February 28, 2020

Downtown Condo Bathroom Renovation

Our first project started and completed in 2020 is, in my opinion, a work of art. Often, renovating a bathroom in condo can be difficult to make significant changes to the overall look and feel. This bathroom however, was roomy and perfect for turning it into a virtual oasis. Add […]
January 27, 2020

2-piece to 3-piece bathroom transformation project

Turning a small bathroom with a sink and toilet 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 once in […]
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 […]
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, […]
May 14, 2018

What does Lifetime Warranty Mean in Construction?

Firstly I would say that it’s a nice marketing strategy, beyond that it sometimes doesn’t mean a lot. There are a lot of factors that can lead to your warranty not living up to “lifetime”. Let’s just suppose that you can take every manufacturer’s word for giving you a lifetime […]
April 15, 2018

Making you kitchen reno a Breeze with these Three Things

Clear the clutter Every kitchen renovation requires that the contents of the kitchen go elsewhere until the work is completed. This may seem like an easy task and for a few of us it is. Most of us are collectors of the finer things in life such as the 12 […]
January 29, 2018

Three easy ways to save money on a kitchen renovation.

Renovating a kitchen can be an expensive endeavor but there are many ways to save a bit of your hard earned cash and still have a great looking kitchen. Here are 3 ways to shave a bit of cost off your kitchen project without skimping on a quality product. Go […]
August 16, 2017

The Castlebrook Kitchen Tranformation

At Nord Alta Construction, we have done all sorts of renovations. Kitchens, bathrooms, additions, commercial work and a whole host more. Sometimes, however, there’s a project that we do that simply sticks with us as a project we’re especially proud of. Our Castlebrook renovation is one of those. When showing […]
March 20, 2017

3 things to make your bathroom more convenient

When you hear the words “accessibility renovation” or “barrier-free remodel”, do you immediately picture in your head a senior citizen with a walker trying to use the bathroom, or, perhaps a victim of an injury that has left them in a wheelchair rolling up to their front door on a […]
August 30, 2016

Why Custom Cabinetry is better the big box retailers.

One of the major components to a kitchen renovation, of course, is cabinets and they can represent a big portion of the budget that goes into creating an exciting new kitchen. With all of the places to buy kitchen cabinets here in Edmonton, and all of the options available, what […]