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 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 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 remodel […]
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 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 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, […]
July 2, 2018

Should You Hire a Renovation Contractor or DIY?

Have you heard that series of commercials on the radio from Rona? You know, the ones that say “We’re here to help take you from <disappointing voice> ‘I can’t believe you did that to our bathroom.’ to <exciting voice> ‘ I can’t believe you did that to our bathroom!” They […]
March 15, 2018

Four Key Elements That Make Every Renovation Great.

Having you home renovated is not all that difficult to do. If you’re an inspiring DIYer who browses a few renovation videos on the internet or spends a lot of time watching the renovation shows on cable T V, you might be able to work some renovation miracles in your […]
March 1, 2018

Springtime Renovation Checklist

You wouldn’t know it, here in the City of Edmonton, with all of the cold weather and snow we’ve been having, but Spring is just around the corner. In addition to shedding our winter coats and boots, we often look to the Spring as a time to start our renovation […]
December 2, 2017

Common Myths About Remodeling Your Home.

Let’s face it. There is glut of information on the web about renovating your home. However, a lot of this information is either too general to be useful, contradictory in nature, or just plain doesn’t apply to us fine folk in the City of Edmonton and surrounding cities. So let’s […]
November 17, 2017

Who should I notify before I start a renovation project?

It goes without saying that a renovation, big or small, will have an impact on your daily routine for the duration of the project. What we often forget, is that it may also have an impact on others as well. So, here is a handy-dandy list of some people you […]
July 4, 2017

Alberta Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates Eligibility

Now that the Alberta Government’s Home Improvement Rebate Program is in full swing, contractors who have registered for the program, such as us over at Nord Alta Construction, have been getting quite a few calls looking for more information about the program. Let’s face it, the government website has done […]