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Home renovations

STYLE AT HOME has compiled all the help you'll need to get started on your home renovations.

General tips and reminders for home renovations

Home renovation tax credit 101
Everything you need to know to understand the new Home Renovation Tax Credit.

Renovate or relocate
Should you stay or should you go? The experts weigh in and offer their best advice on home renovating versus relocating.

How to: Finance a renovation
Renovating your home is a smart investment but it’s not easy when cash flow is tight. Check out your options when it comes to financing your renovation.

Renovating reminders
Remember these tips when planning your next home renovation.

Return on renovation costs: How much will you get back?
Renovation projects that can increase or decrease the value of your home.

Cost-effective renovations
Thinking of someday selling your home? Check out these home renovation improvements and the corresponding rate of return on the amounts invested.

Design lesson: Reno trends
Customized, fresh ideas to inspire your next home renovation project.

A home renovation home run
So you've decided not to put it off any longer? You'll be batting a thousand if you follow our guide to renovating your home.

10 things to think about before you renovate
Top renovation tips to make your renovation run smoothly.

Hiring help for home renovations

Choosing a contractor: Don't get scammed
It's usually difficult and expensive to get your money back after you've been ripped off. That's why it's essential to do your homework before you hire someone to renovate your home.

How to: Find a reliable pro for 10 common household jobs
What you should ask about your home renovations before you hire a pro and what you should expect to pay.

10 tips for working with a renovating professional
Preparing to invest some funds in renovating your home? Here's what you need to think about, from your contractor's point of view.

Renovation tips: Average joe vs. reno pro
HGTV host, Scott McGillivray, explains when to take on a reno project yourself and when to call a licensed trade.

Real estate and home renovation

Flipping your house: How to trade up
Dos and don'ts to help you get the price you want and make sure your big home renovation flip isn't a flop!

6 common home renovating mistakes
Before your dream home becomes a reality there are a few things you need to do to make sure it doesn't become a house of horrors. We'll run you through common mistakes that are made by first time homebuilder, plus tips that'll help you avoid disaster.

 

Before and after renovating

Before & after: Reno success
A Toronto couple renovates their kitchen to be user-friendly while maintaining its classic style.

Urban renovation
Architect Alan Tregebov helps renovate a couple's midtown Toronto home into an urban dream.

Saving style
A couple renovate an old abandoned house back to its former glory by combining classic and modern design elements.

 

Green living home renovations

Environmentally friendly renovations
Consider the environmental impact of your choices and learn how to make your next home renovation environmentally friendly.

An environmentally friendly renovation
A Toronto home combines style savvy, comfort and luxury – all with an eye to energy-efficient, earth-friendly design.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations

Debbie Travis' bathroom renovation
Check out these bathroom renovation results; a fresh and luxurious look and a space that's both relaxing and practical for her whole family.

Bathroom renovation: An inexpensive refresh
An ingenious facelift and a fresh new colour scheme transformed a small second-floor bathroom into an elegant and functional spa-like retreat.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations: Getting it right
6 tips to reduce the stress of your next kitchen or bathroom renovations.

Great tips for kitchen renovations
You'll be starting your kitchen renovations in no time with these helpful hints!

Bathroom renovations
STYLE AT HOME has the best expert advice and tips when it comes to bathroom renovations. So before you embark on your next bathroom renovation, check out these great ideas.

Kitchen renovation guide
From renovation suggestions to decor and design tips, this helpful kitchen renovation guide provides everything you need to know when updating one of the most important rooms in a home.

Top 10 kitchen renovation tips
From the cabinets to the appliances, find out how to ensure
a successful renovation.

Home heating and lighting renovations

Heartwarming hearth reno
In this family room renovation, the hearth remains the heart of the home. Clean lines and a fresh new colour palette breathe new life into this space.

Heating your home
Is your furnace on the fritz? Here are some options to consider before your heating system calls it quits.

Geothermics: Right under your feet
With the rising prices of electricity and heating oil, more and more people are turning to alternative energy sources, including geothermics.

Light up your life
Key considerations when creating a lighting plan for your home.

 

Outdoor home renovations

The ground rules for pools
Home renovation guidelines for installing a pool.

Poolside perfection
If you take the plunge and decide to put a pool in the backyard, be sure to consider every angle first.

Trend watch: Saltwater pools
Saltwater pools: They're the hottest technology in cooling off to come along in years!

 

Experts on home renovations

Home renovation tips from Bryan Baeumler
Bryan Bryan Baeumler, host of the HGTV program Disaster DIY, helps make your home renovation go smoothly and gives home renovation tips on fixing those DIY mishaps.

How to: Get on a home makeover show
Find out how to win the home makeover lottery!

Mike Holmes' tips for realistic renos
Get real about your home reno with these facts and tips from renovation expert Mike Holmes.

How to: Manage renovation costs
Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV's Income Property shows us how to manage costs when renovating.

Colin & Justin: Avoid bathroom renovation disasters!
Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan dish about bathroom renovation mistakes!

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