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August 31, 2012

The Demolition Man

Men, you have a problem. A serious problem. I’m a project coordinator for a renovation company and your wife wants her kitchen remodelled. She calls me […]
September 19, 2012

Taking the Unwanted Surprises out of your Renovation.

“Surprise!” Normally, people like surprises. In renovations, however, hearing that word is almost always leads to stress and unhappiness. Why? Because it’s usually followed by bad […]
October 2, 2012

Why should I hire a general contractor for my Home Renovation?

Congratulations. You’ve decided to go ahead with you home renovation project. With that big decision out of the way, you’re now faced with another one. Should […]
November 7, 2012

Breaking Down the Barriers – Myths about accessibility renovations Barrier Free Remodelling, Universal Home Design, Aging in Place Renovations. If you are considering doing any renovations […]
November 9, 2012

Renovating for Accessibility On our last blog post, we looked at some of the myths of accessibility renovations. If I’ve convinced you that you should incorporate […]
November 22, 2012

Another Beautiful Kitchen Here are some before and after shots of a kitchen we finished a couple of weeks ago.  The new cabinet layout combined with […]
November 27, 2012

How to choose a contractor We’ve all heard that if a contractor pulls up in an old VW Bug with a step ladder strapped to the […]
December 5, 2012

Accessibility is in the Eye of the Beholder: A Case Study of Major Mark Campbell Sometimes, planning a project for accessibility requires more than just following […]
January 9, 2013

Experience Countertops

Happy New Year everyone! Hammer & Nails would like to start 2013 off with an article about countertops written by our good friend Aaron Woods, sales […]
January 10, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen, Part 1

When I got through writing some of this article, I noticed that it was quite long, so I decided to split it up into a few […]
January 14, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen, Part 2 Welcome to Part 2 of our feature on kitchens. If you missed […]
January 23, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen – Part 3  If you missed parts 1 and 2 of our series, you […]