Glass has a long history as a building material and is arguably one of the most important materials that enables our modern way of life. Imagine what your day would be like if we eliminated glass? Beyond being dark, there would be a sense of separation from the outside would that would be quite distressing.
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As 3D printing hardware advances in capability, enterprising technologists are reaching farther to demonstrate how 3D printing could change how we think about manufacturing and construction. Even large scale buildings are getting ‘printed’ now and the medium of choice is currently concrete. In this case the builders had to stop to install services like plumbing,
Here is the most recent survey from Houzz on Canadian renovation activity and intentions. What is interesting is that the survey revealed that discretionary projects drove most home renovation activity in 2014, rather than essential upgrades. A key motivation for renovation projects among homeowners was enhancing the design and functionality of their homes, as reported
Recently, a UC Berkeley research team demonstrated the potential for 3D Printing in architecture. The team constructed (what was at the time) the largest recorded structure built using 3D Printed cement blocks which were individually printed and then placed together into the structure. The structure contains 840 powder-coated blocks built in a pattern that the
One of INCITE Design’s custom home projects, UP House located in Toronto, was recently featured in Toronto Home Magazine (Spring 2015). The article features the open plan kitchen that we developed with the clients. Elements of the design were key to the realization of the overall experience of the house. Some of the features which
In a recent issue of the Globe and Mail author Ellen Himmelfarb made clear the real cost of design. And not just design in the sense of “wallpaper and paint,” but the real thought behind how design helps people live better on a day-to-day basis. She presented an interesting quote from the CEO of Jaguar
For those who are not familiar with the site, Houzz.com is one of the fastest growing places for people to “improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals
Patrick Rocca a broker with Bosley Real Estate talks about Toronto’s spring real estate market and some of his view on what both buyers and sellers can expect. Jeff: I have with me Patrick Rocca, who’s a broker in Toronto. Patrick, I wonder if you could tell everyone a little bit more about what you
What does it means to renovate “green?” Well it starts long before you think what you are going to use as your kitchen countertops because renovation or building new is often a wasteful process. The first thing to do is to start at the beginning and that means thinking about starting with an existing house.
As I was reading a recent report by the CMHC on Renovation spending I was impressed by the number of homeowners that continue to invest in their homes. 1.7 Million of us spent money on projects in 2011. But a creeping feeling came over me as I went further into the details. Of the many homeowners who
Patrick Rocca, a real estate agent with Bosley Real Estate talks about the pace of the Summer Real Estate Market and his outlook for the fall. Jeffrey: I’m here with Patrick Rocca, Real Estate Agent with Bosley Real Estate. Welcome Patrick. Patrick: Morning Jeffrey. Thank you for having me. Jeffrey: Patrick I wonder if
Interviewer: I have with me Stephani Buchman of Stephani Buchman Photography. Stephani specializes in architectural and interior photography, as well as food photography. Stephani, welcome. Stephani: Thank you. Interviewer: Stephani, I wonder how did you get your start in photography? Stephani: Well, really I think that it was when I was younger my father did
Jeffrey: I’m speaking with Scott, a homeowner from Thornhill, who completed a renovation within the last year or so. Scott, I was wondering if you could tell us a little about your renovation experience. Scott : Sure, Jeffrey. We did a complete renovation of the main floor of our detached 2-storey home so it involved
An article we wrote has been featured on Forbes.com. Entitled “Everything You Need To Know About Budgeting For Your Home Remodel” it goes over what is one of the top 3 questions we are asked in every client meeting. Some of the topics covered include: How To Understand What You’re Paying For Setting A Budget
Imagine walking into your newly built or remodeled home and seeing it exactly as you had imagined it at the start of construction: the windows are all in the right places, the flooring is the right color, and the kitchen cabinets are a perfect fit. Now allow me to pinch you on the arm, because