The Right Lighting for Your Home

Did you know that as we age, we tend to need more light? But even if you’re in your twenties and buying a home, you probably want it to be well lit. Regardless of your age, you will incorporate varying degrees of light throughout your rooms since different rooms will serve different purposes. Here are [read more]

Countertop Options for Function and Design

If you’re building a new home – or simply giving your kitchen a face lift – you may be surprised at the variety of options available when it comes to your counter tops. While granite, quartz and laminate are always popular choices, there are other materials worth consideration. Check them out in the article below. [read more]

Defining – or Redefining – Areas Within Your Home

Whether you currently live in an open concept home, or you’ve removed walls to combine some of its space, you might find yourself in need of some room definition. Without it, you might find an oversized room overwhelming and chaotic.   Thoughtful choices in furniture placement, paint colour, and other considerations will give you that [read more]

Affordable Closet Reorganization – part 2

In August, we gave you lots of ideas to begin your closet reorganization on a budget. Here is the second part, filled with more ideas. Remember this – the more ideas you can incorporate into your own closet, the more organized it will be and the more room you will have for your clothing and [read more]

Tiny House as Office

  Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of the tiny house movement taking place – not just in Canada but in the United States and around the world. It provides a means of home ownership for many people who previously thought it just a dream. A tiny house is affordable for most potential home owners and the upkeep [read more]

The Practical Pantry

If you’re fortunate enough to have a pantry in your home, chances are it’s not quite large enough. But even if it is, designing the space to be practical and organized will make it work better for you. A few changes can really make a big difference, so read on to find those that will [read more]

Pretty Is as Close as a Can of Paint

Painting the inside of your home gives it a facelift and certainly is worth the investment in supplies and labor if you hire a professional to do the job for you. Often the paint is the first thing people notice about a home when they walk in. The right color on the walls will: Give [read more]

Transform Your Mudroom Into a Multipurpose Space

Why is it that we spend so much time in our mudroom/laundry rooms, yet it’s almost always the area in our home we’ve given the least amount of thought to?

Some small fixes here can go a long way toward making your space more functional.

Faux Moulding

Crown moulding and bold baseboards are eye catching and appealing, but the amount needed for each area can be expensive. An easy alternative is faux moulding. There are other fun uses for moulding, too, that can frame off any area for virtually any purpose – use your imagination or some of these ideas…

Is Your Home Aging in Place – Or Just Aging? Consider Universal Design

As we age, our homes do, too. Renovations can be fun and exciting, but none are more important than those we make to accommodate our physical challenges. This concept is called Aging In Place.

However, these challenges don’t just occur as we age; there are millions of Canadians of all ages with limitations. The term Universal Design refers to the concept of renovating homes for people of all ages and all physical abilities to live comfortably despite their challenges…