BC homeowners say they’ve lost thousands of dollars after local contractor leaves renovation projects unfinished – BC

A BC homeowner said she estimates she’s out $85,000 after the home renovation company she hired suddenly stopped responding, leaving her with an unfinished project. “It makes you feel sick and you don’t have trust,” Jennifer Carson told Consumer Matters. Last May, the Maple Ridge resident hired Knotty Boys Construction owned by Sam Orchard to […]

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Doing home renovations this summer? Consider new windows and doors, design consultant says – National

Hollie Cooper and her husband had just bought a new home and knew extensive renovations were in store. “Part of those renovations were that we wanted indoor/outdoor living. It was really important to us,” Cooper says. To make that happen in their home, they began looking at window walls as an option. But early research […]

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How This Home Renovation Netted a Whopping 350% ROI at Sale

© Klaus Vedfelt – DigitalVision/Getty Images First impressions matter in any housing market—but all the more so now that home sales are cooling. So, presale renovations may become more commonplace as home buyers, who are already stretching their budgets, seek move-in-ready properties. More renovation companies are partnering with real estate professionals to offer this kind […]

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Home renovation spending heats up again after COVID-19 pandemic led to deep freeze

After rising to a record high last year in Canada, spending on home renovations fell off a cliff in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the months of lockdowns and the seemingly endless purgatory of working from home have Canadians once again opening up their wallets to make their temporary workplaces as tolerable […]

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Billie Faiers’ fans react to home renovation news after neighbors reject plans

Billie Faiers and her husband Greg Shepherd have been in the process of renovating a new home from top to bottom, and a new post by Billie has revealed that work has officially begun. The couple initially faced issues with planning permission after neighbors were concerned how the demolition would affect them, but they have […]

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What Goes On Behind the Cameras at Home Makeover Shows?

Some plaintiffs, like Deena Murphy and Tim Sullivan, who appeared on HGTV’s “Love It or List It” in 2016, sued for breach of contract, saying that faulty workmanship had, according to their complaint, “irreparably damaged” their North Carolina home after they spent $140,000 of their own money. According to court documents, they settled, but not […]

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Home renovations that are worth the cost (and which one’s not)

Homeowners often spend a lot of money on renovations expecting to recoup more than they likely will. But some projects offer better returns than others. What you get out of a renovation when you sell your home depends on the update’s universal appeal and how well it compares with similar properties, says Colleen Quinn, designer […]

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Renovation Terms to Tackle | Real Estate News & Insights

If you’ve ever had work done on your house, you’ve probably heard contractors spout a few terms that have you scratching your head. For example, what exactly is “R&R”—an afternoon siesta? And for that matter, what exactly are you doing to your home—a renovation, restoration, or remodel? For starters: A renovation is making something that’s […]

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Potts Point house ‘with the best renovation I’ve ever seen’ hits the market with $12m price guide

News Corp Australia Network The Gaudi-esque staircase at 14 St Neot Avenue, Potts Point, which is built over four levels. Anyone who’s been to Barcelona and admired the work of Antoni Gaudi will appreciate the staircase in this award-winning Potts Point house, for sale with a $12m price guide. Richardson and Wrench Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point’s […]

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