Okanagan woman out thousands for abandoned kitchen reno – Okanagan

Bev Scott of Kelowna is still steaming about the kitchen renovation job she paid for, but was never completed. Scott said she paid more than $7,500 to Square One Designs for a new countertop that came in three pieces of quartz instead of one slab. “They made no attempt to line up the striations or […]

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More West Kelowna renovation victims come forward – Okanagan

Kathi and Gordon Kirk of West Kelowna figure they’re out nearly $8,000 for a kitchen reno job that didn’t turn out as they expected. The Kirks hired a local company called Square One, owned by Tami Weller. The Kirks contacted Global News after seeing a Global News report earlier this week dealing with Morgan Oldenburg, […]

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West Kelowna couple in renovation limbo – Okanagan

For three months, Morgan Oldenburg and his wife Kristi Hennessy of West Kelowna have been waiting for their kitchen renovations to be completed. They hired a local company called Square One Design run by Tammy Weller. “We gave her $5,775 as a deposit and the total was going to be $11,550,” Oldenburg said. Tammy Weller […]

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Kelowna woman pointing finger at contractor, hardware store for expensive patio – Okanagan

Cassandra Jamieson recently had her aging patio rebuilt by a contractor hired through Home Hardware in Kelowna. The job is done now, but she says it took too long and went way over budget. The alleged problems with the project reads like a grocery list. “Number one is the floor,” said Jamieson. Jamieson says that, […]

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Survey reveals home improvement contractors aren’t being asked for credentials

With more than 40 years of experience under his work belt, David Litwiller wants you to ask him the tough questions, before hiring him to renovate your home. READ MORE: Planning a home renovation? Tips for keeping your finances in order Litwiller is the president of Litwiller Renovations & Custom Homes in Calgary. “All too […]

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Why starting your home reno in November could save you lots of money – National

Spring is the time of year that most Canadians associate with home renovations. But in some cases, November might actually be a much better time to give your home a fresh look. When it comes to home upgrades, pricing works much like it does for hotel and flight bookings: If you pick the low season, […]

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Homeowner with disability still out thousands after unfinished renovations – Lethbridge

Cam Cervo lives with cerebral palsy. It makes it difficult for him to accomplish some household tasks. So when it came time for a major home renovation, he needed to hire someone to help get the job done. He did some research and eventually contracted ‘Reline Construction’ run by Clynton Mann, after getting a few […]

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Advice from Mike Holmes on buying a new home: ‘remove the guesswork’

Mike Holmes is out with a new HGTV Canada series called Buy it Right that aims to arm Canadians with the information they need before putting a down payment on a new home. The series follows Holmes as he revisits three houses each episode, in different parts of the country, along with the home buyers. […]

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Calgary homeowner accuses City of double standard over renovation – Calgary

CALGARY – A woman who widened her driveway by two metres has been told to tear it out, even though she claims other homeowners with similar work don’t face penalties. When Constance Craig learned her grandmother would be spending more time at her home, she decided to widen her driveway to help her get in and […]

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Calgary website matches leftover building supplies to buyers – Calgary

CALGARY – Whether you’re a contractor or a homeowner doing your own renovation, you want to save money. Many are now taking advantage of a new trend to buy and sell used or leftover construction materials. It’s a well-known fact after many construction jobs, there are supplies left over. From unused lumber and drywall to […]

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