Renos

Welcome to the Renos section. Here you will find articles about how to renovate a home, how to improve a room, the cost of renovations and much more.

Roof maintenance and home insurance: 4 steps to take

Not many people like to climb on to the roof of their homes. It is still a worthwhile exercise to help prevent damage, home insurance claims and all the problems they could cause. The La Capitale blog team explains what you … Continue reading

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Borrowing more to renovate your home

Let’s be honest: it often takes more than vacuuming and Windex to make the bathroom in a new home shine. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying the house of your dreams: several options are available to finance your renovations. … Continue reading

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Renovations: Should you call your insurer?

Renovating? Are you planning on notifying your insurer? Here are a few details taken from La Capitale’s blog that will help you decide whether you should notify your insurer, and why! Why should you adjust your insurance during renovations? Normally, home … Continue reading

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Repair or change a floor

Redo your floors before moving in Redoing the floors is not an easy task. The rooms have to be emptied and the house becomes a real worksite. And if your floors need sanding and varnishing, you have to leave your … Continue reading

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The key to selling your house

Storage: The key to selling your house Among the important criteria when buying a house is the amount of storage space available. The buyer will be charmed by various cabinets, large wardrobes and ingenious drawers. When visits are scheduled, put … Continue reading

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Easily update your home with paint

A potential buyer that visits a house on sale can be influenced by the colours of the walls. Colours contribute to the atmosphere of your home and to well-being feeling of the visitor.  Obviously the buyer will later paint the … Continue reading

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Update the look of your bathroom before selling your house

When the time comes to sell your house, the look of your bathroom will play a crucial role. Indeed, an outdated bathroom can discourage buyers and even refrain them from buying your house.         Renovating the bathroom … Continue reading

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How to reduce stress when renovating

How to Reduce Stress When Renovating

You can increase the value and functional aspects of your home with renovations, and you may be excited about how the house will look after the work is done. However, surviving a home improvement project can be tricky. It’s hard … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter

6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter

In summertime, we tend to forget that winter is coming.  But now is the best time to prepare for the icy months!  Canadian winters are known for their cold temperatures, strong winds, and plenty of snow, ice and sleet. This … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Pool Safe for Kids

How to Make Your Pool Safe for Kids

Taking dips in the pool with your family during the hot summer season is the best way to beat the heat. However, if you have little kids at home a pool can be a potential hazard. To make sure everyone … Continue reading

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