home remodeling

August 16, 2013

The Three Quotes Rule: Why Getting Three Renovation Quotes Might Not Be Right For You

Every website, newspaper or magazine that discusses renovations and hiring a contractor insists that you get in touch with at least three contractors to get quotes. […]
September 4, 2013

Why does it cost so much more per square foot renovating rather than building new?

Interestingly enough there are many good reasons why it costs more to renovate.  Economy of Scale  Certainly most remodels are small and compact in nature and […]
September 26, 2013

Insurance Tips to Get Canadians Reno Ready

Research from TD Insurance has found that the majority of homeowners are not considering the insurance implications of their renovations. Only 6 percent checked their policy […]
November 7, 2013

Snapshots of a front entry door and a garden door for easy accessibility

Here are a couple of snapshots of a front entry door, a deck, and a garden door we finished just last week. This project was special […]
November 27, 2013

Where do I apply for permits to renovate my house?

The value of building permits taken out in the city of Edmonton. Each municipality, county or governing body has different rules in place on how they […]
January 20, 2014

Why should I upgrade my electrical when I renovate my kitchen?

An often overlooked facet of kitchen remodelling, the electrical, is something that you should consider when it comes time for that kitchen makeover. Although it is […]
February 28, 2014

Is my home renovation really a “green” renovation?

As a kid growing up, I remember being taught (mostly through TV) about the four ‘R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover. Our family received a small […]
March 4, 2014

What kind of Front Entry Door should I have in my home?

When replacing your Front Entry door, there are a lot of options (and a lot of price points) to consider. Without turning this blog entry into […]
May 8, 2014

Renovating My Kitchen With Interior Design In Mind

Kitchen renovations, from one project to another, can be a very different experience. Talk to a dozen families that have had their kitchen remodelled in the […]
May 13, 2014

Renovation Trends: What do you need to know?

It’s an interesting coincidence that I was doing some research into home renovation and design trends for this article when a regularly scheduled newsletter from Remodeling […]
May 21, 2014

Should your contractor supply the products for your renovation project?

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 […]
May 24, 2014

Building a new deck this summer? Here are a few options.

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 […]