Our Renovation Blog

Some of our thoughts, tips and tricks for renovations.

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…

Prep Your Home for Summer

Summer? Is that you? This week on the blog we’re giving three cheers for sunshine and sharing a few simple ways to say bye bye to heavy layers and heated blankets and hello to sun hats and flip flops.

Kick winter remnants to the curb.

If you’re really ready to embrace the summer season, the first plan of attack is to remove any trace of Old Man Winter. Heavy rugs and thick blankets can…

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…

Entertaining Oasis

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 with several areas to congregate and different seating arrangements…

Freshen Your Home for Spring

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 away from windows to soak up as much sunshine as possible.

Light…

March Break Checklist

It’s March Break. The kids are home for a week, and instead of packing your bags and hitting the road, you’ve decided to stay in the city. If you’re gearing up for a staycation this week, we’ve got a list of fun activities both you and your kids can enjoy.

March Break at Pier 21
Who said learning can’t be fun? Pier 21 is offering daily activities to keep your kids entertained. Head…

March Home Checklist

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 damaged shingles. A heavy rainfall will reveal any moisture entering your home. Fixing these issues…

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