What do we do?

KITCHEN RENOVATIONS MADE SIMPLE.

The kitchen is often the central point of the home, providing warmth and comfort to the whole family and acting as a welcoming place to gather, share, and delight in a home-cooked meal. This is why it’s vital that your kitchen is able to provide the practicality and atmosphere your family needs. If your kitchen is out of date, poorly constructed, or has organizational and layout issues, our renovation services may be ideal.

 

Our team is highly experienced in carrying out kitchen renovations of all styles and types. Not only do we have the skills to execute all construction perfectly, but we can also assist with the planning and selection of materials and fixtures. We can advise you on which will be most conducive to your goals. When renovating a kitchen, it’s important to keep your family’s lifestyle in mind. How you use your kitchen will determine how to best redesign the space. We will work with you to assess what new elements will be the most suitable for your family.

 

We’re also happy to provide kitchen renovations based on IKEA products. Our IKEA Kitchen services include design, assembly and installation. Let our pros take care of your kitchen renovation needs.

 

BEAUTIFUL AND EFFICIENT.

 

If you want your kitchen to be a clean and convenient place for preparing meals and gathering the family, it needs to have an efficient design. Does your kitchen currently fall short on storage, appliance quality, smooth layout, and style? Our team can help. We use clever planning and construction techniques to create a new version of your kitchen where you’ll enjoy spending time.

WE WORK WITH YOUR BUDGET.

 

Kitchen renovations are appealing options for homeowners because they have such a great impact on the look and value of the home, but the usually high costs often dissuade people from taking on the work. Fortunately for you, we offer affordable renovations that can completely change the look and functionality of your kitchen. Our thorough work can all be done within your budget, giving you an opportunity to have a top quality kitchen for less than you ever imagined.

IKEA KITCHEN.

Design & Build

We have two packages designed to suit everyone’s needs and budget. The two packages can either complete all three steps during an IKEA kitchen renovation or just one of the components. Measure – design – installation. We of course are a full service renovation company, so if you need a wall moved, floor replaced, backsplash or a completely revamped home with a new kitchen, we can help.

WHAT ARE THE 3 PACKAGES?

1. ONE STOP SHOPPING
You simply get in touch with i love renovations and tell us you’re ready for your dream kitchen and we help you from start to end.x

2. YOU HELP US & WE HELP YOU
Maybe you have already designed the kitchen and just need someone to complete the installation? Perhaps you can handle the installation and just need a hand in coming up with a fresh new design? What ever the case we can jump in to help you along the way.

3. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START BUT KNOW YOU NEED HELP
Call us anytime 902-488-5683 and we'll get started together

WHY IKEA?

We are continuously working in a number of ways to minimize our business’s footprint. We utilize numerous apps, and cloud platforms so our virtual office is virtually paperless, we recycle and reuse everything we can. Part of our draw to IKEA kitchens is because of IKEA’s commitment to the environment, which you can read about here.

SEVICE OVERVIEW

You want a beautiful functional kitchen without the hassle of designing and installing it yourself. i love renovations team of professional designers and highly qualified installers will take care of the job from concept through to completion. The three main services we offer for an IKEA kitchen renovation are;

COLLECT OR VERIFY THE MEASUREMENTS OF YOUR ROOM INCLUDING:

• Room dimension (height, length, width)
• Dimension and position of windows and doors
• Position of external walls
• Width of all windows (including the sill) and their height above the floor
• Position of electric, water and gas connections and other fixtures e.g. Pipes, radiators
• Confirm that all room corners are square
• Confirm that all included walls are plumb

WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS:

• One-on-one consultation with one of our professional designers.
• Space planning and the design of 1 room. 3D, wall specs and elevation drawings will be provided once the contract is signed in electronic and paper copy.
• Design explanation based on client feedback.
• Designer expertise in cabinetry planning. Please bring along your decided upon samples (i.e.: backsplash, flooring or tile choices). Or we can help with this component as well as a separate service. A finalized kitchen plan provided.

OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTALLATION SERVICE

• Pick up and delivery of the cabinets
• Assembly of the IKEA cabinets
• Installation by our qualified installation team

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR A NEW BATHROOM.

Renovating your bathroom can mean the difference between starting your days in luxury or with dreariness. When it’s time to get up for your morning shower, you don’t want to be greeted by out of date decor, cramped space, or dysfunctional appliances. Our bathroom renovation service will solve all of these issues, giving you a beautiful new bathroom that leaves you energized after every visit.

 

HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS A SMOOTH OPERATION?

We’re with you every step of the way – helping you determine the best way to achieve that luxury bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Our renovation experts help you make wise decisions by pointing out the most practical and cost- efficient methods. If you’re still unsure about certain choices, we can also advise you on what elements best suit your needs, such as types of flooring, styles of sinks, placement of appliances and accessories, storage options, and so much more.

 

CUSTOM-MADE SOLUTIONS.

 

Don’t assume a bathroom renovation is out of your price range. When working with our team of contractors, you’ll be surprised at just how affordable a custom bathroom renovation can be. We can work with any budget. Our experts will help you determine how to get a beautifully revamped bathroom within your financial means. You’ll get impactful results at a competitive rate.

