At All Canadian Renovations, the health and safety of our customers, and employees is our top priority. During these challenging times, All Canadian Renovations is remaining open to service our clientele. We are carefully screening our employees, and our customers, and we are following proper social distancing guidelines during our in-home consultations.

As we navigate these challenging times, we want to remind you that we are all in this together – and together we will work to get through this.

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The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project

With hundreds of successful, stunning kitchen renovations completed in Winnipeg, we’ve come across a few major recurring decision points that every homeowner we help needs to make. You’ll end up making hundreds of decisions during the lifecycle of the project. Even with our expert guidance, some decisions will require analysis to ensure you’re happy with your renewed home. However, not all decisions carry the same weight and today we’ll cover the top five kitchen renovation decisions you should start thinking about now. Let’s get started.

Kitchen renovation decisions: cabinets and countertops

The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project - Kitchen Design Winnipeg - Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Replacing kitchen countertops and cabinets is often one of the costliest parts of any kitchen renovation, so make sure that you choose the right materials and style for your kitchen. While we always recommend investing in high quality stone countertops – laminate can still a good choice. However, with a higher quality material choice, it may be more expensive in the short-term, but your countertops will last longer and will add more value to your home.

In the same breath, we almost always recommend custom cabinetry as a must have. Your kitchen renovation is a unique space, so the use of prefabricated cabinetry usually won’t cut it. We work with local cabinet companies to build high quality cabinets that will fit perfectly into your space. While planning, you should also consider whether you prefer drawers or cabinet doors for your lower cabinets. And, there can be thousands of combinations, but we can help you nail down a look based on your tastes in design and décor.

Renovation decisions: lighting changes

The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project - Kitchen Design Winnipeg - Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Replacing your old, outdated kitchen lighting is a great way to modernize your kitchen, particularly if you replace older fixtures with bright, energy-efficient LED fixtures.

The brighter your kitchen is, the more spacious it will feel. So, don’t just replace existing light fixtures but consider incorporating new ones into dimmer corners of your kitchen, too.

During this time, you may also want to consider modern touches like adding under-cabinet and in-cabinet lighting, which is relatively inexpensive. Not only does this make it more convenient to use your kitchen, but it makes it feel more upscale and luxurious.

Kitchen renovation decisions: changes to backsplashes and wall finishes

The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project - Kitchen Design Winnipeg - Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Are you looking to peel down old wallpaper, or replace an ugly tile backsplash? Your kitchen renovation is the perfect time to make these changes. However, with tile there are many options, colors, materials, styles available. You’ll even need to decide what pattern you want it placed with – herringbone, stacked, two-step, three-step, etc. Can you see why it’s helpful to have expert renovators working with you?

If you’re not sure what design style you prefer for your backsplash and walls, we recommend taking a look at some kitchen renovation galleries online for inspiration. You can check out our kitchen renovation showcase to get started, or speak with our team to get more information about the latest trends in kitchen design.

The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project - Kitchen Design Winnipeg - Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Kitchen renovation decisions: flooring

Kitchen tile flooring is typically the best choice for home renovations, but hardwood, natural stone, and other such options are also available. We recommend choosing a long-lasting, durable material that will fit the style of the rest of your kitchen. Similar to tile, the flooring can be placed into a myriad of different patterns.

Kitchen design decisions: layout and features

By far, this is the first place you should start. The layout you envision and the features you desire will dictate all other aspects of the kitchen renovation. Some of the more common kitchen layout and feature requests we come across are:

The top 5 kitchen renovation decisions you’ll make during your project - Kitchen Design Winnipeg - Winnipeg Kitchen Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.

  • Kitchen island or peninsula – with some combination of sink, dishwashers, stove-top, or bar seating
  • Lazy Susan’s
  • Coffee bars
  • Wine fridges
  • Custom, hidden small appliance cabinets
  • Accessibility and aging-in-place features
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Butler pantry

If you have some unique ideas for custom kitchen features, make sure to discuss them with the team at All Canadian Renovations Ltd., so that we can incorporate them seamlessly into your kitchen design.

Need help with your kitchen renovation? Contact us today!

At All Canadian Renovations Ltd., we specialize in kitchen renovations in Winnipeg. If you have big ideas for your kitchen renovations and need a professional to help you design the kitchen you’ve always wanted, we’re the best choice.

So, don’t wait. You can expect the help, input, and design advice you need from our team of professional kitchen renovation contractors. Give us a call at 204-779-6900 or contact us online to schedule your consultation right away.

Our top five most popular home renovation articles of 2020… so far!

