January 27, 2020
Grohe Lineare dual function rain head and shower arm in chrome to match the other fixtures in the bathroom

2-piece to 3-piece bathroom transformation project

Renovating a small bathroom with a sink and toilet and turning it into a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower is often quite difficult. Either there is simply not enough room to accommodate a three-piece bathroom or the cost to make the three pieces fit is prohibitive. However, every […]
February 20, 2019

Tiling and Waterproofing your Shower: The basics.

Next week is my turn to present a topic to my entrepreneurial networking group and, during the last meeting, I asked the group what they would like to hear about. One gentleman in the group suggested that I talk about waterproofing showers and the different methods/products to do it. I […]
February 13, 2019

Aging in Place Bathroom in a Downtown Condo.

Our most recent project was a neat little bathroom renovation in a high-rise in downtown Edmonton. The interesting thing about this renovation was the fact that almost immediately after signing off on the project, we were told by the client that the condo board was having an asbestos remediation company […]
February 5, 2019

3 great & 3 not worth it – renovation trends

Choosing products for your renovation project can be difficult simply because there are so many products to choose from. Just visit the faucet section in a home center and the number of choices can be dizzying. In order to compete in the market, a lot of manufacturers will introduce new […]
January 22, 2019

5 Tips to avoid completely ruining a kitchen remodel.

It takes a lot of time and effort to perfectly plan out a kitchen remodel that leaves you with a dream kitchen and a good remodeling experience. However, without some forethought and preventative measures, a kitchen remodel can get ugly very quickly. Here are 5 tips to keep that kitchen […]
January 8, 2019

Should your contractors use subtrades?

Hiring the right contractor for your renovation project can make or break that project. An often overlooked point when choosing a contractor is how involved they are in the actual nuts and bolts of the renovation. So, which is better? A contractor who does everything themselves or one that hires […]
December 26, 2018

Creating a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

As 2018 winds down, I had the opportunity to go back and look at some of the projects we completed this year for creating a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.. It was very easy to see, looking at the project photos we took, that a growing segment of our business is renovating for […]
December 11, 2018

Budgeting a renovation project and why it’s important

One of the hardest things to discuss when it comes to a renovation project is the money part. I know this to be true because I ask all of my potential clients if they’ve considered a budget for their project. Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t have one. Either they […]
September 11, 2018

3 things every shower needs.

Ahh…the shower. For some people the shower is simply a place to, well, take a shower. For me, and a lot of other people, a shower is a place where that first blast of hot water wakes you up in the morning to help you get on with the day. […]
September 4, 2018

Three ways to remain stress-free during a kitchen renovation.

There is no doubt that a kitchen renovation can be a stressful event. As a renovation contractor, I’ve seen just about the full spectrum of homeowners and families and how they deal with going through an event that greatly alters the zen-like calm of their daily routine. For some people, […]
August 20, 2018

3 ways to add value to your kitchen remodel

Although there are endless combinations in materials, layout, and design of a kitchen, most people tend to stick to the same or similar choices. It’s obvious why, of course. No one wants something that will look odd or dated or just plain wrong, so they stick to certain themes. Have […]
July 23, 2018

The Pros and Cons of an Open Concept Kitchen.

Open concept kitchens are a trend that is here to stay. There are a lot of positive things that can be said of having little to no barrier between the kitchen and the living and/or dining room. Are there any negatives to an open concept kitchen? I suppose there are […]