15 May The Value of An Appraisal

In Custom Home Builder by Alair Homes

Often, as a contractor, we get asked the question, “If we renovated this component of our house, would we get our value back or not?”… Read More

09 May Keeping Your Gutters Clean

In DIY Home Improvements by Alair Homes

Properly maintaining your gutters has a positive impact on the curb appeal of your home, and it can also help you to keep your house… Read More

07 May The Key to Renovating with Transparency

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

When you are considering hiring a contractor to renovate your home there are typically two types of contracts that you can enter into: a fixed… Read More

22 Apr Relocate to Renovate

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

Jamie Affleck is no stranger to the world of custom home building and renovations. He comes from a long line of professionals in the construction… Read More

19 Apr Spring Home Repairs That Help You Save

In DIY Home Improvements by Alair Homes

Spring has arrived, and Edmonton homeowners are bracing for the potential for unseasonably warm temperatures. This time of year has people spending more time outdoors,… Read More

20 Mar Adding On To Your Edmonton Property

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

Adding space to your Edmonton property is a great way to make your home more enjoyable and increase your property value. If you are considering a move in the future, the right addition can turn your home into one that is desired by Edmonton buyers and reduce the amount of time it remains on the market.

When considering a home addition, it is important to make the right choices. Always add on to your home in a way that enhances the beauty and usability of the space but also matches the architectural details and property values within your neighborhood. It is also important to finish your Edmonton addition professionally and follow all zoning and permit laws throughout the building process.

17 Dec Training with Jamie at Alair Homes Edmonton

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

I had the privilege of spending a couple days with Jamie Affleck, owner of Alair Homes Edmonton, and it was a good time to say the least! Jamie’s office was one of the first Alair Homes franchises and hearing some of the stories of those first days, in comparison to what it is today, is really quite jaw dropping! Jamie said to have such success in a short period of time is accredited to being a part of Alair.

25 Jul How Renovating Your Bathroom Can Improve Your Sex Life

In Bathroom Renovations by Alair Homes

Bathrooms are the most used room in a home, so why not make it enjoyable for the couple that shares it? Improve your quality of life by creating an environment that is relaxing, refreshing and easily enjoyed by two. This is the perfect antidote to daily stress.

26 Jun Customize Your Entertainment Room for a Clean Look

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

A big disappointment for me is when I see another company do a custom renovation or custom home and the TV components are there for everyone to see. (TV components being defined as anything the works in conjunction with your TV like a DVD player, blu-ray, receiver etc.) The days of showing how physically large your stereo system is has come and gone. Now days customers are looking for a clean look, TV centered nicely on the wall and the components hidden away in another room or in the cabinets near by. This can be achieved with some simple planning before drywall and the technology of an RF remote.

21 Jun Looking for a unique look? Consider a concrete countertop

Concrete countertops have been gaining popularity for the last 20 years. They can be made in almost any shape as they are cast and as far as strength goes, they rival their granite and quartz competitors. Concrete has a uniform, crisp appearance that fits perfectly with contemporary design.

20 May Custom Home Addition in Edmonton – Building a Multi-Sport Court

In Custom Home Builder by Alair Homes

Recently, a customer asked us about building a multi-sport court home addition. Building one of these courts in your backyard can offer numerous possibilities. It can range from a small back yard surface to large multi game court ready for championship play. The courts are usually enclosed with a 10’ high chain link fence and are made up of 8” of road crush and 4” of asphalt or concrete. The surface is then covered with an all weather surface tile which is said to provide up to 65% stress reduction to the body, compared to just playing on asphalt or concrete.

08 Mar What is the Value of a View

In Home Renovations by Alair Homes

We recently had a client purchase an older home in the Edmonton, Park View neighborhood. When we were initially brought in as general contractors, the scope of the project was to renovate the main floor; however, when doing a review of the existing roof we discovered a stunning view of down town Edmonton (seen below). This lead the homeowners to a unique question, is the new proposed second floor renovation cost justified by the increased value of the full second floor with a view? This question has to be asked, because even though our clients are not looking for a quick flip, they still need to know if cost vs. the value is within an acceptable range.

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