8 Invisible Bathroom Problems You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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There might be a time for the “don’t-look-at-it-and-it-will-disappear” approach. But when it comes to bathroom problems, ignoring them only makes them bigger. To make matters worse, many serious issues in a bathroom are invisible, so you might not notice them if you’re not  actively looking for them. Keep Your Eyes Open for These 8 Hidden Bathroom Problems As part of a regular home maintenance routine, be on the lookout for these hidden problems in your bathroom. 1. Unsuitable materials The bathroom is a unique room in your home because of the high moisture levels produced in this space. All the materials used to create your bathroom must be sealed or protected against moisture.  Is your drywall water resistant? Is there a vapour barrier between the drywall and insulation? Is the paint mildew resistant? Is the grout water resistant? Is there silicone caulking sealing the edges where your tub and toilet meet the floor? If the answer to any of these … Read more

10 Clear Signs It’s Time to Renovate Your Bathroom

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A bathroom renovation can be a big investment and an inconvenience to your household. How do you know if it’s time to remodel your bathroom and worth the ordeal? In this post, we’ll look at the top 10 reasons to take the plunge and spend money on a bathroom renovation. 10 Reasons to Renovate Your Bathroom The cost of a bathroom renovation is enough that it’s not something you jump into impulsively. Before you start on a project like this, evaluate the cost-benefit ratio and be sure it’s worth the time and energy.  There are definite signs that it’s time to remodel your bathroom. If any of these 10 things apply to your bathroom, a renovation project is in your future! 1. Plumbing Problems Minor plumbing problems like a leaky faucet can easily be fixed without a major renovation. But if there are bigger issues, or if you have a leak behind the walls, ignoring the problem could lead to … Read more

How Much Does A Bathroom Renovation Cost in Calgary?

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If you’re considering renovating your bathroom, your number one concern is probably, “What’s a bathroom renovation going to cost? And is it worth it?”  10 Notable Benefits of a Bathroom Renovation Sometimes it’s necessary to remodel your bathroom for the sake of safety—regardless of the cost. Safety hazards like water leaks, mold and mildew, or rot in the flooring or walls must be dealt with to prevent further damage and to protect the health and safety of your family.  But no matter what you spend on your bathroom renovation, there are always significant benefits.  A bathroom renovation can actually reduce your utility bills when you replace fixtures with energy-efficient and water-conserving models. An updated bathroom will increase your property value. And remodeling your bathroom is an opportunity to create more storage, a more functional layout, and luxurious features.  The benefits of a bathroom renovation are clear, but the question remains: What’s your bathroom renovation going to cost?.  10 Factors That … Read more

10 Tips for an Amazing Ensuite Renovation

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An ensuite renovation can be trickier than a main bathroom renovation. It’s usually a smaller space, and if you share your ensuite with your spouse, coming to agreement on all the design details can be a challenge.  10 Helpful Design Ideas for a Successful Ensuite Renovation To help you experience an ensuite renovation you both enjoy, we’ve made a list of our top tips and design ideas.  1. Think about the future of your ensuite In home design, it’s important to think beyond the present. Tastes change, needs change, and there’s also resale value to consider.  The most practical way to design your ensuite is with a neutral foundation. If you like bold colours or statement pieces, you can play with wallpaper or paint, add accessories that pack a punch, or even get a little wild with your light fixture or mirror. But stick to more timeless looks for the tub, tile, and other elements that are more difficult to … Read more

3 Surprising Things to Expect During the Bathroom Renovation Process

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You’ve finally decided to renovate your bathroom, and you can hardly wait to see your new and improved space. All that stands between you and your dream bathroom is the renovation process. But that process can be painful if you’re not prepared. Do you know what to expect during your bathroom renovation?  What to Expect During Your Bathroom Renovation At first glance, these expectations might seem obvious. But the mistake many renovating homeowners make is not actually thinking through the renovation process, not preparing for it—mentally and physically. This leads to unnecessary stress. Here’s how to avoid that.  1. Expect your bathroom to be unavailable It’s possible to survive a renovation of almost any room while living in the house. You simply modify your routines while your spaces are out of commission. But a bathroom renovation makes this much more difficult—even impossible, at times.  “What’s the big deal?”, you think. “We have another bathroom (or two). We’ll just use those … Read more