RISK-FREE CONSULTING.

 

When planning your bathroom renovation, it’s important to understand how your decisions will affect the job requirements. Depending on the choices you make, the cost, labour, and time needed to complete the renovation can vary. We will guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions. Our team can advise you on planning and material selections, including tiling, fixtures, appliances, built-in storage, and lighting.

BASEMENT RENOVATIONS.

There’s no faster, easier way to expand your living space than with a finished basement. Whether it’s an expanding family and you need more space, a family fun room to enjoy together or perhaps changing the use to an in-law suite or Airbnb rental.

At i love renovations, we provide you with the flexibility to finish your basement at a budget-conscious price. With quality versus quantity as our focus, we believe it is critical to: listen to our clients, use top-quality materials, and provide superior craftsmanship. i love renovations always offers friendly and professional customer service and high-quality labour.

i love renovations takes care of all aspects of a renovation project, including:

 

  • Initial conception and design
  • Site review and management
  • Budgeting and scheduling
  • Approvals
  • Subtrade bidding and analysis
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Project documentation

Full Home & Addition Construction.

How Long Does a Home Addition Take?

“How soon can I move into my new addition?” This is one of the most common questions homeowners ask us when discussing their home addition and renovation project. As a trusted Design-Build contractor in Halifax, our team at i love renovations identify the stages of a home addition project for you and help you establish a realistic timeline from start to finish. You’ll get to see that your new renovation meets your expectations and be able to stay in the home you love.

Phases of a Home Addition Project

Every design-build home addition timeline should include 2 main phases:

1. Design

In the design phase, more on this on the design-build page ( link it) we will gather ideas about what you’re looking to do, take measurements and obtain ballpark estimates. Then work on floor plans based on your financial verification and a design agreement. Last, you’ll complete the planning process by selecting materials and finishes.

2. Construction

The construction phase is where your dreams become reality. We will start with demolition and any foundation work. Once framing, electrical, insulation, and drywall are added, we’ll shore up the exterior with siding and windows and get to work on the interior finishes.

Monthly Estimated Timeline For a Home Addition

Month 1

Initial Planning and Ballpark Pricing (4 weeks)

Every project begins with understanding a homeowners wishlist, what’s possible for their home addition and renovation in regards to actual work required.

This step includes:

  • Site consultation
  • Ballpark pricing

Month 2-3

Design process (8 weeks)

The design process can be the most exciting step yet, where the ideas for your home renovation are put on paper.

A good design builder will:

  • Measure and investigate your house
  • Provide initial drawings with options to choose from
  • Help you finalize scope of work
  • Finalize the design drawing and deliver contract

Month 3-4

Signed Contract (8 weeks)

A successful construction phase is dependent on a finalized scope of work and drawings that will guide the construction process.

This step includes:

  • Complete construction drawings
  • Compare drawings to scope of work and submit for permit & plan review
  • Plan review and revisions, acquire permit, and select material

Month 5-7+

Construction (14+ weeks)

Depending on the extent of your project, the construction phase could range from 12-18 weeks.

This step includes:

  • Exterior demolition and/or foundation installed
  • Framing and interior demolition to prep for rough mechanical work
  • Rough mechanical work, insulation, drywall, roofing & siding
  • Wall & ceiling painting, flooring, tile work, doors, trim, cabinets
  • Kitchen tops, back splash, trim paint, finish mechanicals, punch list

A Realistic Construction Timeline for Common Remodels and Additions in the HRM

Determining a full timeline for your home remodel is largely dependent on the scope of areas being renovated during the construction phase. Of course, the more areas needing planned for can extend your design timeline as well, but here are some typical timelines you can count on when adding more rooms to your home remodel or addition project:

Kitchen and Leaving Area

(12 weeks)

One of the top requested additions is to extend a cape cod style home out the back on the first floor to make room for a bigger kitchen and great room with an open floor plan. These additions typically require 5-7 weeks during the construction phase.

Master Bedroom and Ensuite

(4-6 weeks)

Adding a second floor bedroom retreat with a larger bathroom and closet area is an appealing home addition option for growing families and even empty nesters looking to make use of their newly acquired space. The extent of demolition required may affect your timeline, but typically, you can count on adding 4-6 weeks for this portion of your project.

Bathroom

(4 weeks)

More bathroom space to accommodate growing children and guests is usually an add-on option for many home renovations. Depending on the size and scope of bathroom(s) being added or renovated, these could add an additional few weeks or a month to your construction timeline.

2-Story Rear Home Addition

(18 weeks)

With a lot of older homes in Halifax and lots not wide enough to build out on the side, most homeowners find a 2-story home addition at the rear of their home to be the best investment. They’re able to enlarge their kitchen, create a great room space with an open floor plan, and then include a master bedroom with an ensuite. Some opt to create a secondary suite within their home’s existing space or the new basement space.

As the scope of a second-story addition is so large, this timeline could require 18+ weeks of construction.

MONTH 5-7+
Construction (18+ weeks)

Depending on the extent of your project, the construction phase could range from 2 to 6 months

DESIGN.

