January 28, 2013

Designing your kitchen: The Hammer and Nails guide to a beautiful kitchen – Part 4  Welcome to Part 4 of our feature on kitchens. If you […]
February 25, 2013

This week, Hammer & Nails is pleased to treat you with an article on kitchens from our friend, Cindy Donaldson, at Delton Cabinets. As we approach […]
March 17, 2013

Products we think you’ll like – Tubular daylighting systems Without a doubt, one of the hardest things to overcome in Edmonton is the weather. During the […]
April 13, 2013

Energy Efficiency is more than just dollars and cents While it’s true that renovations done to help improve the energy efficiency of your home will potentially […]
April 29, 2013

Keeping Seniors Safe in their Own Home

This week’s blog post come to us from Ulli Robson over at her blog site, ‘Safe With Ulli.’ 10 Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Safe in […]
May 9, 2013

Is your contractor a carpenter or a handyman?

Anybody can call themselves a contractor. In the city of Edmonton, there is no special requirement for operating as a general contractor other than applying for […]
May 31, 2013

Products We Think You’ll Like It’s not often that Robert and I get wow-ed by new products in the renovation market. Usually, a new drywall compound […]
June 17, 2013

The Barriers of Barrier Free Living

Ask around in the City of Edmonton if people have heard of the term ‘barrier free’ and you’d be surprised to know that more and more […]
August 1, 2013

Do It Yourself with Michael Breault – A story about a carpenter and his DIY project.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]