Conquering Exterior Colour Choices: Making Confident Choices

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Jody Roberts who is the General Manager of SIS Supply and Install Exterior Renovations Specialist.  SIS is looking to add value for their clients in having a designer assist their clients in choosing confident exterior colour choices.  I had previously worked with SIS on a project where my clients were getting new…

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Space Planning: How We’re Getting It Right The First Time

I am currently working on a project where my clients are going to be moving into a new house in the summer.  The new house is gorgeous and has been fully renovated.  So why did my clients hire me?  As the house sits, the design is very industrial and has quite a cold feeling to it.  My clients want the house to be…

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Keeping track during a renovation : A Sneak Peak at my Lists

This past weekend I went on a shopping trip with clients to solidify items for their renovation project.  I don’t typically work on the weekends however this project falls in the ‘special’ category.  What makes this project ‘special’?  This project is on a tight timeline as it is an investment property.  The quicker this property gets renovated, the faster it…

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All I want for Christmas Santa: Kitchen Renovation Timeline

On October 17, 2106, I met my client to discuss a potential kitchen renovation.  One of the questions she asked me is, “Can I have a new kitchen before Christmas?”   As I’m a backwards planner I took a look at my calendar and quickly worked through a kitchen renovation timeline and thought:  It’s totally do-able, but we have to get…

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Creating a master ensuite: From $hitty to stunning!

As you may know if you read my blog, I am currently working in a really cute bungalow that will be totally renovated and flipped to sell.  Last week, I wrote about the overall project and what the home currently looks like.  This week, the focus is on the master ensuite.  Or should I say, CREATING a master ensuite. Creating a…

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Open Floor Plan: Come along this journey with me!

I am currently working on a new renovation project where I will be creating an open floor plan.  The home is a cute bungalow and is a flip property (meaning this home will be updated to sell) and is just over 1300 square feet.  When I first met my clients at the home, I knew this was going to be a great project….

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A Year in Review: What I’ve been up to these last 365 days

It’s amazing to look back at 2016 and create a year in review.   I’ve been so lucky to work on fantastic projects and meet some wonderful people along the way. I’ve put together a little video of some of the projects I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.  Although some of the larger renovation projects are not included in this video…

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I’m taking time off this week to spend with family and friends so there is no blog this week.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2017!

Planning an Investment Property Renovation? You’ll need a renovating budget!

This past month I have had the opportunity to view two properties that were potential flip properties.  Both properties happened to be in foreclosure and both were in dire need of a massive renovation.  While both had great potential, it was important for me to create a renovating budget to see if these properties could be renovated and sold for…

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The Importance of Having a Renovation Calendar

There are many moving parts to ensure a renovation project is successful.  I believe there are 4 essential components to a successful renovation.  One important component is having a renovation calendar.  For the examples in this blog, the project that is used as an example is one that is actually going on as we speak.   1. A design for your space….

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