Over the past few years, we’ve covered a slew of topics – including everything to do with kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, basement renovations, door and window replacement – and including things outside of our services – like DIY tips, renovation survival tips, planning tools, and more. The bottom line is we just want your home renovation to be successful. But we feel the best way to guarantee that success is to have our team be your home renovator of choice. With all the knowledge we’ve shared, we’ve reviewed the article’s performance. As a mid-year recap here are our five most popular home renovation articles of 2020… so far!

Our top five most popular home renovation articles of 2020… so far! - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.How much value does an ensuite bathroom renovation add to your home?

While adding value to your home and equity should be a factor in any home renovation you plan, it’s also important to maintain a balance between enjoyment and resale-ability. However, our article titled “How much value does an ensuite bathroom renovation add to your home?” explains the potential ROI along with other things you should consider. This is an especially valuable read if you’re home wasn’t designed for an ensuite.

Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg? - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Bathroom Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Basement Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg?

In one of our more recent articles, we covered the unglamorous world of renovation permits. While it isn’t as exciting as nearly any other part of the home renovation process “Why you need a renovation permit in Winnipeg?” is highly important and vital to the success of your project. Besides the “why”, we give a quick rundown on other information about renovation permits in Winnipeg, like the exceptions when a permit isn’t required and other consequences of not having a permit.

Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips - Bathroom Renovation Interior Design - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips

Remember the old saying ‘fortune favours the bold’? We feel bathroom renovations also favours the bold! We’re discussing some of our favourite interior design choices and bathroom design-build styles, materials, textures and layouts in the article “Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips”. With these tips and ACR’s expert team as your bathroom contractors – we’ll strike the perfect balance of bold and breathtaking together!

What things should you consider for a character home renovation or restoration?

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Winnipeggers love their character homes! And, we love the challenge of a character home renovation! While character homes can have some challenges, our entire team agrees that the charm of these homes is worth restoring. We have countless customers in River Heights, Wolseley, Lord Roberts, Old St. Boniface and St. Vital – and we can appreciate each home for its classic beauty and design. But, sometimes change needs to happen – for a variety of reasons – with the biggest factor being the safety of you and your family. So, when you’re starting, read “What things should you consider for a character home renovation or restoration?” and know you’ll have a truly seasoned team pointing you in the right direction!

Basement renovation and finishing explained

Our top five most popular home renovation articles of 2020… so far! - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.We give you some insight into our process for creating beautiful basements! When you’ve run out of space or you just want to add more livable square footage completing a basement renovation and finishing your basement can be the best way to satisfy your needs. DIY’ers take note – in this article, we walk you through all the steps, aptly named “Basement renovation and finished explained”. Of course, we can’t divulge all of our secrets, nor can we translate our immense experience into a single article – but this is a great start! Alternatively, you can just hire us to conduct the basement renovation of your dreams! Easy as that!

Honourable mention: Replace your windows and doors to boost curb appeal

Replace your windows and doors to boost curb appeal - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - Winnipeg Window Installation - Door Installation Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Close to the top five but not quite on the podium – however, it’s too important of your home’s system not to share. Our comprehensive post “Replace your windows and doors to boost curb appeal” gives you more than enough reasons to. From the added savings in energy to the Manitoba Hydro incentives, to the boost in ROI – why not? All Canadian Renovations is the team you’ll want for this project – with an abundance of experience and problem-solving skills – we’ll address any unexpected items that come up. But, windows and doors is a project best completed during the spring, summer, or fall months! So, if you’re thinking about it – start the discussion with us today!

Why renovate your home in 2020?

To say the year 2020 has been eventful would be a drastic understatement! COVID-19 has us staying at home and indoors more. We feel your home should be a place you love to be! Whenever we approach a new home renovation for our clients it’s one of the several questions we ask – what makes you (or will make you) love your home?

Want a qualified Master Renovator for your next home renovation?

If you enjoyed the articles we put out on our blog – imagine how much fun we’re to work with? We feel that the crew here at ACR are some of the most qualified and experienced people in Winnipeg when it comes to home renovations. Over the years, we’ve managed and completed hundreds, if not thousands, of home renovation projects in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a Master Renovator for your next home renovation – give us a call today! We’re ready to discuss your exciting project with you – phone 204.779.6900 or use our website to request an in-home consultation!

Why summer is the best time to do window and door replacement

Why summer is the best time to do window and door replacement - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - Window Replacement Winnipeg - Winnipeg Door Replacement - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.If your Winnipeg home has worn-out windows and doors and you’re thinking about replacing them, now is the time to do it! During summer – May through September – is the best time to complete your window and door replacement project.

Why? In this article, All Canadian Renovations will explain why you should hire our contractor team to replace your windows and doors in the summer. Let’s get started.

