June 14, 2014

Should I reface my kitchen cabinets?

As the beginning of every renovation season starts to get underway, we, over at Nord Alta, start getting calls about kitchen remodels. Without fail, we always have someone who calls in looking for a kitchen remodel where they want to reface their cabinets. Flying in the face of popular home […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
February 25, 2013

This week, Hammer & Nails is pleased to treat you with an article on kitchens from our friend, Cindy Donaldson, at Delton Cabinets. As we approach the Spring start-up to the renovation season, many of you may be thinking of doing a kitchen renovation, but might not know where to […]