The Artisan Contracting Blog

Five Things To Know Before Installing a Skylight

Considering a skylight but aren’t sure about how to install it, where to install it and if it’s even safe to install a skylight? There are many things to consider when making this home renovation. Here are some things you don’t want to miss when installing a skylight. Location Rafters in your home will greatly […]

10 Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your Garage Door

A garage door is not just a functional element of your home but also an aesthetic one. It may be the first thing visitors notice when they approach your house, and it significantly impacts the overall style of your property.   If you think it’s time to upgrade your garage door, consider these ten common questions […]

Artisan Picks: The Best Kitchen Countertop Choices for Your Home

Your kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the most commonly renovated. When remodelling your kitchen, it’s important to pick out the correct countertop for your style and needs. The aesthetic appeal of your kitchen depends upon your countertops integrating seamlessly with your appliances and […]

10 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 […]

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 […]

7 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 contemporary […]

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, […]