Mainfloor Renovation Sneak Peek and Planning Tips

Mainfloor Renovation

Mainfloor Renovation Sneak Peek and Planning Tips

Here’s a sneak peek into a mainfloor renovation in progress. In this home, we’ve changed the layout of the entryway, living room, dining room, and kitchen to create a much more open feeling—as you can see from the “before” photos compared to this “in-progress” tour! Let this inspire you for how you can open up your mainfloor. This renovation project also includes adding an addition, which also will give the family more space:

Here’s a few things to think about if you’re dreaming of a mainfloor renovation in your home.

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What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

Planning a home addition

What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

So you’re dreaming of a home renovation, and you’re planning a home addition. What do you need to know before you start? Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the things you should be thinking about, and planning for, to get that really remarkable home addition you dream of:

If you’re planning an addition for your home, you want to make sure you talk to your designer or your contractor to make sure you incorporate everything that is truly important to you in this new space.

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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!

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What to Ask Your Contractor Midway Through a Renovation

What to ask your contractor midway through a renovation

What do Ask Your Contractor Midway Through a Renovation

So your dream home is starting to take shape—and now you might be wondering what to ask your contractor midway through a renovation. Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the little things you should be checking and asking about before the finishing touches of your renovation are put in. Get a sneak peek at this really cool project this family has created for their home, and I’ll give you a few tips about what you should be looking at at this stage of your renovation:

You know what to ask when you’re looking for a contractor to hire (or, if you don’t, check out our resources here and here).

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Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

why are renovation quotes so drastically different

Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

If you’re planning a renovation and you get a bunch of different quotes from different contractors, you might wonder why they’re so different. Why are some so high, and some so low? How can you tell which quote is a fair quote, and which one might lead you to paying more in the end?

Check out this Q&A from The Art of Renovation LIVE! I’m your host, Paul Foster, and I’ll explain how contractors might be estimating to get these quotes, and what my process is:

Maybe you’re staring at a handful of renovations quotes right now, trying to decide which contractor to go with.

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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.

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A Kitchen Renovation Story: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful – The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Kitchen renovation story tips and advice

Welcome Back to The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster talks with other savvy professionals about the details of high quality renovation. Each conversation focuses on a different area of renovation and gives you the trade secrets of home improvement and design. No matter what type of renovation you’re planning, Paul and his special guests have advice that will ensure you get the renovation you’ve been dreaming about.

Click here to watch past episodes of The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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Renovation Permit Requirements For Your Home: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Renovation permit requirements for your home

Welcome Back to the Art of Renovation LIVE!

Welcome back to The Art of Renovation LIVE, where home renovation expert Paul Foster talks with other savvy professionals about the details of high quality renovation. Each conversation focuses on a different area of renovation and gives you the trade secrets of home improvement and design. No matter what type of renovation you’re planning, Paul and his special guests have advice that will ensure you get the renovation you’ve been dreaming about.

Click here to watch past episodes of The Art of Renovation LIVE!

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