Freshen Your Home for Spring


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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

February Home Checklist

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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 (brief flashback to last year’s “snow-mageddon”). Once hit […]

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 […]

Open Concept Living

Monday, December 14th, 2015

An open concept renovation is a popular request and the transformation is always beautiful. When multiple rooms are converted into one large, open space, the home tends to feel larger and brighter. If you’re considering open concept living, keep these tips in mind. Load-bearing walls There are several structural considerations when planning for an open […]

Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

Monday, November 16th, 2015

While we may not want to admit it, winter is a-coming, and spiking up the thermostat is not the only solution to keep Jack Frost out and warm air in. Checking these tasks off your list will not only result in toasty inside temps, but it will also do wonders for energy efficiency. Install storm […]

Big Ideas for a Small Space

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Sometimes the smallest of spaces create the biggest décor conundrums. But a well laid-out floor plan with a few special touches and creative storage accents will have your tiny abode feeling less like a closet and more like a liveable space in no time. Read on for our top tips on how to maximize your […]


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, […]