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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

herringbone pattern

Herringbone Pattern – 5 Ways to Love it

I love herringbone patterns and apparently I am not alone!  (featured image source: Dorsey Designs) Pinterest has tracked herringbone related saves to be up 131% and is listed on their top 100 trends to try in 2018.  (Check out my previous post on other hot design trends for 2018.)  So what exactly is a herringbone pattern […]

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 […]

How To DIY Beadboard Paneling

Looking to add some character to your home? This article explains how you can, with this beautiful beadboard paneling profile. This easy DIY project can make a big impact to the look of your bathroom or hallway in just 5 simple steps.

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Renovation Planning Guide

Designing or redesigning your space should be fun and exciting.  It’s a chance to make improvements, fix deficiencies and stamp your space with your personal style.  Unfortunately for many of us, renovations usually become more stressful than exciting.  Even the smallest project, if poorly planned, can abruptly change from exciting to demanding to overwhelming.  What we need is a renovation planning guide to help keep things in check and on track.  Not only can your budget quickly disappear, but so can your motivation to finish the project.

Wood Floor Tiles – A Great Flooring Solution

I am happy to report that we have made some good progress this week!  We’ve been busy little bees, sourcing lighting, flooring and other home decor goodies.  Slowly but surely, we are pulling together the final details for our rapidly approaching bathroom renovation.  As I spent time researching for this phase of our reno, I […]