Your staircases don’t need to be boring! We find that our homeowners often do not know how many different styles are out there when it comes to stairs so we want to break them all down to help you choose a design that will have a powerful impact on the look and feel of your space.
We often have clients that admit to us that they have no idea how old their windows are. Here are our team’s top 7 tips for helping you choose when it is time to replace and refresh your home’s windows.
Converting your basement into an in-law suite is a great option! That is, as long as you keep some important design elements in mind before and during your renovation process. Here are our team’s top 7 tips for adding the perfect basement in-law suite to your home.
Choosing the best flooring for any room in your home can be overwhelming if you don’t have professional help. Here are the best bathroom flooring options you should focus on when visualizing and designing your next bathroom renovation.
Here is your basement renovation inspiration for 2021! We have some pretty creative clients that are awesome at working with our team to design their own version of an ideal basement. Here are some of the most common things we add to our client’s basement renovation projects.
The CHART team is here to help you design the perfect kitchen cabinetry for your next home renovation project – here are some tips and tricks we always use when working with our clients.
A lot of our clients know that they want to build their dream home but don’t know where or how to start the process. It can seem like a large and daunting task to undertake – that’s where the CHART team comes in!
Trying to unwind and get to sleep in an uninspired bedroom that you don’t enjoy is tough, and we can imagine that waking up in one is not the best way to start your morning either. Here are some of the ways we go about renovating our clients’ bedrooms to create a relaxing retreat.
When you’re looking to renovate your bathroom, making the most out of small square footage is everything. With our team’s help you’ll be surprised at how much larger your bathroom area can feel after renovations. Here are some of our team’s best tips to gain space in your bathroom to make it feel more usable.
If your household is growing and you find yourself constantly wishing you had more space, you have two options: build an extension onto your home or move. Here are some of the best and most common reasons our clients choose to build a home extension, whether it be a storey addition, rear extension, or basement underpinning.
Whether it be your front porch, exterior finishing, backyard landscaping, patio space, or deck, the CHART team is here to help update your exterior area so you can actually enjoy it. Here are some of the important things you should consider when renovating your outdoor space and how we can help get the job done right.
Current physical distancing protocols has meant that many of us are required to work from home. If you didn’t already have a home office setup, you were probably left scrambling to rearrange your home and create a makeshift office. Here are some improvements you can make to your work area to maximize your space, increase your productivity, and make the most out of your home office.
Spring renovation season is upon us which means it’s time to start preparing your home for exciting new renovation projects. Due to the current global situation, our team cannot start your new home renovation projects but that does not mean we cannot help you start planning for them. You can use this time at home to begin all the necessary prep work that will help us start the process of completing your dream renovation projects when the time comes.
Lighting is one of the most important elements of any home interior or exterior renovation. With so many different types and categories of lighting available it can become confusing and overwhelming to choose the proper lighting for your home. We explain the different types of lighting available to you so you can make the right choices for the different areas of your home.
Curb appeal is something we hear about a lot in the renovation industry because it is so detrimental to your home’s overall feeling and look. Having a clean, polished exterior can go a long way with impressing guests before they ever step foot inside your home. The added visual value from an exterior renovation can be just the lift your home needs for you to be satisfied with your living space.
While your first instinct may be to wait until spring to tackle a home renovation, winter home renovations are actually possible and even quite practical. We explain some of the best reasons why winter home renovations are beneficial and don’t need to wait until warmer weather.
Now that we are approaching 40 years of home improvement service to Kitchener-Waterloo and the tri-cities area, we thought we’d start posting some of the trends we’ve accumulated over the years that might be of interest to the public.
After looking at several homes on the market and not finding what you wanted, you’ve finally made the plunge, and have decided to invest in the home of your dreams. Although there are many fine homes on the market, you’d like to build a home to your exact specifications and in the precise location of your choosing. Finding a contractor to work with is critical to your success!
To cap this month’s posts, we thought it would only be appropriate to highlight some of the latest bathroom trends to hit our area that both sharpen up your home and improve resale value. Whether you are looking for some work done now, or in the future, read on for some inspiration and dream about what your bathroom might look like!
Hot on the heels of our semiannual Buy, Sell or Renovate seminar with the Cindy Cody Team, we thought we’d take the conversation one step further and answer the "build or renovate?" question. Because the truth is, many homeowners also find themselves wondering whether they should build a new custom home or renovate their existing home to meet their needs.
