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What is the best type of insulation for a house

When it comes to insulating a house in Edmonton, Alberta, understanding the unique challenges posed by the region’s climate is crucial. Edmonton experiences extreme temperatures, with cold winters where temperatures can plummet well below freezing and warm summers that can see temperatures rise significantly. This wide temperature range necessitates a well-thought-out approach to insulation that can keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, ultimately ensuring comfort year-round and reducing energy costs. This article will explore the best types of insulation for a house in Edmonton, considering the common types of insulation products on the market, their R-values, and how they align with the Alberta Building Code.

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Safeguard Your Edmonton Home From Power Shortages Amid The Winter Freeze

Edmonton’s winters are notorious for their harsh conditions, and the challenges posed by freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are a concern for homeowners. Among these challenges, the threat of power shortages during winter storms can be particularly daunting. In this article, we’ll explore a couple tips to safeguard your Edmonton home from power shortages amid the winter freeze, focusing on incorporating these changes into your home renovation for added benefits in emergency situations.

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Bathroom Renovations with Inspiration From Edmonton’s Landscape

Edmonton, AB, is a city with a unique blend of urban charm and natural beauty. It is the perfect backdrop for homeowners looking to revamp their living spaces. One area often in need of revitalization is the bathroom. In this article, we’ll explore innovative bathroom renovation ideas that are tailored to the Edmonton aesthetic, combining functionality with style to create a retreat within your home.

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Kitchen floor with horizontal wood pattern

Alluring Hardwood Floor Patterns

Hardwood flooring is a timeless and functional flooring option that offers a wide range of design possibilities. Among these, five interesting hardwood floor patterns stand out: the Herringbone Pattern, Basket Weave Pattern, Brick Pattern, Chevron Pattern, and most commonly, the Horizontal Strip Patterns. Each of these patterns has its own unique benefits and trade-offs.

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Detached Garage

Great Detached Garage Construction Upgrades

Most people make the decision to build a detached garage so they have a place to park their car during the winter. But a detached garage is more than just a place to park your car; it’s an extension of your home that can be transformed into a versatile space. Whether you’re looking to increase your property’s value or create the ultimate workshop, these great detached garage construction ideas will inspire you to make the most of this valuable addition to your property. In this article, we’ll explore four key ideas: upgrading your foundation, floor drain installation, heated floors, and the potential for garage suites.

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New Kitchen Renovation by Smyth Stolarz Construction Ltd.

What is the most common room to renovate?

The kitchen is the room that is most commonly renovated. Because the kitchen is typically used for cooking, eating, and socialising,  it gets more use and wear than other rooms in the home. Kitchens also have the most functionality compared to other rooms in the home. Appliances, water fixtures, gas fixtures, and electrical outlets get used more in the kitchen as well. All of the activity in the kitchen can make the room age more quickly and create the need for kitchen renovations before other rooms are in need of any work or remodelling.

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Is Your Roof Up To Task

It’s not just the winter that can threaten your home with extreme weather; the summer in the City of Edmonton also has the potential for extreme weather. Severe thunderstorms in the Edmonton region, like in many other areas, are typically caused by a combination of atmospheric conditions that provide the necessary ingredients for their formation.

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Home office with built-in shelves for organization.

Home Office Ideas

When you renovate your home to create a home office, it makes sense to create an office space that’s conducive to your work style. Think about your current work space and what you’d like to change to make it better for your permanent office. Many improvements can be made to a home office, depending on your individual requirements and tastes.

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Edmonton Exterior Renovations

Doing a full home renovation is a great opportunity to improve the exterior of your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see when they visit, and it’s also the first line of defence against the elements. Updating the exterior can also increase the value of your home, improve energy efficiency, and enhance curb appeal.

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Back yard deck built using composite decking material

Early Spring Deck Construction

Deck Construction Planning, for Early Spring Call Now Getting Ready for Spring Season Deck Construction Early spring is typically a good time to begin planning a backyard deck building project in Edmonton. This is because the weather is just beginning to warm up and the

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Modern looking floor

How To Choose New Flooring

How To Choose Your New Flooring Call Now What should you consider when replacing your flooring? When replacing your flooring, there are several factors to consider to ensure you make the best choice for your home or space:  1. Purpose of the room The type

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Edmonton Bathroom renovation project

Best Investments for Home Improvement

Best Investments for Home Improvement Call Now When the time comes to renovate your home, how does a homeowner know the best areas to spend more or less on? When you’re undertaking a home renovation, it can be easy to get caught up in the

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New insulation installed in Edmonton basement

Home Renovations for Energy Efficiency

Home Renovations for Energy Efficiency Call Now Renovating Your Home for Better Efficiency When completing home renovations, it is important to consider all factors that make a renovation worthwhile. From aesthetic appeal to changing the layout of a home to make it more livable, people

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Bold colour combos used in an Edmonton Renovation

Bathroom Trends for 2022

Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2022 Call Now Bathroom Renovation Ideas A bathroom renovation is something most homeowners sit on for quite some time before jumping in and scheduling. Whether a guest bathroom renovation, a master update, or you are simply looking to increase the

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New Kitchen Renovation by Smyth Stolarz Construction Ltd.

Top Kitchen Trends for 2023

Top Kitchen Trends for 2023 Call Now If you are looking for kitchen renovations Edmonton, you’ve come to the right place! Many want to give a new look and feel to their outdated kitchen but worry about time, cost, and who to hire for the

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Building a Deck or Sunroom in Fall

Building a Deck or Sunroom in Fall Call Now Not Too Late for Fall Construction Projects A deck is a place to entertain, chill with friends and family, or grab a serene moment for yourself. Whether you’re planning to enhance your property’s look or create

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7 Great Ideas For Basement Development Edmonton

7 Great Ideas For Basement Development Edmonton Call Now 7 Great Basement Design Ideas Are you looking for basement renovation services? Being the best basement development Edmonton, we take pride in offering innovative and trending basement renovation projects. We believe a basement is an equally

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French doors in this Riverbend basement development

How much does it cost to renovate a basement Edmonton

How much does it cost to renovate a basement Edmonton Make Basement Living Better Call Now The cost of a basement renovation varies greatly depending on the size of the area, the number of rooms, and the style of finishes (flooring, cabinets, lighting, etc.) selected

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Beautiful tile and shower door in this South Edmonton bathroom reno

Things to Consider When Finishing Your Basement in Edmonton

Things to Consider When Finishing Your Basement in Edmonton Make Living Better with Better Basement Renovations Call Now Is Your Basement Waterproofed? Before beginning a basement renovation project in Edmonton, it is best to ensure your basement is waterproofed. Water, even in small amounts, can

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Who’s permitted to build a Garden Suite

Who’s permitted to have a Garden Suite? Make Living Better Call Now In order to have an Edmonton garden suite, you must meet certain property specifications and have the necessary and required space to build one correctly. If your home is located in a mature

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Laneway home kitchen area

Why Build a Garden Suite Edmonton

Why Build a Garden Suite Edmonton? Make Living Better Call Now Garden Suites are a sustainable and somewhat simple living space, typically designed to make a bit of income off your property. They provide an extra living space separate from the main house or in

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Edmonton garage suite built by Smyth Stolarz Construction Ltd.

Garden Suites for Infill

Garden Suites for Infill in Edmonton Make Living Better Call Now As the city of Edmonton grows, the need for higher residential density increases. But how can residential density increase while maintaining a comfortable living? Clever infill options like Garden Suite Edmonton construction provide a

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