Renovating your home this summer? Designers share tips and inexpensive hacks

For a lot of people, there has been a deep desire for improvement — personal, physical and mental — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Canadians have been looking inward and practicing self-care, searching for a more relaxed mental state, while others have made a routine of 15-minute workout videos streamed on YouTube for the […]

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Lumber prices slowly easing after price spike during COVID-19, but Ontario companies face challenges

If you looked to undertake a home renovation project at some point during the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are you have noticed soaring prices for key items like wood. While industry experts said even though there has been a recent easing of prices, construction companies — especially ones dealing with multi-year projects and locked-in supply […]

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Home building on the rise in Saskatoon, creating ‘gold mine’ for lumber thieves: police

Home builds and renovations are on the rise in Saskatoon and the price of lumber is at an all-time high, leading some to take drastic — and illegal — measures. March saw more people in Saskatoon starting construction on their dream kitchen or new house; unfortunately, many sites have become targets for thieves, according […]

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Home renovation savings prove elusive as wood prices at record highs

Canadian consumers have many ways to save money on home renovations despite a pandemic-driven surge in demand that has jolted lumber and construction panel prices to all-time highs. However, such advice usually falls on deaf ears, experts say. Instead, customers are doubling down, switching to more expensive materials as the cost difference with wood […]

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Sky-rocketing lumber prices shock renovators: ‘It’s ridiculous’

As construction season kicks off, those looking to renovate this spring and summer might be stunned by the price of lumber. “It was a big shock to find out it was going to be that much more this year,” Andra McLachlan said. She’s on her second year of home and backyard renovations and is […]

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Home project boom causing lumber shortages across Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be the perfect time to knock off home renovations with more people staying at home, but if you’ve had trouble finding the materials to get projects done, you’re not alone. “It’s a DIY boom like I’ve never seen in my life,” TimberTown manager Chris Dupont said. Read more: Calgarians turning […]

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Saskatoon woman, 96, reunited with long-lost love letters discovered in home renovation

When 96-year-old Wynne Richards placed her hands on her lost leather writing case, it felt like she had her late husband back again. She was convinced the green case had ended up in the trash, and that with it, hundreds of cherished love letters had disappeared. “After 10 years they showed up. That’s why I […]

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‘Into the abyss’: Man falls down well hidden beneath historic home – National

Someone found the pool. Rescue crews had to fish a man out of an undiscovered well beneath a historic home in Guilford, Conn., on Sunday, after he fell through the floorboards while helping a friend move in. The incident happened at a historic home built in 1843, according to the Guilford Police Department. The unidentified […]

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Backyard Oasis: Showcasing beautiful backyards in the GTA – Toronto

If you ventured out to your local garden centre after nurseries got the green light to open in early May, you likely would have been met with long line-ups and limited plant material. Nurseries were unsure of how much to order, but then faced incredible demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. That same demand has reached […]

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Renovation ideas that will increase the value of your home – National

Dream kitchens and luxurious bathrooms are often the go-to renovations for homeowners looking for the best return on investment, but experts suggest the biggest bang for their buck might be as simple as replacing a garage door. Renovations in Canada are big business, with Canadians spending about $6.3 billion on residential renovations […]

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