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    Disposing Construction Waste After Kitchen Renovation

    Every modern kitchen renovation project results in the production of a wide range of waste. Dealing with this rubbish is cumbersome if you do not utilize the appropriate steps that will ensure effective and safe disposal. Failing to completely deal with all types of debris might cause your family or neighbors a lot of trouble later. Whether you... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    Costs and Benefits of Installing Fire Sprinkler Systems in Residential Kitchen

    People tend to undervalue the need for fire sprinklers in their homes, mostly because they lack information about them and their cost. Although fire sprinklers are an added expense for every homeowner, research shows that they significantly save lives and property by over and above 65%. This has caused the fire experts and environmental officia... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Home Siding

    You probably don’t spend much time thinking about as you go about your busy days. But when you notice that your home or business is projecting an unkempt, run-down appearance, or your interior suddenly feels like it might have become one with the exterior, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it can find its way to the top of your mind. ... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on March 26, 2018Comments (0)
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    Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest

    I'm extremely excited about the launch of Contractor Talk 2.0 and I want everyone to try out the new features. I think once you use the new tools you'll see how valuable and fun they can be. To encourage everyone to try things out and have some fun along the way we've come up with a contest that we hope you'll enjoy. What Can You Win?We are g... Read More

    by Nathan on April 22, 2011Comments (48)
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    A Man of Many failures

    Alot has changed since my first post here at ContractorTalk. Back then it was the contractor chat room.  This guy, Nate was his name, sent me an email after reading one of my posts on another forum suggesting this cool new website.  How could I resist but take a look?  I've been hooked ever since. I was one of the first to sign u... Read More

    by Grumpy on May 01, 2011Comments (24)
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    Four Reasons to Replace Your Windows

    Most homeowners purchase replacement windows to modernize their home’s aesthetic, prevent drafts and leaks, and help regulate their indoor climate, but different window units are designed to specifically optimize certain aspects of your abode. To provide a little more insight on how a home immediate benefits from a window replacement proje... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on March 23, 2018Comments (0)
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    2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I: Top 15 changes from CSA

    As a professional kitchen and bath renovator in Toronto, Mississauga and Richmond Hill we keeping ourselves up to date with most recent updates in Building Codes, Electrical Codes and various constratioin regulations in Ontario. Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and change... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on March 19, 2018Comments (0)
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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (1)
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