subway tiles

10 Stylish Backsplash Ideas with Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are a design classic.  I’m pretty sure that practically every interior designer out there has installed them somewhere at some point.  And why not?  Subway tiles are a super simple, often inexpensive way to finish off almost any space in your home.  Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms…they all have great potential for subway tile […]

drapery selection

How to Choose the Right Curtains or Drapery Selection

As renovations move along you might find yourself asking…is this ever going to end? Thankfully, one of those “light at the end of the tunnel” moments that we’ve been longing for, finally came around this week.  It feels great to finally make decisions on some of the finishing touches!  One of those details that I’ve […]

modern farmhouse paint

Modern Farmhouse Paint Colours

We just can’t seem to get enough of this modern farmhouse style trend.  It’s everywhere these days, reaching to the far corners of the interior design world.  Whether it’s on magazine covers or HGTV…my personal network obsession… Fixer Upper type shows are on the rise.  Throughout our renovation process, it’s been interesting to see my […]

shower niche

Bathroom Shower Niche Design

For most of us lucky enough to have an ensuite bathroom, we long for them to be relaxing, restful sanctuaries.  They are the space in our homes where we start and end our day, so they need to be functional as well as beautiful.  When we were redesigning our ensuite prior to beginning our renovation, […]

Why You Should Choose A Silgranit Sink

Renovations come with big wins, little wins and plenty of frustrations along the way. Admittedly we’ve had some big wins… our flooring and carpet is installed, the painting is done, our cabinets are underway. Unfortunately we’ve also faced our fair share of frustrations the last few weeks…cabinet delays and installation issues are at the top […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

ceiling designs

7 Unique Ceiling Designs for Your Home Decor

Well our big renovation push had its official kick off this morning!  It’s been a long, labour of love these past few months designing our home’s new interior.  We are super excited as we are literally making changes from top to bottom.  (For help planning your renovations, check out my post on renovation planning).  Today […]