Found a property that needs work?

Estimating Edmonton renovation costs before you buy. By Camillo Esposito, Owner of Independent Bath & Renovations: https://www.independentbath.com/ You found a house or a condo in a mature neighbourhood you love but it needs some attention for you to call it home. Established neighbourhoods provide mature trees and landscaping, shopping, a central location and a ton […]

The 5 Best Smart Home Devices for Your Rental Property

We live in the digital age. It seems that everything is getting more intelligent: from phones and TVs to toasters and washing machines. And home devices are part of this technological trend. In this article, Upkeep Media Inc., after successfully working with many property managers, looks at the best smart home devices that attract new […]

Choose cabinet painting for a cost-effective kitchen renovation

A kitchen renovation can be a massive investment, but it does have a good return. A new, modern kitchen will improve the aesthetics and personal enjoyment of the space. It can also add resale value to your home and improve marketability if you decide to sell. The most expensive part of your kitchen renovation will […]

Questions to ask before building a home addition

If your family has outgrown your current house, you might be considering a big change. Or, maybe you want that luxurious master suite, a third bathroom or an additional family room. If you need more living space, you have two options: add on to the house you already have and renovate it to make it […]

10 Tips To Make Moving Easier

Moving is often a time-consuming and stressful event, but you can make the process easier by using a variety of tips that are recommended by others. Here are 10 tips to use so that you can make the transition to your new home easier. Tip 1: Contact Professional Moving Companies Right Away  As soon as […]

Edmonton Landscape Trends For 2019

From creating a space for mindful relaxation, to cultivating your own food, landscaping trends in Edmonton in 2019 are going to be all about getting away from the everyday rush, spending time with loved ones, and getting closer to nature. The outdoor living trend will carry over and grow from 2018, to realize creating unique, […]

Top 3 Reasons to Add a Secondary Suite to Your Property in Edmonton

In August the City of Edmonton updated their Secondary Suite zoning bylaws, making it easier for property owners to add a secondary suite to their property. The city expects to see 500 new legal suites in duplex homes, 600 in row-houses and about 550 in homes on small lots around the city, which has greatly […]

Electrical Systems in Your New Home – What You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like the incredible feeling of finding your dream home, but a dream house can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t know what’s going on behind the walls. That’s why you need to get the electrical systems checked before buying it. A home inspector can inspect many aspects of a home you’re […]

Should you Replace your Ageing Furnace?

Everyone likes a trooper; especially when it comes to appliances. Sometimes the best ones are those we rarely have to think about: quietly standing by, doing their jobs; making us more comfortable. Occasionally, they last well beyond their normal lifespan. For the most part, these are the major appliances we want. But, this is Edmonton. […]

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space with Retractable Awnings

Most homeowners would love to spend more time outdoors on the deck or patio, but sometimes the weather can keep you inside. A motorized, retractable awning in Edmonton, over your patio or deck, can enhance that outdoor living space and make it more comfortable and enjoyable for relaxing, spending time with family and entertaining. Create […]

Benefits of Retractable Screen Doors

You’ve probably heard of Phantom® retractable screen doors, the biggest brand in retractable screen doors in Edmonton. This clever innovation has well-earned it’s reputation and will be a good addition to your new home. Installed in your patio doors, back or side doors, a retractable screen door will allow you to enjoy a summer’s breeze […]

Dealing with Asbestos

If you live in or are looking at a home for sale that was built before 1990, it might have asbestos in certain building materials like older tile and drywall compound. It was a widely used construction material because of its thermal resistance, strength and sound absorption. In those days, asbestos was commonly used in ceiling […]

A Guide to Alberta’s Solar Power Rebates

Solar rebates have arrived!  On June 21, 2017, the Government of Alberta officially opened the rebate program to homes and businesses in Alberta. Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Program Energy Efficiency Alberta, a third-party organization, has been designated to distribute multiple rebate programs, including the Residential and Commercial Solar Program and other rebates to help […]

How much will new windows cost?

Your windows can be responsible for up to 30 to 40 per cent of energy lost in your home. When winter rolls around and you start to feel a cold draft coming from your windows, it could be a sign that it’s time for a replacement. If you have noticeably warped or damaged frames, original […]

Top 3 Things to Fix Before You Sell Your Home

You might not notice the wear and tear on your home, but potential buyers will! Make a great first impression by taking care of a few fixes and simple upgrades. Not only will this boost your curb appeal and make your home more attractive on the market, it can also help you get more qualified […]

All About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Engineered quartz countertops are a trendy choice for the style-savvy home renovator. It has all the benefits of a natural stone countertop with a few extra features that allow for creativity and versatility when it comes to style and design. Quartz countertops are durable, easy to clean and maintain and will add value to your […]

Save Money with Cabinet Refinishing

A kitchen renovation will increase your personal enjoyment of the space and increase your home’s resale value. Kitchen renovations offer one of the best returns on investment compared to other home renovations. In fact, you can expect to recoup over 80.2% of your renovation costs at resale, according to Remodelling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2017, […]

Home Improvement Shortcuts That Are Absolutely a Bad Idea

We’re all looking for ways to save money these days and doing your own home improvement projects instead of hiring a contractor may help. Of course, taking shortcuts can absolutely be a bad idea if they turn your simple project into a complicated one or put you in a dangerous situation. While you can definitely […]

How Eavestroughs Protect Your Home

Making sure your eavestroughs are in good working order is critical to your home’s ability to ward off flooding and moisture damage. If they are not working properly, you could get water running down your walls and pooling around your home. This can eventually penetrate through the foundation or leak through windows and cause major […]

Why Hire a Handyman?

As a homeowner, you know that there always seems to be a somewhat endless to-do list of home repairs, improvements, maintenance and other tasks. From odd jobs to home projects that could include things like fixing a leaky faucet, painting the trim, building a shed or even small home renovations. Even if you’re able to […]