11 Sep How to Prepare for your Cottage Renovation

In Home Renovations by Ryan Johnson

With much of the land already developed in Barrie and the surrounding Lake Simcoe area, you may be wondering how to maximize the value of… Read More

31 Oct Major Home Renovation Dos and Don’ts

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

Undertaking a home renovation might be one of the most challenging projects you face. It will disrupt your home life, seem chaotic at times and… Read More

21 Nov 7 Home Projects to Add Value to Your Home

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

As a homeowner, you’ll need to maintain the home and increase its appeal with updates periodically. You’ll want to increase the value of the property… Read More

25 Oct 10 Unexpected Costs of Home Renovations

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

Remodeling your home is a necessary step to take once the property becomes outdated and dysfunctional. The cost is one of the most critical parts… Read More

24 Aug What to Consider When Budgeting for a Remodel

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

All too often, homeowners dread their home remodel. This is partially due to unexpected costs, as renovation costs are often higher than what homeowners think…. Read More

18 Nov What to Look For in a Contractor’s Contract

It is important to get everything down in writing when you are dealing with a professional contractor. A good contract will have all of the… Read More

19 Aug Insulated Concrete Form Foundations

Currently the Alair Homes Barrie team is working with an Insulated Concrete Form foundation for a small home addition. The benefits of an ICF are… Read More

22 May Your Lighting Fixture Guide

Lighting is an essential part of the décor in any Barrie home, and layering your light can help you to enhance all that is beautiful… Read More

29 Jan Adding French Doors to your Barrie Home during a Renovation

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

Are you searching for a way to bring more light into your life? If those dark, solid and dingy doors are feeling a little outdated,… Read More

30 Dec Going Green when Renovating Multiple Rooms

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

The perfect time to go green is when your home is undergoing major renovations. When adding a room, building a new level on a home… Read More

05 Aug Flipping Houses- “The Art of the Flip” Part 1

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

This series discusses the many crucial aspects of any successful Real Estate Flip. For those new to the term “Flip” it means to purchase a… Read More

14 Jan The Application Process For a Building Permit

In Custom Home Builder, Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

The first major step to getting started with the construction of your new home or renovation is applying for a building permit. This process for many people might be a little daunting to say the least. What is required? Where do I get that? How much does it cost? How long will it take? These might be just a few of the important questions you might have. In Ontario, the application form to apply for a building permit has been standardized across the province. Having said that, your local building department may request or require different items to be included in the permit application or provided at a later date during construction.

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