renovation

Some Promises are Made to be Broken

We’ve all been there.  You make a promise you think you can keep, then life happens and you break that promise.  If the promise wasn’t a major one, the fallout will likely be minimal…but if you had to break a big promise, well, that could have disastrous consequences.  This is true in our personal lives, but this is also true in business.

Whenever I see a business “guaranteeing” something, I am initially inclined to get excited and buy into whatever it is they’re guaranteeing…but then my critical thinking kicks in and I look at just what exactly it is they’re promising…

Home Control on a Baby Registry?

Diapers, mobile, onsies, home control system?  Yes, you read that right.  Every new parent should have a home control system on their list of must have items for baby’s arrival.  Why?  Simple.  Home control simplifies and if there’s one thing a new parent desires it’s simplicity. 

What's that "ESA" cost on my estimate?

Renovation projects can be expensive, and there are definitely ways to work with a budget, but there are certain costs that can't be avoided.  One of these unavoidable costs is the charge for the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) permit.

Energy Savings with Home Control

Energy savings is certainly a hot topic right now.  With the cost of hydro rising rapidly, everyone is concerned with cutting energy costs and saving money.  Most people know about the simple fixes such as unplugging electronic devices when not in use and replacing your incandescent lamps with energy efficient LED lamps.  These simple fixes are a great start, but if you are ready to take your energy savings to the next level, home control could be the answer.

Tips for Hiring a Contractor

     When you make the decision to do a renovation it's an exciting time and no one would fault you for wanting to jump in with both feet.  Before you do hire the first contractor that comes up as result on your Google search though, there are a few important things you should consider.

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