Our Latest Renovation Projects in Calgary
This bathroom was partially renovated some time ago (by another company) and the owner asked us to rebuild the shower stall, the only item that was untouched.
If you have a large en-suite bathroom in your home you can really make it beautiful. Builders don't seem to pay much attention to use of space sometimes but when you renovate your dated bathroom, its a good time redesign.
Yes, they are popular, beautiful and versatile. Perhaps not for everyone's taste but I admit I do love the crisp, sleek look and feel of penny rounds. Have a look at these photos how beautiful a bathroom can be with adding the penny rounds to otherwise simply finished bathroom.
We have replaced the tiles on the floor and around the tub. We have also removed and replaced the back and side splash of both vanities and pulled out the old acrylic shower stall and built a proper Schluter Systems shower with frameless glass enclosure.
Sometime life throws curve balls and we are forced to deal with it not for Fun or Function but as a necessity. Luckily, in most cases we can remodel a bathroom and make it fully wheelchair accessible.
If what you have works for you but is worn and out of style, it is prudent to keep the same layout but replace the whole thing, and you will be set for a few decades with your bathroom.
I've titled this project Dated and dysfunctional. That is what the customer told me when I first met them but that description is something I hear often.
Even with over 15 years of experience we are unable to predict what we will find behind the walls of a tub or a shower. One thing is for sure, initial quality in construction goes a long way when waterproofing fails.
Some under mount sinks particularly the steel bowls wear out and start looking dated over time. In some odd cases the sink drops from stone as the adhesive fails. In this case, both of these happened, the sink fell off and since it was old and worn, the customer decided to upgrade to a Silgranit sink.
Adding a steam shower or converting an existing shower to a steamer can be a difficult undertaking particularly if the steam boiler cannot be placed close to the shower stall.
Sometimes I tell people renovating is addictive. That's because some things look dated and in need of upgrade in a home,
Another project, this is on an acreage outside the city where the home owner decides on a properly sized shower stall over a tub/shower combo. Indeed, a very common request and one of the most functional renovation in a bathroom.
If your home still has nice cabinetry but the tops and surrounds are looking dated and worn, a partial upgrade could be a great solution to spruce things up. Laminated tops get damaged much easier than stone tops and so upgrading the tops and the back splash is a worthwhile face lift to your kitchen or bathroom. If the existing style and layout still functional and works for you, then this can be a good option and it is a fraction of the cost of a full revamp.
Modern European style bathrooms are extremely popular nowadays. A new customer browsing through our website found one of our completed projects and liked it so much that they got basically the same thing done their bathroom! This design is a bit different from the traditional, it is composed of straight lines and colder colours. It focuses on practicality and effectively using small spaces, as well as the bright and cooler colours and lights make small places look bigger.
This project shows the new demand people have for functional and well designed bathrooms. The small neo-angle shower stall was difficult to clean, had leaked and was just too small. The large 6 foot tub with the water jets is the thing of the past with today's 'green' world, just a waste of water and so most people don't use them much.
Here we have another high end and very cool condo in a trendy part of the city. Again, the builder had chosen a quick solution rather than a custom solution for the bathrooms. Acrylic one piece tub/shower units are great in a sense that they almost never leak. The look though is plain and boring and many clients request them to be removed despite they are still fully functional.
Here we had a project where the customer was unhappy with the dated colours of the en-suite bathroom. The shower stall was tiny and it still had the old style framed glass enclosure that is just such a paint to clean and maintain. In addition, they are from Europe and wanted a few European style extras such as heated tiled floor (YES, the linoleum had to go!) and a towel warmer.
Some bathrooms are still functional and looking stylish but just like in this case, the builder went cheap on the flooring and for a high end home this is not acceptable.