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DIY vs. Hiring a Professional: Pros and Cons

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In a world where YouTube tutorials and Pinterest boards make DIY projects seem like anyone can just pick up a hammer and get to work, the allure of saving money and adding a certain personal touch to your home is almost undeniable.

Should I Stay in My Home or Move Out For my Renovation?

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So, you’re coming up on the date – everything’s been signed and planned out. The designs have been approved, the contractor is ready to go and you’ve been asked to remove all of your personal belongings from the space that’s about to be renovated.

St. Catharines Renovation

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Our latest collaboration with the talented team over at Sprague Interiors. You know, when you’re working with a talented team of interior decorators and designers, you can really get a leg up on any expectations you initially had regarding the success of your renovation or remodel. 

Creek House Renovation NOTL

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The exterior of this NOTL two storey home was in massive need of a revamp – and I think we hit our mark. This was one of those projects where, because we were working on the outside anyways – the clients were able to cross a few other tasks off the list.

Park House Project Remodel & Addition

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The before and after on this one is truly amazing! These St. Catharines homeowners were in desperate need of some huge updates to their bungalow. The couple had been here for their whole lives, and it was important that we understood their vision from their start – to give them a space that truly felt like home.

Open Concept Living – Why Everyone is Making the Change

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We’ve seen this trend happening for years now, and I can assure you that it isn’t going anywhere – open concept living is here to stay, and it’s only going to get better and better, and that’s great news, because it’s the best layout there is.