Entries by Gary

What You Need To Do Before Renovating Your Condo

If you plan on renovating or remodeling your condominium there are certain things you should be aware of before you get underway. Since your living space resides in a building with other tenants it’s important to follow the letter of the law as well as the building’s rules and regulations. We have listed some tips […]

10 Questions To ask Yourself Before Building a Custom Home

If you plan on building a custom home to suit your own personal lifestyle and needs there are several important factors you need to consider. You’ll be designing and building the home from scratch rather than purchasing a house that has already been built and things can get complicated fast if you don’t have every […]

The Advantages Of Hiring a Design Build Contractor

The design-build method of constructing homes and businesses is gaining popularity in the Toronto since it combines the designing and building functions under the same roof. One company or contractor is able to handle all aspects of the project without the need to hire any subcontractors. Let’s take a look at the advantages of hiring a […]

The Difference Between Design-Build and General Contractors

When it comes to designing and building homes there are generally two options. Homeowners can utilize the skills of a general contractor or a design-build company. The main difference between the two is a general contractor will focus on the construction side of things whereas a design-build firm will also handle the architectural work along […]

Can I Afford To Build a Custom Home?

With a custom-built home, you’ll get everything you’re looking for due to the fact the house has been designed to your specific wishes. This means you’ll be able to have as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you like, an exact-size kitchen and perhaps a few other personal touches such as a sauna, games room, swimming […]

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

If you’re wondering how long it takes to construct a custom home you probably won’t be surprised to hear that it all depends on several factors. Every custom home should be considered unique and the length of time it takes to build them will vary. However, on average, a custom-designed home will typically take from […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home?

Building a custom home is the dream of many people here in Toronto, but they often end up purchasing a pre-built home because of the scarcity of buildable lots and the perceived cost of having one built to their personal specifications. There’s nothing like designing your own home as you can include anything you like […]

How Much Does a Second Story Addition Cost?

When you’re looking for additional living space and the option of moving to a bigger home isn’t in the cards you can always consider a second story addition. Here in Toronto, the ever increasing real estate prices makes adding a second story addition an attractive option compared to buying a bigger home.  Adding a second […]

How much does it cost to remodel a condo?

When it comes to remodeling a condominium, the exact cost of the project will depend on several factors including the size, location, building permits, financing fees, the existing condition of the unit and the cost of contractors. In general, prices can differ quite a bit across the country, the total costs here in Toronto could […]

Home Additions: Additional Costs To Be Aware Of  

Nobody likes to be given a quote for the cost of something only to find out later the actual price is quite a bit higher than originally thought. It happens in all walks of life such as auto repairs and maintenance contracts etc. and it’s usually no different when it comes to home additions. There […]