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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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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Regina family selected for free home renovation after MS diagnosis

Over the last five years, Bonnie Gorski’s home has felt more like a prison than a place to call home. “It’s pretty hard for me to even look out the window because I’m sitting in one spot all day,” Gorski said. The 50-year-old from Regina has lost full mobility in both her legs after being […]

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Wheelchair accessible ‘renovation gone wrong,’ says Inverary couple – Kingston

An Inverary, Ont., couple is in shock, after what they are calling, a renovation gone wrong. READ MORE: Good Samaritans carry six-year-old Edmonton boy in wheelchair home after snowfall Maggie and Bill Hollingsworth had to make several changes to their home after Maggie broke her hip and her husband, Bill, had a stroke, which placed […]

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Staircases: the Basics

Staircases

Installing a new staircase can transform a home, but what are the practicalities and requirements involved?   There are lots of different reasons why a new staircase might be required. Obviously, if you are building a house from scratch then you will be specifying a new staircase, while those renovating or remodelling an older property […]

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A Typical Loft Conversion Schedule

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A step-by-step showing what to expect when your loft is converted   This step-by-step guide shows how the roof space in a 1950s bungalow was converted to provide two bedrooms and a shower room — all at a cost of $35,000 (which, according to a recent valuation, has added $55,000 in value). Most of the […]

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Loft Conversion Beginner’s Guide

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Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward ways of getting extra space. Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of basic planning   This feature explains everything you need to know about planning your loft conversion project and, by way of […]

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Buying a Woodburning Stove

Buying a Woodburning Stove

We explain what to look for when buying a stove. Includes types and styles guide. Three times more efficient than an open fire, the solid fuel stove is one of the most effective, cleanburning forms of heating, and – with a range of stunning designs available – makes for a striking centrepiece. Melanie Griffiths offers […]

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How to Repair a Roof

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Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, What to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems   It’s common to find roof defects flagged up in Home Buyer reports and building surveys, which have a unique capacity to evoke dread. Even […]

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