Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

Sep 2013

Discover your home's hidden potential—your basement

By Rosario Ungaro

Basement ideasWe’ve all heard that saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees. When you think of your home’s potential, do you see what’s possible; are you seeing the potential already in your home? 

Read More


Follow by RSS 


Follow by e-Mail

* Required

Subscribe to our occasional e-mails.



Deck Covers 3D Virtual Tours ShadeFX houzz Deck maintenance Invisirail deck maintenance services glass railings NADRA additions Trex Decking Materials three-season rooms deck sealant retractable awnings Deck Building Tips deck preserving award winner in-law apartments garages The North American Deck and Railing Association Lynx Barbecues cutek's naked wood stripper covered porches Invisirail Glass Railing Systems in-law apartment enclosed porches chair rails RyteScape sheds baseboards basement finishing gazebos basement apartments Green Products pre-treated decks door and window trim Interior Renovations deck stripper custom-built gazebos outdoor rooms Outdoor kitchens wood-alternative decks Deck Accessories Return on Investment retractable canopies second units ZipUp UnderDeck NyloDeck deck refinishing deck pricing NyloBoard interior trim crown mouldings deck lighting outdoor lighting Hiring a Contractor Deck Safety Month deck supplies home gym Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit cabanas second units, secondary suites Markham Spring Home Show Deck Furniture Cutek Extreme Wood Preservative cinema room Cutek Extreme Wood Protecting Oil outbuildings basement units Accessibility Renovations Barbecue Deck Areas 2014 trends home renovation ideas Deck Design construction practices AZEK Decking Benchmark in the Media deck foundations Cutek crown moulding About Benchmark Timbertech basement remodeling pergola and arbour kits Before and after deck protection Composite decks GoliathTECH Screw Pile System Sedona Barbecues by Lynx deck-building tips Sun rooms

A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.


Rosario Ungaro
Benchmark Building Services Inc.


Relax… we'll build it right!