What do we do?

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a cozy hub where families gather to share meals and make memories. That’s why it’s essential for your kitchen to be as functional as it is inviting. If your kitchen feels outdated, cramped, or just doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore, our renovation services might be just what you need.

Our team excels in transforming kitchens of every style and scale. We’re not only adept at flawless construction, but we also offer guidance through the planning stages and help you choose the right materials and fixtures to meet your objectives. Understanding how your family uses the kitchen is key to crafting a space that truly suits your needs. We collaborate closely with you to pinpoint which upgrades will enhance your kitchen’s functionality and aesthetic. Additionally, if you’re interested in IKEA kitchens, we specialize in designing, assembling, and installing these as well. Let our experts handle your kitchen renovation from start to finish.




If you’re aiming for a kitchen that’s both tidy and practical, perfect for meal prep and family gatherings, it needs to be well-designed. Is your current kitchen lacking in storage, sporting outdated appliances, or suffering from a clunky layout and dated style? Our team is here to help. We employ smart planning and expert construction methods to transform your kitchen into a space you’ll love to spend time in.



Kitchen renovations are a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance both the appearance and value of their homes. However, the typically high costs can be a deterrent. Luckily, we provide cost-effective renovation solutions that can dramatically transform both the look and functionality of your kitchen. Our meticulous work fits within your budget, allowing you to achieve a high-quality kitchen at a price lower than you might expect.

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.


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

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.

Call us anytime 902-488-5683 and we’ll get started together


We are actively engaged in various initiatives to reduce our business’s environmental impact. Our virtual office operates almost entirely paperless, thanks to our extensive use of apps and cloud platforms. Additionally, we make every effort to recycle and reuse whatever materials we can. Our preference for IKEA kitchens is also influenced by IKEA’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability, which you can learn more about here.


If you’re looking for a beautiful and functional kitchen but want to skip the stress of designing and installing it yourself, the i love renovations team is here to help. Our professional designers and highly skilled installers will manage the entire process, from the initial concept to the final touches. We specialize in three main services for an IKEA kitchen renovation:


• 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


• 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.


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

Renovating your bathroom can transform your mornings from dull to luxurious. Imagine stepping into a shower that feels like a spa retreat rather than being surrounded by outdated decor, cramped spaces, or malfunctioning fixtures. Our bathroom renovation service addresses these issues, giving you a stunning new bathroom that energizes you with every visit.

How do we ensure a smooth renovation process?

We are by your side from start to finish, helping you envision and realize the luxury bathroom you’ve always wanted. Our renovation experts guide you through selecting the most practical and cost-effective solutions. If you’re uncertain about any choices, we offer advice on everything from flooring types and sink styles to the strategic placement of fixtures and the best storage solutions.

Custom-made solutions that fit your budget.

Think a bathroom makeover is beyond your budget? Think again. Our team of skilled contractors is adept at working within various price ranges, surprising you with how affordable a custom bathroom renovation can be. We’ll help you explore options that allow you to achieve a beautiful transformation without overspending, ensuring you receive great value and impressive results.



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.

Finishing your basement is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to expand your living area. Whether you’re accommodating a growing family, wanting a new space for family entertainment, or considering converting it into an in-law suite or Airbnb rental, a finished basement can transform your home’s functionality and value.

At i love renovations, we offer the flexibility to finish your basement in a way that aligns with your budget. We prioritize quality over quantity, focusing on understanding your needs, using high-quality materials, and delivering exceptional craftsmanship. At i love renovations, you can always expect friendly and professional customer service paired with top-notch labor.



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

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.


(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



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.



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.




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.



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.



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 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.



You can embrace a mix-and-match style that grows organically as you find unique decorative pieces, or decide on a breathtaking interior crafted by professional designers. Our interior design service is ready to assist you in creating truly inspiring spaces. Our team is dedicated to improving each room in your home, concentrating on making the most of the available space, highlighting picturesque views, enhancing natural light, and beyond.



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.

If you’re thinking about adding structural changes to your home, such as a loft extension, side return, basement, or glass box rear extension, our expert team is here to guide you through planning, processing, and completion, bringing your vision to life.

Any structural modifications will involve one of our skilled engineers who will assess the situation and provide necessary plans. Structural engineers apply their expertise to design robust and resilient structures capable of withstanding various pressures. Their critical input guarantees that these structures are safe, preventing any potential bending or collapse that could endanger people. They combine creativity with technical knowledge to create structures that are not only secure but also functional and economical.


P.O. box 26025, 650 Portland Street, Dartmouth, N.S

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