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Citywide Sundecks & Railings October 11, 2017

Hiring a contractor for your home improvement project can be stressful and time-consuming. Luckily, Baeumler Approved helps you find professionals with a great track record. But even good companies can have bad projects. What happens on the off-chance that you hire a company who's not living up to your expectations?

Learn how to recognize the warning signs of and what you can do to turn a renovation around, and protect yourself. 

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October 02, 2017

That bottle of cabernet sauvignon in your basement has probably improved with age. Your house, however, has probably not. Leave aging gracefully to the Helen Mirrens of the world. For your abode to retain its lustre as it approaches its twilight years, some work will be required.




August 16, 2017

The Worksite Safety Compliance Centre is a Baeumler Approved affiliate and one of Canada’s leading providers of simple, effective, and accessible occupational health and safety training materials.

This month’s newsletter provides some updates on changes to Provincial legislation in workplace health and safety and seasonal hazards.

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When you are shopping for new replacement windows, it is fun to look at the many designs. These are some of the popular styles of windows that you might consider.

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July 21, 2017

Basements are great for keeping cool in hotter weather, but there are downsides of being 10 feet under. Be aware of the hazards when contemplating your basement renovation. Brought to you by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. 

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Dunn Heating ClimateCare July 12, 2017

At first glance, it may look bleak: you know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you’re no air conditioning expert, and you want to make an informed decision.

Let the professionals at DunnClimateCare help answer your questions. 

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July 10, 2017

With summer upon us, rain for many across the country, and cottage season in full-swing, Bryan addresses a few questions relating to mould issues in a cottage and leaky chimney flashing. 

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The best time for outdoor events is approaching—fresh air, open windows, and doors, and DIY projects on the patio are in order! This year, as the season for everything outdoors draws near, isn’t it time you update your backyard with a new sliding patio door?

Here are you seven awesome advantages of choosing Sliding Patio Doors for your home. Some great information from Brock Doors and Windows

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June 16, 2017

A home’s insulation not only keeps you warm in during the cold months, it keeps you cool in the summer heat.

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BDB Home Inspections June 10, 2017

The decision has been made…..you are moving from the big city to a slower, more relaxed pace in the Georgian Bay area.  Whether it’s a summer home or your permanent residence, there are important things you MUST keep in mind before making your purchase and why getting that home inspection is crucial. 

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Don't waste your time or money making mistakes on your deck project. We've covered the most important things to know so you can get the deck of your dreams without a headache. Check out these hacks on deck design, decor, and hiring a deck contractor. 

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When you purchase home comfort equipment, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your purchase. Regular maintenance of your home comfort equipment is essential. However, it’s really not up to you to take care of the technical maintenance. The team of licensed professionals at ClimateCare can take care all of that for you. Here is what regular maintenance of your home comfort equipment can offer you and your family all year.

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domilya GROUP June 01, 2017

When the cold weather finally starts to dissipate and the sun starts to stream through the windows, many people jump into Spring cleaning mode. Spring is a time for new beginnings (and also tax refunds!) and a great time to get your home ready to enjoy during the warmer months.

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Are you asking “Why Does My AC Smell?” – It’s Time for an HVAC Inspection!

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May 20, 2017

Tile over popcorn? Mildew on bathroom tiles? In-floor heating? Here are some questions answered by the man himself. 

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Verve Electric Inc. May 11, 2017

Skip the frustration and use your custom shades daily with no effort, even in hard to reach places.

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Flower beds against the home look great but can have negative effects leading to water intrusion of the home. Over the next couple of months when you clean up the yard and prepare for summer consider how water can be trapped against your home. Read more and see a list of tips to better understand what you can to to help prevent water intrusion. 

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domilya GROUP May 04, 2017

The Spring season is a very busy time for renovations and upgrading bathrooms is a popular choice. Whether it’s the warmer weather that gets you motivated to change things up or that you are ready to put the planning you’ve done over winter into action, domilya Group can help you redefine your bathroom. 

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domilya GROUP May 04, 2017

When you first purchase a home, it is hard to know how your needs may change and how you’ll need your home to change along with you.  If you add kids, pets, a home-based business or hobbies to your lifestyle, the storage and spaces used to organize your items may no longer work. 
 
Do you need to move? Not necessarily!  There is so much you can do within your current home to maximize the space and still make it work for you.  It is worth speaking to a trusted home renovation professional about custom renovations to find out more about building more storage for your home.

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May 03, 2017

As Spring arrives, many encounter issues with water and humidity. This month, Bryan Baeumler addresses some of these issues encountered by homeowners.
 

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Is asbestos present in your home. Find out before renovating.

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Dunn Heating ClimateCare April 08, 2017

Prevent water leaks and breakdowns by servicing your equipment and having peace of mind.

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April 04, 2017

All the people who write in with questions will finally get to see my family go through every possibility. The things that go wrong, the changes that are made, the expenses you incur and the stress. Even people like me, who do this every day, encounter surprises.”
 

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Verve Electric Inc. March 28, 2017

Create your perfect outdoor space with custom lighting so you can enjoy your outside space as much as you enjoy your inside space.
 

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The Candu Group Inc March 22, 2017

A few things to think about when hiring a contractor from The Candu Group. www.thecandugroup.com

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March 17, 2017

Q&A  - Sure, there’s a mounting list of DIY projects on your fridge right now. You’ll get to them soon enough. But before you begin, start with this question: are they really worth it?

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Dunn Heating ClimateCare March 08, 2017

Frustrated? Asking Yourself "Why Does My Furnace Make Loud Noises?" Get an Inspection Today!

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Verve Electric Inc. March 07, 2017

Limiting your screen time doesn't mean you need to limit your options when it comes to home control.

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Knowing how you got to where you are is determined by what you did to get there.