BRING OUT THE BEAUTY OF YOUR HOME.

 

Having striking architecture and layouts is essential for any home’s aesthetic appeal, but they only provide the basics. In order to pull it all together and reflect your personal style, your home’s beauty needs to be cultivated through top quality interior design. Our team of interior designers use their artistry to make every room in your home come to life, incorporating unique design elements that channel your individuality.

 

If you’re building your new home, bringing an interior designer in early will give you an opportunity to plan the most beautiful of spaces by including architectural structures and other built-in features. If your home is already built, but is in need of a fresh new look, our designers can swiftly transform any of its rooms with just a few touches or a full revamp. We can assist you with planning every space, including arranging furniture and decorative elements to not only look great, but allow for the best flow and utility. i heart renovations can also help with paint selections, and coordinating your decor among rooms or in open floor plans. Whether it’s one room or your whole house, indoors or outdoors, our interior designers bring out the beauty of any space in your home.

PERFECTLY PERSONALIZED.

 

Trying to capture your personal taste through home decor can be a tough job. That’s why we offer our professional services as interior designers. We can fill your home with unique beauty and character. We’ll assist you with various selections and implementations, including space planning, colour consulting, furniture, lighting, materials, and other design elements. Our work will make every room come together.

 

CREATE A STUNNING SPACE.

 

You can settle for a mix and match look that results from gradual accumulation of decorative items, or go for something truly jaw-dropping by creating an interior that is expertly designed. We can help you develop the most inspiring spaces through our interior design service. Our team will bring out the best of each room in your home, emphasizing space, scenic views, light, and more.

Commercial Renovations.

YOUR SPACE. YOUR VISION.

 

The ambience of your business is an important indicator to your customer. The atmosphere and mood you create is a true reflection of the quality of your business, the service you provide, and how well you’ll be able to meet his or her needs.

 

i love renovations ensures your business exudes excellence. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and a new configuration is all it takes to invigorate your space. Often, a complete renovation will re-energize your employees, refresh your workspace and therefore, improve your business. We’ll take your industry, your vision and your budget into consideration and create a custom solution. We’ll ensure the aesthetics of your workplace is a true representation of your business.

 

We know appearances count. We can ensure repairs, construction and preventative measures cause minimal fuss, muss, and delays.

 

i love renovations seeks to create lasting relationships with our clients, so we’ll always go the extra mile. Visit our photo gallery to see the kind of innovation we can put to work for your next renovation project.

KEEPING YOU AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION. 

 

Whether it’s a small commercial renovation, a major construction project, or an office remodel, i love renovations brings the highest level of expertise to all of your commercial projects. We employ innovative and flexible design strategies and effective project management to ensure all of our projects, big and small, meet our clients’ highest standards.

 

Our commitment to efficiency, accountability, and safety means our projects also go as smoothly as possible. Our clients know they can trust us to complete all aspects of their construction on-time and on-budget.

 

i love renovations takes care of all aspects of a renovation project, including:

  • Initial conception and design
  • Site review and management
  • Budgeting and scheduling
  • Approvals
  • Subtrade bidding and analysis
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Project documentation

DECK BUILDING AND INSTALLATION.

Deck building is not something just anyone can do. The foundation must be laid correctly to ensure the deck will not sink or fall over the course of time. Once the foundation is laid, you must correctly place the support beams for the deck to be built. If the support beams are not correctly placed, weight in any given area may result in a person or a piece of property falling through. Once the support is built, builders must then build the deck on the supports, making sure the deck is safely secured. If any of these steps are carried out incorrectly, it can be a safety hazard for your property, yourself, family, and friends.

Other companies may do these things incorrectly. Something as simple as a pole of the foundation not straightened correctly or not facing the correct way can cause your deck to collapse within a year and cost you money to correct after the builder is long gone. So be sure to avoid these problems.

 

i love renovations owns all of their own equipment. We are certified and ensure there are never issues with your deck falling apart after the build. Our work is warranty guaranteed.

CREATE A STUNNING SPACE.

 

You can settle for a mix and match look that results from gradual accumulation of decorative items, or go for something truly jaw-dropping by creating an interior that is expertly designed. We can help you develop the most inspiring spaces through our interior design service. Our team will bring out the best of each room in your home, emphasizing space, scenic views, light, and more.

Windows and Doors.

BRING IN THE LIGHT TO YOUR HOME.

 

From vinyl windows to wooden doors to vinyl skylights, we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with the quality and workmanship of our team.

We work with Kholer Windows & Doors, Marvin, Metro Window & Doors, and NOVA Windows & Doors. We are happy to arrange a showroom visit at their respective locations when the time comes.

Structural Changes.

If you’ve been considering making some structural changes to your home, be it a loft extension, a side return, a basement or a glass box rear extension, our team of experts can help you plan, process and complete to make your dream come alive.

Any structural work will include one of our talented engineers to access the situation and provide plans if required. Structural engineers use their skills and knowledge to design structures that are strong and flexible to withstand pressures. Their input ensures that structures do not bend or collapse and put people at risk. Creativity is a key quality in creating structures that are safe, functional and cost-effective.

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