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19 01, 2018

Featured Kitchen Renovation – Western Inspired Open Concept Kitchen

By |January 19th, 2018|Construction Experience, Dialogue and Problem Solving, Featured Kitchen, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Interior Design, Respect For Your Budget, Structural Changes|0 Comments

Prior to renovating this home, there were lots of discussions about a functional design; Our homeowners wanted a beautiful open concept design. Their home had a wall separating the living room from the kitchen, and also a wall separating the dining room. When it comes to working with the […]

20 11, 2017

Industry Insight – Buy New or Renovate?

By |November 20th, 2017|Client Referrals, Dialogue and Problem Solving, Industry Insight, Real Estate|Comments Off on Industry Insight – Buy New or Renovate?

There are many factors that come into play when deciding whether to renovate your current home, or sell it and buy a new one. One of the most overlooked is whether you’ll be able to get all of your money back when you go to sell the property. Even […]

15 09, 2017

Go Solar | Mounting Solar Panels With Ground Screws

By |September 15th, 2017|Technology|Comments Off on Go Solar | Mounting Solar Panels With Ground Screws

Some cool new technology to explore is the use of ground screws together with solar power. Galvanized-steel screws, varying in length, are becoming more and more popular with the install of solar panels in Alberta. After Alberta introduced the solar rebate program,  there was a large increase in the […]

18 07, 2017

Experience, Licensing and City of Calgary Permits

By |July 18th, 2017|City of Calgary Building Permits, Construction Experience, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Licensing|Comments Off on Experience, Licensing and City of Calgary Permits

As I mentioned before I will be talking about a few points in each of the next several blog posts that you should consider before hiring your renovation company.  Hope you find this information useful!

Licensing/credibility

Ensuring that your general contractor is licensed with the City of Calgary should be one […]

3 03, 2017

Cleanliness of and access to Jobsites, Products and WCB and Liability Insurance

By |March 3rd, 2017|Access to Job Sites, Clean Jobsites, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Liability Insurance, Product Suppliers, WCB Insurance|Comments Off on Cleanliness of and access to Jobsites, Products and WCB and Liability Insurance

Cleanliness and Access to Job Sites

For all renovation projects, but especially smaller ones where you will be living in your home during the work, you will want to hire a contractor who will keep their job sites clean and orderly.  Some questions to ask are whether tools are stored […]

24 11, 2016

Interior Design, Individual Personalities, Dialogue and Respect for Your Budget

By |November 24th, 2016|Dialogue and Problem Solving, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Interior Design, Respect For Your Budget|Comments Off on Interior Design, Individual Personalities, Dialogue and Respect for Your Budget

Today we’re talking about the next few points off of my original list of things to consider when hiring your renovation contractor.  Let’s think about whether the renovation contractor you are considering hiring offers access to an interior designer that they collaborate with, how your individual personalities interact and […]

12 06, 2016

Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary

By |June 12th, 2016|Ability to View Previous Work, Access to Job Sites, City of Calgary Building Permits, Clean Jobsites, Client Referrals, Construction Experience, Credibility, Dialogue and Problem Solving, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Interior Design, Licensing, Project Management, Quotes, Renovation Scheduling, Respect For Your Budget, Sub Trade Contractors, Warranty, WCB Insurance|Comments Off on Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary

As a homeowner, there’s a good chance that you’re thinking about renovating or making some changes to your home.  Whether now or in the future a base of good research will help you work towards creating a renovation you will love, day after day.

Perhaps you’ve walked through a friend’s […]

5 05, 2016

Warranties, Ability to View Previous Work and Referrals

By |May 5th, 2016|Ability to View Previous Work, Client Referrals, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Warranty|Comments Off on Warranties, Ability to View Previous Work and Referrals

Well this is our sixth and last blog post in our mini-series on things that you will want to consider when hiring your renovation contractor in Calgary, Alberta.  I hope that this information has been useful to you.  Looking forward to sharing more renovation advice with you in future […]

1 03, 2016

Renovation Quotes, Scheduling and Employees, Subtrade Contractors and Suppliers

By |March 1st, 2016|Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Project Management, Quotes, Renovation Scheduling, Sub Trade Contractors|Comments Off on Renovation Quotes, Scheduling and Employees, Subtrade Contractors and Suppliers

Welcome to our fourth blog post discussing points you should be looking for when considering who you will choose to renovate your home or work space.

Quotes

Does your chosen contractor provide a detailed outline with the scope of work and products covered by their quoted price for your planned renovation?  […]