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Verve Electric Inc. February 22, 2017


Home control for new parents is a must have.
 

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Dunn Heating ClimateCare February 14, 2017

Stop Asking “Why is My Furnace Filter Black.” Get to the Bottom of It!
 

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February 11, 2017

Wiping off your vanity countertop is not enough. The bathroom may be your hub of cleanliness, but mould, bacteria and other irritants could well be lurking underneath your tiles, especially if you love long showers. Bathrooms are an area where you get a high concentration of moisture, which can lead to mould, mildew, failing grout, rotting walls — you name it. So everything you put in there — whether a shower or cup surround — should be moisture-resistant. You should always be thinking about how to reduce the amount of condensation in that room. Otherwise, you’re looking at a lot of problems.

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domilya GROUP February 08, 2017

How renovations impact you psychologically.

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Verve Electric Inc. January 28, 2017

An explanation of what the "ESA" cost on your electrical renovation estimate includes.

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Selecting the right tile for your backsplash can be overwhelming. Here are some points to consider before venturing out to your local tile store.  

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Capital Junk Inc. January 13, 2017

The benefits of renting a dumpster and how it can make your house project easier and less stressful.

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December 20, 2016

With just days left until fall begins, you may be considering how to cushion the blow of summer’s end.
Here’s a suggestion: cushion the inside of your home. It’s the perfect time to gird your home for the upcoming seasons. Now’s a good time to poke your head up into the attic and check how much insulation you’ve got. You may want to blow in some more insulation to save some money over the winter.

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December 20, 2016

How to embrace the transitions — both in the weather and within your own home. Pay close attention to the things happening in your home, from creaking noises to drops in temperature. No house exists in a vacuum. External factors affect them, whether it’s the climate or time.

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December 20, 2016

Forget New Year’s resolutions. Reno-lutions are what you really need.

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December 20, 2016

So you used the wrong paint. Or you didn’t get the right permit. Or you bored into your brick wall with the wrong tools. Don’t hammer yourself over the head about it. When it comes to being a DIY ace, failure is the price of admission. 




December 20, 2016

Bryan Baeumler answers questions. Whether you're insulating a basement or an attic, a vapour barrier could be a key component.

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A Shaw Roofing December 17, 2016

Everything you need to know about roof top snow removal. Does it need to be done, and if so, when and how.

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Premium Home Inspections Ltd. December 07, 2016

Explanation and solutions for excessive condensation and ice forming on interior of house windows in cold weather.

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Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. December 01, 2016

When you are looking for different ways to save money as a homeowner in Toronto, a great place to start is your windows. When you replace old, inefficient windows, you can save money on your energy bills as well as get better comfort during the hottest and coldest months of the year. To get the most out of your energy efficient window replacement, have a look at the valuable tips in this insider guide from Brock Doors and Windows.

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Dunn Heating ClimateCare November 17, 2016

Showcasing the importance of your furnace filter and why changing it is a good idea.

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Air Quality Dunrite November 16, 2016

Our winters are long, dark and cold, and heating our homes is a necessity of life. But it doesn’t mean we can’t take a hard look at how much we’re paying to heat our homes and think about what we should be paying. 





Planning on starting a major renovation?  Here are 5 common mistakes home owners can make during a home renovation project.




Verve Electric Inc. November 15, 2016

A properly designed home control system can help increase your energy savings and save you money.




Catalyst General Contracting November 10, 2016

Our clients Keith and Adrienne made the HUGE decision to completely gut their 1970’s bungalow and add an additional 1200 square feet of living space to their home.  With 6 year old twins and an infant, it was quite the undertaking to say the least, but they got through it in one piece and are happy with their new space! Check out what they had to say about the renovation process and how they are settling in now.
 
 




Catalyst General Contracting October 26, 2016

Sometimes when we advise a potential client that the next step in their renovation process is to enter into a “Design Build Agreement”, it becomes clear that this is a term the homeowner is both unfamiliar with and intimidated by. Fortunately, a design build is less complicated than it sounds – in fact it is the opposite of complicated! Here are some common questions we are asked when discussing a Design Build Agreement.




Verve Electric Inc. September 12, 2016

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.




September 08, 2016

Yes, they can. In Vancouver of course but did you know they can grow in Southern Ontario? In fact at our location in Brantford, Ontario we have a few different varieties that will withstand Canada's Winter. With a little help there's no need to shy away from these ever popular exotic plants.




A Shaw Roofing August 18, 2016

There are many roofing companies to choose from in most urban areas. Many claiming multiple years in business or to have the most expertise. That said, one will quickly discover that from one roofing company to the next you may find big disparities in the work to be performed.




Verve Electric Inc. August 17, 2016

Having a consultation with your Licensed Electrical Contractor about the specific, custom needs for your project can save money and time.




Verve Electric Inc. August 12, 2016

What you need to know before you hire an Electrician for your home or business.




domilya GROUP August 10, 2016

Spring has thawed and rejuvenated our outdoor spaces and now Canadians are enduring the summer heat. domilya Group is always working to help people love their homes that’s why we wanted to share a helpful list of summer home maintenance projects to keep your house in great condition.




PM WYRE July 20, 2016

Creating a space that is as functional for entertaining as it is for relaxing, is ultimately what we all want – indoors and out. So when designing your outdoor space, don’t stop at the furniture and the gardens. Whether you have a city condo or a huge lakeside property, lighting and music are critical elements to create the mood – day or night.





Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the new Baeumler Approved blog space, and the inaugural blog! Continue to check this space for blog postings by our members. You'll be able to read more about them, their services, experiences and perhaps learn something along the way! Blogs are a great way for our members to stay in touch with you and another means to help you choose a Baeumler Approved member to work with on the next project in your home.