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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

 

 

Renovations Tips and Ideas - Past Blogs

Renovation tips and ideas from the Calgary home renovation company and general contractor specializing in high quality renovations, additions, and new construction of custom urban homes. Our diverse remodeling projects combine modern and contemporary design with careful space planning and original detailing.

Past Blogs on Renovation Tips and Ideas 

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When it comes to increasing the energy efficiency of a project, solar panels provide many benefits, but architects often avoid using them for aesthetic reasons.

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

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.

Midcentury Bungalow Remodel with a Modern Twist We Love

Midcentury modern has been a very popular style as it offers a simple yet elegant mix of space and character that suits modern, eco-friendly living. Many bungalows build in 50s and 60s carry many elements of the style, therefore, a renovation to with a modern twist.

Here is a great example of a midcentury bungalow remodel with a modern twist we love "San Carlos Mid-Century Rescue" by Klopf Architecture:

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

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.

Over the years we became increasingly interested in new building construction, home renovations and retrofits that consume less energy by adopting many "passive" building techniques. The huge benefit of this approach in building construction is a substantial reduction in energy used, exponentially friendlier buildings to the environment and overall healthier living environment for people.

Here is the list of the passive design techniques that will greatly cut the energy consumption and reduce building environmental footprint.

 

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

Basement Transformed into Home Theatre, Entertainment Room and More...

We have recently completed a professionally designed multi-purpose home theatre room that can also serve as an entertainment room, playroom and family room. To find out more read our post:

 

Housing and Home Renovations Trends for 2016

With much greater emphasis on energy and materials preservation efforts, the housing and renovation trends for 2016 emphasize design and building techniques that sustain our natural resources. 

The Essence Of Well Designed Buildings - Buildings That Fit Within a Place and Time

Well-designed buildings, in commercial and residential architecture, are well integrated with its site and use design approach that promote coherence between a building and its natural surroundings. Thus a building and its setting become one unified composition.

Garage Transformed Into Studio, Workshop and More

Garages are loaded with an untapped potential and can become more than a space to hide the junk. With relatively small budget, diligent planning and a few simple steps, any garage can be transformed to a very useful and pleasant workshop space that can also add value to your property.

Using natural objects, neutral colours, and simple architectural surrounds is a great way to achieve timeless, serene and eco-friendly design of any interior. This concept is not only applicable in residential, but also commercial renovations of public spaces and in new construction projects. 

More and more commercial products are making it into residential homes and are changing the way consumers looking at building new or renovating homes.

 Due to a growing number of homeowners working from home, workplace products and technologies are being used in residential construction. Commercial spaces, rental prices, and long commutes, have made working from home more attractive.  We recently finished a project building a recording studio in a residential new inner-city home.

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 ....

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

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.

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.