10 Jun 2019

A waterfall countertop is usually found on kitchen islands. One of the most sought after features during any kitchen renovation is a kitchen island that really stands out. Providing extra counter space and entertaining space, kitchen island decisions during a renovation traditionally have involved size, color and material. However, one of the most popular features […]

09 May 2019

There are different home energy ratings but LEED and Energy Star are two of the most popular.  The green home building industry is growing rapidly as government works together with industry to try and reduce dangerous emissions and the damage to the environment caused by energy inefficient homes. Not only do energy efficient homes help […]

19 Apr 2019

Many Ottawa home owners are asking about neolith kitchen countertops. It’s a newer material that has many advantages and disadvantages we’ll examine here. Choosing the right kitchen countertop material can be one of the most challenging parts of a kitchen renovation. With options such as quartz, concrete, marble, granite and laminate all possessing their own […]

18 Mar 2019

It’s the time of year to think about some spring maintenance for your home.  With the cold weather slowly starting to fade away in Ottawa, it is a good idea to revisit the top priorities for your home in the spring months when the snow melting starts.  Melting snow poses unique challenges for your home’s […]

27 Feb 2019

Structural walls bear the load of your home and support weight, including trusses, upper level floors and the roof.  With the popularity of open-concept renovations in Ottawa, it is essential to understand which walls in your home are load-bearing prior to starting any renovation. Since these are the essential supports for your home, you cannot […]

08 Feb 2019

In this post, we will look at some of the basics of radon gas in your home and how you can manage the amount you are exposed to. Awareness of the effects of radon exposure on homeowners is becoming more commonplace today as new companies look to market products to protect your home from this […]

05 Feb 2019

One of the most common questions when dealing with building code and building drawings is what is the difference between an architect and architectural technologist? Architectural technologists are concerned more with the technical and functional elements of the building, including building code, drafting and CAD, conceptual drawings and 3D models They also generally cost less […]