floor plans

FLOOR PLANS: WHEN YOU’RE NOT HAPPY WITH THE ARCHITECT’S PLAN

This past week I started working with property investors who are in the process of building a paired home (duplex).  When I was approached to look a the floor plans by the investors, there was a bit of urgency as the framers were going to be starting.  The question the investors posed to me was. Do you think we should stick…

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KBIS – Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Orlando 2018

A couple of weeks ago I found out I was nominated and then chosen by Modenus to be a Design Hound on their Blog Tour for the KBIS 2018 show!  I can’t tell you how excited I was to be chosen and what a privilege it is. What is KBIS? The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held in Orlando Florida…

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kitchen design options

Options, options, option: 3 Kitchen Design Options

I am currently working with a delightful couple who are looking at a kitchen renovation.  Their home is starting to show its age a bit and the thought behind this renovation is to update the kitchen knowing that they are most likely going to sell the home in a couple of years.  With that in mind, my process began to create…

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Out with the old, in with the new: ceiling fan options

When I was designing a new master bathroom for clients, one wish from the Mrs. was to have a ceiling fan in her bathroom.  The Mrs. wished to have great air flow in the bathroom and a ceiling fan was one way to get that air moving and there was plenty of space to have one installed.  What I was…

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colour of the year 2018

Colour of the Year 2018: What’s Happening this year?

Every year around this time, brands start presenting their colour of the year 2018 choice to all of us.  As I specify Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams consistenly, I have chosen these two brands to share my thoughts. I remember in 2016 when both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams chose a white for their colour of the year.  Benjamin Moore chose…

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exterior colour

Exterior Colour: What is bossing the road we take?

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I’m truly passionate about colour.  Whether we are talking exterior or interior colours, cabinet colour, floor colour, wall colour, etc, I love helping my clients make the best decision for their home.  In a current project that I am working on, the entire home is getting worked on including the…

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A new kitchen design: Moving from the old to the new

It’s not often that I get asked to design one space in an entire renovation.  But when another designer (as well as my friend) asked me to help her with colours, I was excited to help her out.  When I arrived at the home, the discussion revolved around wall colours to go with the fixed elements that had already been chosen….

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Bathroom Laundry Room Combination: Keep in one space or split them up?

I am currently working on a large renovation that includes the entire main floor of a bungalow as well as the basement. While the basement was not originally on the scope for this project, it is now on the list and will be renovated at the same time.  One area that we are currently looking at is the bathroom laundry room…

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Rustic Dreams

Rustic Dreams: Renovation Journey

When I first started working with the family that owns this home, it was made clear that through this process, the first step and wish was to get a plan in place first.  They goal was to save money for the renovation and start the renovation when they were financially ready.  When you think of it, it’s pretty smart as we…

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Exterior Colours: You need to know why they HAVE to relate!

This past week I’ve been a bit out of commission and not feeling like myself.  You see, I have a bit of a pinched nerve in my upper back that has me with a tingling right arm and hand (my dominant hand at that).  So, it’s left me a bit cranky as this was certainly not ‘scheduled’ into my already…

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