The weather is just right for window and door replacement

If you wait to have your windows and doors replaced until early autumn – October, November – you may have some trouble dealing with the temperature. Depending on the size of your home, it could take up to 2-3 days longer to finish your window and door replacement renovation. And during this time, it’s best to have your A/C or heating turned off so that you’re not wasting money. While our team doesn’t necessarily mind working in the cooler temperatures – most heating systems won’t be able to keep up and the home will be much cooler inside as we complete the work.

You’ll also benefit from longer days – our work crew will be able to work longer hours without artificial light, which means that your project can be completed much more quickly.

Why summer is the best time to do window and door replacement - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - Window Replacement Winnipeg - Winnipeg Door Replacement - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Window and door replacement lead to energy bill savings

Don’t underestimate the cost of drafts. A 1/8th inch gap around a door can allow as much air into your home as a small window that’s halfway open – and if you have drafty windows and doors throughout your home, you’ll have trouble keeping yourself comfortable in the summer and winter.

Not only that, but you’ll pay more in heating and cooling bills. But by replacing your windows and doors in the early summer, you can save quite a lot of money while running your A/C unit – and you’ll continue to see savings when the weather cools down.

The seal around your windows and doors will be more effective sooner

Why summer is the best time to do window and door replacement - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - Window Replacement Winnipeg - Winnipeg Door Replacement - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.The caulk and sealing compounds used to insulate doors and windows does not set quickly in freezing temperatures. During the process of door replacement or window replacement, the compound will take a lot longer to seal properly in these conditions.

But in the summer, especially in the mornings, early summer or late summer, the temperature is just right for the chemical reactions that harden and seal caulk and other similar joining compounds.

Your door and window replacement project could be eligible for a Manitoba Hydro rebate

Of course, we understand replacing windows and doors at your home can be an expensive proposition. However, with any home renovation project, it’s important to weigh the upsides and benefits. When your window and doors are replaced, your home will immediately become more energy efficient. As well, you’ll receive an instance return-on-investment as window and door replacement is one of the top home renovations that result in ROI.

Manitoba Hydro - Why summer is the best time to do window and door replacement - Winnipeg Windows & Doors - Window Replacement Winnipeg - Winnipeg Door Replacement - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.So, no matter your situation – whether you plan to move or if you’re staying put – it makes sense to have your windows and doors replaced. As well, with any renovation project that results in the improvement of energy-efficiency within the home, we encourage our clients to look for potential rebate and grant programs, like Manitoba Hydro. On the Manitoba Hydro website, they have a window and door replacement program – which could help with the financing for your project in a big way!

Contact us for window and door replacement in Winnipeg!

At All Canadian Renovations, we’re always here to help you get the window and door replacement services you need in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Our experience and knowledge of any aspect of renovations is unmatched. For any project, including window and door replacement, your project will be in good hands.

Now is the best time of year for this project, so don’t wait – contact us now to get a quote, and get started with All Canadian Renovations today!

Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips

Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips - Winnipeg Bathroom Design - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom? Or are you looking for some tips on different design styles and features? While most home renovations remain relatively understated, bathrooms can be different. In a bathroom, it’s a lot easier to get away with bold designs and features that are typically not used in kitchens, living spaces, and bedrooms. Want some bathroom renovation interior design tips that bold, trendy, and modern? Look at our bathroom interior design guide from All Canadian Renovations Ltd. to get inspiration for your bathroom renovation.

Bathroom renovation interior design tip – wallpaper and printed wall coverings

Bathroom Design Tip: wallpaper and printed wall coverings - Bathroom Renovation Interior Design - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Are you ready to go bold? Consider wallpaper and other printed wall coverings – and don’t be afraid of using lots of colours and big prints in such a small space. The bolder, the better! You can create a truly unique bathroom that fits your style and get as extreme as you want. To take things to the next level, you can even break common interior design rules and do things like paint the ceiling!

Bathroom renovation interior design tip – monochromatic everything

In contrast to the previous idea, you can also choose to go completely monochrome – and choose a completely white or grayscale bathroom. Choosing monochrome tile, bathroom finishes, decor, and plumbing appliances is a great way to provide your bathroom with a unique, sleek, modern look. This is a particularly good idea for bathrooms that lack much natural light and are small – since they will look larger and airier when finished in a single, light colour.

If you’re feeling bold, you can always pick coloured fixtures instead – blues and greens can be beautiful in the bathroom and provide a calming effect or a spa-like feel.

Bathroom renovation interior design tip – exposed or natural materials

Bathroom Design tip: Exposed or Natural materials - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Depending on your home, you could choose to use exposed materials – such as brick – for the entire space, rather than just an accent wall. You could also choose to apply natural materials, such as stone tile or bamboo, throughout the entire space. Both of these options can create a unique look, especially compared to traditional bathroom designs that may use these materials only as a feature or accent wall.

