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 […]

Tips for Drywall Repair and Fixes

Most interior walls are finished with drywall. Because it is a softer material, it can easily be dinged, dented and damaged. Fortunately, minor drywall repair is a DIY job most homeowners can manage. Major drywall projects, however, should be left to the pros. Photo Credit: Dakota Interior Ltd. The first thing you’ll need to do […]

Options for Building a Garage Addition

Building a detached garage has many benefits. Having a protected place to park your vehicles will reduce wear and tear and ensure your car will start during a cold Calgary winter! You can build a garage to use as a workshop and for additional storage. You can also build a secondary suite in a new […]

The Value of a Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re planning on selling your home now or in the future, investing in home renovations will add value to your property. Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular renovations and when compared to other remodelling jobs, can give a high return on investment. Photo Credit: Bond Contracting and Construction Inc. Kitchens are considered […]

Benefits of the Backsplash

A backsplash is the panel of material installed behind your sink, stove and along countertops that protects the wall from spills and splashes. Beyond its functional purpose, a backsplash can also add style, finish and even value to your kitchen and home. Here are some benefits of the backsplash: It protects your walls. Photo Credit: Tile […]

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

If you’re thinking of doing some home renovations, you’ve probably thought of upgrading the kitchen tiles, new hardwood floors, or a fabulous landscape—all these big-ticket projects are almost always at the top of the list. A stunning garage door, on the other hand, often gets overlooked by fancier upgrades. A beautiful garage door, that complements […]

Save Money on Home Improvements with Energy Efficiency Rebates

If you’re like most Canadian homeowners, you’ve worried about rising energy costs over the last few years, are concerned about paying high utility bills now, and are wondering how all of these expenses will impact your budget. Keeping your home comfortable in every season can be challenging especially if you’ve got drafty windows or insufficient […]