Ford’s New Housing Plan Means More Multi-Family Homes

Historic multi-family houses

Legislation Aims to Increase Toronto Housing Supply With the housing shortage in Toronto not getting any better, the Ford Government has tabled new legislation that will signal the end of zoning for single-family homes. The legislation’s aim is to increase housing supply in Toronto and select other jurisdictions. Another objective of the changes is to […]

5 Mistakes People Make When Planning Their Renovation

Avoid these mistakes and get the home renovation that you hoped for! You’re thinking about a home renovation. You’ve read Focus Construction’s five recommended steps to take during the planning stage. But, you may also be wondering, what common mistakes are made during the process? How do I avoid making them during my own home […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

3 Money-Saving Bathroom Renovation Tips

Bathroom Renovation by Focus Construction

Are you planning to renovate your bathroom? It’s no secret that the amount of time involved in planning and designing a home renovation can be overwhelming for homeowners. It takes quite a bit of patience, research, and understanding to pick out the right person for each job. When it comes to bathroom renovations, it can […]

Is it time to future proof your garage?

Car in a garage with red garage door visible

Think about a few of these things first While you won’t have to get rid of your combustion vehicle any time soon, the onset of the electric vehicle era is here.  So how does this transition of modern transportation affect the homeowner?  Because it’ll not only be more convenient to charge your electric vehicle at […]

Popcorn Ceilings: Tips and Tricks for Removing

Home remodeling real repair take down scrapping a popcorn ceiling house renovation

POPCORN CEILINGS: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR REMOVAL Is there anything more unsightly than a popcorn ceiling? I have spent more time than I care to mention removing awful popcorn ceilings from houses in the GTA. And there are few interior design choices that are more undesirable than this particular feature.  One of the frequently asked […]

Renovate or Relocate? Which Is Right For You?

Couple celebrating their decision to renovate

Should you renovate or relocate? Some Toronto homeowners are considering their options. It is no surprise that after the past year, we are seeing more city slickers considering what it means to live within a metropolis like Toronto. With the rising cost of living and a year of remote work, it is starting to occur […]

3 Ways You Can Deal With Supply Chain Material Shortages

Unclut Lumber

Toronto-based contractors are making the most of the recent scarcity of material. Labour and material shortage.  Ever-increasing prices.  Making changes on renovation projects to keep up with market conditions is a critical element in ensuring you get the renovation that you desire. Here are three ways your contractor or interior designer sticks to the plan. […]