Bathroom Layout Plans

I’ll be the first to admit this:  I’m a visual person.  When I go to a client’s home and see the space they wish to renovate, I immediately start forming pictures in my mind.  I start digesting the things I hear my clients talk about for their wishes for their new space.  If you could open up my head, I’m…

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Women Build Day: Habitat for Humanity

A couple of months ago, I had a friend ask me if I wanted to be involved in the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Day and join her team.  My husband has participated in Habitat for Humanity before though his work so I knew what a build day was going to be like.  It involves hard, manual work for the entire day.  It…

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Master Bath Reveal: From Wonky to Wonderful!

As you may be well aware, I love to name my projects.  When I first had a chance to see this master bathroom, I was amazed at how many wonky corners it had.  Due to the corners, I named this bathroom renovation: ‘The Wonky Bathroom‘.  Below are a couple of before images of just how wonky the space was. Master…

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What the Aloha Spirit Has Taught Me About Running My Business

Have you ever been to Hawaii?  If you’ve been following my blog, you may know that Hawaii happens to be my favourite destination.  Being born in the prairies, I’m not sure how I became such a beach girl but the minute we touchdown in Hawaii, I feel like I am home.  I especially love it when my toes hit the…

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What Goes Into a Design Plan?

I’m currently pulling together a design plan for a master bathroom renovation project. When working closely with my clients, I work in phases to ensure they are getting everything they desire in their space.  How do I do that?  I have a 2 part process to ensure nothing is missed. Design Plan: Part One This is the first stage in…

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Renovation Survival

Most people cringe at the word ‘renovating’, but as you may know, I love it!  I love hearing that people are going to renovate.  For me, it signifies change and growth.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a space rejuvenated and life brought back into a space.  In addition, I always love seeing people’s reactions after a renovation and…

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5 Steps to Stay on A Renovation Budget

When I start to work with clients, the dreaded renovation budget question comes up.  I say it’s the dreaded question because most people really don’t know what things cost to renovate.  There are some that also don’t want to be honest with the budget for fear that the entire budget will be spent. So how to you formulate a renovation…

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Bathroom Renovation: What Are The Options?

I’ve recently started to work with a family who is looking to have their master bathroom renovated and quite possible the main bathroom.  I say quite possibly the main bath as the first step in the process is to have all the Poly B lines changed.  Depending on the price to do that, I will either be designing the master bath…

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Working with an Interior Designer: My Top 3 Myths

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to give a five minute talk about my business.  When I was putting together the presentation I decided to start with misconceptions of a Design Professional.  You know, the snobby bitchy type misconceptions that people may have.  After my presentation I had a couple of people come up to me to…

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Must See Bathroom Transformation: Powder Room & Main Bath

I am super excited to be sharing with you two bathroom transformations!  The home with these two bathrooms is going to be undergoing an entire transformation so we broke up the work into phases.  We started ‘Phase 1’ with these two bathrooms. Bathroom Transformation: Powder Room Here are a couple of before pictures of the powder room before the bathroom transformation:…

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