The Artisan Contracting Blog

5 Reasons Behind Unexpected Renovation Costs & How to Avoid Them

Investing in internal house renovations can often end up costing more than you think. While you get quotes for the labour and material costs, it is common to overlook unexpected renovation costs that might come up. Here are five common reasons you might encounter unexpected renovation costs with tips to help you avoid them. 1. […]

How Long Do Bathroom Renovations Take? A Breakdown of Bathroom Renovation Timelines

Bathroom renovations rank as the second most popular restoration for a very good reason. The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home in terms of usage, but creating a beautiful bathroom into a place of elegance doesn’t just happen overnight. Below, we break down realistic bathroom renovation timelines you should consider. […]

How to Choose a Perfect Bathtub for Your Bathroom Renovation

If you’re remodelling and looking to add a new bathtub, find out what options are available for bathtub types, installation and materials to find the perfect tub for your budget. The bathtub is a statement piece in your bathroom that sets the tone for the rest of the fixtures, so it’s good to do a bit of research. Although […]

Renovating? Follow these Tips to Save Space in Your Bathroom

As the smallest room in your home, your bathroom’s surfaces can quickly become cluttered with toiletry items, hair dryers and more. But it doesn’t need to be that way! With some careful planning and reorganizing, you save space in your bathroom. Here’s how! Get Organized In some cases, a lack of organization in your bathroom can […]

How to Make Your Addition Energy Efficient

An addition to any home is a huge undertaking. Even with the professionals on board, adding square footage to your beloved home will require a multitude of considerations. How you create a space that optimizes energy efficiency will require it’s own unique set of decisions. The options available for saving energy with the construction of […]

Which Home Renovations Require a Permit?

In Ontario and Canada, homeowners and renovation companies require permits for several different kinds of renovations. Of course, different cities also require different permits, but starting with the national and provincial permits is wise. What Home Renovations Require a Permit? A huge range of home renovation projects require a permit. Essentially, you need to get […]

Lower Your Monthly Bills With These Energy Efficient Swaps

Our houses provide shelter, protection and a place to call home. All this comes with a price. One that is often higher than it has to be. Energy efficiency in our homes can be achieved. Finding ways to make our homes more energy efficient will make living in our homes even more enjoyable. Here, we […]

How A Design Helps Speed Up Your Project (and Keeps it On Budget)

Almost every home renovation project has a design of some kind. But the clearer and more comprehensive that design is, the better the renovation process goes. We find that projects with the best planning are completed on schedule and under budget. But why, and how can you get that quality planning for your own project?  […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Custom Kitchen Renovation

Have you been thinking about investing in a Custom Kitchen Renovation? The kitchen, for many families, is the main focal point in the home. Not only is a kitchen functional, but it also brings the family together. Therefore, you should spend some time planning your custom kitchen renovation. There are a few things you should consider […]

Things to Consider When Planning to Renovate Your Home

Where should you start renovating your house? Even renovating a single room may be a huge task, but you don’t have to do it all at once, or alone. Use this guide to better understand how to start renovating a house and get a glimpse at the things you will need to consider when renovating […]