May 4, 2016

What can I except from my home renovation?

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

How can I make my small kitchen renovation sizzle?

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 – April 25, 2016

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 […]
January 3, 2015

3 Tips for a Great Home Renovation in 2015

Thinking about renovating your home in 2015? 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 […]
December 20, 2014

Can I buy a shower head that doesn’t plug up with mineral deposits?

So, a few months ago, you had a leaky shower head and replaced it with a new, multi-spray, water massage shower head. It was working fine until it started clogging up and spraying in directions it was not designed to do. Is this the fault of the new shower head? […]
December 13, 2014

Why should I renovate my bathroom?

Stepping into your bathroom, you notice that a couple of the tiles are starting to come off the wall and your toilet seems to be running all of the time. The doors on the vanity don’t close as well as they should and the laminate on the counter top is […]
December 3, 2014

What colour should I paint my bathroom?

As a contractor who has done quite a few bathrooms, one decision that my clients most often struggle with is paint colour. It’s one of those decisions that I try not to give a lot of input on because I feel that colour is such a personal choice. Everyone’s tastes […]
November 6, 2014

What does it cost to remodel a kitchen?

As far as single room renovations go, kitchen remodels are usually up there as one of the most expensive rooms of the home to renovate. Kitchens make up a sizable portion of the footprint of your main floor, they have the added expense of cabinetry, and they also generally have […]
October 19, 2014

Is an Electrical Mistake a Big Deal?

Is an Electrical Mistake a Big Deal? You bet !!! We, at Nord Alta, were doing a little blog topic research, when we came across a site of electrical Hazards in the home republished by Canadian Contractor. Real life cases of people with property loss and potential fatalities. The link […]
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 […]
July 11, 2014

Hammer and Nails – Edmonton’s Renovation Blog turned 2 today! We at Nord Alta Construction can’t believe it’s been 2 years of free renovation advice and project photos. We look forward to many more years of renovation blogging. Check out our other blog posts at nordalta.tumblr.com
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 […]