Your Guide to Your Home Exterior Renovation

Exterior Renovation Guide, Contact Renovations blog

If your home exterior is beginning to look dated, this is the guide for you. Here are all the upgrades you should consider to update the look of your home AND improve its performance. Check out the recent exterior renovation we completed in the video below, or read on for more!

If you want to update the look of your home exterior, here are some areas to consider:


When doing an exterior renovation, you have an opportunity to upgrade your insulation! Many of these older homes, such as the 80s home featured in the video above, are framed with 2×4 walls, which don’t leave much space for insulation within the wall cavity.


Modernizing Your 1980s Home Exterior

Modernizing Your 1980s Home Exterior, Contact Renovations blog

So you live in a classic 1980s house, and you want to modernize the exterior? Check out this video for tips on how to modernize the outside of your home. The classic exterior features such as brick arches and five-panel bay windows can be altered to give a totally new look, and the bonus is that the updated version is lower maintenance. 

Let me show you how we modernized the look of this 1980s home. It’s similar to some other exterior projects we’re done before, so if you want to know more about removing the brick arches, upcycling old brick, choosing a new front door, or selecting a new garage door, check out our previous posts on these topics:


Low Maintenance High Quality Wood Alternatives

Low Maintenance High Quality Wood Alternatives for Your Exterior Reno, Contact Renovations blog

Low Maintenance High Quality Wood Alternatives for Your Exterior Renovation

The look of natural wood is absolutely beautiful, but it can require maintenance. There are other options! Here are some low maintenance wood alternatives to consider when doing an exterior renovation:

So why would you choose something besides wood? Look, natural wood is a beautiful product, but it requires a lot of ongoing maintenance and that’s not for everyone. So in this recent exterior renovation we completed, we incorporated some products that look like wood, but they’re not. And they require very little maintenance on an ongoing basis. 


Should You UpCycle Exterior Brick?

Should You UpCycle Exterior Brick? Contact Renovations blog

So you have exterior brick, and you want to change the look of your house but keep some of the brick. What are the pros and cons when you upcycle this brick? Watch this video for more information on how the process went for this exterior renovation project:

This eighties home is a recent renovation we completed, where we removed the old brick arches and renovated the exterior to give it a far more modern appearance. I showed you a few features like this in a similar renovation we completed this year, but in this project I want to talk about the pros and cons when you upcycle brick. 


Replace Your Entry Door: What You Need to Know

Replace Your Entry Door: What You Need to Know, The Art of Renovation with Paul Foster

So it’s time to give your home a new look, and replace that entry door. But what do you need to know about doors to be able to pick a good one? In this video, I go through the types of entry doors, or front doors, that you can choose, and what are the pros and cons of each type!

Before you replace your entry door, it’s good to know all your options. Here are some things to know about entry doors and front doors before you get started on your renovation project:

Types of Front Doors:

There are three main types:

Metal Doors

Generally, your metal-clad door will be your cheapest door.


Remarkable Exterior Door Products for Garage and Entry

Remarkable garage and entry door products, Contact Renovations blog

Are you looking for remarkable door products for your garage and your entry door as well? A great garage door and front door can totally change the look of your home, and increase its curb appeal. What kind of styles are available? Check out these modern options we used on this home renovation:

If your garage is in the front of the house, the garage door is a major element of your home’s curb appeal. Even if your garage is situated in the back, you may still want to level up the look of the door.


Tips to Update a Dated Brick Arch Home Entryway

Update Dated Home Entryway

Want to update your dated home entryway? Your entryway is one of the first parts of your home that your guests will see, so you want it to look fresh and up-to-date. This home used to have brick arches that declared the decade it was built in: the 1980s. In addition, the brick in some of these arches was compromised. While we wanted to keep some of the brick, we also wanted to give the entryway a fresh look. Check it out in the video below:

Let’s break down exactly what we updated in the entryway of this home.


Simple Ways to Add Character to Your Home’s Exterior

add character to your home's exterior

Here are a few simple ways to add character to your home exterior. You might be looking for ways to add a unique touch to the way your home looks. A full renovation might not be what you’re after—or maybe you already completed a reno, and you want to add few touches that express the style you and your family love. Well, here are a few ideas!


If you’re looking for ways to add character to your home, and express the style you and your family love, here are a few things to try:

Make Your House Number a Feature

Almost every home has a number of some kind, unless you are living somewhere quite remote!


How to Modernize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Modernize Your Curb Appeal

How to Modernize Your Home's Curb Appeal

Want to improve your home’s curb appeal? Check out this before and after reveal of an exterior renovation we recently completed. A few small changes such as removing a dated feature (the brick arches) and replacing the door made the home look modern and fresh. We even recycled the brick on this project!

Do you want to modernize the look of your home’s exterior? If you love your home but feel it is lacking in curb appeal, then these tips are for you! There are ways to improve the look of your home without spending a huge amount of money.


How to Bring the Outdoors Inside with a 3-season Sunroom

How to bring the outdoors inside

How to Bring the Outdoors Inside With a 3-season Sunroom

Do you wonder how to bring the outdoors inside? Well, this family decided to build a 3-season sunroom that transitions from the yard to the house to create a beautiful open-concept space. Check out the Lexario folding door system we installed to open up to the greenery of the backyard.

We built this sunroom so it can be used in three, possibly four seasons! Take a look and learn about how you can bring the outdoors inside even in a colder climate:

Here in Edmonton it’s beginning to feel a bit chilly—winter is in the air!