Small changes that make a BIG difference


Small changes that make a BIG difference

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

In Nova Scotia, a great party usually starts and ends in the kitchen. It’s where friends gather over a glass of wine and yummy nibbles; where children learn to bake that perfect chocolate chip cookie; and the perfect starting point for a romantic home cooked dinner for two. With so much time spent in this […]

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 […]

August Home Checklist

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Where did the time go? We can’t believe we’re already sharing our August home checklist. While summer 2016 isn’t in the books just yet, we’re staying ahead of the game and taking care of those tasks that will ensure a smooth transition into a new season. Check out this month’s top to-dos. Get your home […]

WOW Factor with White

Monday, May 16th, 2016

When it comes to choosing the colour palette for a room revamp, some homeowners shy away from white as they feel a white room is boring, unwelcoming and not relaxing. We politely disagree. The way we see it, beige can be boring – white is not. Check out our top tips for creating a crisp […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bathroom Trends

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Bathrooms are drifting away from being just a practical space with a sole purpose. This year, a little more thought is going into bathroom design and we’re seeing transformations that ooze relaxation and softly scream serenity. Check out a few of our favourite bathroom trends for 2016. Cool and calm These are two commonly used words […]

Storage with Style

Monday, January 18th, 2016

How many of you included a clutter-free 2016 in your New Year’s resolutions? Stuff has a way of creeping up on you, and if you’re not careful, it can take over every area of your home. This week, we’re talking storage solutions for all of that stuff! Closet It doesn’t take much for a closet […]

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 […]

Company’s Coming!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Delicious food, fantastic company and a warm and inviting space are all ingredients of a successful party. But before the guests arrive and the merriment begins, ensure your home is host-ready with the i love renovations holiday entertaining checklist. Home well-lit and easy to find When guests reach your block for an evening soirée, are […]

Power of Paint

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Cabinets in great condition but screaming for a spruce? Basement feeling dark and dingy? Bathroom outdated? Paint is the perfect solution to breathe new life into a space. When it comes to choosing a paint colour, green, yellow, blue and red just don’t cut it anymore. These days, you’ve got options. Victoria Plum. Royal Breeze. […]

Fix Now-Save Later

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Putting off simple home maintenance tasks now could mean major and costly repairs in the future. Just like your body needs regular checkups to make sure everything is in good working order, your home needs that same TLC.  Consistent upkeep and care is all it takes to ensure a safe and comfortable home. Deck boards […]


Monday, August 17th, 2015

From the DIY Network to the multitude of Pinterest pins, homeowners are now feeling more empowered than ever to break out their tool belts and tackle those home renovation projects. But some tasks are better left to the professionals. Before you grab that sledgehammer and fall victim to the devastation of a DIY gone wrong, […]

Small Changes Make a BIG DIFFERENCE

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It’s no secret that we love renovations, and we’re always looking for the best and most efficient ways to optimize a space. But we understand not all homeowners warm up to the idea of massive demolitions, and not everyone immediately embraces the ambitious task of re-constructing an entire space. If your home’s lost its luster […]

Real world bathroom renovation budgeting

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

People are more cautious than ever when loosening their purse strings. We’ve all learned that becoming educated consumers not only helps us get the right products, but get them at the right price. Most people don’t know what’s involved in getting their bathrooms remodeled by contractors, and because of that, they don’t know how much […]

Bathroom Renovations – Design Your Perfect Oasis

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Transformed an ordinary ensuite shower into a stimulating wellness spa. Bathroom renovations are a HOT HOT trend. An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here a  are 4 design ideas to help create your perfect oasis. Functional Planning Like kitchens, bathrooms must be functional. Bathrooms are a workstation that prepare for the […]

6 tips to brighten up your windowless bathroom

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Stuck with a windowless bathroom? It doesn’t have to feel like a century-old cave. Replace the sun’s gleaming rays by decorating or starting with a bathroom renovation before the decorating, with these tips in mind for a vibrant space that shines from the inside out. Tip#1: Embrace Metallics Shiny surfaces like metallics reflect light to […]

6 Bathroom Renovation Tips

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Splurge On That Finishing Touch Walden firmly believes choosing expensive finishes such as natural stone, marble, granite and quartz will pay off when it comes time to sell. Many manufacturers offer tub and sink materials that are non-slip, non-porous and insulated, to keep your bathwater hotter longer. Don’t Skimp On Lighting Flattering lighting is a […]