May 4, 2016

What to expect from my home renos?

Reality TV is great; especially Home Renovation shows. In 30 minutes, minus the time for commercials, an army of workers comes marching through someone’s front door and exits through the back, leaving a perfectly remodeled home. As someone in the renovation industry, I strive to be just like that, but […]
January 13, 2016

Home Remodelling Trends in Edmonton

  The start of 2016 promises to be great for those looking to remodel their home. Whether you’re looking to refresh and revitalize your bathroom or evolve your kitchen into a functional work of art, there is no better time to get started on your dream remodel project. Here are […]
July 18, 2015

5 Renos That Adds Value To Your Home

A home renovation is not only a way to add some comfort, convenience, and function to an older home, but it’s also a chance to bring some value to your home as well. These 5 renovations are a good bet for maximizing your return on investment or you return on […]
May 7, 2015

Mother’s Day: Surprise her with a home renovation.

Be like Ashton Kutcher and Surprise your Mom this Mother’s Day with a home renovation. Instead of the usual Mother’s Day card and flowers, why not honour the woman who brought you into this world by giving her a new kitchen or bathroom. Seems a little far fetched? Ashton Kutcher […]
August 29, 2014

Renos you should never do yourself

In an age where free do-it-yourself advice is either a few mouse clicks away, attending free workshops at your big box retailers, or just dropping in and asking a few questions at the local hardware store, there are still home renovation projects that you should never handle yourself. We’re talking […]
July 11, 2014

Hammer and Nails – Edmonton’s Renovation Blog turned 2 today! We at Nord Alta Construction can’t believe it’s been 2 years of free renovation advice and project photos. We look forward to many more years of renovation blogging. Check out our other blog posts at nordalta.tumblr.com
July 8, 2014

Products we like: Vinyl Flooring

Are you looking for a good option for flooring for your renovation project but are having a hard time deciding among the many options? Consider for a moment Vinyl Flooring. There are many style options Vinyl flooring comes in many styles and colours, simulating the look of tile, wood, cork, […]
June 21, 2014

Which light bulbs should I use?

It happens to just about everyone. That light bulb over your kitchen table burns out and you have to go to store and pick up a new one. The only thing is, when you get to the store, you realize that they have an entire aisle of light bulbs to […]
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 […]
May 31, 2014

Building a fire pit in your yard in Edmonton?

If you’re looking to build a fire pit in your backyard in Edmonton this summer, then you’re in luck. All the major home centers have small models that are generally very affordable and if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, there are plenty of options either through retailers […]
May 24, 2014

New Deck Ideas for this Summer

With the May long weekend behind us, we can expect (hopefully) warmer weather and longer days. Deck building season begins and whether you hire a reputable renovation contractor or do it yourself, there are a few options out there for decking materials. Here are some popular choices: Pressure Treated Wood […]
May 21, 2014

Should your contractor supply products?

One question that often gets asked before starting a renovation project is: Who should supply the materials? The client or the contractor? Now, this usually doesn’t come up when we’re talking about plywood or drywall. This situation surfaces when we’re looking at finished products, such as bathroom or light fixtures. […]