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 […]
April 28, 2016

Get The Most Out of Your Kitchen Renos

Let’s face it. Not every home has the space necessary for a kitchen that functions as the jack-of-all-trades space for cooking, dining and entertaining. Does this sound like your kitchen? Fear not. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your small kitchen renovation. Choosing how you use […]
April 25, 2016

Blackmud Creek Kitchen Renovation

Here is the latest beautiful kitchen completed by us over at Nord Alta Construction, on the south side of Edmonton. Finding good use of the storage space was paramount due to the small size of this condo kitchen. The project went smoothly despite having one member of the two-man team […]
March 23, 2015

Interior Design & Kitchen Renos 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 last few years and you may hear stories like, “This contractor was wonderful to work with.” Or conversely, you may hear something like, “My […]
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 8, 2014

Kitchen Renos With Interior Design Ideas

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 last few years and you may hear stories like, “This contractor was wonderful to work with.” Or conversely, you may hear something like, “My […]
February 10, 2014

The $5000 kitchen remodel. Is it a myth?

When it comes to kitchen ideas, as a contractor, I’m just like you. I like to check out the big renovation web sites to see if there is anything new and exciting in the world of kitchens. Often, on these sites, right next to the photos of the beautiful palatial […]
January 20, 2014

Kitchen Renos Electrical Upgrade

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 necessary to bring any electrical up to code when you crack open a wall, many people forget that while the framing is exposed, adding […]
January 2, 2014

Steps To A Great Renos This Year

Thinking about renovating your home in 2014? Now is a great time to start putting together your strategy for a renovation project, whether it be a new kitchen or bathroom, or an addition for your home. The weather is still cold, but the prep work can get started so you’re […]
August 2, 2013

Top Accessibility Features In Renos

A lot of accessibility features can be added to a renovation project for little or no cost. Here are some of our favourites: Install some lever style handles for your plumbing fixtures or door hardware – Lever style handles are easy to use and don’t require a lot of hand […]
August 1, 2013

DIY with Michael Breault – A story about a carpenter

Have you ever tried a do-it-yourself project? I’m not talking about making jewelry out of paper clips or clothes out of recycled cereal boxes, I’m talking about fixed something old or broken in your home that requires a visit to those aisles in Home Depot where no one but a […]
July 22, 2013

Licensed Contractor For Your Renos

Without a doubt, the number one piece of advice from anyone with tips on renovations is making sure you hire a reputable contractor for your project. It’s great advice, but where do you start? And why does it matter whether they licensed or not? If they give you a great […]