carpet removal

Essential Tips to Know Before Carpet Removal

Renovations are a lot of work.  For anyone who’s attempted one, that’s possibly the understatement of the year!! LOL.  Renovations are a lot of hard, messy, tiring work.  Unfortunately for most of us, there’s really no way around it.  Being budget conscientious requires putting in some sweat equity where you can.  Today I tackled what […]

laundry room

7 Top Laundry Room Essentials

It’s renovation crunch time around here!  This week we are packing up and moving out for a few weeks while most of the serious renovations get underway.  (Check out our Renovation Planning Guide here).  Ceilings are being re-textured first and by the end of next week, the kitchen will be out.  We are not messing […]

valance diy

How to Build Your Own No-Sew Valance DIY

Sometimes the success of a design is all in the finishing touches.  Something simple like adding window treatments to your windows can really help to finish off your space.  Having window treatments custom made, however, is expensive!  This has motivated me more than once over the years to make my own.  If you choose the […]

ensuite renovation

Ensuite Renovation- Bathroom Design Ideas

When you’re living in the thick of it, renovations sure seem to drag on forever.  The dust, the chaos, the planning…it can be exhausting. It sort of leaves you wondering…will it all be worth it?  Despite all of the constant cleaning and the second guessing, we are seeing some great progress in our ensuite renovation […]

main bathroom renovation reveal

Main Bathroom Renovation Reveal

Reveal day is finally here! At long last, we are ready to unveil our main bathroom renovation. It feels like it’s been a long time coming. Although when I really stop to think about it, we only started this part of our reno in December. So realistically, I know I should cut us a bit […]

Bathroom Renovation – Tales From the Ensuite

Goodness, it’s been quite the busy week around here!  There’s been dust flying, hammers banging and yes…a few expletives thrown in for good measure there too.  I mean, it is a construction zone after all!  I am super happy to report, however, that we have made some great progress on our ensuite bathroom renovation. In […]

Girl’s Bedroom DIY Decor Reveal

Of all the rooms in a house to design, I think that kids’ bedrooms are the most fun.  Whether they are bright and cheery or soft and sophisticated, kids’ bedroom decor can give you a bit of design freedom.  A girl’s bedroom in particular, is a great space to flex your design muscle.  My daughter […]

Easy Rustic Bench DIY

This week was a busy one!  Between repeat trips to the tile supplier and running kids back and forth to the hockey rink, there wasn’t time for much else in between.  Thankfully, we are slowly narrowing in on our next set of tile selections needed for our ensuite.  As an added bonus, I can finally […]