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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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Professional Trades Work Together in Eastview Homes

Eastview Homes is a family of diverse tradespeople and any list begins with the carpenters, Dave and Matt. David is an apprentice carpenter and Matt’s journey to complete accreditation was profiled here in this blog. They bring a variety of rough and fine construction skills to each project. Here they are installing faux brick as …

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Eastview Homes, BUILD magazine – 2019 sustainable Building Award

Eastview Homes is proud to have been awarded BUILD Magazine’s 2019 Sustainable Building Award. Build Magazine’s Sustainable Building Awards are a celebration of the organizations or individuals that lead the way and set the best example locally in our collective bid to reduce waste and save energy.  Buildings generate up to 35 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of …

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Renovating Bathrooms, Shower Bench leads 2020 Fashion Trends

Bathrooms can make-or-break a house for sale. The style, condition and number of the bathrooms is a common focal point for home buyers and ranks second behind kitchen remodeling as the most common home-renovation project upon which Eastview Homes gets asked to quote. We’re often too busy to take-on single room renovations like washrooms or …

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Eastview Homes Awarded Best General Contractor for 2018

Dear Eastview – Congratulations to you and you’re organization, after a lengthy search and review we have selected Eastview Homes as the Best General Contractor / Home Addition Contractor for 2018. As one of our referred candidates we have selected Eastview Homes best represents our criterial for advance business practices and service in the Halton …

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Rosehill Wine Cellars Helps Design Basement Renovation

During a recent Mississauga basement renovation, Eastview Homes worked with Rosehill Wine Cellars custom design team to complete a section of the blueprints where their designer had initially written the words ‘cold cellar’.  Now that is exactly the type of floor plan landmine that needs discussing in advance, as there are many interpretations of what …

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Before & After Home Remodeling in Burlington

This is what its all about. Here’s a project Eastview Homes recently completely, the air-brushed pictures provided by realtor ca. The Realtor describes the property as, Very beautiful home with tons of charm. Gorgeous curb appeal, beautiful landscaping and stunning interior. Main level offers vaulted ceilings, loads of custom millwork, high quality materials and fixtures …

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Progressing from Journeyman Apprentice to Finish Carpenter

Good help is hard to find, and experienced contractors know the best tradespeople are handmade on the job.   Raw talent must be spotted, trained and taught the basics.  Woodworkers learn by doing, and doing it some more, adding time saving techniques when they see them, and turning safety protocols into good habits through repetition.  There …

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Build a Deck in your Backyard

Eastview Homes loves designing wooden decks and fences that define and command backyard properties.  Just add a sliding glass door, a BBQ, kids and a dog . . . Building a backyard deck is a gratifying project for any aspiring home handymen, and although it seems like a straightforward task, there’s a lot that can …

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Outdoor Fireplace Patio Deck Completes Circular Home

An outdoor fireplace in the city? Yes. It’s a rare and wonderful amenity, especially when it is done so discreetly. Behold a new outdoor fireplace that will add warmth and light to an otherwise chilly outdoor space. This addition is sure to become a welcoming albeit seasonal entertainment room in this newly renovated home. The …

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From Home Renovation to Higher Valuation

Full Article Available Here What does it take to turn a $650,000 house in Mississauga’s Applewood neighbourhood into a million-dollar home that is so astonishingly pretty it raises property values along the entire street? It takes an experienced home renovator with a wide spectrum of diverse skills, a business professional who can dream up cost-effective …

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Renovating Oakville’s Side-Split Houses into Modern Family Homes

Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington expanded mightily in the decades following World War II as both the car industry and two major fuel refineries took root in the region.  Ford Motors opened their first car plant here in 1953, and this factory produced nearly all of Ford’s vehicles in Canada until 1966. In 1962, the town …

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Eastview Homes Tries Trash Nothing, a Local Freecycling Service

There are always new mobile apps and services springing up with offers to help Canadian businesses reduce their carbon footprints.  Eastview Homes believes that every modern enterprise, and especially building contractors, should try new things and experiment with environmentally friendlier options just to see how they work, and so keep abreast of the changing technological …

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What is the Difference Between Renovating and Remodeling?

These two construction terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between home renovation and home remodeling.  Simply put, renovation is done to freshen up something old and make it new again. The word renovation comes from Latin renovatio which means renewal.  Remodeling is more elaborate.  The act of remodeling by definition …

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The Core Four Building Contractors at Eastview Homes

The building contractors seen here are no longer four individual tradespeople – they have become a single well-oiled machine.  We are Eastview Homes, and here are the ‘core four’ specialists in our design build squad. Each of these hammer wielding heroes is an expert at something specific on top of being a skilled carpenter. One …

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Remodeling a Side Split House (with a Home Addition) in Burlington

Its no secret, Burlington, Ontario is a sweet spot for real estate speculators in 2018.   Market conditions have turned this Southern Ontario city into prime hunting ground for property flippers.  The population across the entire Halton Region has grown by 188,000 people, or approx 60% since 1998, and that’s just the start of what many …

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Project Managers Eliminate Contractor Conflicts on Construction Sites

One of the main reasons property owners hire a competent project manager is to reduce and hopefully eliminate altogether any conflicts that may occur on their busy construction site.  Every building project is unique, and the more complex the requirements, the more tradespeople will need access to space and resources. When their schedules conflict, there’s …

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Our Window Replacement Service

Ugly windows look bad from the road, and nine-out-of-ten times that’s why people call replacement window contractors. Never mind the ever increasing heating bills or cooling costs, or the fact that poorly insulated windows leak air and water and can allow insects and rodents into the home, its usually the cosmetic appeal of new windows …

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Before a Basement Renovation

When residential home prices really began rising across Canada ten years ago, building contractors found themselves quoting prices for home additions, attic reclamation and basement remodeling.  Homeowners couldn’t ignore the potential revenue and in many cases their mortgage depended on making a second apartment in the basement.  In Oakville and Burlington, where real estate prices …

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What to do if your basement floods?

Spring is the season Eastview Homes most often gets called to come out and deal with home renovations resulting from flood damage.  Occasionally the homeowners call when their properties are still underwater and sometimes the weather isn’t the most obvious explanation for the flood.  Property owners call us looking for answers, and good advice; this …

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