Nowadays, trends seem to come and go in what seems like a matter of minutes. From fashion and hairstyles to home design, what was "in style" last month or year, may not be in anymore. Luckily, when it comes to home design, trends seem to stick around for a little bit longer, but what was in style last decade is certainly not in anymore. And these things, no matter how big or small can make your entire home look outdated and much older than it is.
The real estate market in the Kitchener-Waterloo region is everchanging. And as a homeowner (or future homeowner), this can make it tough to decide what you should do with your hard-earned money. Should you postpone buying your first home until the market cools off a bit? Should you invest in an income property? Is now the best time to sell your home? Should you renovate or put on an addition rather than selling?
The fireworks have settled, and we are officially one month into 2019. For many people, the new year brought on a newfound focus, motivation and quite possibly a resolution or two. But year after year, we all seem to be guilty of picking the same “eat better”, “be more active”, “live healthier” resolutions that a lot of the time tend to get forgotten by the time we reach the midway mark of the year. As a homeowner, you’re not confined to these resolutions though, there are many home improvement resolutions that you can set for yourself that will have as significant of an impact on your wellbeing as the ones listed above— not to mention, they’re a bit easier to achieve too.
From education articles emphasizing the importance of planning and professionals to articles focused on renovation ideas, over the past year the news section of our website has been home to several informative articles. Whether you’re in the middle of a renovation, planning a renovation or in the process of any other home improvement project, we’ve strived to provide you with articles that are not only beneficial but entertaining too. So as the end of 2018 nears, we decided to take the opportunity to reflect on the year’s blog posts. Continue reading below for a recap of every blog post we published this year as well as a link to each article if you’d like to read the entire original post.
As a homeowner, how do you decide when to choose energy efficiency over aesthetics? The truth is, you don't have to choose. Energy efficiency and aesthetics can go hand in hand, thanks to today's modern products. There are many additions and upgrades you can make to your next renovation that will not only look stunning but also shrink that next utility bill. And even if additional asks aren't in the budget for your upcoming renovation, don't worry, a renovation will provide some energy-efficient benefits regardless.
Believe it or not, winter is coming. And in just a few weeks, the rain will turn to snow and temperatures will start to dip below zero. And while you may have already put your patio furniture away and may not have any big renovation projects planned for the winter, that doesn't mean that your work is done. Regardless of whether your home is two years old or 20 years old, every homeowner should look to complete a specific list of tasks this time of year to winterize their home and prepare it for snowier weather.
We’re here to discuss a list of items and tasks we recommend every homeowner considers when renovating their basement. Some of these things will be design features, while others will be less exciting, but equally as important, structural tasks and additions that can make all the difference when it comes to creating the perfect lower-level space for your family.
A home renovation can be a stressful and exciting time in any homeowner’s life. With what seems like a million and one people coming and going from your house each day, it can be tough to keep track of who does what exactly. But with over 38 years of renovation and building experience, we’ve got project roles and responsibilities down to a science.
The kitchen is a truly unique space in your home. You spend countless hours there cooking and entertaining with friends and family and it easily sees the most action throughout the life of a house. However, it’s also the one room that you’ll notice even the smallest forgotten detail at the end of a renovation.
We’re all for homeowners picking up the tools and adding some sweat equity into their home— that is, as long as it's done correctly. It's not only because some DIY handiwork can look quite unwelcoming, to say the least, but also because it can be quite harmful to your home. With that in mind, our team would like to bring some final concerns to your attention before you start tearing into your home improvement projects.
When it comes to renovations, there’s no right or wrong answer for what projects should be tackled ahead of others. Everyone’s home is different and this will influence which projects are more of a priority than others. That being said, there are better times of the year to complete various projects. Some are better suited for spring and summer, while others are better suited for fall and winter. Knowing which projects to leave until the fall or winter could save you from a chaotic summer and leave you with time to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
No matter the size of your kitchen, no matter how big or small the renovation scale is, it’s important to prepare yourself as best as possible. By knowing what to prepare for before your renovation begins, the process becomes easier on our home renovations team and on you as a client.
Canadian Home and Renovation Team actually works year-round on home renovation projects, with basement renovations being one of the most convenient renovations to do in the wintertime.
Out of all the kitchens out there there’s nothing quite like the Chef’s Kitchen, which blends functionality with fun. Find out how you can create one in your home.
For each project we take on, we have a project manager assigned to see the home renovation through from start to finish. Here’s how our Project Managers make a difference when clients need a home renovation.