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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 19, 2013

Hammer & Nails thoughts on Age and Accessibility in Edmonton

Are you affected by old age? Something happened to me this last year that has started to tug at the corners of my mind and set […]
February 4, 2013

A Clearer Look at Windows Here is an interesting video that was forwarded to us last week about heat transfer through different types of glass. With […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]