Robert Breault

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 […]
December 9, 2013

Wood Flooring – Does hardness matter?

A common question we get asked about hardwood floors is what species of wood should I use for a hardwood floor. Nowadays, it’s possible to purchase […]
November 27, 2013

Where do I apply for permits to renovate my house?

The value of building permits taken out in the city of Edmonton. Each municipality, county or governing body has different rules in place on how they […]
November 7, 2013

Snapshots of a front entry door and a 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 […]
October 28, 2013

Controlling the dust – tips on keeping your renovation as dust free as possible

    Getting a home remodeled can mean a bright, clean, new area for your home. But what about the rest of your house? During a […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 16, 2013

The Three Quotes Rule: Why Getting Three Renovation Quotes Might Not Be Right For You

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. […]
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 […]
July 22, 2013

Why should you hire a licensed contractor for your renovations?

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. […]
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 […]
June 27, 2013

Another one of our porch lift projects here in Edmonton. This one includes a self closing gate across the opening.