The Artisan Contracting Blog

How Long Do Bathroom Renovations Take?

The most important question every homeowner should consider regarding a major renovation is whether the renovation will be a wise investment, what its ultimate cost is, and how long it will take to complete. Bathroom renovations rank as the second most popular restoration for a very good reason. The bathroom is one of the most important […]

Preparing your Home for a Kitchen & Bath Renovation

As many homeowners have already discovered, breathing new life in a home with a renovation is the most desirous and rewarding project they can experience. It can increase the value of your house and make it more appealing for you and future buyers. Kitchen Renovation Preperation Since the kitchen is the heart of a home and most frequently used […]

What makes a kitchen “high-end”?

Every home has a kitchen, and they’re all as unique as the people who live there. When designing our kitchens, it is very common to put a little of ourselves into the design, finishes, and fixtures but what distinguishes a high-end kitchen from a regular one? Where is that line drawn? If you’re wondering if your kitchen […]

Which Home Renovations Add The Most Value? And Which Don’t?

Original article posted Jan 15, 2018. Content updated Apr 24, 2023.    As homeowners contemplate the various renovations that can improve the look and feel of their homes, they quickly discover that not all renovations are created equal. One of the fundamental questions you might ask is: how likely will I get a return on […]

How to Make Your House Brighter

You’ve bought the house of your dreams surrounded by large mature trees. You consider this place your heavenly oasis with lots of shade on hot sunny days, right?  Unfortunately after you move into your new castle, you discover that all of those big trees cast a dark shadow over the house. The interior is darker […]

Lower Your Monthly Bills With Energy Efficient Homes

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. Windows Windows […]

6 Top Home Repairs to Make Before Listing Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your house, you’ll want to make sure that it’s in tip-top shape to attract buyers. In addition to a thorough cleaning or staging, fixing minor problems, making repairs or upgrades, will help you polish your home’s overall look and appeal. You want to make a good first impression for potential […]

Top 10 Home Renovation Mistakes

Completing renovations on your home can be really exciting: you get to pick out new fixtures and appliances, new paint colours and potentially all new furniture. In order to get the maximum return on your investment, it’s important to make sure you avoid these 10 home renovation mistakes. Incorrectly Measuring for Cabinets This is one of the […]

Under Stairs Storage | Basement Renovations

If you are planning a basement renovation, you will no doubt be looking forward to more storage. Storage solutions might be at the top of your list of needs for a basement renovation Often you’ll find this extra storage right under your nose or this case, under your stairs. Creating a space under your stairs […]

Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

The idea of Renovating Your Kitchen can be exciting and yet daunting at the same time. It is important to get your kitchen right, as for many people it is the beating heart of the home, and can be an expensive project. If your remodeling is done well, however, it can completely change your and your family’s […]