‘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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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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Regina family’s ‘Build Love’ home renovation officially underway – Regina

One Regina family’s home is about to be usable by all those who reside, as Build Love has officially kicked off the Gorski family’s home renovations. Bonnie Gorski is a mother of two and wife to Stuart. She has Multiple Sclerosis and her condition is worsening, having lost all mobility in her legs. The family […]

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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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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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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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Alberta government provides rebates of up to $3,500 for energy efficient homes

Provincial government rebates are being made available to Alberta homeowners who want to upgrade their windows, insulation and hot water heaters. The NDP government says starting April 28, rebates of up to $3,500 will be available for eligible products. The program covers energy efficient triple-glaze windows and tankless hot-water heaters, along with insulation for attics, […]

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