Canada Renovation

This Is Everything You're Doing Wrong With Home Renovations

Style At Home | Scott McGillivray | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living

Having experienced many renos, Scott McGillivray has seen a lot of mistakes made. Some are big, some are small, but they all have one thing in common:...

The Dirty Side of Renovating Your House

Hardcore Renos | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Living
Hardcore Renos

If you are planning a major renovation that involves a lot of waste, make sure you talk to your contractors about how they intend to dispose of the materials and how often it will be collected. It is a major component to consider.

What Canadians Are Spending on Home Renovations

Liza Hausman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Living
Liza Hausman

Are you planning a home renovation? Chances are your neighbor is, according to a recent survey by Houzz.com. In the next two years, 72 per cent of Canadian homeowners surveyed are planning to decorate or redecorate, 40 per cent are building an addition or remodeling, and another 11 per cent are planning to have a custom home built.

A Main Floor to Die For

Candice Olson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Steven and his partner, Alan, longing for a backyard and some much needed elbow space, made the big move from a small city condo to a suburban bungalow. But the house needed much more work than they first thought. By opening up the space and filling it with contemporary fixtures and finishes, comfortable furniture and hip accessories, this house went from "suburban sad" to "urban pad" and is now ready for the stylish duo and their city-dwelling friends.

This Crowded Kitchen Was a Recipe for Disaster Until...

Candice Olson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Harmeen is a fantastic cook, and she was thrilled when her daughter Niki expressed an interest in the culinary arts and offered to take over some of the cooking duties. The problem was the family's outdated kitchen, which was cramped, awkward and completely inefficient in its use of space. While it was barely functional enough for one chef, it was positively crowded with two. My secret ingredient for this kitchen? Demolition!

The Room You Want to Host Dinner In

Candice Olson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Franca and Pat both come from big Italian families that love to cook -- and eat! But the couple rarely entertained at home -- it just didn't cut it in a family where everyone takes turns hosting dinners, and where get-togethers of 25 are the norm. I had to start from scratch in this room, so I got set to cook up one big "gastro lounge" for Franca, Pat and all of their relatives.

Can You Turn A Bedroom Into A Bathroom?

Candice Olson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Barnaby had a tough time purchasing his first home. But after discovering one and having it gutted, he found himself in renovation limbo. He hoped that finishing just one of his 10 rooms would give him the necessary energy to undertake the rest. So I gathered up my crew and got set to create a modern bathroom that would jumpstart the rest of Barnaby's reno.

Five Reasons Why It's Smart to Invest in Real Estate

Mitch Parker | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Parker

With the stock market turning into more of a roller coaster each day, people are looking to invest their hard earned money into something safer, with less volatility, but that still yields above average returns. Real estate is quickly becoming the investment of choice for many of these lost investors. If you aren't completely sold on the idea, here are five benefits to investing in real estate to help sway your decision...

A De-Cluttered and Re-Coloured Dining Room Transformation

Candice Olson | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Living
Candice Olson

This space was a true diamond in the rough. Although it boasted some wonderful architectural features such as crown moulding, wall panels, decorative niches and leaded glass windows, all its redeeming qualities were lost in what Ruth called "three shades of blah." A little paint, some fabric and some play with colour and we had the place looking fabulous in no time!

Renovation vs. Relocation: Should You Stay In Your Home Or Should You Go?

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - The dream of home ownership can go awry as time wears on when a house that once was a perfect fit suddenly falls short of meeting your evolv...