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Top 5 Reasons to Build a Laneway House in Toronto

by 2x2 Construction • July 25, 2020

Discover the top 5 reasons homeowners are choosing to build a laneway house in Toronto. Laneway housing in Toronto is becoming a hot trend in real estate right now. If you’re looking to add space to your home or expand your living space, building a laneway house is an excellent option for both renters and […]


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Top 5 Most Unexpected Toronto Laneway House Building Costs

by 2x2 Construction • July 14, 2020

Top 5 Most Unexpected Toronto Laneway House Building Costs Are you looking to build a laneway house on your property? Understanding the cost to build a laneway house in Toronto can help better prepare you to decide if this is a good option for you to consider. You may find that the laneway house cost […]


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Basement Finishing and Remodelling Ideas For Your Home

by 2x2 Construction • June 19, 2020

Turn Your Basement Into a Fully Finished Living Area Get More Use Out of Your Basement As the price of homes increase, homeowners look to basement finishing and remodelling as a reliable and affordable solution to building more living space. Some people finish their basements for personal use while others finish it as another source […]


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Laneway Housing Toronto FAQ’s

by 2x2 Construction • April 16, 2020

Toronto Laneway Housing Frequently Asked Questions The lack of new housing in Toronto has been an issue for years because of the finite amount of real estate available in the city. That’s one of the reasons why the City of Toronto agreed on a solution allowing the construction of more secondary suites, like laneway housing […]


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How To Plan A Basement Renovation To Run Smoothly

by 2x2 Construction • March 25, 2020

Discover how to plan a basement renovation from professional contractors and avoid making the common mistakes. A finished basement can be a great place to entertain your family and friends by putting in a recreation room which includes a pool table, ping pong table, pinball machine, and/or dartboard. Alternatively, building a legal basement suite, also […]


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Basement Remodeling Starts With Permanent Waterproofing

by 2x2 Construction • March 16, 2020

Basement remodeling can add lots of extra living space to your home but beware; basement water leakage could put a real damper on your hopes if not properly corrected. Because a basement is below ground, it will be naturally cooler than the floors above ground. When warmer air from upstairs or outside enters the basement, […]


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Build Your Suite Laneway House

by 2x2 Construction • February 19, 2020

The Laneway Suite Dream Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to win the lottery? If you own a laneway property in Toronto than congratulations, you now know what it feels like to have won the lottery! The real estate lottery that is. For years, property owners in Toronto have found creative ways […]


Home Extension & Addition Guide for Beginners

by 2x2 Construction • January 21, 2020

Discover why a home extension might be right for you with our Home Extension & Addition Guide for Beginners. Thinking about building a home extension? Homeowners are turning to home extensions to add living space to their house as an alternative to selling and moving. This guide will give you a general overview of the […]


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Laneway Suites: Take The Laneway Home

by 2x2 Construction • December 16, 2019

Laneway Suites Are Making An Old Thing New What do you think of when someone says “Laneway suites”? Old apartments above small outdated and collapsing garages? A tight cornered driving space and low hanging cables? Well, that’s about to change! History of Toronto Laneways Suites The Toronto and East York laneways date all the way […]


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Toronto Laneway Suites: Changing 300km of Landscape

by 2x2 Construction • December 4, 2019

Toronto Laneway Suites The City of Toronto introduces the Affordable Laneway Suites Program giving property owners permission to construct a laneway house within the Toronto and East York boundaries. What does that mean for property owners? Why did Toronto only now allow the construction of these secondary suites and how do you go about building […]