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How ADUs Combat the Housing Crisis in Ontario: A Closer Look

By Team Shane,


February 15, 2024
As Ontario's housing affordability crisis deepens, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) shine as a beacon of hope. Facilitated by legislative reforms under Bills 108 and 23, ADUs offer a sustainable and efficient strategy to boost housing supply. This post explores the three key benefits of ADUs in creating a...
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All You Need to Know About ADUs in Ontario: A Homeowner's Guide 

By Team Shane,


January 25, 2024
Are you looking to enhance the value of your property and contribute to solving the housing shortage in Ontario? Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) are not just the current trend; they're a revolution in homebuilding.   With Team Shane, you can tap into this potential and turn your property into...
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How to Boost Property Value with the Right Garage Door Upgrades 

By Team Shane,


December 6, 2023
A garage door significantly impacts a home's exterior and first impressions. Upgrading your garage door can enhance security and dramatically improve your property's visual appeal. Here, we dive into popular styles, the impacts of updating, things to consider when renovating and more!  Why You Should Consider a Garage...
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Time for a Siding Makeover? 4 Signs & 3 Key Benefits 

By Team Shane,


November 9, 2023
The siding of a house is its shield against the elements and the key to its aesthetic charm. But like any protective layer, it can wear out over time. Knowing when to give your home's exterior a facelift is crucial for maintaining both its value and integrity.   Signs...
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6 Stunning Kitchen Backsplash Styles to Transform Your Space

By Team Shane,


October 23, 2023
The kitchen is where the magic happens, whether it's nourishing your family or bringing people together. Enhancing this beloved space with a stunning backsplash can make a world of difference. Here, we dive into six trendy backsplash styles that are not only functional but also luxurious.   1. Classic...
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10 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

By Team Shane,


September 14, 2023
Owning a home is more than just a place to live; it's an investment. And like all investments, it's wise to continually enhance its value. Team Shane offers insights into ten transformative home renovations, ensuring your property stands out in the market.  1. Refinish Kitchen Cabinets  Refinish existing...
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How to Fund a Home Renovation: A Comprehensive Guide 

By Team Shane,


August 14, 2023
Renovating a home is an exciting venture, opening doors to customization and upgrading your living space to match your unique flair and lifestyle. While creativity is boundless, financing your home renovation requires careful consideration and planning.   If you're a homeowner in Canada, understanding the different financing options can...
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Renovation Ideas You Can Count on to Update Your Home

By Team Shane,


July 14, 2023
If you're considering remodelling, it's important to focus on renovations that will not only enhance your space but also ensure it's up-to-date for modern buyers. This way, you can make an actual return on your investment. Here are seven renovations that consistently increase property value, according to our...
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The Best Times of Year to Renovate Each Part of Your Home

By Team Shane,


June 14, 2023
Deciding when to undertake a home renovation project can be just as important as deciding what to renovate. In short, picking the right season for the right project can save you time, money, and stress. Here are our recommendations for the best times of year to renovate each...
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Renovating in 2023: Top Trends and Tips for Homeowners

By Team Shane,


May 25, 2023
2023 is shaping up to be an affordable year for home renovations. With demand slowing down and supply catching up, it's the perfect time to take advantage of decreased costs and fresh design trends.   In this article, we'll explore the top renovation trends in 2023, what to expect...
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How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home in Ontario? 

By Team Shane,


April 11, 2023
If you're considering building a custom home, it's important to have a realistic timeline in mind. On average, it takes about 10 to 16 months to construct a custom home in Ontario. Factors such as the size and complexity of the project, availability of materials, and even weather...
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Should You Hire an Architect for Your Custom Home Build? 

By Team Shane,


March 23, 2023
Although exciting, building your dream home can feel overwhelming, especially if you're unfamiliar with design. While it may seem like an additional expense, hiring an architect can be the difference between a mediocre home and a masterpiece. So, if you're wondering whether hiring an architect for your custom...
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5 Things You Must Do Before Building Your Custom Home

By Team Shane,


March 14, 2023
Building a custom home is a major investment, both financially and emotionally. To ensure that constructing your dream home goes smoothly, here are the five most important steps you should take to prepare.  1. Determine Your Budget  The first step in building a custom home is setting a...
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Is a Custom Home Worth the Money?

By Team Shane,


January 27, 2023
Are you tired of scrolling through listings of cookie-cutter houses that lack character and personality? Do you dream of a home that is perfectly tailored to your needs, preferences, and lifestyle? If so, a custom home might be the perfect solution for you.  Below we discuss what you...
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How Do Interior Design Trends Develop?

