Looking for kitchen renovation inspiration with a touch of la dolce vita? If the two charming hosts of the HGTV hit show Kitchen Cousins don’t add some zest to your renovation plans, nothing will. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri have been busy making a living renovating homes in the New Jersey area for years, and the close-knit cousins continue to operate Brunelleschi Construction, a family-run business with Italian-American while filming their newest program, Cousins on Call. Their new show has them traveling and constructing big-buck yet budget, yet friendly renovations all across the United States.
HD&R chats with Peter Khatami, co-owner of Nostco Construction, on getting to work at the cottage, so that you can enjoy your summer longer!
Q Mother Nature can really do a number on the cottage over the winter months. Are there any exterior materials you’d recommend for a low-maintenance solution that can withstand
A The exterior of any building such as your home, cottage or commercial space is constructed in a number of layers. Typically, there are three main layers of protection: sheathing, waterproof membrane and veneer. With each, there are a number of options on the market, but they all perform the same essential task. The veneer is the outermost layer that is visible to everyone. The most popular veneers are brick, stone, vinyl siding and stucco. The veneer takes the brunt of the forces that Mother Nature can dish out.
Sometimes, the best new home you can buy is not that new at all, but a custom addition – made to measure, built off-site and installed onto your existing home in a matter of days.
Instead of being uprooted for months while your home becomes a construction zone, or moving out of a home you love to accommodate a growing family, imagine turning a bungalow into a spacious two-storey abode in barely the time it takes to enjoy a long weekend.
Sounds hard to believe, but that’s what Modular Home Additions Ltd. of Toronto is all about. For the past 12 years, the company has helped more than 900 homeowners in the GTA create the homes of their dreams through affordable “no-mess, no-stress” expansions that use modular components designed to increase function and value.