Bathroom renovation interior design tip – alternative material tubs

Bathroom Design tip: Alternative Material Tubs - Winnipeg Bathroom Design - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Forget plastic tubs – if you want to make a statement and go bold, you can choose from a variety of different alternative materials including copper, stainless steel, concrete, marble, and much more. These tubs are sure to make your bathroom stand out.

Unique or distinct bathroom layouts

Why settle for the layout your bathroom has already had for years? While renovating, you can move plumbing appliances and fixtures around and create unique, one-of-a-kind arrangements.

For example, you could put your sink under a window. Place a corner vanity in a cramped area that would otherwise have been an awkward “in-between” space. Other options could include reconfiguring the placement of your bathtub, shower, or toilet.

Unexpectedly configuring the space during your remodel can create some unique effects! However, this may add more costs to your project, so make sure you discuss it with your Winnipeg contractors before your project begins.

Bathroom renovation interior design tip – truly inspired tile

Bathroom Design tip: Truly Inspired Tile - Bathroom Renovation Interior Design - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.You don’t have to just go bold when it comes to walls and ceilings. You can also choose over-the-top flooring or wall tiles. Similar to boldly printed composite, mock wood look tiles, large tiles with painted graphics, and so much more.

Separate makeup vanity

This is a feature you won’t find in many bathrooms. But if space allows it, a bathroom is a great place for a make-up vanity. Its location in the bathroom makes it more convenient than a vanity located in a bedroom or living area.

Use our ideas for bathroom renovation interior design!

Investing in a bathroom renovation? Consider going bold with one of our interior design tips. Not sure where to start? Get in touch with us today! We’ll help you find the perfect balance of bold and breathtaking – all while working within your budget. Our Winnipeg renovators and interior designers can work with you to create your dream bathroom! Contact us online or give us a call at 204-779-6900 to get started.

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.If you have a character home in Winnipeg and you’re considering updates to your property, the first decision you must make is whether you’re interested in restoration or a renovation. What’s the difference, and why does it matter? Find out more below!

What is a character home restoration?

As the name suggests, a character home restoration is intended to keep the home’s character features, but to also restore the worn-down parts of the house to their previous beauty. This is a good option if you love how your home looks, but it’s older and has been through quite a bit of wear and tear.

Common character home restoration projects

Wondering what a character home restoration might involve? Here are a few common projects we’ve done when restoring Winnipeg character homes.

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Refinishing hardwood floors and wood features

High-quality wood can easily be refinished to restore its natural beauty and appeal.

Fixing cracked or broken molding, baseboards and other features

Repairing and restoring these original features can ensure that the original character of your home is maintained.

Updating and restoring wood staircases and banisters

Just like flooring, staircases can be sanded, polished, and refinished to ensure they look beautiful.

Adding modern light fixtures that maintain a vintage feel

With the right lighting, you can brighten your rooms and get better energy efficiency while maintaining a heritage look.

Restoring wood-burning fireplaces and their facades

Nothing says “tradition” like a wood-burning fireplace, so restoring a non-usable fireplace and its facade and hearth is a common project, especially in chilly Winnipeg!

What is a character home renovation?

Unlike a character home restoration, a character home renovation is designed to incorporate modern features into the character/historical features of the home. While it will still maintain some of its original character features, these renovations are usually much more extensive and leave the house with a more modern and less traditional aesthetic.

When doing character home renovations, it’s especially important to work with an experienced contractor. You do not want your new additions to clash with the existing details of your character home – and balancing modern additions and heritage style is a difficult proposition if you’re not working with a highly-qualified contractor.

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Common character home renovation projects

Thinking about renovating your character home in Winnipeg? A few common renovations we’ve done in character homes in Winnipeg include:

Opening closed room-specific floor plans, creating open concept space

Many older homes have closed-off floor plans, which can make them feel stuffy and a bit closed-in. A very popular way to address this is by removing interior walls and creating more open floor plans in kitchens and living spaces. Open concept floor plans, since being introduced in the early 90’s, have evolved and never went out of style. If you’re character home renovation includes an open concept plan, chances are, your home’s functionality, usability, and value will increase after the renovation is completed.

Adding more bathrooms

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Most older homes in Winnipeg are lacking in bathrooms. Often, finding the space to add a bathroom isn’t the issues – as these homes are typically larger in size and have square footage that isn’t being used to its full potential. But even with an abundance of space, the biggest issue facing the addition of a bathroom is the plumbing required to reach the bathroom’s location. The amount of effort required to create the plumbing infrastructure will usually impact the cost. However, adding an extra half bath or full bath can make your life much more convenient, particularly if you have a large family.

