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Do you have the time to renovate?

Posted by Serena Heerema // January 17, 2018

Renovating takes time. You’re probably already anticipating it to take a couple weeks, even months, but the reality is that it will likely take longer than even that. Whether it’s in the form of financial problems or typical renovation upsets, issues will arise where you don’t want them to. To save yourself the time, money […]


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Know your home

Posted by Serena Heerema // January 10, 2018

At this point in the pre-renovation process, you should have a good idea about the state of your home. You should know everything from what is in the walls to how you use each room. One of the last steps to complete before you can begin demoing, and it might be a short step since […]


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Rules and regulations

Posted by Serena Heerema // January 3, 2018

The by-laws and permits needed for renovating were touched on before, but now its importance needs to be highlighted. Choosing not to follow the rules may result in your renovation not working properly or make the future selling of your home more difficult. You will want the paperwork to validate that the improvements you made to […]


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Time is money

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 20, 2017

Renovating a house is a project therefore it will take a bit of time to complete. We’ve already warned you to expect the transformation of your home to take longer than what contractors say, however there are other factors you should consider in regards to time. You’d be surprised how many things could affect the […]


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Spirit of Christmas

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 17, 2017

Our final Christmas blog is a sequel to the first one with one small difference. Instead of me talking about my personal Christmas, I will talk about the different ways people choose to celebrate the holidays. It’s what makes Christmas special to them, and without it, it would not be complete. Night before Christmas A […]


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Budgeting for your renovation

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 13, 2017

Budgeting is not the most enjoyable stage of a renovation; however, it is one that you should invest energy into. Unless you’re a billionaire and money isn’t an issue, saving as much cash as possible is best. We’ve already touched on budgeting in stage two, “Details and design!”, but it’s time to get deeper into […]


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Spirit of giving

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 10, 2017

There seems to be an inner spirit that comes out of everyone when the Christmas season arrives. The reason for it is unknown, but many people start doing a little more for their community. It’s a wonderful time to give back because while it’s a happy season, it’s also a stressful one. We have no idea […]


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To DIY or not to DIY

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 6, 2017

You’re looking around and thinking that the renovations you want done could be completed by yourself. Why spend money hiring someone to do a job you’re capable of? A fair question to ask yourself. Below is a list of what you should keep in mind when looking around at the jobs you’re thinking of handling […]


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Spirit of tradition

Posted by Serena Heerema // December 3, 2017

All families have their traditions, big or small, which they carry out every year and that have become Christmas symbols. For me, the feeling in the air when the Christmas decorations come out always brings joy to my heart.   The act of decorating Since I was a kid, decorations were the biggest sign that […]


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What to research?

Posted by Serena Heerema // November 29, 2017

Maybe one of the most frustrating and consuming stages in the pre-renovation phase, but it’s necessary. It’ll ultimately save you a lot of time and money when you discover what is better for a professional to do versus yourself. “What exactly should I be researching?” is likely a question running through your mind, which is […]


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