Our Renovation Blog

Some of our thoughts, tips and tricks for renovations.

WOW Factor with White

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 white space.

White can be cozy.

There’s a misconception that a white room is cold and uninviting. Not…

To Top it Off

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 the all-important first impression. Presenting a clean,…

May Home Maintenance Checklist

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 into a cloudy mess. Plan a day to clean your windows and glass doors. Water…

Kitchen Revamp

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 of our favourite swaps.

Swap paint.

Scratches and fading are normal on kitchen…

Go Green

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 will lessen the need to turn on lamps and overhead lighting. T…

Ten Tips to Brighten Your Home

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, and bookshelves to brighten a drab space. Too much furniture and…

April Home Maintenance Checklist

April is a time of renewal – especially for gardeners who are eager to get outside and start breathing new life into their backyard oasis. This month, our checklist is all about preparing for the sunnier seasons ahead. We’re also sharing a few sustainable solutions in honour of Earth Day 2016. Get into the spring cleaning spirit with our April to-do list!

Clean and repair gutters and…

What to Ask Your General Contractor Before the Work Begins

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 the timeline?

No matter the project, it’s nice to know how long it w…

Bedroom Design Trends

On a stormy Monday, there’s nothing you would rather do than grab a cuppa, curl up with a good book and just relax. In honour of what we hope to be the last “storm day” of the season, we’re talking how to create the ultimate bedroom space. This year, bedrooms are not just for sleeping. Check out our top design picks for 2016.

Wallpaper

Call it a comeback. Wallpaper is back in a big…

Deck Safety Checklist

We’ve been counting down the days to the first signs of spring and look forward to that inaugural gathering outdoors with family and friends. While you may be eager to step outside, fire up the barbecue and take advantage of the longer, brighter days ahead, first things first. Decks are exposed to a smorgasbord of outdoor elements and need regular care and proper upkeep. From freezing rain and…

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