August 2, 2013

Our Favorite Accessibility Features When Renovating

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 […]
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. 
June 17, 2013

The Barriers of Barrier Free Living

Ask around in the City of Edmonton if people have heard of the term ‘barrier free’ and you’d be surprised to know that more and more people are becoming familiar with housing needs for people with mobility issues. Seniors groups and associations have become more prevalent and it’s no longer […]
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

Is your contractor a carpenter or 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 […]
March 29, 2013

Renovations for the Allergy Sufferers Spring is officially here! Okay, for most people spring is an exciting time where, here in Edmonton, we start to see plus temperatures and a lot more sunlight. For some, however, the onset of Spring is a nightmare. With Spring comes allergy season, and with […]
March 17, 2013

Products we think you’ll like – Tubular daylighting systems Without a doubt, one of the hardest things to overcome in Edmonton is the weather. During the winter months temperatures fall to uncomfortable levels and the lack of natural sunlight causes a lot of people to start taking vitamin D tablets. […]
March 9, 2013

Is your renovation project safe? We all know that construction sites can be a dangerous place to be, especially if that construction site happens to be where you’re living. And, as people, we tend to forget about the little things that help to make sure we still have ten fingers […]