Door Options For Limited Space

Door Options For Limited Space, Contact Renovations blog

Sometimes there’s just no room for a swinging door—this is when other door options come in! In one of our recent renovations, we incorporated a barn door in the basement renovation and it was a great choice. Watch the video below to see how it works in the space! Or read on to learn about more door options.

So you have limited space but you’d like a door. What are your options? In this basement renovation, the clients wanted a door at the bottom of the stairs to prevent drafts and increase privacy.


Basement Renovation Reveal!

Basement Renovation Reveal! Contact Renovations blog

Basement Renovation Reveal

Check out this basement renovation reveal for inspiration that you can use in your own basement project. From the barn door to the spa-like bathroom to the compact laundry room, it has all the practical features you need.

Today we’re talking about small basements! Come take a tour of this basement we just finished renovating—a smaller space, but really packs a real punch. You’ll get some great inspiration for what you can do in your own basement renovation. 

Go All-out to Create a Spa-like Small Bathroom

Just because it’s a basement, you don’t need to tone down the kind of bathroom you want.


Benefits of a Folding Window System

Benefits of a Folding Window System, Contact Renovations blog

If you want to open up your kitchen to the outdoors, to another room, or to a covered deck, you might want to consider a folding window system like this one! We installed this window between this clients’ renovated kitchen and their new 3-season sunroom. It makes it easy to serve and entertain guests in the sunroom right from the kitchen!

Today, I want to show you a really cool upgrade to consider when planning your renovation—a folding window system! What’s the benefit of having a window system that you can slide open and closed like this one?


Benefits of a Downdraft Range Hood

Benefits of a Downdraft Range Hood, Contact Renovations blog

If you don’t want a range hood suspended from your kitchen ceiling, consider installing a downdraft range hood instead. Want to see a downdraft range hood in action? Check out the video below, and learn all about it.

Today, let’s talk about options for your range hood venting. What’s the benefits of a downdraft range hood? Well, there’s a few benefits:

A More Streamlined, Open Concept Look

When it comes to range hood design, a lot of people like to have ceiling-mounted range hoods. These can be hoods installed underneath their kitchen cabinets, or be chimney-style hoods that are suspended from the ceiling, but either way, they add visual weight to a space.


How to Reconfigure Your Space

How to Reconfigure Your Space, Contact Renovations blog

If you’re living in a home with lots of closed-off rooms, you might want to improve the flow from one area to another. Here are some tips for how to reconfigure your space, from a recent main floor renovation we just completed. Opening up the walls between the rooms really gave this home a better flow.

So you want to know more about reconfiguring your space to achieve a more open concept, and to maximize the flow of your space. Here are some ideas to consider.

Remove Walls

Open Concept, Contact Renovations PortfolioRemoving walls is probably your first thought when you think about reconfiguring your space.


The 3 Season Sunroom Reveal!

The 3 Season Sunroom Reveal! Contact Renovations blog

Looking for 3 season sunroom ideas? Check out this reveal of the 3 season sunroom we just completed – it’s a great way to bring the outdoors inside your home!

We’ve been sharing the progress on the 3 season sunroom for a while, and now it’s time for the reveal! Features such as shou sugi ban, interior wood cladding, and double-oven wood stove have all come together to create this outstanding space. 

Previous sunroom blogs:

– How to Bring the Outdoors Inside

– What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

What this family was looking for was a useful space that really transitioned their backyard into the home.


Maximize Space in a Small Bathroom Design

Maximize Space in a Small Bathroom Design, Contact Renovations blog

Converting a small space such as a closet into a small bathroom? There are often existing features that make it challenging to fit a bathroom into the space, but I’ve got some tips and ideas to make it easier. This area that we recently finished renovating was once a powder room with an adjacent closet, but we have transformed it! Check out how to make the window in the shower a feature, how to fit in some storage, and how to work around the plumbing stack:

In the renovation featured above, we reconfigured the bathroom to get as much as we could out of a small space.


Level up Your Kitchen Renovation

Level up Your Kitchen Renovation, Contact Renovations blog

Level up Your Kitchen Renovation - Have You Considered Upgrading These Details?

You may have a budget for your kitchen renovation in mind, but you can also invest a bit more in some areas to level up your kitchen. These details won’t add a huge amount to your budget in the overall scheme of things, but they will upgrade your kitchen and add an extra punch. Walk through this recent renovation project with me and see how these details really make this kitchen shine:

A major consideration for many people who are considering a kitchen renovation is budget.


Kitchen Island Design to Make the Most of Your Space

Kitchen Island Design to Make the Most of Your Space, Contact Renovations blog

Make the Most of Your Space With Intelligent Kitchen Island Design

How can you make the most of your space but still incorporate a kitchen island? The answer is intelligent kitchen island design. I give some pointers on how your can design your island to be functional and not make your kitchen feel cramped – watch to get all the details:

Many people ask us to help design their kitchens, and they want to incorporate an island into their layout. The right island design will make your kitchen much more functional, but the wrong design can make your kitchen feel cramped and hard to navigate.


Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

Floating Shelves in the Kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

Want to add a unique design detail to your kitchen? Try adding some kitchen floating shelves. It’s a great way to combine both fashion and function in your kitchen renovation. Check out the video to see more:

Floating shelves can really be a great meeting point for fashion and function. Are you wondering why you should consider adding them to your kitchen renovation project? Well, read on for some great reasons:

Five Reasons to Consider Adding Floating Shelves to Your Kitchen: 

Floating shelves in the kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

1. They’re Practical

First, shelving is practical. By adding shelving to your kitchen, you add a great space to store some glassware, dishes, or other items—as well as a space to really showcase some of your favourite decor pieces.