Browsing CategoryResidential

If you are building a new home or renovating an existing one, you may find the time come where you need to choose a roofing material for your home. In Canada, we have a variety of options to choose from, and sometimes the plethora of options can become overwhelming. Because of this, we have created this list of the pros and cons of the most common shingle varieties around to help you in this potentially difficult decision. One need only look around or ask any professional roofing company in the area, like Professional Roofers, to know that asphalt shingles are…

rental

Once you determine you want to invest in rental property, you need to make sure that you are picking the right property. If you are a first time investor, the undertaking might be quite daunting. Here are some pointers that you should consider when looking for a profitable rental property. Aesthetic Value of the Neighbourhood If you want to have quality tenants for your rental property, you must find a neighbourhood that is of very good quality. Tenants are becoming more circumspect with the type of localities where they prefer to live. They are very observant and they carefully search…

Most homeowners would renovate a house with one of two intentions – added value or better looks. This usually involves doing something like remodelling the kitchen, adding a spare bedroom or even connecting your solar panels to the grid with specialist solar cables. But of late a lot more homeowners are interested in ‘smart homes’. Connected devices and security systems can certainly make your home a lot more livable, but can they also add value? Well, it depends on what you buy and how much it costs. The Internet of Things is pretty much inevitable, but if you’re trying to…

vacation rental

If you are one of those individuals simply needing to get away from the daily grind on occasion, what do you do? For some people, it simply means reading a good book or watching a favorite move. Others, meantime, literally throw the bedcovers over their heads and turn off the world. While those ideas may work for some people, doesn’t an actual vacation sound all that much better? Making those vacation plans even more enticing would be if you have a yearly vacation rental to travel to. With such a destination in your grasp, you can plan accordingly as to…

Have you taken the time to look around your home lately? If so, are you happy with what you see? For many homeowners, the idea of doing renovations and improvements to their home can be a daunting idea. For starters, there is the time that the home is torn up, in some cases; you might think a bomb struck. There is also the money end of home improvements and renovations. If you are on a tight budget, you may feel like now is not the time to do work around the home, though you know deep down that it surely…

house

Building your own house is an exciting challenge, but it is a task which requires lots of careful forethought and planning. This will ensure that the project can be completed in a satisfactory manner, on time and on budget with no major mistakes. There are several things which you will need to know before you embark on building the house of your dreams. From understanding the basics of structural steel fabrication to knowing how a drainage system should work, there are dozens of different aspects which you will need to have a firm grasp of before the project has even…

house

The list of things you should do to your new house are endless, and there are also many things that you shouldn’t do. Of course, having a house warming party and setting it on fire is obviously not in one’s best interest. But anyway, here’s a short list of the 5things to be avoided. 1 -Don’t Leave the Locks on the Doors that the Builder Left Yes, the builder and his team may have been a nice bunch of people and a great team of workers, but the only person who should have access to all of the locks, is…

Sometimes we don´t really have a choice about where will live – for reasons related to work or family, our options may be limited.  However, with options come lots of questions because we need to think about what is right for ourselves and our family.  Especially if you have children, you need to think very carefully about your priorities – schools, green-spaces and safety will be key considerations. In fact, these features are some of the considerations that have put Rancho Cucamonga on the list of “best places to live.” Find out about townhomes for rent in Rancho Cucamonga to see what…

Windows and doors are gateways into the house, providing light, fresh air, security, and comfort, but unless they’re high quality and energy efficient, they can turn into sources of frustration, discomfort, and high costs. As hydro bills climb and weather becomes more unpredictable, with colder winters and hotter summers, more builders in Kitchener and Waterloo Region are turning to Energy Star products to increase the values of the houses they build. Now that consumers have turned onto the value of energy efficiency, they look for durable, low maintenance, and good-looking casements, awnings, and patio sliding doors that won’t break the…

As the world’s population rises, cities become increasingly crowded, and house prices go up, more and more people are exploring alternative ways of living. In fact, across much of the world, communal living isn’t considered alternative at all, with most people living in extended family groups in villages where caring for one’s neighbors is considered a natural obligation. The Western focus on the nuclear family certainly has its benefits, but it’s not for everyone, and some people find that community living brings a range of benefits – practical, psychological, and spiritual – that make it well worth a try. Types…