Upscale Home Renovation Focus: Garage

Upscale garage renovation with Surfboar bicycles in empty garage

How to expand liveable space in your home with an upscale garage renovation. As we mentioned in our blog Taking Your Home to the Next Level, your garage is a great target for renovations to upscale your home.  Now, let’s expand on this particular home renovation: The Garage Turn your garage into a fashionable extension […]

Home Renovations to Take Your Home to the Next Level

Look to these home renovations and upgrades to elevate your home You love your home, but you’re looking for some changes so that it realises its potential. What minimally-intrusive home renovations can make a huge difference? What upgrades are available that’ll take your home to the next level? Features Gas Fireplaces Upgrade an existing gas […]

Kitchen Renovation Costs


Focus Construction gives you the answers on kitchen renovation costs for the GTA. If you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen, you likely know that it’s not going to be inexpensive. However, there are ways that you can control your costs and still end up with the gorgeous new kitchen that you’ve been wanting for years. […]

What is a Laneway House?

Can a laneway house be a source of rental income for property owners? What is a Laneway House? A laneway house or suite is a self-contained residential unit located on the same lot as a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse, or other low-rise houses.  Typically located in the back yard of one of the properties […]

Do You Have Room for a Backyard Swimming Pool?

Backyard Swimming Pool at night

Check if a backyard swimming pool makes sense for your home. With summer coming up quickly, it’s time to think about home renovations. And if one of the home renovations you’re thinking about is putting a home swimming pool in your backyard, Focus Construction says that you should ask yourself these questions first:    Do you […]

4 Home Renovation Custom Home Building Trends for 2022

What new features are being incorporated this year?   So far this year, we’ve outlined home renovation trends for 2022, plus what Toronto renovation designs, looks, and styles are popular in the GTA right now.  Now Focus Construction looks at what you can expect to trend with custom design and build for 2022. This year, […]

Home Renovations Design Trends for 2022 – Part II

Opalescent Venetian plaster in a Herzig-designed L.A. home. Photo: Laure Joliet

After releasing our Toronto home renovation trends for 2022, Focus Construction reached out to a local designer to get their professional take on what they expect to see from the Toronto home design scene in 2022. We contacted Valerie Cardozo, Founder and Designer for Carv Projects. Valerie is passionate about creating impactful spatial experiences and […]

Home Renovation Trends Expected in 2022

Exterior View Of Beautiful Kitchen Extension At Night

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed a lot. We’ve changed how we live inside our homes, and what rooms we’re using. We’re also changing what renovations we need to ensure our homes are more liveable, better for working from home, and more environmentally friendly. Our changing needs has led to more interest […]

How do you find a Talented and Trustworthy Contractor?

Contractor standing outside a home with tool belt in focus

Take these steps to find a trustworthy contractor before starting your next house or condo renovation. There are a lot of contractors out there, good and bad, large scale and small scale.  So how do you narrow it down to find a trustworthy contractor to protect your home renovation investment, and make an informed, educated […]

Kitchen Renovations Part III – Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel

If you missed Parts I or II of our Kitchen Renovation Blog series, which detailed ways to improve your kitchen on a smaller budget, and how to complete a kitchen overhaul, check them out here and here. Whether you’re looking to stay in your home for a few more years or want to create the […]