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Calgary, Alberta

(403) 923-2996

Home renovation company and general contractor specializing in full service design-build renovations of residential and commercial buildings and new construction of commercial and residential buildings. Our expertise lies in renovating homes and commercial spaces into well-designed, high quality, energy efficient modern spaces

 

 

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Home Renovations Ideas and Tips from the Calgary General Contractor, Renovation Company Calgary

A Calgary a full-service renovation company and general contractor specializing in design, the turnkey commercial renovations, full home renovations, custom homes and additions.  Check out our website for tip and ideas.

 

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Commercial Architecture in Calgary – Inspiring Examples of Well Designed Public Spaces and Buildings

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Calgary architecture is getting a substantial uplift from several well designed public buildings. In particular, comes to mind StudoBell and the new public library. 

These inspiring public buildings successfully bled innovative and exciting design and can serve as an inspiration for other projects around the city.

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Cabins - Rethinking Eco-Friendly Building and Renovating of Small Footprint Houses

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Smaller footprint houses such as mountain cabins can provide valuable lessons in eco-friendly design, construction innovation, and eco-friendly materials. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in this selection of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale home design. Most of the projects prove that that small-scale efficiency, as well as beautiful, thoughtful design, can overcome the apparent constraints of a small footprint.

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Reference Guide for Residential Renovation Budget

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Residential renovation and construction budget: Many potential clients call us asking about a rough renovation budget. Unfortunately, unless we are able to conduct a site visit to better understand a renovation scope, there are no easy and fast answers. Each project is completely different which makes very difficult to create a reliable shortcut to cost estimation /budgeting of any renovation projec

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Inspired Eclectic and Organic Style of Pacific Northwest

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We recently completed a trip through Canadian Pacific Coast  (mainly inland British Columbia and Vancouver Island). During our trip we searched for an interesting architecture than can serve as an inspiration and a reference for future projects. 

With its lush forests, rugged coast and long rainy season, the Pacific coast has developed a style that is informal, organic, rustic and above all eclectic. 

Here, we noticed overlapping elements of architecture: 

  • Design as a tribute to nature makes use of an open floor plan and native materials--both significant elements of early regional Modernism 
  • The decor often reveals nuances of Japanese design or Scandinavian design
  • Clean-lines, light, natural materials, and neutral tones combined with bright colours

While the styles vary, sensitivity to the environment and a desire to accentuate the natural beauty of the region lie at the heart of almost every design 

We love this style here are some photos. Enjoy!

Natural, rustic architecture

Natural, rustic architecture

Natural, eclectic, architectural elements 

Natural, eclectic, architectural elements 

This restaurant was built from salvaged materials

This restaurant was built from salvaged materials

The exterior also incorporated salvaged materials and artwork

The exterior also incorporated salvaged materials and artwork

Wonderfully eclectic entryway - all materials and artwork salvaged

Wonderfully eclectic entryway - all materials and artwork salvaged

Future italian restaurant - also is build from salvaged materials and artwork

Future italian restaurant - also is build from salvaged materials and artwork

Use of native materials and artwork

Use of native materials and artwork

Design as a tribute to nature

Design as a tribute to nature

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Vivid colours in Pacific Northwest architecture

Vivid colours in Pacific Northwest architecture

Banff Town Hall - example of natural materials, and neutral tones combined with bright colours

Banff Town Hall - example of natural materials, and neutral tones combined with bright colours



Renovation & Construction Budget Guide for Your Next Renovation or New Build Project

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Have you ever wondered what costs are involved in renovating or building a new house or in any other new construction? Find out more here ....

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature Inspired Modern Design and Architecture - Lessons for Building Green

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Frank Lloyd Wright was a pioneer of holistic, eco-inspired design years ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement. The desire to work and live with nature to create livable homes and cities is an ongoing theme of American architecture and planning.

In this blog we explore Wright’s lessons for building greener homes: on how climate, sustainability, sunlight, modern technology, local materials, and passive environmental controls can become the inspiration for excellent design.

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Latest Trends in Commercial Interiors of 2014 – Commercial Interior News

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In this issue I would like to share 5 of my favorite, most exciting trends in commercial interior design that can serve as an inspiration for your next commercial space, renovation project. 

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Design Principles for Ultra Cool Industrial Kitchens (and Other Interiors)

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Industrial influenced design is not only super cool, but also, one may argue, environmentally-friendly and sustainable. Find out more what are the key principles of industrial design and how to apply them.

