Paying for a home improvement or construction work in cash to receive a ‘discount’ on the tax isn’t as glamorous as it may seem. That fact goes for homeowners and contractors alike. Individuals may think that a cash transaction can [...]
Happy New Year! What resolutions have you made this New Year? To get fit? Quit smoking? Start saving more money? But what goals have you set for your home? January is a great time to start working on your house - the social calendar is [...]
Now that fall is officially here, it's time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment.Now that bird nest season is over and before winter sets[...]
I've always been a big fan of environmentally friendly home renovations and with the recent shift in everyone's thinking trying to find more energy efficient and eco-friendly options there's a easy and innovative steps and products out[...]
So you've just finished watching the latest reality show on home renovations and you're all set to start on your own home construction project. You've worked out your colour scheme, style and based on HGTV's latest show you have your budget[...]
Nope I promise we didn't mean acid rain we actually mean attic rain. With all the cold weather we've been having in Alberta this January you could be experiencing issues with rain occurring in your attic.
So what is it and why should you [...]
Enlisting professional help will save you money in the long run and help keep you on budget
1. Take a holistic approach
Before jumping into a renovation project, think about what you want to achieve. For example, rather than deciding you need new [...]
Bathrooms and en suites may be the smallest rooms in the house but to carry out a refurbishment involves almost every trade from carpenters, plumbers to tilers, painters and plasterers. And the key to getting it right is organisation.
A bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house so it’s important to make sure it is designed and laid out well. A while ago we wrote an article on the top 10 bathroom renovation tips to consider for [...]