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Renovating Your Home for Resale

Posted January 15, 2020

Renovations that add value to your house Turnkey Kitchen Renovation

It’s no surprise that akitchen renovationis one of the most valuable renovations you can do. As the heart of any home, it’s the space prospective buyers will gravitate towards during a visit.…
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How Do I Not Over Pay My Contractor?

Posted January 10, 2020

The renovation marketplace is alive and well

According to an article in theFinancial Post…
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Renovate in 2020!

Posted January 8, 2020

Renovating? Then 2020 is your year!

5 Remodeling Rules You Should Never Break

Posted December 26, 2017

Home remodeling is not always a smooth & easy process, so it always helps to have a little extra info from the professionals to help you start well!

So, what are the5 Remodel Rules You Should Never Break?

· Plan Ahead

Don’t start with delays! Unless you’ve hired seasoned remodel professionals like Smith & Sonswho project manage everything for you, it's likely you'll find yourself having hold-ups in various stages of your remodel, so it’s best to get started as soon as you can to keep to your desired completion date. You’ll need to realistically consider the potential time it may take to obtain proper permits and hire good contractors (who are often booked months in advance!). So, when it comes to beginning your remodel – there is simply no time like the present!…
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Understanding Builder’s Quotes

Posted December 21, 2017

Understanding Builder’s Quotes

(Jargon Buster!)

Everyone wants to know they are getting good value; it’s not just about the price, but also the quality of the build. To cut through the building jargon, here is a basic layout of how the charges are calculated for any remodeling work:

Labour – This is the charge for the number of hours completed by each tradesman and/or labourer on your project. On a fixed-price Contract, the number of hours that will be allowed for in the quote, should be appropriate to the works that are to be completed. For some services, such a plumbing or electrical, the labour may be included in their service charge, but should be made clear to you by your Builder, prior to contract signing.…
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The KEY to a Successful Remodel!

Posted December 15, 2017

Looking for the KEY to a Successful Remodel?

At Smith & Sons Remodeling Experts, we hold the key, and while you might not be ready to hire a remodel professional just yet – we can certainly help you start your home remodel on the right foot.

Something we see time and again is people with approved plans that find they cannot afford to complete the remodel. There are many reasons why a budget might overrun, and lets face it, with a remodel it’s hard to be able to plan for everything! The chances of this happening are greatly reduced if you work with a designer and builder together while planning home improvements.…
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DIY Tips to Spruce Up Your Home (without breaking the bank!)

Posted November 28, 2017

Fresh coat of paint

If you’re already quite pleased with your wall colour at present, you might consider adding a splash of colour and creating an accent wall. When you paint (or even wallpaper!) a section of the room, you create a new focal point, adding some interest to the space. Or, if you hate your current walls, you might look at toning the room down with some whites and neutrals; a fresh coat is always inexpensive and high impact so if you aren’t quite ready to hire professional remodellers…
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How to: Create 'Timeless Kitchen''

Posted October 23, 2017

If you’ve made the decision to turn your house into your ‘forever home’ by way of remodeling to last a lifetime, here are some great design elements worth considering for a timeless kitchen that you’ll simply love forever!

The kitchenis one of the most important spaces in the house and one that tends to date quickly (if you’re not in the know)! If you’re planning to stay in the house and love it for a long time to come, your kitchen remodel will need some serious consideration in terms of styling and design. No matter what changes in trends, there are some timeless elements you can incorporate in your kitchen design to keep it living for longer!…
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