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Decks by Design

The deck days of summer have arrived (finally!) and we’re sharing some of our favourite design trends for the sunny season!

Treat your outdoor space as a bonus room

If you’ve got the space, a deck is essentially an extension of your home. Outdoor furniture and rugs, sun and rain shields and grills and outdoor kitchens are all possible with a little planning. Throw in a few throw…

July Home Checklist

Inspect and repair driveway. Examine your driveway for any cracks and/or holes that may have appeared following the winter months. Use a proper sealant or caulk for small fixes or consider resurfacing the entire length of your driveway for a full makeover. Repairing cracks and holes will prevent rainwater from seeping through and undermining the concrete or asphalt.
Create some shade.
If fun…

Deck Planning 101

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To kick things off, we’re getting in the spirit of the summer season…

Prep Your Home for Summer

Summer? Is that you? This week on the blog we’re giving three cheers for sunshine and sharing a few simple ways to say bye bye to heavy layers and heated blankets and hello to sun hats and flip flops.

Kick winter remnants to the curb.

If you’re really ready to embrace the summer season, the first plan of attack is to remove any trace of Old Man Winter. Heavy rugs and thick blankets can…

June Home Checklist

During the month of June, we say goodbye to another school year and hello to fun in the sun. Make sure your home is ready for the upcoming summer season with this month’s home checklist.

Clean grill grates.

Barbecue season is upon us! For those who don’t grill year-round, make sure your grates are clean before the first cookout of the summer season. Select a grill cleaner, use ammonia…

April Home Checklist

April is the perfect time to give the inside and outside of your home a bit of a refresh. Check out this month’s top to-dos.

Amp up your curb appeal.

The outside of your home offers that all-important first impression. Step back and examine what could use some work on your home’s exterior. Are your house numbers visible? Is there a clear, groomed pathway to the door? Has siding…

Entertaining Oasis

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 with several areas to congregate and different seating arrangements…

March Home Checklist

Spring is in the air! This month, we’re gearing up for a new season by giving the inside (and outside!) of your home a little TLC. Check out this month’s top to-dos!

Inspect and repair roof.

Once the ice and snow melts, it’s the perfect time to inspect your roof for any cracks, leaks or damaged shingles. A heavy rainfall will reveal any moisture entering your home. Fixing these issues…

Deck Planning 101

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To kick things off, we’re getting in the spirit of the summer season…

Backyard Oasis

Summer is finally upon us and we can’t wait to spend as much time as possible outside with friends and family. For those who thrive on hosting a backyard bash or two during the warmer months, we’ve provided a few of our favourite ways to create the ultimate backyard oasis. Take advantage of the summer sun with these timely tips.

Create an outdoor living area.

Bringing the indoors out is a…

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