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Decks by Design

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The deck days of summer have arrived (finally!) and we’re sharing some of our favourite design trends for the sunny season! Treat your outdoor space as a bonus room If you’ve got the space, a deck is essentially an extension of your home. Outdoor furniture and rugs, sun and rain shields and grills and outdoor […]

July Home Checklist

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Inspect and repair driveway. Examine your driveway for any cracks and/or holes that may have appeared following the winter months. Use a proper sealant or caulk for small fixes or consider resurfacing the entire length of your driveway for a full makeover. Repairing cracks and holes will prevent rainwater from seeping through and undermining the […]

Deck Planning 101

Monday, June 26th, 2017

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To […]

Prep Your Home for Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Summer? Is that you? This week on the blog we’re giving three cheers for sunshine and sharing a few simple ways to say bye bye to heavy layers and heated blankets and hello to sun hats and flip flops. Kick winter remnants to the curb. If you’re really ready to embrace the summer season, the […]

June Home Checklist

Monday, June 5th, 2017

During the month of June, we say goodbye to another school year and hello to fun in the sun. Make sure your home is ready for the upcoming summer season with this month’s home checklist. Clean grill grates. Barbecue season is upon us! For those who don’t grill year-round, make sure your grates are clean […]

April Home Checklist

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

April is the perfect time to give the inside and outside of your home a bit of a refresh. Check out this month’s top to-dos. Amp up your curb appeal. The outside of your home offers that all-important first impression. Step back and examine what could use some work on your home’s exterior. Are your […]

Entertaining Oasis

Monday, March 27th, 2017

If you’re someone who loves to host, then this week’s blog post is for you! Check out our top tips to transform your home into an entertaining oasis. Open concept Closed-in spaces are not ideal when entertaining. That’s why we love a well thought-out open floor plan. Creating flow between the kitchen and living area […]

March Home Checklist

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Spring is in the air! This month, we’re gearing up for a new season by giving the inside (and outside!) of your home a little TLC. Check out this month’s top to-dos! Inspect and repair roof. Once the ice and snow melts, it’s the perfect time to inspect your roof for any cracks, leaks or […]

Deck Planning 101

Monday, June 27th, 2016

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To […]

Backyard Oasis

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is finally upon us and we can’t wait to spend as much time as possible outside with friends and family. For those who thrive on hosting a backyard bash or two during the warmer months, we’ve provided a few of our favourite ways to create the ultimate backyard oasis. Take advantage of the summer […]

June Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, June 6th, 2016

June waves goodbye to another school year and hello to fun in the sun. Make sure your home is ready for the upcoming summer season with this month’s home checklist. Clean grill grates. Barbecue season is upon us! For those who don’t grill year-round, make sure your grates are clean before the first cookout of […]

May Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

With the unpredictable April weather behind us, we’ve got our fingers crossed that May will bring plenty of sunny days and warmer nights. This month, our checklist focuses on giving the outside (and a bit of the inside) of your home a good spruce. Clean windows and doors. April showers can turn your window panes […]

What to Ask Your General Contractor Before the Work Begins

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring has officially sprung! Around this time of year, many homeowners begin to re-evaluate their abode and make a list of any areas which are in desperate need of improvement. If you’ll be hiring a general contractor for projects big or small, ask these 10 questions first before signing on the dotted line. What is […]

Deck Safety Checklist

Monday, March 14th, 2016

We’ve been counting down the days to the first signs of spring and look forward to that inaugural gathering outdoors with family and friends. While you may be eager to step outside, fire up the barbecue and take advantage of the longer, brighter days ahead, first things first. Decks are exposed to a smorgasbord of outdoor […]

Fix Now-Save Later

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Putting off simple home maintenance tasks now could mean major and costly repairs in the future. Just like your body needs regular checkups to make sure everything is in good working order, your home needs that same TLC.  Consistent upkeep and care is all it takes to ensure a safe and comfortable home. Deck boards […]

September Home Checklist

Monday, August 31st, 2015

September is a busy month for many of us. The kids are gearing up for the first day of school. Last-minute long weekend plans are being confirmed and everyone is trying to soak up the final few weeks of summer. So, on this, the last day of August, we thought we’d help you with your […]

HRM Decks FAQ

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to apply for a permit? Completed permit application form 3 copies of the complete plans, showing all structural components. 3 copies of a site plan showing the proposed location of the project in relation to any other buildings on the property, the property lines, and water courses. All […]

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