Magazine for professional home renovators.

December 2011

How house sales affect renovations

CMHC’s Canadian Housing Observer, 2011, says there is a direct relationship between home sales and renovations.

Johnny Cash

The Johnny Cash School of Decor

When colour is your thing, maybe you should use some.

How unions encourage the cash economy

Pressure from unions push costs up, and workers out, of the legitimate economy.

Tanks tank in study comparing them to tankless

Tankless water heaters reduce natural gas use by an average of 46 per cent and increase the use of water a little bit.

Underground truths

We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility

Bad Santa

Bad Santa

Take a look at what Santa left in this neighbourhood

Showing off

Helping your local big box or hardware store put on Saturday morning seminars is a great way to get in touch with your market

One contractor's

One contractor’s opinion on home sales and renos

We asked yesterday how changes in home sales affect renovation activity. Here is one contractor’s reply.

Does it

Does it matter to renovators when housing slows?

When housing slows, is it better or worse for renovators? There are good arguments on both sides.

Cost side smarts

Cost-side smarts

An example of how one contractor reduced his cost.