Kijenga Blog

Kijenga is more than just the place to connect you with reputable and certified contractors. We’re the one-stop-shop. Here are design ideas, tips, tricks, and professional recommendations for your home.
Hardie Board Siding – Facts & Pricing

Fiber cement siding, also known as Hardie Board siding was invented by James Hardie Building products. It is a combination of sand, plant fibers and cement. Although other companies manufacture it, it has become known to the masses as Hardie Board (similar to Kleenex is to tissue paper). Fun Facts about Hardie Board: Over 5…

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Contractor Lingo 101 – Communicating With Your Contractor

If you’re not up to speed on the lingo, you’re missing half the conversation. You may know this from talking and texting with your teenage children these days.  When you are getting quotes or having work done in your house you want to ensure you know what your contractor is talking about. Here are a few key…

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4 Reasons To Hire a Professional Landscaper in Saskatoon

What if Cinderella’s castle was surrounded by disheveled hedges or wilting flowers? Would people think a princess lived there, or a cold-hearted beast?  What if Snow White’s cottage had a severely cracked and uneven patio with poor drainage? Where would Dopey set up his fire pit? (He always has it snuffed out by 11PM, btw).…

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Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly in Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, just because the majority of people oppose the carbon tax doesn’t mean everyone can’t see the benefits of reducing the carbon footprint of our homes. From the financial benefits to environmental benefits, it’s a great idea to update your home to be more eco-friendly. Here are some ways that you can update your…

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4 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Pro to Build Your Deck

Everyone in Saskatoon knows that our summer’s are precious…and limited. We eagerly anticipate every spring when the snow starts to melt, the first pelican is spotted at the weir and the indistinguishable smell of cow manure hits you as you drive by the University of Saskatchewan. That’s when you know spring has officially arrived in…

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6 Reasons To Finish Your Basement in Saskatoon

What’s waiting in your unfinished basement? No, it’s not one of the “ghosts” of Saskatoon. It’s the potential for under-utilized, valuable real estate! When you think of a finished basement, I hope you are no longer reminded of dark, faux-wood-paneled spaces with Grandma’s old furniture. Homeowners are now utilizing the basement to expand the living…

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Building Women Up – Empowering Women In Their Homes

Join us for a fun, interactive event for women at the amazing new Greystone Co-op Home Centre. Co-op partnered up with and Saskatoon’s finest women in trades where they’ll demonstrate everything you need to know about your home. We will cover it all from the plumbing to the electrical and everything in between. Our…

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K9 Cribs Dog House Building Fundraiser

Kijenga is thrilled to partner up with the Saskatoon SPCA for the first ever K9 Cribs Dog House Building Fundraiser! We have teamed up with reputable contractors in the City of Saskatoon to build custom dog houses for our furry friends! These one-of-a-kind dog houses are being displayed Lawson Heights Mall from March 5th to 21st and Gardenscape…

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Concrete Driveways in Saskatoon – Get It Done Right

When homeowners in Saskatoon build a new driveway or revamp an existing one, many turn to concrete. It’s not just the boring, old gray stuff anymore. Concrete is the one material that does it all. It’s durable, looks great, and is easy to maintain. Innovative companies like Old North Concreteworks are taking it to a…

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Choosing the Countertop That Is Right For You

With so many popular countertops to choose from for your kitchen or bathroom, weighing the pros and cons of each is recommended if you want to find the one that is right for your home in Saskatoon. Before you make your final decision, consider your preferences for aesthetics and function. Choose the best material for…

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