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BATHROOM RENOVATIONS AND THE HST FACTOR - BEWARE OF THE TRAP

Since last July 1 2010, the renovation industry was hit with an 8% increase in tax to the consumer. Projects went from a 5% GST to a now 13% HST in taxes. This of course has created a hugh underground economy. Quite a few projects are being done for cash under the table to save on the tax. Well I'm sure by now that everyone has heard or read all of the rip-offs out there in RENO LAND. My advise is DON"T DO IT - DON'T FALL INTO THE TRAP - It doesn't pay in the long run. You have abs...(read more)

THE TRUTH ABOUT REALITY T.V. RENO SHOWS

I'm sure that everyone has watched those reality t.v. reno programs. I think these shows are a great service to the public as there is some teriific information on those shows and are very well done. If there is one subtle message in all of those programs it's that you must hire the right company for the project if you wish to get it done right. However you must remember that it is after all a t.v. show and it is staged.
Projects that may take weeks and months have to be edited into a hal...(read more)

BASEMENT BATHROOMS - PUBLIC'S PERCEPTION:

Ever wonder why basement bathrooms always look YUKI? The hard truth is that of a perception problem. Most people have the impression that because a bathroom is in the basement that it should be really cheap to renovate. In actual fact, most basement bathrooms can be more expensive to properly renovate than your main bathroom. Once people see the actual costs involved to properly renovate a basement bathroom - they have a very hard time wrapping their arms around this fact and guess what...(read more)