Getting your home back in order after storm and flood damage will have many Houston-area residents facing the prospect of putting in new kitchens. Continue reading “Exciting Tips for Renovating Your Kitchen”
“I’ve been obsessed with old homes for years. Years and years ago, I always wanted to flip old houses and renovate them,” she said. Continue reading “Great DIY Tips for Your Home”
Decorating your home is a fun, creative, and expressive process of putting yourself into your living space—but what about the furry members of your family? When laying out and decorating your home, there are some key elements that you can slightly alter or improve to make your home more pet-friendly, durable, and easy to keep looking and feeling fresh. Not only will you benefit, but your pets will feel more at home, too. Here are some ways to make your home design pet-friendly. Continue reading “Creating Pet-friendly Designs for A Home”
Throughout that year, I went through 70 TCHC buildings with the people who lived in them. Some buildings, in neighbourhoods across Toronto, were pleasant, orderly apartment blocks and townhouse rows — indistinguishable from the private housing surrounding them. Others were crumbling wrecks, rife with infestations and crime. Continue reading “Building A Safe Home for Social Residents”
His concerns began to crystalize in 2010, he said, when he was in South Korea presenting a paper on new technology and fire safety and a cladded highrise burned. Continue reading “Fire Safety Compromised with ‘Green Constructions’”
UNWIND – A cozy and relaxing living room is part of this Laebon Homes show home on 17 Trebble Close. The home consists of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express Continue reading “Renovations to Consider Before Selling Your Home”
One female is suffering minor injuries after glass fell from a downtown building on Wednesday evening. Continue reading “One Injured Due to Glass Falling from A Building”
This week let’s talk about how Canada’s hot housing market helped drive the economy to a very healthy first quarter. Who are we kidding. If you live in Toronto and you keep one eye on the city’s real estate market, you’ve probably already read Toronto Life’s story about the couple who bought a “crack house” and spent more than $1-million on renovations. If you haven’t seen the article yet, boy, do we have a treat for you. Continue reading “Why Hiring A Random Guy Off The Street Is Not A Great Renovation Strategy”
If you can’t move, renovate.
Fast-rising home prices and a record-low number of homes for sale have a lot of homeowners choosing to stay put — and put in a new bathroom or update the kitchen. Higher home values also mean they have more cash to take out of their homes.
Continue reading “Home renovation boom in housing shortage”
Some home renovations yield a 100% or higher return on investment, such as replacing a dented garage or front door with a new, insulated and more durable model. Many home renovations like finishing a basement offer more than a 50% return on the investment. At the other end of the spectrum are home renovations that return only a fraction of the cost when you put your home on the market, and there are a few home renovations that actually have a negative ROI. Here are nine renovations that won’t necessarily add value to your home and may even hurt it. Continue reading “Renovations that Won’t Necessarily Add Value to Your Home”