August 29, 2015

Consider This Before Basement Renos

Whenever a Top 5 list of home renovations list is compiled by a media outlet, kitchens and bathrooms always make the top of the list, but often squeezing into 4th or 5th place is the basement. Truth is, developing an unfinished basement is a great way to add extra living […]
July 11, 2015

How long does a kitchen remodel take?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to completely remodel a kitchen? If you’re in the market for a new kitchen or think you’ll be in the market for one in the next few years, it’s a good idea to review the process of how a kitchen project unfolds […]
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 […]
November 6, 2014

Last deck project of the season. The deck is roughly 16’x12’ and has painted aluminum balusters. Also included in this project was an arbour over the front sidewalk for the trough down pipe.
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 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. […]
May 13, 2014

Renovation Trends 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 showed up in my inbox with exactly that topic. It seems that a lot of online publications have a lot to say about renovation […]