Why not a Handyman?

Why not a Handyman?

Handymen are great! We truly believe this here at Canvas Your Home. Then why don’t we offer their services on the site? This may seem a little contradictory, but we do have our reasons. We know that your privacy and peace of mind are the most important thing to you,... read more
Is it ever okay to leave in popcorn ceiling?

Is it ever okay to leave in popcorn ceiling?

We’ll get to a few more points on the subject, but right off the bat it needs to be addressed that popcorn ceiling applied up through the 1980’s may very well have asbestos fibers in it. Asbestos isn’t, and has never been, dangerous in an undisturbed state, but it’s... read more
When is the best time of the year for remodeling?

When is the best time of the year for remodeling?

There are a few different perspectives you can take when scheduling your next home improvement project. The best rule of thumb is to start planning your project at least a season in advance of when you’d like it complete. Most major home renovations take considerable... read more
What to know about replacing your septic tank

What to know about replacing your septic tank

More than 60 million people in the United States use septic systems. Septic systems effectively treat and dispose of household wastewaters produced in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. These systems are made to maintain water treatment for long periods of time,... read more
What does each project specialist do?

What does each project specialist do?

Architect An architect is one of the most well known type of specialists out there, but people rarely know what exactly they do. Architects are involved in every phase of construction, from planning to the final product. The design and engineering phase are usually... read more
What are the different types of warranties?

What are the different types of warranties?

What is a warranty? All homeowners should receive a warranty with any purchase, although the fine details of these can be very confusing. A warranty is a written guarantee that is issued to the purchaser, promising to repair or replace a product if necessary, within a... read more
Siding 101

Siding 101

Siding is a bear of a task. It’s essentially the skin on the face of your house. It’s also your home’s first line of defense against weather and pests and the most immediately notable aesthetic factor in exterior design. Careful consideration should be given when... read more
Should I replace my windows?

Should I replace my windows?

Whether it’s keeping the frigid winter outside or pleasant air-conditioning inside, a properly installed window can be the first line of defense in weatherizing your home.  Modern window glass is tempered, layered, and has gas injected between layers. These... read more
Should I DIY or hire someone?

Should I DIY or hire someone?

Should I DIY or hire someone? We’re all guilty of thinking “Why pay someone when I can do it myself?” Yes, there are some projects that can be done over a few weekends at home. Of course, there are many more that can turn into a huge hassle pretty quickly. There are a... read more
Roofing 101

Roofing 101

Do I need to replace my roof? A tree fell on your roof, that mysterious black stuff (it’s mildew, ew) is spreading, you’ve noticed a new leak spot growing on your ceiling, your attic is constantly hot and humid, there’s a sunken in section you can’t ignore anymore, or... read more
Renovations for Pet Owners

Renovations for Pet Owners

When you take a pet into your home you are inviting them into your family. Like any other member of your household, they have their own needs. Human houses aren’t always designed with those needs in mind though. Pets can’t express their anxiety about their... read more
Mold

Mold

It hides out of sight, it can make you sick, and the smell never fully goes away. It’s unpleasant and it’s easier to keep it out of sight and out of mind than address it, but it’s time to talk about mold. First, the part that we can talk about without having to crack... read more
How to lower home insurance premiums

How to lower home insurance premiums

Home insurance may be one of the factors you consider least in your total finances. Even so, every year when that renewal package comes you’ll just sign it and pay it without even reading what you’re signing or knowing what you’re paying for. Unfortunately, years of... read more
How remodeling can save energy bills

How remodeling can save energy bills

With the rising cost of energy, efficiency in your home is more important than ever. A one time investment in increased efficiency can pay back all the cost and then some over time. And if the savings isn’t appealing enough, there are also feel-good environmental... read more
How long should a project take?

How long should a project take?

Home Renovation A full on home renovation can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months. Kitchen On average, after the planning and design phases are complete, a total kitchen remodel takes about four to six weeks. This could be shorter if your project is less involved, or... read more
How long our staff has been in the industry

How long our staff has been in the industry

Here at Canvas Your Home, we have a dedicated staff that is working everyday to ensure that our clients are receiving the best possible service from the area’s top contractors. Our experience in this industry spans over twenty years. In that time, we have heard... read more
How to set an accurate budget

How to set an accurate budget

The first order of business when planning any renovation is setting a budget. A budget can be a tricky thing to understand, but staying within a budget is much easier when you plan accordingly. You need a firm grasp on your income, a set amount for bills and expenses,... read more
Differences between us and our competitors

Differences between us and our competitors

Canvas Your Home is the first of its kind. This company was founded on the principle of protecting your interests. There are several other competitors that offer similar services, but with us, there are considerable differences we think you’ll love. From hiring to job... read more
Beware of BBB, yelp, and other review sites

Beware of BBB, yelp, and other review sites

How important are reviews? We live in a technology driven society where 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business. Review websites are becoming the standard for consumer choices, though it is becoming more and more apparent that these review... read more
Benefits of hiring a professional painter

Benefits of hiring a professional painter

What’s the job that links interior and exterior home design? Paint. Paint is the last step in any job that requires it and that means paint will always be associated with a nervous excitement to finish and an anticipation of that last great sigh of relief of a job... read more
How to measure your home and what’s inside (or outside) it!

How to measure your home and what’s inside (or outside) it!

How to figure out your home’s square footage Measure the length and width of each room. Multiply the length by the width to calculate the total square footage of the room. Add up all of the rooms to calculate your home’s total square footage. Countertop Measure each... read more
How much renovation can you afford?

How much renovation can you afford?

There are several things that you are going to need to consider when figuring out how much renovation you can afford. You’re going to need to take a personal inventory of your budget. There are a few ways to pay for home renovations that can help you allocate your... read more
How to Hire

How to Hire

Where to start Is your roof leaking? Are your windows drafty? Maybe they are or maybe you really aren’t sure. So what’s next? This is where most homeowners get stumped and push things back until they become a real problem. We’re here to give you a step by step... read more
Don’t purposely only hire local contractors

Don’t purposely only hire local contractors

Many homeowners will specifically only look to hire locally. This may not always be the best course of action. Smaller companies are often able to offer the lowest prices, but price alone should not be your only driving factor in choosing your contractor. If you are... read more