Great Project Managers Keep Renovations Running Smoothly

  Our clients don’t have horror stories to tell us about us after a home renovation. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. When I founded Blackline Renovations, I was committed to doing business in a new way- streamlined and client-focused, with an emphasis on great communication. Blackline Renovations operates differently from other construction firms working with a hodge podge …

Kitchen Renovations Pay Off

It’s said that kitchens sell houses and that’s because they are the heart of the home. Family dinners, holiday cooking, homework- there is so much living that goes on in a kitchen. When clients come to us to begin a kitchen renovation project, we walk them through the process so they feel confident in their decisions before we break ground. …

Vacation Inspiration: Letting Travel Influence Your Home Design

Many people bring home souvenirs after vacation- trinkets to remind them of their travels across the world. Instead of just putting them on a shelf, what if you used the colors in your new scarf or designs in your stone trivet to inspire a home renovation project? When travel inspires remodeling, your home can feel like a holiday everyday. France …

You Should Hire a Certified Green Professional for Your Next Home Renovation

The environment is a constant source of conversation these days and I’m hearing about it from my clients more and more. Most clients come to me with questions about making their home more energy efficient and others are interested in reducing the environmental impact of their home renovation project. No matter what the concern is, I’m happy to provide insight …

Short survival guide for first time kitchen renovators

Published on The Chronicle Herald by NANCY MATTIA | CTW FEATURES CTW FEATURES The fridge is in the dining room, the waffle maker’s in the basement and your favourite sauté pan? You have no clue where it is. Welcome to a typical kitchen renovation. It can be frustrating to live in a home where nothing is where it used to be and …

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Read the Fine Print: Understanding Your Home Renovation Contract

Beyond the design details and material choices, there is another hard decision you have to make before you renovate- what kind of contract will you sign. When it comes to home renovations, contractors typically write up either lump sum fee contracts or contracts that bill for time and materials. Which one is better? Let’s discuss. At Blackline Renovations, we offer …

Materials Matter: Trends in Flooring, Walls, and Countertops

The materials you use during a home renovation set the tone for the overall feel of the project. Whether you are looking for a luxury kitchen or a functional family room, the materials you choose contribute greatly to the design choices. Here are some of the most popular materials that we’re seeing in 2017. Flooring Leather Tile: Leather tile is …

5 Questions to Ask Before Your Home Renovation Breaks Ground

When clients begin to think about a home renovation project, they often spend time looking at the “After” pictures of kitchens, baths, and additions. These perfect images show you gleaming hardwood floors, pristine countertops, and elegant crown molding. What they don’t show you is how those pieces came together- the sawdust, the painter’s tape, the disruption. They also don’t show …

It All Starts With Trust

Few rooms in a home garner as much attention as the master bathroom. Second only to the kitchen, a beautiful master bathroom is near the top of almost every homebuyer’s wish list. But, if you find yourself stuck with a less than stellar master bathroom, a renovation can give you all the features you’re looking for. In fact, the master …