Why it’s much better to relocate during your home renovation By: greening homes

April 18, 2018
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of Greening Homes’ Planning a Renovation series. Should we live in the home during the renovation, or temporarily relocate? Often, homeowners choose the former to save money and avoid the inconvenience of moving. In so doing they typically spend more money overall and can make decisions they later regret. Living in […]

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Planning a renovation? Timing is everything By: greening homes

February 7, 2018
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of Greening Homes’ Planning a Renovation series. Early in the year we often field inquiries about spring home renovations. How soon can we start? That’s all going to depend on the project’s scope. If you plan to expand the building envelope, it could take a lot longer to get your approvals. […]

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Ontario’s building code changes will improve your home performance and comfort By: greening homes

December 6, 2017
Planning a Renovation, Resource Efficiency

Changes to the Ontario Building Code come into effect on January 1, 2018, stipulating greater emphasis on airtightness, higher requirements for mechanical ventilation of homes, and more effective insulation installation. If you are planning a home renovation, these changes will impact some of your decisions. The changes are part of an ongoing provincial plan to […]

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You’re ready to renovate! Now what? By: greening homes

June 1, 2017
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of a series – Planning your home renovation. So you are thinking of renovating your home. Great! Renovations can add considerably to your home’s comfort, aesthetics and value. They can also add considerably to your family’s stress level if not planned well! Depending on the project’s scope, several months may be […]

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To sell or renovate in Toronto’s heated housing market By: greening homes

May 18, 2017
Planning a Renovation

This blog is part of the series – Planning your home renovation. Should you sell your home or stay and renovate it? Many Toronto homeowners who desire a change are faced with this choice. With today’s heated market, where the average Toronto home as of April has already appreciated by 31.7 percent over last year, […]

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