Things to consider for a character home renovation or restoration - Home Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Home Restorations - Whole Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Creating more floor space or larger rooms

Using additions or by knocking down and replacing interior walls, it’s possible to resize living spaces, bedrooms, and other interior spaces in the house. Often, bedrooms are smaller in character homes than their more modern counterparts. However, if you have a home with 4 or 5 smaller bedrooms, plans can usually be made to create 2 or 3 spacious bedrooms.

As well, basements in characters homes were designed to compartmentalize and be used for a single function. In modern home design, rooms are built to be multipurpose. Much like completing a open plan layout on the main floor, a basement renovation can greatly benefit from strategically removing walls.

Furthermore, depending on the style of your home, the space occupying your attic could be put to use to create additional living space within your character home.

Updating plumbing & electrical systems

This is very common for older homes that may have outdated piping or “knob-and-tube” wiring systems. Updated plumbing and electrical systems ensure the safety of your property and your family.

What’s right for me – a character home renovation or restoration?

At All Canadian Renovations, we specialize in Winnipeg home renovations – and we can restore or renovate character homes all throughout the city. If you’re not sure which type of project is right for you, we’re here to help. Contact us now or call us at 204.779.6900 to explore your options for character home renovation and restoration services in Winnipeg.

Questions to ask yourself when planning laundry room renovation

Questions to ask yourself when planning laundry room renovation - Laundry Room Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Thinking about a laundry room renovation? Beginning to plan your dream laundry room? Here are some helpful questions you can ask yourself while you begin the process of planning your laundry room remodel.

What is your budget?

Before you start planning the finer details, you should come up with a reasonable budget for your laundry room renovation. A basic renovation which includes painting, flooring and a few other things could cost just a few thousand dollars, while a full remodel with new appliances, lighting and custom cabinetry could easily cost much more.

Is this part of a larger home renovation project?

Another important thing to consider when you start planning a renovation project is, is this project going to stand on its own? Or do you want to integrate it with other home renovations? For example, you could also remodel the mudroom outside of your laundry room, or other utility areas in your home if some of the walls are already going to be opened, or if plumbing or wiring is being altered.

Some past customers have us renovate a bathroom for their basement bathroom or second floor bathroom, if their laundry room is nearby. Having two home renovations taking place in proximity can help reduce costs a bit.

Functionality requirements – how (and how often) do you do laundry?

This may seem like a silly thing to ask, but you should consider all the following factors:

  • Questions to ask yourself when planning laundry room renovation - Laundry Room Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Do you do laundry daily or semi-daily, or it is a weekly or bi-weekly task?
  • Do you have a large family and need multiple hampers? A sorting system?
  • Do you fold laundry in the laundry room, where an island, counter or table could be useful?
  • Do you have enough storage space for laundry and associated tools & supplies?
  • Do you need a multi-purpose space with things like a dog/cat space, a pet or child washing station, a bathroom, and a closet or just additional storage space?
  • Do you need space to iron clothes or hang/line-dry laundry?
  • Do you want to relocate your laundry room from its current location?
  • If you’re thinking about replacing your washer or dryer in the future – make sure your laundry room door is wide enough to get your old machines out and new machines in!

These are all things that could impact your project – and influence the design of your laundry room. We recommend thinking them through, and making a list of your “needs,” and your “wants” for your project.

Questions to ask yourself when planning laundry room renovation - Laundry Room Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.How much space do you have to work with? Do you need more?

Do you have enough space in your laundry room? If you want to expand it, can you steal square footage from an adjacent room, or is it necessary to create an addition to the existing space? Adding more space to your laundry room is a great way to enhance its utility and makes laundry more convenient.

Do your lighting, flooring, windows, and appliances work for your needs?

Replacing your lighting, redoing your flooring and adding more windows can dramatically change the appearance and functionality of your laundry room, but these changes can be expensive. Consider that when planning your laundry room renovation.

In addition, think about your current laundry appliances. Do you want to keep them? How will they fit into the renovated space? Is it time to shop for new ones? Do you prefer stacked, side-by-side, or platform laundry machines? Will you add more appliances and fixtures, such as a wine cooler, a second fridge, or a utility sink?

Questions to ask yourself when planning laundry room renovation - Laundry Room Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - Basement Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.How will you manage laundry during the renovation process?

Finally, you’ll need to think about how you’ll do laundry during the renovation process. The laundromat is an obvious choice but is not always convenient. You can also ask around and see if friends and family will let you do laundry at their homes.

The most expensive – but most convenient – option is to hire a laundry service. For a week or two, you can hire a service to pick up, wash, fold, and drop off your laundry. It’s a luxury, but it may be worth it if you’re already managing a home remodel and don’t have much time to spare.

Need help designing, managing & implementing your project? Contact ACR Ltd. now!

