Experience DUO’s ‘sacred space’ at Parade of Renovations, October 1 By: DuoBuilding

September 18, 2017
Events, Renovation Planning

If you’re planning a home renovation, you will not want to miss the Parade of Renovations on Sunday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DUO Building’s Blackfriars Estates condo renovation at 80 Barton Street is one of six homes featured on this tour. We can’t wait to walk you through this elegant and […]

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Planning a commercial build – the art of not zoning out By: DuoBuilding

August 23, 2017
Renovation Planning

You are thinking about renovating or building a commercial property. Bravo. Whatever the project, it will add value to your business and community. In order to ensure that your renovation or new build runs as smoothly and cost-efficiently as possible, lining up a recommended and trusted commercial realtor and design-build contractor is a must. Together […]

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The art of collaborative planning By: DuoBuilding

June 16, 2017
Design, Renovation Planning

A home renovation can be very stressful. Or, it can be, for the most part, enjoyable and exciting. It all depends on the homeowner’s approach. Clients who work closely with a renovation company from planning to final finishes tend to be less stressed throughout the process, and happier with the final product. That’s been our […]

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Preparation is key when planning a home renovation By: DuoBuilding

June 1, 2017
Renovation Planning

If you are new to home renovation, the prospect can seem daunting. It’s is not something that most people are practiced at, unlike buying a car. It’s important then to learn all you can about the process before taking the first step. Preparation is key, no matter the project’s scope. We cannot overstate this. How […]

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Why I love architecture By: DuoBuilding

February 10, 2017
Design, Renovation Planning

Hello! I’m Steve, Duo Building’s In-House Designer. I’ve been an architectural technologist for 15 years – involved in design and construction – and I love what I do. There are ups and downs with every project, but it’s the satisfaction of a job well done that has kept me fascinated with the field of construction. […]

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No Pane – No Solar Gain By: DuoBuilding

March 31, 2015
General, Green Products, Kitchens, Renovation Planning, Renovation Products

DUO recently completed a beautiful kitchen renovation in Arva, ON. This kitchen included a popular design feature we include in many of our renovations, large picture windows! It is a great idea to add light to any room by enlarging openings. However, it is important to consider the heat that will be generated by larger […]

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Kitchen Renovation in Westmount By: DuoBuilding

February 12, 2013
Kitchens, Renovation Planning

We thought we would share one of our most recent kitchen renovations with you, completed for a fantastic family in the Westmount area. The existing kitchen had a strange layout with two mirrored peninsula islands that really disrupted flow. Additionally, the built-in breakfast bar and dining area was not being utilized well so we reclaimed […]

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RENOMARK – Renovators Mark of Excellence By: DuoBuilding

October 13, 2010
General, Renovation Planning

Familiar with RENOMARK? You’ve likely seen this symbol around London and it’s important you know what it stands for. More importantly, you’ll know what it means if you see a renovator that doesn’t have this accredidation. If you’re planning a renovation nothing is more important than finding the right professional for the job. Created in […]

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