April 22, 2014

Home Renovations For The Elderly: Available Funding

Each and every generation goes through the traumatic decision of what to do with an ageing parent who can no longer navigate the inside of their homes, nor safely enter and exit their home. Here we will go through, home renovations for the elderly and funding that’s available. Imagine not […]
November 15, 2013

Accessible homes. Is a bylaw for Edmonton coming?

Global News posted a story a couple of months back about Vancouver’s new Accessible Homes Bylaw. The bylaw includes new requirements for buildings, such as wider hallways, lever faucets in sinks, barrier free showers, lower switches and plugs, accessible switches for stair glides and accessible door viewers. Various news sites, […]
August 2, 2013

Top Accessibility Features In Renos

A lot of accessibility features can be added to a renovation project for little or no cost. Here are some of our favourites: Install some lever style handles for your plumbing fixtures or door hardware – Lever style handles are easy to use and don’t require a lot of hand […]
August 1, 2013

DIY with Michael Breault – A story about a carpenter

Have you ever tried a do-it-yourself project? I’m not talking about making jewelry out of paper clips or clothes out of recycled cereal boxes, I’m talking about fixed something old or broken in your home that requires a visit to those aisles in Home Depot where no one but a […]
July 22, 2013

Licensed Contractor For Your Renos

Without a doubt, the number one piece of advice from anyone with tips on renovations is making sure you hire a reputable contractor for your project. It’s great advice, but where do you start? And why does it matter whether they licensed or not? If they give you a great […]
July 15, 2013

Photos of recent accessibility projects that we’ve been involved in. 
July 8, 2013

Changes in Home Renovation Trends

An article I read last week on the changing trends in new home construction got me thinking about how the trends are changing on the renovation side of home construction. We’re not talking about what colours are in vogue this season, but the larger gradual changes that say, “that house […]
June 27, 2013

Another one of our porch lift projects here in Edmonton. This one includes a self closing gate across the opening. 
May 31, 2013

Products We Think You’ll Like It’s not often that Robert and I get wow-ed by new products in the renovation market. Usually, a new drywall compound or an updated tile pattern isn’t too exciting, but we had a chance to check out a new spin on a hand rail system […]
May 9, 2013

Hire A Carpenter Not A Handyman

Anybody can call themselves a contractor. In the city of Edmonton, there is no special requirement for operating as a general contractor other than applying for a license with the city. This means that no formal training is required to be a contractor. The person you may be speaking to […]
April 29, 2013

Keeping Seniors Safe in their Own Home

This week’s blog post come to us from Ulli Robson over at her blog site, ‘Safe With Ulli.’ 10 Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Safe in their own Home. An increasing number of seniors are choosing to remain in their homes, rather than move to a nursing home. Here are […]
April 13, 2013

Energy Efficiency is more than just dollars and cents While it’s true that renovations done to help improve the energy efficiency of your home will potentially save you money on your energy bill, here are a few other reasons we think energy efficiency upgrades are important. Comfort A properly insulated […]