14 02, 2020

11 signs your property is ready for a Vancouver home renovation

By |2020-02-24T12:27:25-08:00February 14th, 2020|Renovation Tips|

It can be tough to know when your property is in need of a Vancouver home renovation. There are some key signs that industry professionals look for. We’ve outlined these signs in this blog so that you can do a professional-level review of your property to decide whether it is in need of a renovation.  11 signs it is time for a Vancouver home renovation 1. Your property has structural issues Inspect your home for clear signs of structural issues, including cracks in the foundation or basement walls, sagging floors, roof or ceilings, gaps where your floors and walls meet, bowing walls, or cabinet doors that often swing open on their own. Leaks and rot are also signs that structural damage might be present or is on its way. In the case of structural damage, it is vital to renovate

17 01, 2020

8 common home renovation myths

By |2019-12-17T16:11:55-08:00January 17th, 2020|Renovation Tips|

There are a number of home renovation myths that are floating around. While some of them are benign, others can lead to big trouble if you believe them. That is why you need to read this myth-busting blog before starting any Vancouver home renovation.  Vancouver home renovation myths… busted!  1. Permits are optional This is one of the most dangerous Vancouver home renovation myths out there. That is because people can start their renovations thinking they do not need permits when nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, you always need to have permits. These are not optional – and not getting them could lead to fines or Stop Work Orders.  2. Whatever money I spend on remodels I will get back when I sell  Not all remodels add value or enough value that you will get the

20 12, 2019

6 Vancouver home renovation tips to achieve the walk-in closet of your dreams

By |2019-09-25T17:41:57-07:00December 20th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Are you frustrated trying to jam your clothes in your closet? Can you never find what you are looking for? Find yourself knocking over clothes every time you try to remove one piece? It sounds like you are ready for a Vancouver home renovation for your closet! Before you jump into creating the walk-in closet of your dreams, we have a few tips for you to consider.  6 Vancouver home renovation tips for your closet redo 1. Maximize your space  Although you will have more space once you build your dream closet, you can still create even more. The trick is to use your space to the best of its ability. Think of how your space can be laid out to make the most of the area’s height, width, and even corners. Consider what kinds of shelves and other organizational

15 11, 2019

Why you should plan a home renovation in Vancouver this winter

By |2019-09-25T17:18:06-07:00November 15th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Many people do their home renovation in Vancouver during the summer months. However, there are some key advantages to renovating in the winter. Today, we are sharing just a few of the reasons why you should consider doing your home renovation during the winter months…  Three advantages to doing your home renovation in Vancouver this winter 1. Availability  During the summer, contractors tend to be busy. That can make it hard to book your home renovation in Vancouver. Even if you can book a contractor, they may not be your top choice. In the winter though, contractors schedules can open up. You can likely get your team of choice at the time you want your renovations done. 2. Deals  You may get great deals when you do your home renovation in Vancouver during the winter. Since the winter is generally

20 09, 2019

The pros and cons of adding heated floors during your Vancouver home renovation

By |2019-05-31T14:30:29-07:00September 20th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Are you undertaking a Vancouver home renovation this fall? Have you been thinking about adding heated floors to your home? Before you do that, there are a number of factors to consider. These factors include which rooms you will want to add heated floors to, if adding heated floors will increase the value of your home, and what the pros and cons are of adding heated floors. So let us jump in with the basics… Heated floors and your Vancouver home renovation Heated floors are created when you have a heating element built in under your flooring. There are several options for the heating element, including: Wiring Mesh mat Solid mat Once the element is in place, your contraction will then lay your flooring on top. The heat will then radiate up. Generally, homeowners adding heated floors will focus on

16 08, 2019

What not to do during your Vancouver home renovation

By |2019-05-27T17:32:20-07:00August 16th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

A Vancouver home renovation can be exciting and fun. It is a chance to give your home a facelift and make it feel new. On the other hand, renovations can go horribly wrong. The best way to avoid the latter situation is to know what not to do. That is why, today, we are tackling what you should never do during your home renovation. Twelve things not to do during your Vancouver home renovation 1. Hire a contractor without vetting them You have to put a lot of trust in the contractor who handles your Vancouver home renovation. Given that, it is important to make sure you get the right person to handle the job. The only way to ensure that is to properly vet the contractors you are considering. Research them, look at portfolios, and check references. While this

19 07, 2019

The best ways to transform your basement during your home renovation in Vancouver

By |2019-06-26T17:23:47-07:00July 19th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Do you have an unfinished or under-utilized basement? A home renovation in Vancouver is the perfect time to change that! With a single renovation, you can turn your basement into a fully functioning part of your home. Here are just a few of the ways you can make your basement work for you… Nine ways to transform your basement during your home renovation in Vancouver 1. Create a second living room   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Samantha Morgan🏹 (@the.white.arrow) on Jan 19, 2019 at 8:30am PST A second living room can be a great use of your basement space. You can add a comfortable couch and some recliners. If you want a TV, it is easy to put one in. Then, if you have family members who want to watch different shows, there are

17 05, 2019

How to make your Vancouver home renovation look timeless

By |2019-01-25T14:09:19-08:00May 17th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

When it comes to your Vancouver home renovation, being on trend can be a blessing and a curse. What may seem fabulous today may not age well in the years to come. If you are worried about this, you may want to consider a Vancouver home renovation with a more timeless feel. But how do you create that? Start with these simple tips! How to create a timeless look with your Vancouver home renovation 1. Keep wall colours neutral When a lot of people hear this, they think of drab, boring colours. Neutrals do not have to be that though! For example, navy blue is considered a neutral shade. Neutral colours are just colours that are easy to work with and that do not demand all the attention. But what about personal style? We are all for expressing yourself. If

15 03, 2019

5 things to discuss with your contractor before your Vancouver home renovation

By |2019-01-25T14:09:38-08:00March 15th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

A contractor can make or break a build. That is why we always say that hiring your contractor is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your Vancouver home renovation. But what about after that? How do you make sure your contractor knows you and what you want from your Vancouver home renovation? You have these 5 important conversations! What to discuss with your contractor before your Vancouver home renovation 1. Which rooms do you use the most and how do you use them? Your contractor needs to know where you spend your time because that tells them where to focus the most attention. After all, you do not want to throw all your money and your contractor’s time into rooms you barely use. Talking about how you use rooms gives your contractor key information about what your

18 01, 2019

The 13 questions to ask before hiring a Vancouver home renovation team

By |2018-09-23T21:54:40-07:00January 18th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Hiring a Vancouver home renovation team is a major commitment. These are the professionals who will shape your home and bring your vision to life. They should guide you through the renovation process, including helping you acquire the proper permits and making sure that all of the work is done safely. Given everything they will be responsible for, it is vital to pick the right Vancouver home renovation team. But how do you do that? Start by asking your Vancouver home renovation team these 13 questions 1. What is your background and what areas do you specialize in? You want to ensure that your Vancouver home renovation team is experienced. This is both in general and in relation to the work you are having done. For example, if you are looking to turn your current home into a passive house,

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