Carpeting DOs and DON’Ts (and a couple of NEVER EVERs)!

Someone once said, “Preparation is everything”. It’s true and applies to most things in life. It does to carpeting, as well. This month we’ve compiled some DOs and DON’Ts – and even some NEVER EVERs – if you’re adding carpeting to your home. Let’s get right to it.   Preparation truly is everything You can [read more]

How to Create an Autistic-Friendly Bedroom

As a parent to a child with autism, it takes plenty of observation to establish what gives comfort and what does not. That is particularly important when designing a bedroom that must first be a place of safety. If you are unsure where to begin, here are some ideas on building a haven. Where to [read more]

Spring Fixups – Caring for and Cleaning the Inside of Your Home

We talked about the outside of your home and yard last month, this month we’ll look at what cleaning  and fixing up needs to be done inside your home. While there are many things to cover, know that you extend the life of your home and its contents by maintaining them well – fixing as [read more]

Spring Fixups – Caring for and Cleaning the Inside of Your Home

Cool Kids’ Rooms – Creating the Space that Reflects Your Child’s Own Personality

It seems like all kids want a cool room – one that is all about them. Creating one for your child may be easier than you think. If you’re planning to give your child their own cool room, read on… Just as when undertaking any project, do your homework. In this case, creating a personalized [read more]

Create a Home Library or Reading Nook

When we hear the term home library, we often think of dark leather, overstuffed chairs grouped together inside a massive room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves overflowing with leather-bound books. Tables and desks are made of deep mahogany, lighting is dim, and no one speaks in these rooms… Those who are able to afford these [read more]

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]

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

It’s December – and that special time of year when we transform our homes into magical places of wonder, filled with the scents and sparkle of the season. Whether you prefer a nativity, cover everything in ‘snow’, or display a different themed tree in every room, most people will do something in celebration of the [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]

Smart Storage Solutions Inspired by Tiny Homes

Over the last two months, we’ve talked about other uses Canadians find for their tiny homes, such as adapting them for use as an office. We also discussed considering a tiny house for your primary residence. This month’s newsletter is all about storage ideas inspired by the tiny house movement that we can all use [read more]