The summer is a wonderful time to make alterations around your Calgary home whether it’s a quick fix like getting rid of old junk or more invasive, like a renovation. If you’ve been itching to change the look of your kitchen or re-design your bathroom, a custom home planner or architect in Calgary can help. Here are some areas of your home to focus on for a remodel to add more value to your Calgary property.



Consider having a custom home planner or architect help you design an open floor plan. It’s important to get a professional architect involved as this could include knocking down a wall or two. It can make a room look much larger and more spacious. It also creates a greater atmosphere for entertaining which is what a kitchen is all about; sharing great food and conversation with the people you love.


Do you want to upgrade your master bathroom or add another half-bath to your house? Bathrooms are a great investment for holding their value, especially in Calgary’s hot market. His and her sinks, a spacious standing shower or a clawfoot tub are some fun ideas for completely remodelling your master bath while with some work, a decent sized closet can be transformed into an added half-bath. Adding an extra window or skylight are options for bringing in more light and creating the illusion of space. Also, if you’re environmentally conscious, be sure to talk to your custom home planner or architect about incorporating this into the design.  



There are so many different options for building a custom patio or deck. An added bonus? It increases your house’s square footage at a fraction of the cost of adding on a room. Once you choose where you would like the new addition, consult with a custom home planner or architect to design a special space true to how you and your family will use it. Consider what you will primary be using the space for and make a list of your desired features. Do you want something closer to a sunroom with skylights or are you looking for an outdoor area complete with a built-in fire pit?


Also take into account the landscaping that will frame your outdoor patio or deck. Maybe you’d like to add garden boxes as an enhancement or incorporate the landscaping into the entire design. An architect can really help pull all the elements together into an aesthetically pleasing, cohesive design.

If you’re looking to dive into renovations this summer and would like to consult a custom home planner or architect about the design, we’d love to help! Contact us at Marre Design Group and let us help you add the most value to your home.