Renovator, beware: The challenges of finished basements

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  (NC)—Canadians love to renovate and one of the most popular projects is to finish the basement — otherwise known as the wreck room, the kid’s playroom or the man-cave. Some do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) may consider this type of renovation to be fairly straightforward and easy, but the truth is that it requires careful planning and […]

Find out how home renovations affect your insurance

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  (NC)—Homeowners renovate for a variety of reasons. Some build additions to accommodate their growing families. Some replace outdated systems, making their house more energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Still others want to increase the aesthetic appeal and market value of their homes. Whatever the reason you decide to undertake a renovation project, it’s important for you […]

Tips for a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor entertaining

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  (NC)—As heartbreaking as it may be to store away the patio furniture and citronella candles for the winter, there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to moving entertaining indoors. Take this opportunity to breathe new life into the spaces you’ve neglected during the summer months. You can make a successful transition […]

Renovating? Contact your insurance company

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  (NC)—If you’re planning some major home renovations this year, you have some important insurance-related things to remember before you get started. We asked Tara Lessard-Webb, an underwriter with Desjardins General Insurance Group, to share her do’s and don’ts about home insurance and renovations: What’s the first thing that homeowners should do? Before starting any […]