This project required a ton of collaboration with the homeowner and our sub-trades to achieve the full results we needed. The original 1950’s bungalow. We started out with an original 50’s bungalow, which the homeowner wanted to renovate while also making the house much more efficient. After some initial planning, the goal shifted towards creating […]
High Performance in Residential Building: Beyond Sustainability In the realm of residential building, “high performance” is a term that has evolved to encompass a broad range of considerations that go beyond the traditional notion of sustainability. It represents a holistic approach to constructing and inhabiting homes that prioritize efficiency, comfort, durability, and environmental responsibility. High-performance
If you’re looking at doing a major renovation on your home and you’ve started talking to a designer, architect or contractor, it may be helpful to get the other parties involved right away as well. A large-scale renovation is a massive investment, and having a full team looking out for you will ensure you can
Ok, your foundation is strong enough, great! Where does that leave you? I spoke with Brent Ellergodt of Ellergodt Design and asked him about his experience with additions in Calgary to help clarify some questions you might have. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Would you recommend a homeowner consult a design specialist ie.
So, you’ve finally decided! A second story addition is the best way forward to meet your needs. But now what? How do you know if your home can even support it? Is it allowed, will the city or neighbours block it? Who do you get to design it? Engineering did someone say? You don’t know
In this strange new “normal”, we find ourselves spending more and more time at home. This might have you thinking: “Wow! This place needs work…” You might also be wondering what you can do. Can you get by with just some new cabinets and countertops? Do you need a complete overhaul? Tearing things back to