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What Calgary Home Renovations Require a Permit?

What Calgary Home Renovations Require Permit

What Calgary Home Renovations Require a Permit? According to the City of Calgary, interior renovations and changes to existing spaces do not typically need a permit when the work consists of minor cosmetic upgrades. For example, if you’re wanting to try a bold new paint colour or replace tired bathroom fixtures, you likely won’t require any permits. However, there are a number of home renovation projects, including some that might be considered DIY, that will require a permit. It is important to know when a permit is or isn’t required to ensure your renovation project complies with local bylaws and

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Combining Contemporary and Traditional Kitchen Designs for your Renovation

Transitional Kitchen Renovation Designs

Combining Contemporary and Traditional Kitchen Designs for your Renovation Just like every homeowner and family, no Calgary kitchen renovation is alike. Different preferences and personal needs often lead to unique customizations in each project we complete. Checking off all the boxes on a client family’s wish list can result in a finished kitchen transformation that combines both contemporary and traditional design elements. Blending these two styles, contemporary and traditional, together into one clean and functional space creates what is known as a transitional kitchen. When done correctly, pulling inspiration from two design styles, and mixing and matching your favourite features

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Can A Load-Bearing Wall Be Removed for an Open Concept Kitchen?

Pinnacle Open Concept Load Bearing Wall Kitchen Reno

Can A Load-Bearing Wall Be Removed for an Open-Concept Kitchen? View Gallery 56 While some home design trends are certainly short lived, one preference that has been embraced more as time goes on is the transformation of dated and closed off layouts into spacious and welcoming open floorplans, particularly when remodeling and improving your kitchen.  In 2022, there are still many Calgary homeowners who, over the last two years, have realized more than ever, the desire for a refreshed kitchen space due to their family’s changing needs at home. Open concept kitchens can offer improved traffic flow, increased natural lighting,

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Quartz Countertops Are Trending in 2022

Quartz Countertops Kitchen Renovation Island

Quartz Countertops Are Trending in 2022 The countertops you choose are an essential component of any kitchen renovation project.  Beyond the obvious need for functionality, our counterspace can act as the foundation of a design and has the ability to tie together both the colours and tone of a new space perfectly. Kitchen trends are constantly evolving. Given the importance of countertops to the final look of your kitchen, it’s beneficial to know what countertops are trending and how to pick the right countertops for your renovation before you begin.  Working with an experienced design-build firm like Pinnacle Group Renovations

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Kitchen Renovations: Everything You Need to Know!

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Kitchen Renovations: Everything You Need to Know!   The kitchen is the heart (and hub) of your home. Over the past two years, this room in particular has evolved into an even more multi-use area than ever before. Your kitchen has become so much more than just a place to cook a quick meal, it’s a central gathering point for the whole family. This is where we eat, entertain, socialize, study and meal prep. With so much importance being placed on one single space in our home, it’s no wonder we have seen a significant increase in the demand for

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5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations

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5 Essential Senior Bathroom Renovations Almost 100% of older Canadians surveyed said they want to continue to live independently in their own homes. For seniors, achieving this level of independence is certainly possible, however it often requires the renovation or modification of current living spaces, such as bathrooms. Bathrooms can be a particularly hazardous area for people of all ages, but especially older adults living at home. These rooms tend to be tighter spaces with slippery surfaces, hard elements and sharp edges. According to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 234,000 people aged 15

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4 Discussions to Have Before Building Your Outdoor Living Space

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4 Discussions to Have Before Building Your Outdoor Living Space in Calgary Outdoor living spaces have the ability to help you and your family connect with nature, while also extending the overall usable space of your property. As the spring season rolls along and the weather becomes warmer, many Calgary, Alberta homeowners tend to find themselves looking for ways to improve their home’s outdoor living area through exterior renovations and outdoor design.   Investing in adding or upgrading an exterior living space may lead to making some complementary interior changes as well, or vice versa. “Bringing the outside in” has

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Top Factors to Consider When Designing an Accessible Bathroom

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Top Factors to Consider When Designing an Accessible Bathroom When it comes to designing a living space that is both welcoming and personalized, every homeowner’s needs and wants will be different. Some may be interested in creating a more spacious kitchen where they can entertain family and friends, while others might want a custom basement development where years of laughter and movie nights will take place. Even though these versions of “home” might look different from one another, the concept of designing a space where you can feel comfortable, safe, and confident is something they all have in common. For

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How Much Does a Home Exterior Renovation Cost in Calgary, Alberta

how much does a home exterior renovation cost in calgary alberta

How Much Does a Home Exterior Renovation Cost in Calgary, Alberta? From the historic character houses of Ramsay and Crescent Heights to the spacious new builds of neighbourhoods like Sage Hill or Belmont, some people are lucky and find their perfect family home on the market, somewhere within the Calgary city limits. However, most people find a home that’s almost perfect – a place that needs just a bit of work to make it complete. Often, that means the exterior of the home needs to be renovated; for some, this means just a curb-appeal update, while for others it’s the

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How Much Does a Basement Renovation Cost in Calgary, Alberta?

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How Much Does a Basement Renovation Cost in Calgary, Alberta? Whether you have just moved into your new home after a long market search, or you want to revitalize your long-term space for many more memories to come, one of the best ways to turn your house into a home is through a custom basement renovation. In Calgary, where many basements begin as four simple walls surrounding an unfinished space for utilities, these renovations provide an opportunity to create a warm, welcoming, and functional gathering place for family and friends alike. However, as opposed to single rooms like a kitchen

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