The Artisan Contracting Blog

Why You Should Combine your Kitchen and Dining Room Remodel

Many of those quaint, older homes of the 50s and 60s treated kitchens as utilitarian workspaces that should be separate from the dining area. Most people today want an open floor plan because it optimizes floor space and does not make the experience of cooking so isolating.   Combining your kitchen and dining room remodel into […]

Five Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer for Kids

Baby safety and child safety should be at the top of your mind when you’re upgrading or renovating your home. So, how do you make your home safe for kids? Here, we go beyond a simple home safety checklist and instead talk about how the renovation and design of your home can make it safer […]

Planning Your Home Addition: A Complete Guide

Before anyone gets out a sledgehammer to take down a wall and start the actual process of building your home addition, there are months of planning needed. The planning process is just as important as the actual build, and, as the homeowner, it requires more work from you. Therefore, it’s wise to start your journey […]

5 Tips to Set Up the Perfect Office Space at Home

Working at home sounds appealing to almost everyone. But, unless you have a great office space already, you might find that you’re distracted, unfocused and uncomfortable at home. It’s all about how you set up your office, especially if you’re renovating, which requires some planning. Everyone could use some tips to make sure they have […]

How to Cook During Your Kitchen Remodel: 5 No Kitchen Dinner Ideas

You know your kitchen remodel will create some disruptions to your lifestyle. Although you’ll have your dream kitchen once the remodel is complete, it gets frustrating living sans kitchen for several weeks. Here we offer tips to set up your makeshift kitchen with five no kitchen dinner ideas to enjoy home-cooked meals with limited kitchen […]

7 Modern Contemporary Kitchen Trends to Get You Inspired

If there’s any room where you want to invest the most in making it modern and contemporary, that room is the kitchen. Before you jump right into designing, it is smart to take a look at the latest trends and how they could make your kitchen more practical, efficient, and “wow worthy.” Look through these […]

Is Open Concept Going Out of Style? | 3 Kitchen & Living Room Layout Ideas

The open concept home became popular in Toronto in the 1980’s. While they’ve served Ontario homeowners for decades, many are wondering – Is open concept going out of style?  Open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen ideas have recently been featured in magazines and websites like Martha Stewart and Better Homes and Gardens. Still, […]

6 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Whether you are doing your own kitchen renovations or are hiring a contractor to do them for you, it’s important to try and avoid the common pitfalls that can negatively affect your project. The last thing you need is to end up with a kitchen you don’t like or one that isn’t functional.  Keep reading […]

Extend Your House vs Move: What You Need to Consider

If you find you have outgrown your home it can be hard to decide whether or not to sell and move or look into making some upgrades to improve your space. Here are the things to consider to help you decide which is best for you. When it is Better To Extend Here are some […]

7 Ways to Update the Exterior of Your Home & What You Need to Consider

Curb appeal goes a long way in helping your home maintain its value. If you are ready to update the exterior of your home, here are seven ideas you need to consider. What You Need to Consider for your Exterior Update Consider these factors when you change or update the exterior of your house: Assess […]