pantry design

10 Great Pantry Design Ideas

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and with good reason.  We spend a lot of time in our kitchens cooking, prepping and entertaining.  During our kitchen renovation planning, we really wanted to improve the function of our kitchen for our family.  We added things like a large built-in table […]

renovation project

10 Tips to Keep your Renovation Project on Track

Anyone who’s lived through a renovation project knows that they are a lot of work.  A lot of mess, a lot of money and a lot of work!  Sometimes once you are knees deep in the chaos and debris, you can lose your sense of excitement.  It’s easy to get lost, feeling overwhelmed and disheartened.  […]

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 […]