• Remodeling Ideas

    It’s time to give your house a little lift, a little nip, a little tuck and voila! It’s back to life again!

    Remodel your house into a place that welcomes your guests in, and leaves them talking about all those little details that they wish they thought of first… after they are out!

    Here are some ideas to remodel your home into a place that is worth remembering :

    Stairs for the Novelists!

    “Harry Potter – Inspired Book Nook”

    Add space into your house by building in a little reading nook under your staircase. A perfect little corner in your house that you can have all to yourself!

    Give your home a lift

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    “Walk down a Library”

    Embrace your inner nerd by “decorating” your stairs with all the novels your have read and plan to read. It looks like décor on the outside, but on the inside it is your own reading trophies!

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    Kitchen’s that Go Against the Norm

    “Go Verticle”

    There is a standard- go against it! Rather than remodeling your kitchen cabinets horizonatally with cupboards that open out, build in dual-access cabinets that slide out! That way you have access to all the goodies inside and it appeals to the splendid eye for its modern touch!
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    “Counter-space additions”

    Fighting over counter space? Add a little and make a big difference! A sliding counter-space is your kitchen’s knight in shinning marble!

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    Floor additions… Inside the house!

    Turn that extra open space you have on top of your stairs into a playroom or yoga space! By adding a floor on top of those stairs, you open up more domestic opportunities. You can do more with your home than you know!

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    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-after-from-ceiling-space-to-playroom-183004

    Those are some intricate and fun ideas that Modular can help make happen!

    Happy Remodeling!

  • Costa Family Moves In Today!

    Jose and Tanya Costa, and their 12 children, celebrate their official move-in today!
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    Today marks a special day for the Costa family where they take their first official steps into their new built home.

    Modular Homes is happy to be a part of this pro-bono project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity GTA.

    Building this new home for this lovely family of 14 has been touching and rewarding! Their long awaited home is now echoing with their heart-melting smiles and laughter.

    We wish the Costa family a future home that is warm and filled with love – just as we have intended it to be as we build it!

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  • Habitat Partner Family of 14 open the doors to their new home and a brighter future

    Toronto, ON – On July 30, 2014, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA), in partnership with Modular Homes, will celebrate the completion of the Costa family home by presenting the family of 14, with keys to their new home located at 828 Runnymede Road, near Jane St. and St. Clair Avenue West, in the Runnymede area of Toronto.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Jose, Tanya and their children into their new home and community,” says Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area. “Homeownership will now allow the Costa family to provide a stable, loving environment for their family.”

    Jose and Tanya Costa can’t lay claim to monetary abundance, but consider themselves rich with 12 children. However for Jose and Tanya, providing for their family, including four children under the age of twelve with special needs due to autism, has been a challenge. Since Jose immigrated to Canada from Portugal, and Tanya for the U.S.A, the two have worked tirelessly to provide for their family. The main problem is, their house is falling down around them. While they were willing to move, they didn’t know of any other place that would take them. For a family of 14, renting is not easy.

    “Purchasing a Habitat home will change all of our futures. We will not only have a home of our own, but we will continue contributing to Habitat’s mission by helping build homes for other families in need of a better future.”

    Through the support of corporate sponsors, Habitat GTA was able to provide this affordable home with the donation of the exterior of the home by Modular Homes. Habitat GTA volunteers then completed the interior and landscaping of the home.

    Event Schedule

    What:

    828 Runnymede Rd Home Dedication

    Who:

    Habitat for Humanity GTA, Modular Homes, and the Costa Family

    When:

    July 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

    Where:

    828 Runnymede (Jane St. and St. Clair Avenue West)

    ***MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND INTERVIEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE***

    Please visit habitatgta.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area.

    For more information or media requests, please contact:

    Melissa Grosser

    Charming Media

    416-294-5499

    melissa@charmingmedia.ca

  • Is a Modular Renovation Really Better?

    It is an abomination! So many options, but which contractor to choose?

    Is a Modular Home Renovation really better?

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    Quick answer is- Yes. Three reasons:

    1. Speed
    2. Flexibility
    3. Control

    Extended explanation:

    Modular Home prides itself on its ability to add a second floor to your home within 3 days. How is this possible? The wonder of being “modular” is that most of the parts to your home additions are already made and ready to be assembled when it arrives at your home. Walls – pre-made. Windows- built in. Roof- pre-made. Floors– ready and waiting. With most of the home structural components stored at our Toronto warehouses and with all the preplanning in the works, you can expect to settle into your humble abode in 3 days time!

    Lets expand on the concept of “preplanning.” This application allows for your dream home to come true! As a “modular” it is not limited to any static ready-made structural systems. Structural flexibility is viable. Only after collaborating and planning closely with you, the pre-building and ready to assemble modular systems are developed to best suit your home needs. This significantly reduces stress, headaches, and countless issues that tend to occur with new homes or renovations.

    Modular’s “One Stop Reno Shop” exemplifies how much we value preplanning. It is our approach for planning while providing you with the complete control and awareness of incurred costs. We work closely with you in developing the design to any of your home additions, where all costs are carefully calculated and outlined for you prior to the additions. For added control and comfort, we provide accurately written quotes and ensure that all regulation and permits are arranged prior to construction. To add to that sundae, the cherry on top is our membership to the “BILD – RENO MARK” professional association. That ensures that in working with us you are guaranteed a 2-year warranty on all structural work!

  • Modular Celebrates Costa Home Construction With Habitat For Humanity

    Modular Home Additions - Work Site Picture Yesterday’s event was nothing less than a touching and memorable way to set the course for Spring and the upcoming warmer months. The Costa family, in our pro-bono project for building this wonderful family a new home, greeted Modular Home Additions with high gratitude and appreciation.

    In partnership with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (HFH DTA), we have marked the beginning of constructing its largest home to date. A family of 14 that previously lived in a five-bedroom home with only one washroom, now eager and relieved to finally reside into a new beautiful house of 8-bedrooms within their budget.

    Jose and Tanya Costa, with their 12 children, each wore hats with the Modular Home Additions logo proudly as Habitat GTA welcomed them while announcing all the wonderful new features their home and community will hold. Media also gathered for the event to celebrate the wonderful occassion!

    Now more so than before, we look forward to building this new home for this touching family. After seeing at face value how wide-eyed, eager, and blissfully happy each of the 14 family members were as they absorbed the skeletal view of the house, leaving to their imagination as to what the final product will look like, we are confident to making their dreams turn into their reality!

  • Modular Home Additions And Habitat For Humanity Launch Special Partnership With Celebratory Wall Raising

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    The time has come! As winter begins to say goodbye, it is the time for new beginnings. Tomorrow, we will be onsite of the Runnymede Habitat for Humanity Project of which we are so proud to be apart of, for a celebratory wall-raising event!

    Since Jose and Tanya Costa immigrated to Canada, the two have worked tirelessly to provide for their 12 children. For a family of 14, they have struggled to find a place within their budget that would house the entire family. We are happy to come together with Habitat for Humanity to help build this wonderful family a new home.

    Tomorrow we will be celebrating the commencement of this special project with a celebratory wall raising event! Details below! We hope you can join us

    EVENT DETAILS:

    What : Celebratory wall-raising event

    Who: Habitat for Humanity GTA, Modular Homes, and the Costa Family.

    When: April 23, 2014, 10:00am

    Where: 828 Runnymede (Jane St. and St. Clair Avenue West)