Deck Building 101 – Types of Structural Supports

What type of supports should I provide for my deck? There are many aspects of a deck that should be considered when discussing the structure. These include: joists, beams, post size, supports, spacing, decking thickness, guard/railing height, and spindle spacing. These aspects are especially important when a deck is high off the ground or supporting

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Tips to Lighting Your Garden

3 Rules to Make Your Garden Architectural LED Lighting Design Look Perfect Spring is here, and that means it is a great time to start new building projects for your garden and lawn. Adding an architectural LED lighting design to your garden is a fairly straightforward process that can drastically improve the aesthetics of the

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Fence Construction Etiquette

Your Neighbours and Fence Construction It can be a pain dealing with neighbours and property line issues. Whether it’s a fence, deck or other structure, people can get a little touchy when it comes to their property. Knowing this, we can avoid the awkwardness and potential miscommunication at the onset of any project if we

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Insurance for an Older House

I’m thinking of buying an older house. Are there any upgrades that insurance companies require? To answer this question, we should first clarify the purpose/intent of house insurance. House insurance is intended to protect homeowners against most unforeseeable circumstances or accidents, but not predictable or inevitable events. Given that insurance companies continually compile and review

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Functional Family Kitchen

There’s no question this Oakville area kitchen by designer Sarah St. Amand is impeccably designed. From the twinkling pendants and lux walnut and marble, to the crisp black window frames and navy cabinetry that quietly nod to kitchens of yore, the refined transitional esthetic ticks all the boxes style-wise. But what’s more important to Sarah

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Introducing eRenovate Guarantee

$25,000 Deposit Payment Protection. 88 Day Workmanship Guarantee. The eRenovate Guarantee is the first and only renovation and home improvement Guarantee. We stand behind Verified by eRenovate™ Pros; contractors who are now bonded by eRenovate. When you hire a Verified Pro, you now get even more renovating peace of mind with the introduction of eRenovate

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2019 Kitchen Trends

2019 kitchen trends are all about drama and contrast with artistic details. Colour Palettes of black and white for sharp contrast with matte black fixtures creates a very elegant kitchen. White kitchens are a classic but today’s white kitchens have added drama with painted cabinets in blues and greens and warm stained woods. Appliances in

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Condo Purchasing 101

I am thinking of purchasing a condominium. If I go ahead with the purchase, what exactly am I buying? A condominium or “condo” is not a particular type of building, but rather it defines a type of home ownership. A condominium could describe a dwelling in a high-rise building, townhouse complex, or detached home. A

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