Our Renovation Blog

Some of our thoughts, tips and tricks for renovations.

Decor Trends for Fall

Besides the leaves changing colours, the crisp morning air and the pumpkin spice lattes, fall also brings some fabulous design trends. Check out a few of our favourites and try them in your own home this season!

Mix and match

We love when homeowners think outside the box and experiment with multiple design trends in one space. Mix traditional and modern, or vintage and brand new for a…

September Home Checklist

September is a time of transition. The kids head back to school. There’s a crispness in the air. And you slowly ease back into a routine after enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Take your home into the new season with September’s home checklist.

Chimney and furnace maintenance.

While you may not even want to consider using the chimney and furnace just yet, now’s the tim…

Basement Planning 101

A growing family, frequent visitors from out of town and in-laws moving in may have you searching for more space in your home. Before considering an addition, one of the most cost-effective and time sensitive solutions is to renovate your unfinished basement. With a blank canvas, the potential in that sometimes neglected space is endless. As part of our “planning makes perfect” series, this…

Kitchen 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. This week, we’re talking about one of the most used areas in your hom…

August Home Checklist

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 organized for back to school.

Make sure your home is ready for back to schoo…

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,…

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