At All Canadian Renovations, we specialize in home renovation projects of all types – including laundry room renovations. Whether you’re looking to complete a laundry room renovation as a single project or if you’re adding to a larger home renovation – we can help you! Our highly skilled and experienced team can help you with all aspects of the planning, designing, and building for your project.

To get started, contact us online or give us a call at 204-779-6900 and get a free quote for your upcoming project!

Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg?

Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg? - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Bathroom Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Basement Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.If you’re thinking about working with All Canadian Renovations to renovate your home in Winnipeg, you may have already explored the basics about home renovations. You may have found out that any home renovation in Winnipeg requires approval directly from the City of Winnipeg. But why is this the case? Why is a renovation permit required for changes to your private residence? In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of this policy, and why you must abide by it. Let’s get started.

Is a renovation permit required for any work in Winnipeg?

Yes. According to the City of Winnipeg, a permit is required if you are going to “build, add, renovate or alter any part of your residence” or “…work on the electrical, plumbing and/or mechanical systems of your residence.”

There are only a few exceptions, including:

  • Building an open deck with a floor height under 2 feet (600 mm) from ground level
  • Replacing shingles, stucco or siding with the same material
  • Replacing doors and units with new units of the same size
  • Fence installation/replacement (single and two-family dwellings)
  • Patching, painting, interior decorating, etc.
  • Installing cabinets and shelves

For anything more complex than these above exceptions, you’ll need a renovation permit before you start your project – whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional.

Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg? - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Bathroom Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Basement Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Why do I need a permit to renovate my home?

The City of Winnipeg uses the permit system to review plans and audit construction of individual homes, and to make sure that the intended renovations comply with zoning laws, building and electrical codes, and other such ordinances.

This helps reduce the number of renovations and changes that may break zoning and building codes – leading to higher-quality buildings and more consistency between buildings in Winnipeg.

What happens if I don’t get a permit for my renovation?

If you do small renovation projects yourself without getting a renovation permit, or worse you hire a professional renovation company that fails to obtain the proper permit, a lot of bad things can happen to you.

First, the renovation may need to be redone if it does not meet minimum Building Code requirements – and this will be done at your own personal cost. If your renovation cannot comply with the Building Code, it must be removed. Again, this will be at your own personal cost.

And, even if you don’t obtain a permit, you will be charged the cost of a permit “after the fact,” and legal action may be taken to ensure that you pay for your permit, and for any associated fees and fines, if applicable.

Home resale complications due to renovations without permit

Why do I need a renovation permit in Winnipeg? - Winnipeg Home Renovations - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Bathroom Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Basement Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.In the future, it may also be harder to sell your property, even if the authorities do not find out about an unauthorized renovation. A home inspector, for example, may find the unpermitted renovation while you’re trying to sell the house – and if it does not meet code requirements, this will be reported to the buyer, complicating the sale and leading to potential issues with the City of Winnipeg.

Don’t attempt any renovation without a permit in Winnipeg

In the grand scheme of things, it’s never worth it to try to save a little bit of money by skipping renovation permits in Winnipeg. That’s why at All Canadian Renovations Ltd. one of the first steps in all our projects is planning for and acquiring the appropriate permits from the City of Winnipeg offices.

If you have an area of your home you’re planning on renovating, contact All Canadian Renovations Ltd. today to get a quote for your project. We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, and we’re always happy to hear from new customers. To start your next project – call us at 204-779.6900 – or use our contact us form online!

Visit All Canadian Renovations at the Winnipeg Renovation Show!

Get excited Winnipeg! With January right around the corner, that means the Winnipeg Renovation Show is nearly upon us! Similar to past years – All Canadian Renovations will be participating in the 2020 edition of the Winnipeg Renovation Show. For all the information about the show, see our full article below.

What is the Winnipeg Renovation Show?

Visit All Canadian Renovations at the Winnipeg Renovation Show! - Kitchen Renovations - Bathroom Renovations - Winnipeg RenovationsThe Winnipeg Renovation Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.

Whether you’re joining us at the RBC Convention Centre with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, our local home professionals have you covered. With 150+ booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all Winnipeg homeowners.

Why does All Canadian Renovations love the Renovation Show year-after-year?

We’ve been involved with the Winnipeg Renovation Show for over 15 years! As well, we’ve been a major sponsor for the past 8 years! We absolutely love the Renovation Show! Here are the top reasons we attend:

  • It’s a highly anticipated event
  • It’s a well-run show
  • We love connecting with new, potential customers
  • As experts in home renovation, we feel it’s our duty to attend

This event is second to none in Winnipeg. Put on by Marketplace Events, its been a pleasure watching and helping them grow the show to what it is today. Their innovation and ideas are constantly changing, and their customer-focused approach has the same value we believe in as a company.