By Team Shane,


December 19, 2022
Have you ever wondered where popular interior design trends originated? In this article, we discuss the sources of many prevalent styles, both old and new.   Influences on Past Decades  The interior design trends of the past have been mostly shaped by the economic and social forces of the...
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Architectural Design Trends for 2023

By Team Shane,


December 13, 2022
Like all other trends, the architectural design industry trends are always evolving. Designers, architects, and engineers are testing their creative limits to bring the best ideas to life with ever-increasing accuracy and precision. As we head into 2023, specific trends seem to take precedence. Continue reading for more...
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How to Pack Up Your Kitchen for a Remodel in 4 Easy Steps

By Team Shane,


November 24, 2022
This is an exciting time! Kitchen renovations are something almost every homeowner thinks about, and here you are actually getting them done! It can be a big and messy job, so it’s important you take the time to properly pack up your kitchen. We’re going to help you...
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7 Luxury Home Upgrades for High-End Homes

By Team Shane,


October 7, 2022
All homes can become dated over time, even high-end estates. In addition, wear and tear from the elements and daily life may urge you to upgrade parts of your home for safety and aesthetics. It’s important, though, that your upgrades reflect the value of your home and potentially...
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7 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen 

By Team Shane,


September 6, 2022
A kitchen remodel is typically a huge project and not something you can do all at once. Therefore, it's important to take time with this process, make decisions thoughtfully and refer to experts when remodeling your kitchen. We've collected a few things you should consider when planning your...
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13 Stunning Features to Add to Your Custom Home

By Team Shane,


August 15, 2022
When you're designing a custom home, finding those niche features that completely serve your specific lifestyle is a game changer. Plus, the process of brainstorming can be extremely fun! Here are 13 innovative features to add to your custom home or home addition.  1. Hidden Wiring in the Media...
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How to Plan a Home Addition: 5 Things to Consider

By Team Shane,


July 27, 2022
Adding onto your home is a big and exciting project; however, many home additions get out of hand and end up costing homeowners more than they had initially anticipated. While it's best to work with a professional designer, we have some tips on how to plan a home...
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5 Architectural Styles with Modern Influence: Keep Your House Integrity When Remodeling  

By Team Shane,


June 16, 2022
Keeping the charm while adding convenience is a challenge for older home remodels. When you bought your home, you likely fell in love with the older character elements it has. But, as you lived in it, you started to see the downsides of having a home that wasn’t...
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Planning Your Custom Home Design/Build: The Checklist You Need to Get Started

By Team Shane,


May 18, 2022
There is more to building a house than can be captured on a checklist. But a home design/build checklist is a very good place to start. The process of how to design and build a house is so overwhelming that few people know just where to start, but...
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4 Best Hiking Trails and Waterfalls To See in Ancaster 

By Team Shane,


April 11, 2022
With a rich history, culture, and vibrant downtown area, it's no wonder that the town of Ancaster in Ontario is home to some truly incredible hiking trails and waterfalls. Ancaster offers a wide variety of breathtaking scenery and countless outdoor exploration and adventure opportunities.   From family-friendly hikes to...
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4 Ways to Redo The Outside Of Your House While Maintaining Its Character

By Team Shane,


March 18, 2022
According to Cynthia Ozick: "Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression." On that note, how is your house's curb appeal? Most people focus on embellishing their interior space, forgetting that the property's exterior is often the first impression someone gets of your home. That said, when you...
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The Essentials: Your Complete Remodeling Prep Guide

By Team Shane,


February 10, 2022
For many, renovating a single room in their home is a big project. Renovating the whole home may seem like a bigger project than you can even prepare for. But, with time, a remodeling prep guide and a careful plan, you can break the whole home remodel into...
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How to Navigate Your Whole Home Renovation from Start to Finish

By Team Shane,


January 4, 2022
A whole-home renovation can feel like you’re living in a new build, except one tailored to your exact needs and tastes. It’s a lot of work to get to the final product, but the process of getting there can be stress-free and exciting if you are following a...
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Hiring a Designer for Your Home Renovation: What You Need to Know

By Team Shane,


December 7, 2021
When you want to change your home to meet your needs, the most essential part of the process is choosing the right designer. As with any creative endeavour, if you hand over your home, no two designers will create exactly the same final project. So, hiring a designer...
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