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Being part of the team -- simple rules to success.

Now that you’ve found your designer and builder, and signed your contract (or at least looked it over and started negotiations), I guess you can just disappear like those HGTV families and come back when it’s all done! 532 more words

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Get the most out of your designer -- a four-step plan

Step one:  Admit you need a designer.  

You may think you know exactly what kind of room/reno/addition you want.  And hey!  You can get some software for your computer to help you put together some plans.   441 more words

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What to expect when you deal with a contractor

Congratulations!  You’ve found your contractor!  You are on your way to a better home!

What can you expect from your contractor? And what can they expect from you? 578 more words

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Strategies for Coping with a Renovation

DD here again. We’ve been away from home for a few nights and the project at the “Big House” is underway.

For some reason, I underestimated just how stressful a renovation of this size is. 946 more words

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Finding the help you need -- contractor and designer

Congratulations!  You’ve decided that you will hire the help you need to renovate your living space.  Now you just have to find them.

This will probably take a few weeks (or even longer) so in the meantime be sure to browse the internet and save images of what you’ll want and need in your new space. 666 more words

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At the "Big House": Big Changes


DD (dear daughter) of your favourite laneway dweller here.

Recently we decided to bite the bullet at the “big house” and finish off the next phase of renovations we started at the same time the laneway house was built. 451 more words

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DIY? Or hire a pro? Ask yourself these questions.

If, like me, you have been watching the season marathons at the DIY&HG stations, you are probably looking around your place and wanting to make a few changes.   658 more words

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