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

Should you relocate or renovate? Pros & Cons You Need to Consider

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You own your home, but it has limitations. Maybe your family is growing and you need more space, or you’d like to live in a different neighborhood. Whatever your motivation, you’ve come to the point of asking, “Should I relocate or renovate?” If this is you, you’re in good company. A vast majority of Calgarians (82.5%) are satisfied with the neighborhood in which they live, yet 21% of Alberta households plan to move within the next 5 years, according to the latest data available from Statistics Canada.  Upgrading to a larger home or a better quality home, and a change in household or family size are 2 of the top 5 reasons for relocating. But if Calgary home owners like their neighborhood, would it be better to renovate instead of moving to a new house? Let’s explore the pros and cons of relocating and renovating. Pros & Cons of Relocating Sometimes renovating isn’t an option. If you want a different … 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

3 Inspiring Concept Board Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Is it time to renovate your bathroom? Planning is the crucial first step, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Have some fun and create a concept board to inspire your bathroom remodel.  Whether your goal is to maximize the space in your bathroom, simply to make your bathroom look better, or a complete overhaul of your bathroom, a concept board is a good place to start.  What is a Concept Board? If you’ve spent any time browsing for interior design ideas online, you’ve likely seen a concept board. In addition to inspiring your home improvement projects, It’s a tool for visually communicating design concepts, ideas and potential products you’d like in your space. Each concept board is unique. Your concept board is a collection of things you like and that inspire you, including patterns, colors, textures and images. It’s a visual representation of the look and feel you want your bathroom to have. Physical concept boards can simply be … Read more

5 Obvious Things People Don’t Tell You About Bathroom Renovations

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You have your dream bathroom in mind, and you’ve decided it’s time to renovate your bathroom. But even with the most detailed plan, there’s bound to be a few surprises. That’s the nature of bathroom renovations.  To help you be even more prepared, here are 5 things about bathroom renovations. They seem obvious at first glance, but upon closer inspection, are valuable tips to make your remodel project less stressful. 1. Contractors are not mind readers  Effective communication with your contractor is crucial to a successful bathroom renovation. What you really want and what you really mean can easily get lost in translation.  Whether you are talking to a designer or a contractor, it’s vital that you clearly communicate your vision. In the planning stages, the more detail you can provide, the easier it is for your renovation team to understand your wants and needs.  You might think it’s over-communicating, but in addition to sharing what you want, tell them … Read more

15 Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms

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Are you frustrated with the lack of storage in your small bathroom? Are you ready to change up the style? Renovating a bathroom can be stressful, especially when space is limited. However, there are plenty of ways to improve the storage and style, no matter how small your bathroom is!  These 15 design ideas for small bathrooms will refresh the space and keep it chic. How to Update a Small Bathroom  1. Mirror a wall or incorporate multiple mirrors Whether it’s a large one that covers a wall or multiples for design, mirrors give the impression of a larger space. The reflection of light gives the room a brighter feel, even if the bathroom doesn’t have a window.  A large mirror that reflects a small bathroom gives the impression of magnifying the room.  2. Use a glass shower door instead of a shower curtain A glass shower door opens up your bathroom and makes it feel more spacious. Other benefits … Read more

Watch Out! Don’t Make These 8 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes!

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Despite the small size of a bathroom, it takes hundreds of decisions to complete a bathroom renovation. Careful planning makes all the difference. If you want your remodel project to be a success, don’t make these 8 common bathroom design mistakes! Mistake #1: Selecting the Wrong Mirror Size A mirror adds more to your bathroom than just a place to view your reflection. It has a significant effect on the look and feel of your bathroom.  Some bathrooms use the mirror as a decorative piece, but the risk is having a mirror that’s too small. The bigger your mirror, the more open your bathroom feels.  A typical bathroom mirror should be approximately the same width as your bathroom countertop. If you have a pedestal sink, or if your bathroom doesn’t allow for a mirror as wide as the countertop, the mirror should be slightly wider than the sink. If you use a mirror that’s too small, it’s not as helpful … Read more

How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

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You’ve seen the signs and decided it’s time to remodel your bathroom. But the average cost of a bathroom renovation in Calgary, Alberta is $13,393. That’s no small chunk of change! So you’re probably wondering how to save money on your bathroom renovation. Why is a Bathroom Remodel so Expensive? Compared to almost any other room in the average home, a bathroom renovation seems expensive especially when you look at the cost per square foot. Why does a bathroom remodel cost so much? Here are a few reasons. Many trades are involved No matter how small your bathroom is, it’s guaranteed to need plumbing, electrical, drywall and paint, flooring, and likely cabinetry, a countertop, and tiling. If you want your bathroom remodel done right, you’ll hire contractors who are specialists in each trade. These professionals have the expertise needed for each component of your bathroom, and they usually guarantee their work. That costs money. Consider this: If you are doing … Read more

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