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 […]

design secrets

6 Easy Design Secrets to Master your Interior Design

Whether you’re tweaking what you have or stripping things down to start fresh, decorating your home can be a challenging but rewarding process.  Many of us are so used to the decor we have, it’s hard to add a new twist.  Part of the benefit we’ve seen during our own home renovation project, has definitely […]

Top 5 Best Grey Paint Colours

Spring time seems to inspire renovations.  After a long, chilly winter, many of us are ready for a bit of a refresh.  Trying out a new paint colour on your walls is definitely the quickest way to make a big impact on your space.  With grey paint colours still being the predominant trend in neutrals, […]

countertop

How to Choose Your Perfect Countertop

It’s countertop day! Woohoo!  Feels like a pretty big milestone for our little renovation project!   Not that I’m complaining, things have actually been moving along pretty well in our bathroom reno so far.  Our closet organizer is in, our glass shower enclosure was installed last week.  It’s finally starting to look like a bathroom again!  […]

barn baord

10 Unique Uses for Rustic Barn Board

Modern farmhouse decor has become a powerhouse of a design trend over the last couple of years.  Its charming mix of contemporary finishes and rustic warmth really seems to have struck a cord in many of us.  I am drawn over and over again to the mix of natural materials like barn board with crisp […]

barn door

Sliding Barn Doors – 15 Unique Ways to Love Them

One hot design trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, is the sliding barn door.  We just can’t seem to get enough of them!  As this trend’s momentum grows, it is inspiring a greater variation in creative door solutions.  Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms…the applications for these stylish doors vary almost as much as their […]

Designer Tips for a Frameless Glass Shower

When designing a master bathroom, one of the major features to consider is the shower area.  The options that are available for your shower can vary considerably depending on the available bathroom space, layout and budget.  One of the most enduring and stylish bathroom trends for showers is without a doubt, the frameless glass shower […]

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 […]

cool grey

10 Best Cool Grey Paint Colours

My love affair with grey continues!  This year, this lovely neutral continues to dominate design schemes and shows no signs of slowing down.  As a result, paint manufacturers continue to pump out more and more grey colour options, further complicating the selection process.  If you’ve visited your local paint store lately, you know there are […]