How to Make Your Bathroom Look & Feel Luxurious

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For most people, a dream bathroom is one that looks and feels luxurious—whether that means a spa-like space, a room that resembles a 5-star hotel suite, or high-end, state-of-the-art features. Is it possible to transform your own bathroom into a place of indulgence? 10 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Luxurious We believe any bathroom can become elegant and inviting. Here are 10 tips to help you create a luxury bath experience in your own home.  1. Prioritize privacy A luxury bath demands a sense of seclusion. If you’re designing a new home or bathroom renovation, prioritize privacy by locating the bathroom away from the busiest areas of your home. Tucking your bathroom away in a corner of the house turns this room into a retreat.  2. Enhance your tub or shower Decide if you want a tub, a shower, or a tub-shower combo. Any option is the right option if it’s the one you prefer, and all three can be … Read more

7 Ways to Use Custom Cabinetry in Every Room of Your Home & Why You Should

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Did you know custom cabinetry isn’t just for your kitchen? There are no limitations on cabinetry design, and there are valuable benefits of using custom cabinets in every room of your home. The possibilities are truly endless.  3 Benefits of Custom Cabinetry Instead of Furniture Why would someone choose custom cabinetry in the bedroom or the living room or any other room instead of furniture? Here are 3 reasons why custom cabinetry is a superior choice.  Built-in Functionality: Custom cabinetry makes home maintenance easier. For example, you know how awkward it can be to try to vacuum behind or beside furniture? That problem is eliminated with built-in custom cabinets.  Better Quality: Most furniture is built cheaply. Custom cabinetry is much higher quality, which makes it longer lasting and a better value in the long run.  Home Value: Custom cabinets can add value to your home because it becomes a part of the house. It adds storage space, organization features, and … Read more

How long does it take to get new cabinets installed?

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By the time you order your new kitchen, you’re eager to see the finished product. You’ve laboured over door styles and hardware choices, and you can envision how fabulous your new kitchen will look once it’s installed. So how long will that take? How long must you wait to see your dream become reality?  “How long does it take to get new cabinets installed?” has sort of become a custom cabinet version of “Are we there yet?” We get this question a lot, and it’s perfectly understandable! We’re excited because you’re excited! This is how we answer that question.  5 Factors That Determine How Long Your Cabinet Installation Takes The answer to “How long will it take for my new kitchen to be installed?” is truly: “It depends”. There isn’t one answer that works for every kitchen. The length of time to install your new cabinets depends on several factors.  Size The size of your kitchen and the number of … Read more

10 Foolproof Ways to Update an Old Home

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Old houses are full of character and history. But eventually, certain no-longer-charming elements simply need modernization. (Does anyone really love popcorn ceilings anymore?) There are endless ways to update an old home, but in this post, we’ll focus on 10.  How to Update an Old Home Some old homes might need a complete overhaul, but many can be modernized with just a few updates. You may be able to pick and choose from this list to achieve a perfect blend of old and new for a timeless look that lasts for years to come.  1. Renovate a Single Space If your budget is tight, you might have to narrow your focus down to a single space. The kitchen or bathrooms get the most use and often look the most dated. A kitchen renovation or bathroom remodel can freshen up your home, even if you can’t touch the other areas yet.  See also: 10 Signs It’s Time to Renovate Your Kitchen … Read more

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Layout for Your Home

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No matter what size your bathroom is, the layout makes all the difference. You can have beautiful fixtures, perfectly coordinated colors, and a luxurious feel, but if your layout isn’t good, the whole space will be frustrating because it won’t be functional.  So how do you choose the best bathroom layout for your home? In this post, we’ll look at:  Key components of good bathroom design 5 essential bathroom layouts Tips for choosing your bathroom layout Whether you’re renovating your bathroom or building a new home, use this as your guide to creating a bathroom you love to be in. 4 Key Components of Ideal Bathroom Design As you’ll see later in this post, there are some common bathroom layouts that work well in most bathrooms. But there’s room for creativity, and some bathrooms have unique dimensions, which makes the usual floor plans tricky to use.  That’s where the key components of good bathroom design come into play. When you … Read more

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