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Exterior Design Elements That Add Value to Houses

Homeowners who schedule introductory meetings with our construction manager are generally more concerned with improving some aspect of their home’s interior design and usually haven’t put a lot of thought into its exterior. They need more space and seek a home addition, or they wish to correct an unhandy layout, or fix their kitchen or …

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Repairing a Barrel Vault Porch Roof

A popular motif in Classical architecture, barrel vault ceilings were first developed and used by the Sumerians in southern Mesopotamia in 2000 BC, and were subsequently copied by the Egyptians. We often think of them as Roman because they were employed extensively in Ancient Rome for large scale stone structures such as cisterns and aqueducts …

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Basement Renovation Before & After Pictures

Eastview Homes’ Twelve Steps to a Flawless Renovation are evidenced below in a series of Before & After pictures. The images were snapped over the course of six months while our crew improved a basement in Burlington. In this case study, Eastview Homes did all the work over the winter of 2022 / 2023. The …

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Exterior Home Renovation with Maibec Wood Siding

Exterior finishes can make houses feel more like homes and Eastview’s architectural design service will go one step farther as they customize the look and feel using a wide range of building materials and colours available today. Styles and materials popular in the nineteen seventies such as aluminum siding, random flagstone, and curved archways can …

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Mississauga Townhouse, Main Floor and Basement Renovation

Step inside this upscale Mississauga townhouse. Here’s the first thing you’ll see; this is the view that greets you at the front door. The narrow space has rear windows and a sliding door at the back, and it shares its east and west walls with two neighbours, one on each side. The townhouse was built …

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Oakville High School Co-Op Student Learns Carpentry Skills

2022 Fall semester – Eastview has a co-op student helping our skilled trades. Oakville Trafalgar High School has a Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) that provides students with the unique opportunity to get out of the classroom and learn what life is like in the real world. Students explore career options and gather-up the valuable information …

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Insulating Renovations with Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)

Homeowners who retain Eastview to remodel their residential houses can be confident their newly finished walls are well insulated. Exterior walls are sealed with spray polyurethane foam, where applicable. We choose SPF over fiberglass because good spray foam insulation eliminates air infiltration (heat loss), which is it’s primary mission. Good spray foam insulation reduces HVAC …

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Beautiful New Photos of an Exterior Home Renovation in Burlington

In July 2022, Eastview blogged a lengthy account of how our team creates curb appeal in an exterior home renovation. The piece displays contemporary photos of a recent Burlington home remodeling project. The story shows many design elements in various stages of completion. Months later, we have new images and rather than updating the older posts, we …

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Interior Home Renovation in Burlington

Kitchen remodeling is at the center of a whole-house renovation made possible by two separate rear additions In July 2022, Eastview Homes’ blog illustrated how our team Creates Curb Appeal in an Exterior Home Renovation. The piece displays photographs of a recent Burlington remodeling project which exhibits many attractive exterior design elements. Curb appeal refers …

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Sculpting a Residential Poolscape: Exterior Home Renovation

Just in time for summer, Eastview transformed a residential backyard property with a leaky swimming pool into a gorgeous poolscape that’s perfect for hot afternoons and for entertaining family and friends in all seasons. Let’s look at all the construction work that went into completing this vision.  The most remarkable part of this transformation is …

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Creating Curb Appeal in an Exterior Home Renovation

Eastview’s most recent Burlington home renovation project exhibits many design elements that help improve the property’s curb appeal, which is another way of saying it looks great from the street. Curb appeal refers to the visual attractiveness of a house when viewed from the road. Having a comely home adds to its value because of …

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Final Touches and Finish Carpentry

Good carpenters like doing finish carpentry because their handiwork is forever on-display and it’s for precisely this reason that skilled tradespeople are so important. Eastview Homes employs highly experienced and passionate craftspeople and that includes expert carpenters who enjoy bringing beautiful projects to completion. There are thousands of little tasks grouped into hundreds of different …

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Home Renovation Means Upgrading Electrical Systems

As residential housing continues to become more sophisticated, older building’s electrical networks must be upgraded. Burlington, Oakville, and Mississauga town homes built in the 1960’s have electrical systems which are almost always underpowered. The original builders installed either a 60amp or 100amp service rather than the 200amp supply that comes standard in new houses. Other …

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Backyard Pool Upgrade with Cabana and Change Room

Building a cabana at the rear of the upscale residential property beside an inground swimming pool makes the whole amenity much friendlier and even better suited to entertaining family and friends. A cabana is a specially designed support structure that’s purpose-built for amplifying poolside gatherings. Cabana pool houses offer an inviting place to sit and …

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We Used Extira To Construct Exterior Columns

Eastview Homes’ exterior renovations with natural wood siding typically includes a front entrance make-over with a covered porch and three or four stately wooden pillars, often painted white. The stylish little detail gives the property more self-respect. It dramatically improves curb appeal and probably adds thirty thousand dollars to the value of the house. Now …

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Full Renovation with Home Addition in Burlington

Rather than sell their south Burlington home and buy a bigger house in another neighbourhood, one family chose instead to expand their existing house and remodel its interior. Eastview got the call because the homeowner did the math. He found it would be cheaper to build an addition rather than sell and purchase something bigger. …

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Interior Designer Helps Home Renovation

Eastview Homes offers an interior design service to compliment our home renovations and remodeling work. Our experienced interior designers create aesthetically pleasing layouts which help ensure the homeowners’ optimal use of their new space. Our experts make newly renovated indoor spaces more beautiful and more functional. Their work helps determine certain physical requirements, such as the …

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Waterproofing Basement During rear Addition

Installing a rear addition means taking some precautions to prevent a wet basement. A typical rear addition requires expanding a building’s footprint which usually involves excavating the ground behind the house to create a new foundation for what’s being built. This is an ideal time to install waterproofing solutions to ensure the concrete remains dry …

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Exterior Renovation of Side Split Home in Burlington

Side split homes are split-level configurations where multiple levels are visible from the front. It’s like the house has been cut in half and one end has been raised six feet. Typically, the garage is brought into the house at ground level and the bedrooms are stacked above. One reason the design was originally favoured …

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Eastview Homes is Recognized by RenoMark

Eastview Homes is proud to announce we’ve been recognized and are now accredited by RenoMark That’s a big deal. That little black Renomark icon symbolizes a trusted voice in the home renovation industry, and now we’ll proudly display the badge like a trophy on our website. RenoMark’s emblem identifies those professional renovation contractors who’ve adopted …

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Walk-through Video of Second Story Home Addition & Renovation in Burlington

In the video below our building manager walks viewers through a four bedroom home which is the site of our latest renovation. This project could be considered a ‘second floor addition’, but it also saw Eastview make a covered front porch and perform a full interior renovation of the basement, bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms. This …

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Remodeling Living Rooms with Direct Vent Fireplaces

Nothing makes a family home feel cozier than a lively fireplace keeping the whole house warm. It’s Christmas and New Years Eve all winter long when you have such an amenity glowing on the main floor of your house. Interior designers and home decorators will all tell you the same thing; a fireplace can pull …

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Natural Wood Siding in Oakville and Burlington

Our recent second story addition with a covered front and rear porch construction project on Valena Crescent in south Burlington Ontario was completed with style by the addition of natural wood siding. This building material perfectly completes a house and yields maximum curb appeal.  This was a big project. Eastview Homes completed a full interior …

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