Basement renovation

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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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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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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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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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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