll have to deal with many more points than these before you’re done, but following these will...

An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations. 1. Choose elegant fixtures. A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. A classic claw-foot tub is...

Current trends in home renovations include… Outdoor Kitchen Energy Retrofitting Healthy Indoor Air The Home Office Accessible Housing Multi-Generation Housing Check out our more recent posts for more trends in home renovations....

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