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.
Roofing Terminology: Talk Like a Roofer

If you need a replace your shingles or repair your roof in Saskatoon and you are getting ready to meet with a few contractors you connected with through Kijenga, you’ll want to be equipped to have a productive conversation about an estimate of costs and projected timelines. Be prepared by understanding the terms that professional…

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Promoting and Supporting Women in Trade

It can be pretty intimidating for a woman to enter the trades because of the underrepresentation of females in industries like construction, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. In 2011, census data revealed the rates of women in trades were increasing with 1432 female electricians, 931 female motor mechanics, 676 female carpenters, and 638 female plumbers across Australia.…

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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor

A bid from an unlicensed contractor in Saskatoon will probably be much lower than one you’ll get from a licensed contractor. They’ll promise to do the same work (and oftentimes for less money) and while it may be tempting to take it, know that there are risks to hiring a contractor that is not licensed…

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5 Home Improvements to Increase the Value of Your Property

Whether you plan to live in your Saskatoon home for a very long time or are considering selling it sometime in the future, making improvements to your home’s basic elements is crucial to protecting your property’s value. Even the smallest improvements are an investment and may yield to future returns. And if you don’t plan…

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How PST Changes Affect You as a Homeowner in Saskatchewan

The provincial government announced their 2017 budget this week and it has hit the construction industry hard. Saskatchewan construction companies and contractors must collect provincial sales tax on new contracts starting April 1, 2017. The move targets builders’ labour and overhead costs. It’s expected to add $345 million each year to provincial coffers. It’s one of…

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5 High-Tech Trends to Improve Your Home

There are countless home improvements that homeowners can make in Saskatoon. They can be as big as knocking down a wall to make the kitchen and dining rooms flow into one big space or retiling your master bathroom, or it can be as simple as changing your cabinet knobs and drawer pulls. When deciding to…

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Easy Home Upgrades That Won’t Break the Bank

Home improvement projects are daunting, not only because of the stress they cause but because they are also quite costly most of the time. With the downturn of the economy in Saskatoon, there are a lot of homeowners that love the idea of upgrading one or two rooms in their house, but then they take…

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Fall Checklist For Your Home

It’s crazy to say this but Fall is right around the corner here in Saskatoon and if you’re a homeowner, it’s time to get ready. The little things you can take care of over the next few weeks can make a huge difference for you and your home. We have put together a list of…

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What does it mean to hire a licensed, bonded and insured contractor?

Let’s face it, every one of us homeowners wants to do business with a reputable company who will deliver what they promise. We want quality work at a fair price and we want that customer service to be top notch. Hiring a contractor with the right certifications and credentials can be the difference between a…

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renovating your old home
4 Budget Renovation Ideas That Can Add Pizzazz To Your Old Home

Canadians love their homes but they also like to keep redecorating, making small changes and, in general, make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Home renovations when done right can certainly add a great deal of value to your home making it aesthetically pleasant and comfortable for the residents. Today, we will discuss 4…

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