Class Up Your Stairs

Class Up Your Stairs, Contact Renovations blog

Stair Finishing Options

Looking to class up your stairs? Here’s a neat solution if you want carpet on your stairs but you still want to tie it in with your hardwood floors.

Let me show you some cool ways to class up your stairs.

Incorporate Hardwood and Carpet

In this recently completed renovation, the client wanted carpet on the treads of the stairs themselves, just for safety and comfort. The way to tie this into your basement hard surface is to do the risers in the matching product of your basement floor.


How to transition two different types of flooring

how to transition two different types of flooring

Design Inspiration When Transitioning from One Type of Floor to Another

Do you always need a straight edge between tile and hardwood, or can you be more creative with the transition? Here’s some inspiration for how you can transition from one type of flooring to another, brought to you by Aaron from River City Tile who joins Paul on the Art of Renovation. Listen in as Paul and Aaron inspire you in these little details that can make a big difference in your home.

There are so many flooring options out there that you likely will not choose only one type of flooring throughout your whole home.


Which tile is best for your home: Ceramic vs. porcelain vs. cement

Which tile is best for your home? Ceramic vs porcelain vs cement YouTube thumbnail

Which tile is best for your home renovation?

Whether you’re wondering which tile is best for your bathroom, kitchen, flooring or backsplash, Paul Foster and Aaron Brown of River City Tile Company are here to guide you in the right direction. 

Tune in to find out the difference between ceramic, porcelain and cement tile, and get tips on how to choose the best product for your renovation project. 

When it comes to choosing the best tile products for a home, we love to walk our clients through the process. And yes, it’s a process! 


The Low-Down on Bathroom Tile Design and Installation: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

the art of renovation live! low down on bathroom tile blog header

Quality Bathroom Tile Design and Installation

Our favourite part of a good bathroom renovation is, you guessed it, the stunning tile design! In the shower, on the floor, above the vanity – tile is where it’s at. The tricky thing with bathroom tile is, you often don’t know the quality level until you see the finished product. There’s nothing worse than noticing an error in your grout lines or dealing with a leak later on. 

So, what’s really behind the tile in a bathroom renovation? This episode will take you behind the scenes of great tile setting from the first quote to reveal day! 


Full Home Renovation Reveal and Tour: Modern Home Design Inspiration

full home renovation reveal and tour blog header

Cloverdale Renovation Reveal

We’re so excited to share this full home renovation project we recently finished in the Cloverdale area! 

These homeowners wanted some major changes throughout their home to make it more bright, open, and better suited for their growing family. We worked with Navin Sidhu of FabHab Interiors and Consulting to make this home a perfect balance of beauty and function. 

Take a look at this video to see our full renovation reveal where Paul and Navin give a complete home tour and share the details of this home’s modern design! 


The Art of Renovation – The Ins and Outs of Vinyl Plank Flooring

The Ins and Outs of Vinyl Plank Flooring

In this Art of Renovation video, Paul talks about the different types of plank flooring, specifically the now very popular, vinyl plank flooring.

Vinyl plank flooring is a broad term, and there are a number of options available in terms of style, finish, and feel of the flooring. Paul also touches on stone plastic composite, and what you need to know about these products for your renovation! 

Classic Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Classic luxury vinyl plank (LVP) can be considered a lower tier flooring, depending on which product you choose. It can be a glue-down or click installation.