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28
Aug

Common Renovation Costs

Aug. 22, 2017 HGTV.ca Editorial Team Taking on a renovation is daunting enough on its own, not to mention when you’re left to estimate how much the project will cost once complete.  (see here for a budget breakdown on flooring). Next up, we’re shining the light on walls, windows and doors. WALLS Whether you’re knocking down old walls, erecting new ones or cosmetically altering existing walls, aesthetics matter. So before you pick up a…

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24
Jul

Options for Basement Finishing vs. Remodeling

Basement Cost Guides – Estimates & Costs Per Square Foot   On This Page: Basement Finishing & Remodel Options Things to Think About Square Footage Timing Your Home’s Work Engines Framing Drywall Ceiling Floors Basement Bathroom Installation Additional Rooms & Features Permits Foundations Water Leakage Estimating ROI Conclusion Continue Reading Select your Basement project Finished basements can be the sites of stunning achievements or apocalyptic home disasters. Problems there can…

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14
Jun

11 Ideas You’ve Got to See Before Finishing Your Basement

Planning a basement renovation this spring? Your inspiration starts here. From layout and lighting to finishes and amenities, here are 11 luxe ground levels that will inspire fresh ideas for your own space. Read More

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21
Apr

The 16 Easiest Ways to Get Your House Ready for Spring

Break out of your winter rut and update your house for sunnier days. BY SARAH YANG PREVIOUS 9 UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL WAYS TO DISPLAY YOUR TV VIEW GALLERY 16 Photos Break out of your winter rut and update your house for sunnier days. We asked designers how they refresh their homes for spring — here are their quickest and best ideas.

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17
Feb

Why Hire a Professional Contractor for Basement Renovations?

Why You Should Hire a Pro to Finish a Basement 9 SHARES Debating whether to remodel your basement yourself or hire a contractor? Here's what our experts had to say. Everyone’s looking to save a buck or two when it comes to home improvements, but when it involves finishing your basement, saving money in favor of some DIY techniques might not be the best idea. “When I go to a…

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15
Jan

DIY or Hire a Professional for your basement remodel?

Know your options, so you can create the basement of your dreams. By Anne Reagan May 29, 2014 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Email Us Is it time to expand your basement into the living space you’ve always dreamed of? Not sure if you should try your hand at remodeling your own basement, or if you should leave it up to a professional remodeling contractor? Before you get started,…

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12
Jan

General Contractor Kitchener Ontario – Basement Renovations

Before You Hire a Basement Pro Choosing a contractor is one of the most difficult decisions. Here's what you should ask. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email Photo courtesy of Design Your Basement By: Karin Beuerlein Related To: BasementsHiring a Professional Remodeling Finishing your basement is an important and expensive project, and you want it done right. How do you know that the contractor you hire is up to the task? Asking your…

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05
Jan

Our $35,000 Basement Renovation: Why We Paid Someone Else To Do It

One of the regrets we had with our first home is that in the eight-and-a-half years we lived there we never got around to finishing the basement.  We vowed not to make the same mistake when we built our new home nearly three years ago.  So after we had the basement framed last summer we decided to hire a contractor and finish off the renovation this spring. A recent CIBC…

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22
Dec

BASEMENT RENOVATIONS – HOW TO HIRE CONTRACTORS

Basement renovation is simply the act of renovating the usual basement area into something that is more useful for the household.  Normally, the basement area is a part of the home that is not being fully utilized.  This is because most home builders build basement areas for homes as a utility area – where the home’s utility equipment are stored or installed.  Such utility equipment will include water heating system,…

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13
Dec

Garage and basement renovations for any budget – Kitchener Ontario

Replacing your garage door is a surprisingly good investment by Romana King December 12th, 2016From the December 2016 issue of the magazine.  0 (Genuwine Cellars) Basement renovation ideas According to Statistics Canada, basement renos are popular, what with adult children moving back in and the desire for young families to create a mortgage-helper rental suite. But below-grade upgrades don’t come cheap. For basic finishes, without a bathroom or kitchen, expect…

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