Our Renovation Blog

Welcome to our Renovations Blog, where we will share handy tips and information that can help you as you prepare your renovation project.

IKEA and The Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

  IKEA’s entire product is recyclable, and their website states a whopping 40% of most homes’ energy consumption takes place in the kitchen. By installing efficient faucets, appliances and bins for composting, recycling, and waste, you can improve your daily footprint. Other ways IKEA minimizes environmental impact: • Their kitchens are flat packed, which drastically […]

How Much?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The question that comes to mind most often when considering a  kitchen renovation. When choosing an IKEA kitchen, you can expect to save 30-40% on the costs of the cabinets, assembly and installation do add to the bottom line but the savings still remains. With that savings you can upgrade counters from laminate to stone, […]

What makes up an IKEA cabinet?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

  IKEA® offers a free 25-year warranty on almost all parts of their kitchens. This incredible warranty covers cabinet frames, door and drawer fronts, UTRUSTA hinges, MAXIMERA fully-extending drawers, shelves of tempered glass and melamine, wire baskets, and more. IKEA uses top-quality Austrian engineered BLUM hardware for all of their moving parts (drawers and door […]

In Nova Scotia, a great party usually starts and ends in the kitchen. It’s where friends gather over a glass of wine and yummy nibbles; where children learn to bake that perfect chocolate chip cookie; and the perfect starting point for a romantic home cooked dinner for two. With so much time spent in this […]

August Home Checklist

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re already sharing our August home checklist! As we soak up this last month of summer, we’re staying ahead of the game and taking care of those tasks that will ensure a smooth transition into a new season. From back-to-school basics to fun in the summer sun, check out this month’s […]

Commercial Renovation Tips

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Is your office space feeling a little drab? Considering a commercial renovation to breathe new life into an old space? Keep these tips in mind before the renovation begins! First impression First impressions are everything, and your commercial space may be a client or customer’s first introduction to your business. Its appearance and overall vibe […]

Decks by Design

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The deck days of summer have arrived (finally!) and we’re sharing some of our favourite design trends for the sunny season! Treat your outdoor space as a bonus room If you’ve got the space, a deck is essentially an extension of your home. Outdoor furniture and rugs, sun and rain shields and grills and outdoor […]

July Home Checklist

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Inspect and repair driveway. Examine your driveway for any cracks and/or holes that may have appeared following the winter months. Use a proper sealant or caulk for small fixes or consider resurfacing the entire length of your driveway for a full makeover. Repairing cracks and holes will prevent rainwater from seeping through and undermining the […]

Deck Planning 101

Monday, June 26th, 2017

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To […]

Kitchen Trends

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Are you considering renovating your culinary oasis? Read our top trends for the kitchen before the work begins! Bold fixtures Kitchen lighting options are endless. Besides the always reliable pot lights and under-cabinet lighting, homeowners are also opting for eye-catching light fixtures. Industrial pendants hung over a culinary workspace make a serious statement in the […]

Prep Your Home for Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Summer? Is that you? This week on the blog we’re giving three cheers for sunshine and sharing a few simple ways to say bye bye to heavy layers and heated blankets and hello to sun hats and flip flops. Kick winter remnants to the curb. If you’re really ready to embrace the summer season, the […]

June Home Checklist

Monday, June 5th, 2017

During the month of June, we say goodbye to another school year and hello to fun in the sun. Make sure your home is ready for the upcoming summer season with this month’s home checklist. Clean grill grates. Barbecue season is upon us! For those who don’t grill year-round, make sure your grates are clean […]

Create the Ultimate Home Office

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Check out our top tips for creating the ideal home office. Location. Location. Location. Location. A workspace smack dab in the middle of your home’s hustle and bustle is not ideal, especially if clients will be stopping by. That being said, if this isn’t the meeting place for clients and you work well with slight […]

Open-Concept Compromise

Monday, May 15th, 2017

We get a lot of requests for open floor plans. There’s something fresh and airy about a main floor that feels spacious and fluid. And while this design style is still preferred by many, others are starting to explore the “broken floor plan.” Read on to discover how you can create that open-concept feel without […]

April Home Checklist

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

April is the perfect time to give the inside and outside of your home a bit of a refresh. Check out this month’s top to-dos. Amp up your curb appeal. The outside of your home offers that all-important first impression. Step back and examine what could use some work on your home’s exterior. Are your […]