Renovation Key Driver in Economy

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By Bryan Tuckey

Canadians love their home-improvement projects. Canada has experienced an amazing 15 consecutive years of annual spending increases on home improvements, according to a recent housing report by Altus Group, a Toronto-based global real estate consultant.

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Advice from homeowners

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 2.13.21 PMThinking about renovating your home? Wondering what it takes to get the results you want, without stress and worry? Who better to ask than people who have already done it? Canadian Home Builders’ Association gathered advice  from homeowners who have completed major renovation projects, including bathroom and kitchen upgrades, additions and whole-house renovations.

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Big impact in small spaces

Unknown-2by Jennifer Rudolph

Bathrooms are the most expensive room per square foot to build or renovate in your home. It’s home to a variety of requirements including plumbing, electrical, venting and heating, not to mention a myriad of finishes all living in harmony in one small space.  Although most of these elements meet practical functional needs, don't overlook the opportunity to showcase materials that offer a little bit of indulgence and invoke a feeling of luxury.  After all it is the place where we rejuvenate and reset daily, so why not.

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