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 […]

Decks by Design

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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 […]

July Home Checklist

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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 […]

Kitchen Trends

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Are you considering renovating your culinary oasis? Read our top trends for the kitchen before the work begins! Bold fixtures Kitchen lighting options are endless. Besides the always reliable pot lights and under-cabinet lighting, homeowners are also opting for eye-catching light fixtures. Industrial pendants hung over a culinary workspace make a serious statement in the […]

Prep Your Home for Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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 […]

June Home Checklist

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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 […]

Create the Ultimate Home Office

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Check out our top tips for creating the ideal home office. Location. Location. Location. Location. A workspace smack dab in the middle of your home’s hustle and bustle is not ideal, especially if clients will be stopping by. That being said, if this isn’t the meeting place for clients and you work well with slight […]

April Home Checklist

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Freshen Your Home for Spring

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The calendar says spring! To get out of that winter rut, we’re sharing some of our favourite ways to freshen your home for a new season. Don’t block windows. Your windows are there to provide natural light. Tall items in front of windows, such as bookcases and large plants, block natural sunlight. Move larger items […]

March Home Checklist

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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 […]

February Home Checklist

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Happy February! In honour of Valentine’s Day, this month’s checklist is all about giving your home (and loved ones) some extra TLC. Check out our top to-dos to keep your home clean, cozy and clutter-free. Keep driveways and walkways clear Winter weather can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Once hit with a fresh coat of powder, […]

January Home Checklist

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Happy 2017! Kickstart the new year with i love renovations’ January home maintenance checklist. From de-cluttering your space to protecting your home from the outdoor elements, our first checklist of the year is filled with fun and practical ways to beat those winter blues. Clean and organize closets. The start of a new year is […]

Countdown to Christmas Checklist

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Christmas is just days away (insert shouts of joy here!) and many are crossing off their final to-dos to ensure a holly jolly holiday. To cut down on the stress and because we love a good list, we’ve compiled a checklist of final Christmas preparations to make sure you don’t forget a thing. Clean and […]

December Home Checklist

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

November Home Checklist

Monday, October 31st, 2016

November is the perfect month for pre-planning and outdoor grooming. December is sure to fill up quickly so now’s the time to be proactive and attack those tasks that will make for a smoother transition into the winter months. Safety first. As the temperature continues to drop, ice and snow becomes a serious hazard. Clear […]

October Home Checklist

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We love October. The leaves are changing colours, scarves and boots are peppering the sidewalks, and the morning air has a hint of crispness that makes you want to stay under the covers just a few minutes longer. Enjoy your home to the fullest this fall by checking these October to-dos off your list. Rake […]

Decor Trends for Fall

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Besides the leaves changing colours, the crisp morning air and the pumpkin spice lattes, fall also brings some fabulous design trends. Check out a few of our favourites and try them in your own home this season! Mix and match We love when homeowners think outside the box and experiment with multiple design trends in […]

September Home Checklist

Monday, September 12th, 2016

September is a time of transition. The kids head back to school. There’s a crispness in the air. And you slowly ease back into a routine after enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Take your home into the new season with September’s home checklist. Chimney and furnace maintenance. While you may not even […]

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 […]

July Home Checklist

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A new month means a new checklist! Check out our top to-dos for July. Inspect and repair driveway. Examine your driveway for any cracks 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 […]

Backyard Oasis

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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 […]

June Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, June 6th, 2016

June waves 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 […]

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 […]

May Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

With the unpredictable April weather behind us, we’ve got our fingers crossed that May will bring plenty of sunny days and warmer nights. This month, our checklist focuses on giving the outside (and a bit of the inside) of your home a good spruce. Clean windows and doors. April showers can turn your window panes […]

Kitchen Revamp

Monday, April 25th, 2016

For many, the kitchen is the heart of your home. A place to unwind with loved ones, whip up a delicious meal and toast amongst friends. With so much happening in this one space, homeowners are looking for fun and creative ways to update their culinary oasis. This week, we’re tackling dated kitchens with some […]

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 […]

Ten Tips to Brighten Your Home

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Despite the recent snowfall, we’re setting our sights on brighter and warmer days. To get you in the spring spirit, we’ve compiled a list of 10 simple and effective ways to brighten up your home’s interior. Light furniture. Too many dark accents can make a room feel small and closed in. Select light-coloured couches, tables, […]