Ask the Window, Door and Renovation Expert – Jason Zaphe

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Ask the Window, Door and Renovation Expert – Jason Zaphe

Adding value to your home is the number one concern for most homeowners. It doesn’t matter if you’re prepping to sell or looking to build long-term equity, knowing the right renos to invest in is important to ensure you get the most bang for your reno buck.

  1. Kitchens

Kitchen remodels are notoriously expensive. When you start throwing around words like “granite,” “stainless steel,” and perhaps the scariest – “custom,” it can make a lifetime courting takeout menus sound like a good idea. But don’t panic – I have good news on two fronts: Not only can you do a great kitchen renovation on realistic budget, but kitchens also give you the biggest return on investment far beyond any other room in the house.

Don’t believe the hype – there’s almost never a need to invest in custom cabinets. Out of all kitchen renovations J.I.C has done over the years, only a hand full  have been custom. The trick? We can customize standard, out-of-the-box cabinetry to fit almost any kitchen layout.

When it comes to counters, while stone is still the number one choice, there are more and more affordable alternatives that look expensive – butcher block, composite, and high-end laminates are all great options. J.I.C and our amazing carpenters will even build you an Arborite countertop in our shop!

  1. Income Suites

No shock here, but it’s true – there’s no renovation you can do to your home that will increase its value as adding an income suite. Whether it’s your basement, a third floor or loft conversion, income suite renovations, when done correctly, easily allow you to double your investment. The extra bonus?  Not only will an income add a huge amount of value to your home, but it’s an investment that will actively make you money while you build equity. What more could you ask for?


J.I.C is the leader in regulated Income Suites in Regina and do everything to code and pull all needed permits, for the protection of the homeowners and tenants. We do not skip or cut corners, and use the best of the best trades people to help us build the best investment for you!!