Backsplash for Granite Counters – How to choose it right the first time!

I am currently working on a home renovation where the kitchen is getting a total makeover.  We’re talking new kitchen layout, new cabinets and new counters.  We are at the stage where we are picking new backsplash for granite counters.  Here is what the kitchen currently looks like: I always like to pick backsplash tile after the granite has been installed….

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Why I Insist You Have a Renovation Plan

When starting a renovation of any kind, it is so important to have a renovation plan in place before you start. Here are my 3 reasons why time should be taken to make the plan!

Colour of the Year

Last week, Sherwin Williams recently announced their colour of the year for 2016 – Alabaster. Beach Style Dining Room by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Beth Webb Interiors In October, Benjamin Moore announced their colour of the year for 2016 – Simply White. Traditional Kitchen by Washington Architects & Building Designers Donald Lococo Architects Colour of the Year: Why the Panties in…

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Designing A Dream Home

I am so lucky to be working with an amazing lady in designing a dream home for her and her husband.  I met Betty (her real name has been changed) at the Calgary Home + Design Show.  The minute Betty and I (and her daughter) started to talk, I knew we would be a good fit.  We had some good laughs, we…

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Renovate Like A Designer: Start With Your Foundation Palette

When I work with individuals and families with their upcoming renovation (whether it be choosing new colours for their home or a full scale renovation), the first thing I always look at is what is the home’s foundation palette. Foundation Palette: What are the choices? Your home will fall into one of two categories:  white or cream.  That’s it.   How do you…

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Planning out a kitchen

One of the projects that I am working on is a renovation flip.  The owner of this property, Neil Fifer with Fifer Equities, and also happens to be the General Contractor.  We’ve been putting on a few video updates on our Facebook pages (Get It Together and Fifer.Info) and have had some good laughs along the way. Planning Out A…

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3 Secrets to a Successful Renovation

When I was asked to speak to a group of women, for the second time, I knew I didn’t want to do the same talk.  After talking with the organizer, I knew I wanted to share things that I come across in my daily work.  While I don’t organize spaces anymore, I do design them to be organized and functional….

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Master Bathroom Renovation: Gold Option

Master Bathroom Renovation When my clients were looking for a master bathroom renovation plan, they were not exactly sure what they could get. With so many choices out there, it was a task they were looking to get help with. Before The images below was what their master bathroom looked like. The Plan Their wish was to gain storage, remove…

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Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover Imagine…you enter your home through the attached garage, the kids take their shoes and coats off and drop their backpacks. They run into the house leaving you wondering where the heck all this stuff is going to go! Enter my clients. Their boot room/laundry room was a duel functioning area that was a standard size. Not too…

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Exterior Colour Choices: Simple Elegance

This past week, one of my projects has been working on specifying exteriors for a multi unit senior housing project.  Not only will I be specifying the exterior choices, I will also be putting together 4 interior selections (cabinets, counters, flooring, carpet, tile and paint).   Each unit is an attached bungalow home that has no steps, no stairs and no basement….

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