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August Home Checklist

It’s hard to believe we’re already sharing our August home checklist! As we soak up this last month of summer, we’re staying ahead of the game and taking care of those tasks that will ensure a smooth transition into a new season. From back-to-school basics to fun in the summer sun, check out this month’s top to-dos.

Back to school basics.

Make sure your home is ready for back to…

Commercial Renovation Tips

Is your office space feeling a little drab? Considering a commercial renovation to breathe new life into an old space? Keep these tips in mind before the renovation begins!

First impression

First impressions are everything, and your commercial space may be a client or customer’s first introduction to your business. Its appearance and overall vibe can be a serious deal breaker. When you…

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…

Kitchen Trends

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 kitchen and add…

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…

Create the Ultimate Home Office

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 distractions, you may not want to distance yourself too far from your…

Open-Concept Compromise

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 losing the comfort of closed-in spaces.

Open is optional

Let’s say you…

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…

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