2017 Custom Renovations

A selection of our custom renevation projects from 2017.

Seeing Is Believing

"The best predictor of future behaviour is relevant past behaviour”. Thank you Dr. Phil!

When it comes to working with a contractor we believe that this is also the case. This is why we always encourage clients to look at reviews as well as past work from any contractor that they are considering hiring. Poor workmanship and bad communication are hard habits to break. If a contractor cannot show you past examples of what you would like to do in your home then be careful. If the same contractor has no references and bad reviews then be doubly careful.

Keep in mind that different companies have different styles and create different customer experiences throughout the process. The best way to experience a contractor prior to signing with them is to tour a project. Visit their jobsite or a recently completed project to get a feeling for the quality of workmanship you can expect. True craftsmanship is evident in the small details and how everything integrates. Pay attention to the details.

We would love to invite you to tour our most recent kitchen renovation in Royal Oak. Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy. Click “play” on the virtual tour below and move around the room. This was a complete main-floor renovation that involved moving a wall to add more space to the kitchen. We are thrilled with the results

To see the entire story of this renovation click here.

Bungalow Renovation Virtual Tour


Take A Tour

Take a tour of a recent whole-home renovation in Wildwood, Calgary. This dated 1970s bungalow was transformed into a contemporary masterpiece. Make sure you stop by the kitchen, master-bathroom, and basement wetbar to see some stunning features!


Basement Development with a Hidden Safe!

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We recently completed this basement development in NW Calgary, it was an extra special project as it contained an existing built in safe which we incorporated into this beautiful basement development.

Cindy of Purple Turtle Design produced drawings for this lovely, open plan living area with ample storage (I have never seen that many built in cabinets in one basement!), a guest bedroom, full bathroom and safe room.  An oversized custom sliding door was installed on custom wall tracks which slides along the length of the wall to cover the safe door.  Dark stained maple was used throughout for two large built ins, the custom door, the stair railing and the bathroom vanity. A light, neutral wall colour was painted on all walls in the basement to provide a light, airy feel.  

There is lots of room for this young family to play!

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Luxury Home Renovation

Haysboro Renovation

We were lucky enough to transform this original 1960s Haysboro, Calgary home into a fresh contemporary dream.  

The original kitchen was dated and the fixtures/appliances needed a drastic upgrade.  The clients selected some beautiful stainless steel, state of the art appliances which our interior designer seamlessly designed the new paint grade custom cabinetry around.  A beautiful white glass backsplash tile in a fishtail design covers all the exposed walls, countertop to ceiling. Clean, off white quartz countertops with a curved eating bar complement the fresh colours throughout.  New oak hardwood with a contemporary stained finish was installed throughout the main floor.

The original black and white floor inspired this beautiful mosaic tile bathroom floor laid in a geometric pattern.  We said goodbye to the pink bath tub, toilet and sink and replaced them with clean WHITE fixtures.  Our designer created this beautiful two tone upper/lower custom bathroom vanity with a lower stained section and a built in upper paint grade upper with an integrated mirror, storage and lighting.  Behind the toilet are three custom stained floating shelves for additional bathroom storage and decorative items.  White subway wainscoting throughout the whole bathroom completes this bathroom beautifully.


Bears Paw Ensuite and Walk In Closet

Luxury Ensuite

Luxury Asian Inspired Ensuite and GIANT Walk in Closet

Fire Ant Contracting were fortunate enough to renovate a master bedroom ensuite bathroom and walk in closet.  The master bedroom suite layout was completely re-designed by our talented designer Cindy MacKenzie from Purple Turtle Designs; a badly designed closet was transformed into an open plan, spacious closet room complete with ample hanging space and a HUGE centre island for even more storage.

Our designer was inspired by the client's love of Asian artifacts and bold colours.  The standalone tub becomes a focal point at one end of the oversized bathroom, the symmetrical double vanity welcomes you as you pull apart the contemporary maple barn doors, a very large steam shower with family size bench is located next to a functional make up area.



Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

Luxury Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

We love photo shoot days!  Cindy from Purple Turtle Design and Sara from Fire Ant Contracting stage the finished projects, our professional photographer Grant Waddell then works his magic to create beautiful photographs.

We are excited to see the finished photos from todays shoot on a stunning Bearspaw acearage.  Photos coming soon!



Latest Project: Luxury Spa Ensuite

Luxury spa bathroom

Luxury En-Suite Bathroom

What a beautiful bathroom!   We are lucky to have the BEST customers, employees, trades, designers and photographer.  Take a look at this beautiful Master-Ensuite spa retreat, you walk in and feel instantly relaxed, ahhh.... a personal spa like oasis.  

The most beautiful tilework: Floor to ceiling travertine tile, a custom mosaic marble tile floor inlay, a custom mosaic tub surround, shower bench, shower floor and wall inserts.  All of our cabinetry is handcrafted by the best cabinet makers, this vanity and centre, furniture style piece were designed to match the recently completed kitchen also by Fire Ant Contracting.  Leathered Titanium granite on the double vanity, tub ledge, bench top and shower door transition.

....Wow what a bath!  



Latest Project: Luxury En-suite - Walk In Closet

Luxury bathroom closet

Luxury En-Suite Bathroom/Walk In Closet Renovation

We transformed a rarely used guest bedroom into a unique ensuite bathroom - walk in closet combination room.  The bathroom area consists of 'His' and 'Hers' custom maple vanities with quartz countertops, under mount sinks and chrome fixtures.  We built a custom tile shower with built in curved corner bench with a matching quartz bench seat.  A separate water closet also has a custom maple cabinet with a beautiful quartz top.  The closet area was designed for maximum storage in mind.  There are ample hanging areas, drawers and shelving.  



Latest Project: Luxury Home Renovation

Willow Park Calgary renovation

Complete home renovation in beautiful Willow Park.

Fire Ant Contracting had the privilege of working with a wonderful family to transform their large but dated family home in the sought after neighbourhood of Willow Park, Calgary.  We completely gutted the main floor of the house, we removed a central wall to create one large kitchen/living area.  The garage to house door was moved to enter into a new custom designed mud room.  This busy young family are now enjoying their bright, contemporary space with custom paint grade cabinetry throughout, granite counter tops and beautiful new hardwood.  Both the master en-suite bathroom and children's main bathroom were also renovated.  We custom built new paint grade double vanities, quartz counters and heated tile throughout.  The master en-suite bathroom has a beautiful custom steam shower.