Blog

Relocate vs Renovate?

Every year, when spring starts, we get hounded by calls from new clients looking for quotes for renovations. Perhaps it’s the sunshine or the promise of warmer weather that gets everyone excited. We try to keep up with the work, of course! Did you know that in […]

Read more

What Our Clients Say–Construction Made Easy

Read more

Our Awards

Did you know that in the years that FairTradeWorks has been in business, we have won so many prestigious awards. And we’ve been in business for 5 years! Here’s a look at what we have won, so far:         Cheers to the next 5 years!

Read more

Down Sizing … the Good and the Bad

Many have their own reasons for choosing to downsize. The reasons can range from family circumstances, life changes, or perhaps they are just plain tired of maintaining a large space that you’ve come to realize you don’t really want or need. My wife and I recently chose […]

Read more

DDIY Stands for Don’t Do It Yourself

Every homeowner about to renovate needs to ask themselves: First, “Do I have the skills to take on this project myself?” and second, “Do I have the time?” Are you really willing to take the time away from your day to day routine or possibly spend time […]

Read more

Transforming the Ugly Duckling House

Depending on the property, condition of the house and location, buying the worst house on the block can offer you the single largest return on your investment. This premise has created an insatiable demand by the public for these types of properties and has spawned a legion […]

Read more

Making the Most out of Your Tiny Kitchen

Shocking as it may seem, you don’t have to live in a “Tiny Home” on wheels to have a small kitchen. In fact, I know first hand what it’s like. Don’t get me wrong, our home is beautiful but our kitchen has caused us to search for […]

Read more

Zoned for Practical Living

More and more, we, at FairTradeWorks, find ourselves hearing from clients who want their main living spaces turned into an open floor plan.  A lot of the single-family homes that were built in the 60s are no longer fit for busy family life in 2017. Closed off […]

Read more

Know Why You Need to Renovate

For us that are fortunate enough to be able to own our own home, our home is much more than an investment. It’s where we raise our family, and make memories and traditions that will last longer than our lifetime. Because that, I believe we have an […]

Read more

New Space Dreaming

We are constantly reminded of renovations everywhere we go—people talk about it, we see it on TV, we read about it on magazines, notice decals on buses… it’s everywhere really. It makes out thoughts wander off in different design-lands and new-space-scapes. If this is something you really […]

Read more

A Dog Lover’s Mudroom

There’s no standard for a mudroom design and the best mudroom ideas are the ones that work best for YOUR family. One idea that makes a lot of sense to me and any dog owner that I have spoken with, is the addition of a dog shower. […]

Read more

A Master Bathroom for YOU

The master bathroom is becoming a real point of focus in modern home design. If designed well, it can be one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s all about luxury and having that get-away-spa-feeling in the privacy of your own home whenever you desire […]

Read more

7 Common Homeowner Mistakes When Renovating

  With the growing popularity of home renovation shows available to viewers, it’s no wonder that more of us are picking up a hammer and getting to know the staff at the local building store on a first name basis. It’s hard to resist the allure and […]

Read more

Front Yard Ideas That Boost Curb Appeal

Imagine being invited to dinner at a friend’s house. Imagine being welcomed into a home that has just the basics—a small couch, a dinner table and a lamp. Functional… but kind of plain. A home without art, plants or personal touches just seems so… blah. Your front […]

Read more

Paint Vs. Stain

For the most part, the composition of stain is very like that of paint. It is composed of pigments and a vehicle designed to deliver those pigments, ingredients that perform the same functions as they do in paint. Both stain and paint provide protection and add color, […]

Read more
Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »