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How to Prepare for Your Renovation

Construction zone of varsity estates renovation. The studs and insulation are exposed.

Congratulations!  You are going to transform your home with the help of a trusted renovator. After the euphoria of planning all the beautiful details comes the work of physically preparing your home for construction. Keep this list handy and it will guide you through the most important renovation preparation steps. 1. Advise your insurance company […]

A Renovation Love Story

Designer and client sip coffee while sitting on cozy chairs in a renovated living room.

At KHD we love stories.  Happily, we get to live them with our clients every month! Here’s a renovation love story for the ages! This sweet couple had been married for about a year when we first met them back in 2016. They asked for our help to transform their master suite into a cozy […]

Considering a Kitchen Renovation?

Kitchen with dark cabinets, light granite countertops and white subway tiles. The kitchen is staged to prepare a lovely meal.

Considering a kitchen renovation?  We LOVE renovating. At Krista Hermanson Design & Construction, the before and after transformations never cease to thrill us!  Planning For Your Kitchen Renovation A well-conceived design plan is the often-overlooked first step to ensure a happy result. Careful planning is synonymous with avoiding costly mistakes. We’ve all known someone who […]

The Joy of Hygge

Wine and snacks sit on a coffee table in front of a roaring river stone fireplace.

We confess that we are more than a bit obsessed with great design.  But the personal element in many environments is sadly lacking.  The fabric of Scandinavian culture contains many elements to inspire a richer daily existence within our homes.  At KHD, the central of these is the concept of hygge. Hygge is the magic, […]

7 Must Know Decorating Tips for a Designer’s Touch

Decorating tips - storage of lovely personal artifacts and KHD logo blocks

As a Calgary interior designer, there is nothing more fun than creating and executing a vision for a space.  Here are my top seven decorating tips to help you bring hygge and a designer’s touch to your living space. Whether it’s re-inventing a tired room that needs some love or fluffing up what is already there […]