Posts by Rob Campbell

Rosehill Wine Cellars Helps Design Basement Renovation

wine cellar door and sub floor

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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Before & After Home Remodeling in Burlington

This is what its all about. Here’s a project Eastview Homes recently completely, the air-brushed pictures provided by realtor ca. The Realtor describes the property as, Very beautiful home with tons of charm. Gorgeous curb appeal, beautiful landscaping and stunning interior. Main level offers vaulted ceilings, loads of custom millwork, high quality materials and fixtures…

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Progressing from Journeyman Apprentice to Finish Carpenter

trims closet door, carpentry apprenticeship

Good help is hard to find, and experienced contractors know the best tradespeople are handmade on the job.   Raw talent must be spotted, trained and taught the basics.  Woodworkers learn by doing, and doing it some more, adding time saving techniques when they see them, and turning safety protocols into good habits through repetition.  There…

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Build a Deck in your Backyard

wooden decks backyard capital building project

Eastview Homes loves designing and building big wooden decks that can ‘command’ a backyard property.  Just add a sliding glass door, a BBQ, kids and a dog . . . Building a backyard deck is a gratifying project for any aspiring home handymen, and although it seems like a straightforward task, there’s a lot that…

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Outdoor Fireplace Patio Deck Completes Circular Home

An outdoor fireplace in the city? Yes. It’s a rare and wonderful amenity, especially when it is done so discreetly. Behold a new outdoor fireplace that will add warmth and light to an otherwise chilly outdoor space. This addition is sure to become a welcoming albeit seasonal entertainment room in this newly renovated home. The…

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Eastview Homes Tries Trash Nothing, a Local Freecycling Service

There are always new mobile apps and services springing up with offers to help Canadian businesses reduce their carbon footprints.  Eastview Homes believes that every modern enterprise, and especially building contractors, should try new things and experiment with environmentally friendlier options just to see how they work, and so keep abreast of the changing technological…

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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 renovating and 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 requires a…

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The Core Four Building Contractors at Eastview Homes

The building contractors seen here are no longer four individual tradespeople – they have become a single well-oiled machine.  We are Eastview Homes, and here are the ‘core four’ specialists in our design build squad. Each of these hammer wielding heroes is an expert at something specific on top of being a skilled carpenter. One…

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Remodeling a Side Split House (with a Home Addition) in Burlington

Its no secret, Burlington, Ontario is a sweet spot for real estate speculators in 2018.   Market conditions have turned this Southern Ontario city into prime hunting ground for property flippers.  The population across the entire Halton Region has grown by 188,000 people, or approx 60% since 1998, and that’s just the start of what many…

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