The Art of Renovation Granite vs. Quartz vs. Laminate Countertops

The art of renovation - granite vs. quartz - how to choose the right countertop

Granite vs. Quartz vs. Laminate

When it comes time to choose a countertop for your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you.  In this Art of Renovation video, Paul talks about different countertop options for your renovation. Knowing whether to pick granite vs. quartz, or laminate can be a challenge but with Paul’s tips you’ll be able to choose the best one for your space!

Granite Countertop

Granite is a natural stone product that is cut from different quarries all over the world.


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. 


The Art of Renovation – Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The Art of Renovation - Hardwood Floors

Looking for the perfect hardwood flooring for your home? In this week’s Art of Renovation video, Paul walks you through the details of hardwood and engineered hardwood floors and shares advice on choosing the right one for your home.

Hardwood Flooring

Traditional hardwood floors are made from solid wood.   You will typically see beautiful oak and maple finishes in many Edmonton homes.

One of the benefits of choosing hardwood is that it can be refinished. With a good hardwood, you can get about four to six refinishings – this is a good option if you are going to be renovating or changing up your space in the future.


The Art of Renovation – How to Create Emotion in a Room

Contact Renovations How to Create Emotion in a Room

Welcome back to the The Art of Renovation with Paul Foster. This is the third and final video that we filmed on locations at the 2019 Vignettes Design Series in downtown Edmonton (if you missed the first two video you can find them here).  

In this video Paul comes to you from the Gatsby Room to tell you about design elements that will create an emotion in your space. 

Create a Space You Can Feel

Something to be aware of when making your decorating decisions is how you can go about creating a mood or emotion within the space. 


The Art of Renovation: Using Repurposed Material to Make Your Custom Renovation Unique

Welcome to the first episode of The Art of Renovation with Paul Foster, a new home renovation vlog from Contact Renovations.

In our first episode we went live at the Ritchie Market in Edmonton to talk about how using repurposed material can enhance the look and feel of your home.

Think Outside the Box

Sometimes when renovating or making less dynamic changes to the look of your home, you can’t quite seem to find that perfect material to make it your dream space.

If you think outside the box and use repurposed material, you can create something really unique and add a wow-factor to your space.