Our Renovation Blog

Some of our thoughts, tips and tricks for renovations.

July Home Checklist

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 makeover. Repairing cracks and holes will prevent rainwater from seeping throug…

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…

Backyard Oasis

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 sun with these timely tips.

Create an outdoor living area.

Bringing the indoors out is a…

June Home Maintenance Checklist

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 the summer season. Select a grill cleaner, use ammonia or vinegar to remov…

Laundry Room Revamp

There’s nothing we love more after a long day of hard work than pouring ourselves a glass of wine, putting on our favourite comfy sweats and doing a few loads of laundry…who’s with us?! Anyone? The reality is that laundry day is not the most exciting of days, but if you loved the space where you wash, dry, fold, repeat, then maybe the task would be a little less mundane. (Maybe.) This week,…

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…

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