Monday, 12 April 2021 / Published in House and Home, Remodel, Uncategorized
Just about everybody dreams of turning an okay-but-not-perfect home into a dream home.  That’s why home improvement stores and do-it-yourself television programs have become so popular in recent years.  And there’s no reason you shouldn’t remodel… as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into, so you can avoid the pitfalls that often snag
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 / Published in Kitchen, Remodel, Uncategorized
Being realistic with your budget is the first rule of renovation. It will hopefully keep you from having expectations that aren’t in your budget. Remember, as the homeowner you set the budget, not the contractor. Do research before setting a budget so you will have an idea what contractors, appliances and materials you will need
Monday, 08 March 2021 / Published in Design, Kitchen, Uncategorized
Want to give your kitchen an instant facelift? Add a pop of color to your cabinetry. These four colors, combined with the perfect textures and finishes, can give your kitchen a new personality. Take a look at these kitchen cabinet colours for further inspiration. 1. Green ‘Lush and leafy greens are everywhere, from deep forest
Sunday, 28 February 2021 / Published in Design, House and Home, Uncategorized
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to make meaningful improvements to your home. Whether it’s for future resale value or personal comfort, there are numerous tasks to accomplish. Here are some suggestions: 1. Clean and complete minor touch-ups. Could your tile use re-caulking? Or are your baseboards getting a little
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 / Published in Design, House and Home, Uncategorized
Copper and brass fixtures are coming back in style. Complementary to many kitchen and bathroom designs, these classic fixtures provide a touch of warmth and elegance. And while copper and brass age well, they also require an added dose of TLC compared to other options. With that in mind, let’s discuss the do’s and dont’s
Monday, 01 February 2021 / Published in Design, Kitchen, Uncategorized
Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years.  Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background.  The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open concept kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding
Monday, 25 January 2021 / Published in Bathroom, Design, House and Home, Remodel, Uncategorized
Traditionally, bathrooms have been designed to be functional, but have often lacked the style and sophistication that is characteristic of those you see today. Today’s homeowners are investing more money remodeling their bathrooms. Turning them into a place for retreat and relaxation. According to a recent survey, 30 percent of homeowners are spending more than
Monday, 18 January 2021 / Published in House and Home, Remodel, Uncategorized
This year, wouldn’t it be nice to make updates to your house that you’ll appreciate daily? Last year it became clear how important personal home design is. So we’ve been thinking about projects that improve the safety, comfort or convenience of your home. From simple do-it-yourself updates to more involved professional remodels, the options are
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 / Published in House and Home, Remodel, Uncategorized
Ask people who have completed do-it-yourself projects and they’ll tell you that the projects took at least twice and much time and three times the money they thought they would. The basic reason is that DIYers usually make a lot of mistakes that end up making home improvement projects more expensive and time-consuming. Here are
Simple ways to add Joy to your home
Friday, 08 January 2021 / Published in House and Home, Uncategorized
Chances are that after spending so much time at home, you may be feeling a little burnt out on your surroundings. But just because you’re indoors more often doesn’t mean you have to feel that way. Your home should be welcoming and peaceful. Here are seven budget-friendly ways you can bring joy to your house.
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