Archive for June, 2012

Don’t have much on the go this weekend? Looking for a DIY project to modernize the look of your tired interior? Here are a few ideas for the intermediate do-it-yourselfer. LIGHTING Changing out some fixtures, adding some LED puck lights under cabinets or in clever places, or installing retro fit mini pots can have a […]


Christine has been working tirelessly on the design for this new home in N.W. Calgary. The permit application was made last week, so with any luck we will be building it in the near future. We love the way the first floor hovers above the walk up basement, almost like a floating pavilion.


If you missed the article on rectangle’s powder room a few months back in Western Living, here is the link. We always look forward to the arrival of WL in our office, to see what the rest of the Western Canadian design community is up to. rectangle has another project being featured in the July […]


There are many options for exterior wall cladding these days. On a recently finished renovation project in Marda Loop, a black stained cedar has a unique look that is sharp with the commercial style aluminum window frames. Sometimes the simplest solutions have the largest impact, and I believe that is the case here. When considering […]


leaky basement

13Jun12

Sometimes the work we do on our projects isn’t as sexy as custom cabinets, walls of glass or shiny bath fixtures. With our basement development project in Elbow Park, we are dealing with a leaking foundation. Hand excavating along the problematic side of the house to add weeping tile and waterproofing the concrete will make […]


It’s the small details that really add character to a space and interest to a room. We really like to add built-in television units and neat fireplace treamants to our houses, and I also think these can make for achievable DIY projects. At our Bankview renovation we wanted a TV unit that was scaled right […]


Moving Day

04Jun12

In order to make way for our new semi detached project in South Calgary, we are having the existing bungalow moved. This is a great alternative to demolition as we can keep a house out of the landfill as well as off set the cost of start up. We are excited to see this new […]