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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open-Concept Compromise

Monday, May 15th, 2017

We get a lot of requests for open floor plans. There’s something fresh and airy about a main floor that feels spacious and fluid. And while this design style is still preferred by many, others are starting to explore the “broken floor plan.” Read on to discover how you can create that open-concept feel without […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kitchen Planning 101

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

“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. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March Home Maintenance To-Do List

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Despite this weekend’s fresh coat of frosty powder, we’re still thinking happy thoughts and looking forward to the first sweet signs of spring! Our March to-do list focuses on your home’s post-winter condition. Cold weather and large snowfalls can wreak havoc on a home’s exterior and inner workings. Once the temperature begins to rise and […]


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Design elements are constantly evolving, and certain trends can be here today and gone tomorrow. When selecting elements for your home renovation, we recommend filling your space with those features you will love for many years to come. This week, we’ve compiled a few of our favourite kitchen and dining room trends for 2016. Deep […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

November Checklist

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

To kick start a new month, i love renovations’ November home checklist is all about preparing your home for the cooler months ahead. November is somewhat of a transition month for homeowners. Now’s the time to tie up loose ends on the outside and begin to draw your attention to the cozy inside. Let’s get […]

Kitchen Reno Tips

Monday, September 21st, 2015

In just two days we’ll be welcoming in a new season. While we’re sad to bid farewell to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, we’re also looking forward to the changing of the leaves, the crisp fall air and the many kitchen parties that are sure to ramp up as the temperatures cool. There […]


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 […]

10 easy kitchen cabinet upgrades

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Changing the kitchen cabinets can be your quickest path to creating a whole new room. If you’re looking to breathe new life into your kitchen scenery but don’t have the time or budget to commit to a complete overhaul, your best bet is giving your cabinets a facelift. From the obvious to the obscure, here […]

Kitchen counter top material and pricing guide

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Today’s kitchen countertops come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and ever-expanding material options make it easy to find the right look to match your modern, traditional or country-cottage style kitchen. Mike Olivieri of Olivieri Contracting in North Canton, OH has shared this kitchen countertop pricing and materials guide with us that should […]