Basements


Entertaining Oasis

Monday, March 27th, 2017

If you’re someone who loves to host, then this week’s blog post is for you! Check out our top tips to transform your home into an entertaining oasis. Open concept Closed-in spaces are not ideal when entertaining. That’s why we love a well thought-out open floor plan. Creating flow between the kitchen and living area […]

Comfortable & Cozy

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing better than gathering by the fire, getting under the blankets and enjoying a cozy night indoors. While spring and summer are all about creating a fresh, airy feel, fall and winter calls for a different mood. This week, we’re sharing our top tips on how to make your home […]

Basement Planning 101

Monday, August 29th, 2016

A growing family, frequent visitors from out of town and in-laws moving in may have you searching for more space in your home. Before considering an addition, one of the most cost-effective and time sensitive solutions is to renovate your unfinished basement. With a blank canvas, the potential in that sometimes neglected space is endless. […]

To Top it Off

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Once the dust settles and the renovation is complete, it’s time to think about the finishing touches – those smaller accents which tie a space together and make the remodel feel complete. Today on the blog, we’re sharing four of our favourite finishing touches. Shutters Let’s talk curb appeal. The outside of your home gives […]

Go Green

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Did you know Friday, April 22, 2016 is Earth Day? This week on the blog, we’re sharing what you can do to make your home more eco-friendly. When diving into your next renovation, consider these “go green” tips.   Soak up the sun. Open blinds, drapes and shutters for a two-fold eco-friendly solution. Natural light […]

What to Ask Your General Contractor Before the Work Begins

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring has officially sprung! Around this time of year, many homeowners begin to re-evaluate their abode and make a list of any areas which are in desperate need of improvement. If you’ll be hiring a general contractor for projects big or small, ask these 10 questions first before signing on the dotted line. What is […]

Learn the Lingo

Monday, January 25th, 2016

You’ve just met with a general contractor who’s given you an idea of what your requested renovation will entail. He or she has spewed out a bunch of random words during your conversation and has left you with a basic contract full of terms that might as well be in French. Before you sign on […]

True or False?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

What’s the final word on permits? Are there right and wrong colours for a small space? From debunked myths to hard-and-fast rules that stand the test of time, we’ve got it all in this week’s true or false roundup. True or False: Avoid dark colours in small spaces. False. Dark colours sometimes get a bad […]

December Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, November 30th, 2015

To prepare for December, i love renovations is making a list and checking it twice. Our home maintenance tasks are fun and festive, and ensure you’ll be warm and cozy all winter long. Check attic insulation The attic tends to fall victim to the old adage, “Out of sight, out of mind.” But proper insulation […]

Basement Reno 101

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In many homes, basements tend to become that forgotten space. A place where odds and ends are stored and no real use is ever determined. And while this has become the norm for the sad existence that is the unfinished basement, homeowners may be surprised of the great potential in this “wasted” space. Basements are […]

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