Save time with these low-maintenance renos

Home renovations, both indoors and out, are a massive undertaking and a long-term investment. Make sure they’re low-maintenance and done right so you can continue to enjoy your space for years to come.

As the temperature gets warmer, updating your windows is at the top of many homeowners’ to-do lists, whether for curb appeal or to improve insulation. If you are looking to re-frame, vinyl is easy to clean, affordable and energy efficient. Vinyl frames are built to last and will keep their colour without fading for up to 20 years.

Decking is labour-intensive to install and requires frequent care. Whether staining, sanding or hammering nails back in, the look and safety of your deck should be top of mind. Keep things simple with composite decking. It has a sleek look, and you won’t have to revamp or worry about getting a splinter with eco-friendly, barefoot-friendly options such as Trex, which comes with 25-year warranty.

Moving inside, updating your flooring can completely change the look and feel of your home. Examine your lifestyle and ensure you are choosing flooring that can keep up with you and your family. Laminate flooring, which you can find at a local Home Hardware Building Centre, is scratch-resistant and easy to install, so you don’t have to walk on eggshells in fear of scratches.

The kitchen is a focal point in any home and if you’re set to revamp this space, updating your countertops is a game changer. Featuring a modern look, quartz countertops are durable; stain-, scratch- and heat-resistant; and only need a quick wipe to keep clean. Warranties for quartz countertops last anywhere from 10 years to the life of your home – making them a great long-term choice for your kitchen.

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