Understand How Your Renovation Money is Spent

Clearly defining your renovation project and payment schedules ahead of time will set up the appropriate expectations for both you and your contractor.

Here’s what each one should include.

Project…

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How to Hire a Contractor (and the rest of your renovation team)

 

One of the most common questions I get is “can you recommend a contractor in my area?” The answer unfortunately is no. I have a trusted group of people I…

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How to Maximize a Laundry Room Renovation

If you’ve got kids, you’ve got laundry, and if you’re not careful it will take over your entire house. Even without kids laundry is a chore that always needs to be dealt…

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Sound Insulation Explained

One of the most common complaints of homeowners with income suites is sound transfer from the renters, and likewise with renters, it’s sound transfer from the homeowners. Nobody wants to hear what’s…

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Tips for Setting Up a Workshop

For any carpenter, hobbyist or DIY enthusiast, having a workshop is like a dream come true. But for a workshop to be truly successful, it needs to be properly set up. Here…

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Tips for Setting Up a Craft Room

A craft room is ultimately a workspace, so you need to think about how you’re going to use it so you can determine how it should function. In most cases it comes…

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Bathroom Updates for Every Skill Level

Bathroom updates can be great for increasing the value of your home. There are some easy DIY projects that can get you a decent ROI (return on investment), and there are other…

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How to Add Value in Living Rooms & Dining Rooms

Living rooms and dining rooms are just that – they’re where we live and where we dine. Generally speaking there’s not much to them (other than the decorative elements). The only real…

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Window and Door Replacement for Property Managers

If you’re the Property Manager of a multi-unit rental, whether it’s a low-rise townhouse or a mid-rise apartment building, there may come a time when you need to replace the windows and/or…

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Bedroom Measurements Cheat Sheet

Along with decorating a bedroom in a relaxing way, one of the keys to creating a restful and rejuvenating space is to make sure you’ve got all the major items arranged in a…

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