We’ve moved four times in thirteen years and during that time we renovated bathrooms, kitchens, painted interiors and exteriors, stripped wallpaper, relandscaped, added decks, replaced windows,….whew! I get tired just thinking about it. I have always been the one in charge of sourcing and choosing everything from the trades to the tiles they’re installing. I have been the one at home and had to juggle kids’ schedules with contractors’ and trades’ schedules. I’ve calculated whether I can make it from midtown Toronto to Mississauga and back to pick up my kids from nursery school (the answer is no), and I figured out how to entertain a three year old while looking for toilets in showrooms (animal crackers while they’re buckled into a stroller).
Now, try to do all that AND source green building materials. Your time becomes more precious and you spend more of it researching where things are — and likely what you’re looking for is in the opposite end of the city. That’s where this blog comes in. My goal is to provide you with information on available products, where to find them and when possible, how much they cost.
Ed. note: When I first wrote this, we lived in Toronto. In 2011 we moved to Montreal, so now I cover Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and surrounding areas.
If you’re looking for something specific, email us or leave a comment on this page and we’ll do our best to track it down for you.
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