Woodlands Kitchen and Main Floor Renovation

I always get so excited when I see a transformation of a home, and this renovation project is no different.  I was so excited to be working with my clients on transforming their main living space which included a kitchen and main floor living room and dining room. BEFORE: Tight and Dark There were quite a number of things that…

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Refresh A Space: Where to Start

When it comes to renovations, one can either do a refresh or a full-gut renovation.  Refreshing a space typically costs less money and takes less time.  The whole idea behind a ‘refresh’ is to get a new look and feel in the same old space. Refreshing a Space: Where to Start My clients, who recently completed their ‘refresh’ project had…

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Somerset Master Bathroom & Main Bathroom Refresh

This young family was looking for guidance to refresh their master bathroom and main bathroom.  Keeping the existing vanities, we worked together to bring everything together. Main Bathroom Although I don’t have any ‘before’ pictures, here is the space that we were dealing with. With having two little girls, my clients knew that they were not going to stay little…

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Bathroom Renovations

I’ve started a new renovation project for an entire home.  Since there is a lot that is going to be done in this home, together with my clients, we have decided to break the projects into phases.  The first phase included 2 bathroom renovations. Bathroom Renovations Phase 1 consists of the powder room and the main bathroom.  Once these are…

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Preparing for a Renovation: The Rollercoaster of Emotions

When it comes to renovating, there are definite ups and downs, highs and lows. In my experience, it’s best to mentally prepare yourself.  What exactly are the emotions in a renovation? Preparing for a Renovation I kid you not, there are a variety of emotions when dealing with a renovation.   Preparing for a Renovation: Excitment Getting to see your…

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Colour of the Year: Have Your Say!

Last year was a very big year for myself and my business.  The one game-changer (as I like to call it) was when I went to Vancouver, British Columbia and completed my True Colour Expert® training with Maria Killam.  In my line of work, undertones play a huge part in helping clients make the best decisions for their homes.  As…

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Organize and Design Your Home

It was at this time last year that I was busy putting together a 6 week webinar series to help others organize and design specific spaces in their homes. The beauty of a webinar is that anyone can take the class at their convenience, at any hour of the day, wearing your P.J’s if you want! As I was creating…

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Why Pre Renovation Work is So Important

It’s the week of Christmas and although I’d love to be ‘winding down’ for the holidays, the truth is I’m gearing up for January!  With a number of projects that will be starting in January there’s no time to rest.  So what exactly is involved in getting ready?  There’s a ton of pre renovation work involved! Pre Renovation Work  – The…

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Renovation Expectations – What Are Yours?

I am not going to make excuses for what I did.  I am not going to lose any more sleep.  I am not going to stop eating due to being sick to my stomach.  I am not going to regret what I did.   What exactly did I do? I fired a client.   In the eight years that I have…

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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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