Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Everyone knows that if you put an extension on your house, you will require a building permit. But what about for the smaller renos like a new kitchen, a new bathroom, installing larger windows or a new basement? Do you need a building permit for that ? Do I Really Need a Building Permit for Renovations? When we were visiting friends one day, we went out for a walk around their neighbourhood after dinner. We couldn’t help…

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Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Granite counter  tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health??? It used to be that everyone longed for granite counter tops in their kitchen.  Having a granite counter top was the equivalent of having a BMW or Mercedes in your driveway.  But with recent reports of radon or radiation emitting from granite, are granite counter tops safe or hazardous to your health? Or is it just a few naysayers making a big ado over nothing? Over the past…

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Painting the Inside of My Front Door BLACK!!!

Painting the Inside of My Front Door BLACK!!!

Painting the Inside of My Front Door BLACK!!! One of the current trends right now which I think is so much fun is painting the inside of your front door.  Why does it have to be boring white? Who made that rule any-ways.  I have been secretly wanting to paint the door black for quite awhile.  When I redecorated the front hallway I thought now is my chance….finally. So when Mr. Add Value left the…

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How to paint with metallic paint

How to paint with metallic paint

How to paint with metallic paint Accent walls are very vogue right now.  With all these gray walls, we somehow need a punch of color in our room so that we don’t go stir crazy.  What better way then to create a wall that will make the room stand out. I’ve always wanted to try painting with metallic paint but was a little apprehensive.  It seems a bit daunting but I recently did a room…

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Painting Concrete Steps for $5 – A Great Budget Makeover

Painting Concrete Steps for $5 – A Great Budget Makeover

Painting Concrete Steps for $5  A Great Idea for a Budget Makeover This post is from crafters.org    When we moved into this house, there was indoor/outdoor carpet covering the front steps. It was nasty, worn, and drooping with holes along the front edges. I couldn’t take it!!! One sunny day, I ripped the carpet off, cleaned it well, and set to work. Here’s what it looked like step-by-step: I cleaned it up, then cut…

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