What can you expect to see from us?

Our booth is located at number #206! If you want a friendly conversation with a leading, Winnipeg renovation company we highly encourage you to stop by! Curtis, Werner, Gisele and other team members will be at the booth all three days. We’re there for you, the show attendees to ask us questions and to interact with us in a casual, pressure-free setting. If you’re thinking about a renovation project in 2020, make sure you join us:

  • Friday, January 10th from Noon to 9 PM;
  • Saturday, January 11th from 10 AM to 9 PM, or;
  • Sunday, January 12th from 10 AM to 6 PM

In addition to visiting All Canadian Renovations at booth #206, there’s also a great line-up of other entertainment and resources available! Also, our booth is kid-friendly so bring the entire family!

What else is at the Winnipeg Renovation Show?

Visit All Canadian Renovations at the Winnipeg Renovation Show! - Kitchen Renovations - Bathroom Renovations - Winnipeg RenovationsSome of the other great features of this year’s show are the stage presentations. Along with Curtis Breslaw’s presentation, which will be at the lifestyle stage – be sure to check out some of the others!

As part of our membership with the Manitoba Home Builders Association, ACR Ltd. is pleased to participate in the “Ask a Renovator” booth. Through the MHBA, we’ll be offering free, 15-minute consultations with attendees. We’ll be able to answer any sort of questions and we’ll be ready with sound advice.

Also, we can’t forget to mention the celebrity appearance of HGTV’s own Bryan Baeumler on Friday, January 10th at 6 PM or Saturday, January 11th at 1 PM.

We’re ticket sponsors at the Winnipeg Renovation Show – purchase online

Like past years, we’re the title ticket sponsor. We believe in the show so much we provide a ticket discount online to all individuals! Be sure to use the online purchase system at the Winnipeg Renovation Show’s website to receive your discount!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us through our website or call us at 204.779.6900. We look forward to an action-packed weekend and meeting all attendees and prospective clients at the show this year!

Home renovation ghosts – do they exist?

Home renovation ghosts – do they exist? - Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.People – rational, sober people – have seen “things” in Manitoba. With Halloween just around the corner, there’s something about this time of year that kicks up the spirits and can scare even the bravest of individuals. What makes Manitoba, and specifically Winnipeg, so haunted? We think it might have something to do with the abundance of historic homes in the region. After all, far more people have died in Manitoba than are currently living there – if that’s not enough to give you goosebumps. If you own an older Winnipeg character home, the chances of it having a less than rosy history are increased. Renovating a historic house can quickly stir up those spirits. Worried about home renovation ghosts? We don’t blame you.

Why would a home renovation stir up spirit activity?

Many theories abound as to why renovations can agitate ghosts and ghouls. Spirits were people once, and how many people love change? Hardly any. Renovation ghosts are no different. Old Mildred just loved that gaudy, floral wallpaper she hung herself in your home’s historic parlour back in 1902. Of course, it doesn’t do much to inspire the confidence of prospective buyers now, and it’s no wonder you want to get rid of it and other dated interior styles.

Winnipeg property owners who disturb the aesthetic of a historic building can anger the ghosts who once called it their home. Would you like it if someone painted your bedroom – without asking – a hideous shade of trending chartreuse? Probably not. So have a little sympathy for the poor spirits when they start knocking over paintings at 3 AM and wailing while you’re trying to binge-watch your favourite series after a hard day.

Perhaps your renovation ghosts aren’t annoyed with the new doors and windows you’ve chosen for your historic home’s facelift. Paranormal investigators have other theories for why renovation ghosts can make an unwelcome appearance.

The Stonetape Theory and home renovation ghosts

Home renovation ghosts – do they exist? - Home Renovations Winnipeg - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.There are two main categories of hauntings. The first is intelligent hauntings. Old ghostly Mildred getting mad at your choice of wall covering and making her displeasure known by spooking you would be an example of intelligent haunting. But there are also residual hauntings that can occur with home renovations. A residual haunting would fit a phenomenon in paranormal parlance called the Stonetape Theory.

The theory goes that if high levels of energy are imprinted into the surroundings, then the energy can be replayed in the right conditions. An example of this would be if a murder occurred in a home during a terrible thunderstorm. The Stonetape Theory suggests that when a terrible thunderstorm blows through, the energy of the murder will be triggered, and haunted happenings will start to occur.

This theory is also how paranormal investigators explain why a newly constructed home can be haunted. If a traumatic or other high-energy event occurred on the land the house was built on, certain conditions can trigger the energy and voila – old-timey ghosts start appearing or making obnoxious noises while you’re trying to sleep in your modern-day home.

What’s this theory got to do with home renovation ghosts?

