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Repairing a Barrel Vault Porch Roof

By Rob Campbell | August 21, 2023

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

By Rob Campbell | June 11, 2023

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

By Rob Campbell | April 14, 2023

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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How Flared Stairs Became a Stately Staircase

By Rob Campbell | March 11, 2023

At the center of a recent home remodeling project in Burlington Ontario was a standalone staircase with twin banisters and a flared base. The hourglass-shaped red oak stairs filled the room and must have looked marvelous when all that wood was polished. A flared staircase is notable for its wide bottom step and how it …

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Mississauga Townhouse, Main Floor and Basement Renovation

By Rob Campbell | February 17, 2023

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

By Rob Campbell | November 25, 2022

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)

By Rob Campbell | November 10, 2022

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

By Rob Campbell | September 29, 2022

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

By Rob Campbell | August 12, 2022

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

By Rob Campbell | July 18, 2022

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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