August 29, 2014

Renovations 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 […]
March 4, 2014

What kind of Front Entry Door should I have?

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 a technical manual for front entry doors, here are some things to think about when choosing one. Materials Most front entry doors are made […]
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 blue plastic box in which we were told by the City of Edmonton to put in newspapers, soup cans, and other recyclable materials. Our […]
January 29, 2014

What kind of paint should I choose for the interior of my home?

Are you in the planning stages of your dream kitchen remodel? Are you looking to put your house on the market and get a good price for it? Or are you just looking to spruce up you home a little bit and give it that almost new feeling? If you’ve […]
January 2, 2014

3 Steps to a Great Renovation 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 […]
November 7, 2013

Front entry and 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 in that the doors were installed with accessibility in mind. The new garden door is wider than the old one, which allows for easier […]
September 4, 2013

Renovating vs building new. Why it’s more expensive.

Interestingly enough there are many good reasons why it costs more to renovate vs building new. Economy of Scale  Certainly most remodels are small and compact in nature and if you had to bring in each specific trade to do their own work, that little Reno could seem to cost […]
August 16, 2013

Renovation Quotes (Three) Might Not Be Right

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. What they don’t tell you is how you should proceed to make a decision based on these quotes you receive. So, more often than […]
August 2, 2013

Our Favorite Accessibility Features When Renovating

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 2, 2013

Lest we forget.
July 15, 2013

Photos of recent accessibility projects that we’ve been involved in. 
July 8, 2013

Changes in Home Renovation Trends

An article I read last week on the changing trends in new home construction got me thinking about how the trends are changing on the renovation side of home construction. We’re not talking about what colours are in vogue this season, but the larger gradual changes that say, “that house […]