Who can keep up with all the design trends?? Here’s your cheat sheet

Trends are ever changing in every part of our lives, and our homes are definitely part of that! It seems like just when you catch up and have your house decorated juuuuust right everything changes. Remember when everyone was changing all their hardware and appliances to stainless steel? Yah…. sorry…. that’s out.

 

So what’s “in”??

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Do you avoid your basement?

Basements account for so much of the square footage of our homes but so many people don’t utilize this great space. Just think, if you have a bungalow, you could almost double your usable living space by finishing your basement! Relatively speaking, basement renovations are non-invasive (compared to say, a kitchen or bathroom renovation). Since you are already avoiding the area you won’t be so impacted by the tradespeople in your home.

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To tub or not to tub....

Some people think that the best way to wind down after a long day is to soak in a wonderful smelling bubble bath, some people think that soaking in a tub is one of the grossest things out there. Whichever side you fall on (or if you’re like me, and sit somewhere in the middle) odds are you are going to have at least one bathtub in your home. If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom how do you decide what bathtub is the best choice for you?

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Why are there so many different types of kitchen sinks?!? How to figure out what you need

There are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing your kitchen sink: size, depth, material, colour, shape, installation method. Sifting through all the different options can be a daunting task - especially on top of all the other decisions to make during a kitchen renovation. I’m going to give you an overview of the main differences between the plethora of sinks available to help you through your kitchen project!

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Is your mudroom a mess? Time to get organized!

Is your mudroom a mess? Time to get organized!

Your kitchen might be the heart of your home but the mudroom is the brains. It’s where your family drops all their bags, coats, shoes, and mail when they get home. It’s the first spot you search for your keys and your favourite hat when you’re rushing out the door. What I’m saying is - IT NEEDS TO BE ORGANIZED.

Organization is key all over your home, but mudrooms tend to be undersized (who wants to waste valuable space on a *mudroom* when they could have a bigger kitchen?!) so every inch counts.

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