With the Stonetape Theory, high frequency sounds from drilling machinery, banging and hammering can also trigger ghostly, residual energy, and hauntings. Why did the ghost cross the room and walk straight through your newly renovated wall? Because that wall did not exist when the ghost was alive. And he needed to get to the other side.

Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween from your friendly, neighbourhood “home renovation” ghostbusters!

All Canadian Renovations has been renovating homes in Winnipeg for decades. Fortunately, we’ve never witnessed any ghostly incidences. Don’t let the fear of home renovation ghosts stand in your way of calling us. We’ll be with you every step of the process and will never “ghost you”. If you’re interested in starting a project with us – contact us through our website or call 204.779.6900 today!

Why you should choose us for your whole home renovation

Why you should choose us for your whole home renovation - Winnipeg Home Renovations  - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Whole home renovations, a time to give your home a complete makeover while also addressing those small (or not so small) issues that have been bugging you for a while. As exciting as the new project can be, it’s important not to rush things when it comes to choosing the right team to handle it. After all, we’re talking about your home; you need a team you can trust.

And we’d like to make a case why our team is the right choice for your whole home renovation.

We have many years of home renovation experience

Not to call ourselves old or anything, but we’ve been around for a while. We have decades of combined home renovation experience under our belt. Our core team has over 150 years of cumulative experience completing home renovations.

We know exactly what it takes to see the project you want to be done, even if it means running several different jobs (plumbing, electrical, drywalling, etc.) on the site at the same time. Through our years in the field, we’ve developed a reputation of delivering exclusively high-quality results on all our projects, no matter the scale.

Our home renovation experience translates into results

And you may not realize it yet, but our experience is essential to your whole home renovation project. You need a team which is quick on their feet and knows what to do to keep things moving forward. Problems can appear at every corner without proper project management and consideration. We know what it takes to start a project and drive it to completion, within budget and on schedule.

Why you should choose us for your whole home renovation - Winnipeg Home Renovations  - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Trust your whole home renovation to ACR Ltd.

We understand you don’t want just any team to come into your home and start wreaking havoc. That’s why we learned that it’s our job to always prove to our clients they can trust us. From the moment we have an initial conversation to the very last nail that needs to be hammered and beyond.

We like to discuss the exact terms of the job so that you know exactly when we show up, and how long we’re going to be there. No false promises. If we say we can do it in a certain timeframe, we’ll deliver. If we say we can make it look like you want it to, we’ll deliver.

We have numerous testimonials on our website and visiting our Houzz page will show you our near-perfect track record.

We manage the whole home renovation project, from start to finish

Our services encompass all the different stages of your home renovating process, from its projection and planning to demolition, repairs, and final clean-up. Don’t expect we’ll leave you with piles of debris in the middle of your home. The ACR team is going to make sure everything is in top shape once the job’s complete.

Having a single team accountable is vital as it reduces your risk and downtime.

Why you should choose us for your whole home renovation - Winnipeg Home Renovations  - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.What’s my risk when completing a whole home renovation?

Timelines can easily become extended if you’re not able to procure a team or company to complete an aspect of the home renovation. As your renovation partner, we coordinate every single aspect of the project, ensuring the timeline moves forward smoothly.

Why does downtime matter during a whole home renovation?

Not being able to use a part of your home during a renovation project can be a huge inconvenience for all members of your family. Imagine having the downtime extended indefinitely – what would that do to your daily routine? ACR Ltd. makes every effort possible to reduce downtime and create a flexible working environment.

Craftsmanship and integrity are built into each home renovation

Why you should choose us for your whole home renovation - Winnipeg Home Renovations  - Kitchen Renovations Winnipeg - Winnipeg Bathroom Renovations - All Canadian Renovations Ltd.Additionally, if something doesn’t turn out just the way you expected, or you’ve had another idea along the way, let us know. We want to make sure the result of the renovation satisfies you and your family.

With ACR Ltd. you are always kept in the loop

Communication is key in every relationship, including the relationship between the homeowner and the contractor. We’ll always keep you in the loop, and the team supervisors will always be available to answer any of your questions; we always provide a direct contact number you can use at any time.

Honesty is included with every whole home renovation project

You have ideas, we have experience. If one of your ideas cannot be implemented, we’ll tell you, and we’ll explain why. At ACR, we never compromise safety or the integrity of the job just to avoid an argument for the client, so it’s best you know right now that we’ll always give you our honest opinion. You may not like it, but you’re better for it.

Contact us to discuss your whole home renovation project

Do you have any more questions about All Canadian Renovations Ltd. and our services? Get in touch with us now and let’s have a chat about your whole-home renovation. Contact us to discuss your project – 204.779.6900 or use our contact us form.

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