December 20, 2014

Can I buy a shower head that doesn’t plug up with mineral deposits?

So, a few months ago, you had a leaky shower head and replaced it with a new, multi-spray, water massage shower head. It was working fine until it started clogging up and spraying in directions it was not designed to do. Is this the fault of the new shower head? […]
December 13, 2014

Why should I renovate my bathroom?

Stepping into your bathroom, you notice that a couple of the tiles are starting to come off the wall and your toilet seems to be running all of the time. The doors on the vanity don’t close as well as they should and the laminate on the counter top is […]
December 3, 2014

What colour should I paint my bathroom?

As a contractor who has done quite a few bathrooms, one decision that my clients most often struggle with is paint colour. It’s one of those decisions that I try not to give a lot of input on because I feel that colour is such a personal choice. Everyone’s tastes […]
January 2, 2014

3 Steps to a Great Renovation this Year

Thinking about renovating your home in 2014? Now is a great time to start putting together your strategy for a renovation project, whether it be a new kitchen or bathroom, or an addition for your home. The weather is still cold, but the prep work can get started so you’re […]
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 22, 2013

Why should you hire a licensed contractor for your renovations?

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 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 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 […]