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Urban Infills - How to Take Advantage of a Small Lot

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As the cost of urban land rises and the space available for development is shrinking, building a new home in the city is becoming more of a challenge than ever before. However, there is still a great deal of opportunity for building a comfortable infill within the Calgary area.  By applying the skills and innovative design solutions, it is possible to build a modern and functional infill that reduces urban sprawl, the resource consumption and yields excellent rewards for the homeowner.

Here are some great examples of urban infills that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional:

Front to Back Infill by Ottawa's Colizza Bruni Architecture

Front to Back Infill by Ottawa's Colizza Bruni Architecture

The First Avenue Semi-detached by Ottawa's Colizza Bruni Architecture

The First Avenue Semi-detached by Ottawa's Colizza Bruni Architecture

Best Custom Urban Infill – 2011 by Ottawa's Christopher Simmonds Architects

Best Custom Urban Infill – 2011 by Ottawa's Christopher Simmonds Architects

Contact us now for a consultation and risk-free assessment of your property, whether it is a family home, apartment, or a commercial building.  We will be able to assess your building for development potential.

Should you have any specific queries about the planning process, or you require assistance with a major renovation or new construction projects please call us at (403) 923-2996.

Resources and Photo Credits:

Photos: http://www.houzz.com

Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites by Adam Mornement

Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing

6 Tips for Stress-Free Home Renovations: on Time, in Budget and The Way You Wanted

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Renovation can be very stressful. It's not like the television shows - they are dirtier, harder and more difficult than any close-up can capture. It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment and need to repaint the kitchen or if you live in a mansion and need to rebuild the entire house, you can just about guarantee that the things you haven't anticipated will go wrong, the budget will blow out and you'll want to shout at someone. Here are some practical tips to get your renovation done well, stress-free, on budget and exactly how you wanted.

In Harmony Home Projects, we believe it is possible to have a stress-free and enjoyable renovation experience. We achieve this by making it our priority to work closely with our clients to ensure they have a great experience working with us.

Here are some practical Tips For Stress-Free Home Renovation Projects:

1.   Know What you Want:

Take time to plan your renovation project by documenting your ideas, establishing renovation priorities.  Find a renovation company/contractor and a designer or ideally a design- build Renovation Company that offers both services.

2.     Design and Plan:

Working with a renovation company /contractor and a designer develop schematic design (this usually involves a rough layout of the floor plan and some simple views of the interior / exterior) and ideally preliminary material selections. If the project is or the homeowners want additional changes made to the schematics, this initial design phase can take several weeks or or even months.

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3.     Establish Budget and Finances:

Once a final schematic design has been completed, the renovation company / contractor will develop a preliminary estimate of cost. If a design / build firm develops the preliminary design the estimating will take less time. To be safe, set aside 10-15 per cent of your budget as a reserve portion to cover any surprises.

 

4.     Select Contractor and Begin Construction:

Work with a company you trust. Above all, trust is key. Working with a company that you trust and that have a proven track record will reduce your stress level. Because you can’t see the finished product before signing on the dotted line, a great deal of trust is required. It’s also important to know that your contractor will be there throughout the process to help reduce any anxiety you may have.

 

5. Stay Involved and Communicate with Your Team:

Keep yourself involved by attending all of the available construction meetings so you can know what to expect during major construction milestones. During the entire process, keep the communication lines open. That’s why at Harmony Home Projects we stay in close contact with our clients every step of the way. This ensures the client’s vision is being created and everything is going smoothly – for everybody involved.

6.     Embrace Your Emotions and Relax:

If you feel yourself getting stressed out, find a way to solve any important issues and get rid of stress – for example, talk to your contractor if you aren’t happy with a choice that have been made. Then try to let things go. Take a break – leave the Reno site and do something to de-stress. Remember this is a creative project. Have fun being involved in the process and watching your home get built. It may be a big event to deal with right now, but the result will be your dream home, your vision brought to life.

Harmony Home Project services Calgary and Calgary, surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a design /build renovation company give us a call at (403) 923-2996.

Resources and Photo Credits:

Photos: http://www.houzz.com

 

Home Theater - Design and Construction

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Designing and building your own home theater can be a fun process whether you have experience in design and decorating or not. However, building a home theater can also become a complicated undertaking that can lead to costly mistakes.  To avoid them we listed a few simple rules to help you build your private home theater without a hitch. 

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Trends in Contemporary Green Design for 2014 and Beyond (Part 1) - Wood

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The most interesting new buildings, commercial and residential, are now almost all build with sustainable principle in mind and are designed to consume far less energy that ever before.  This week, we begin a three-part series bringing Design Trends in Contemporary Green Buildings covering four most predominant materials in contemporary architecture: wood, concrete, glass and metal.

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