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Kitchen Backsplash Choices: What I went with and WHY

Kitchen Backsplash Choices: What I went with and WHY

By Sheri 19 Comments
April 6, 2019
As you all know, we have a little project on the go that I’ve called, “Love At First Sight”. You can read about this project here, and here. I have had a clear design vision for this home right from the start. There has only been one area that has caused me some sleepless nights: […]
My Home Office: A few of my favourite things

My Home Office: A few of my favourite things

By Sheri 22 Comments
March 30, 2019
I’m not sure if many of you know, but I have a home office. While I have been asked to move into a number of office spaces, I really don’t wish to leave my cozy space. I’m writing this blog as part of a blog link up or blog hop. You will see at the […]
Kitchen Cabinets: The difference between custom vs IKEA cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets: The difference between custom vs IKEA cabinets

By Sheri 22 Comments
March 23, 2019
Since January, I have started to work on 6 new kitchen designs. In my past kitchen design work, I have worked with both my custom cabinet company as well as with IKEA. When it comes to looking at kitchen cabinets, what is the difference between custom cabinets vs IKEA cabinets? DESIGN When working on a […]
Removing a load bearing wall: What our choices were

Removing a load bearing wall: What our choices were

By Sheri 22 Comments
March 16, 2019
In a current project, I had some options to remove a load bearing wall. What were my choices and what did I end up doing? My Love At First Sight project has been rolling right along. For this project, I had planned to take out two walls on the main floor to open up the […]
Spring Ahead: Time to include some beautiful clocks to your home

Spring Ahead: Time to include some beautiful clocks to your home

By Sheri 26 Comments
March 9, 2019
Are you getting ready to move your clocks forward – spring ahead? For those of you who live in Arizona or Hawaii or Saskatchewan, Southampton Island, Nunavut, Quebec’s north shore and Peace River Regional District, B.C., all I have to say is Lucky bastards! The older I get, the more I detest the time change.  I find it […]
Black Fixtures in the kitchen and bath were hot, hot, hot at KBIS 2019

Black Fixtures in the kitchen and bath were hot, hot, hot at KBIS 2019

By Sheri 14 Comments
March 2, 2019
Going to KBIS is always exciting. We get to see the trends, we get to spot new and innovative products, and we always get to give our personal take on things we saw. With our Love At First Sight Project. rolling right along, I had my eyes peeled to see if black fixtures were hot. […]
Creating a Smart Home: Simple home automation solutions

Creating a Smart Home: Simple home automation solutions

By Sheri 14 Comments
February 22, 2019
I’ve been home from KBIS 2019 for two days now and scouring through all of my pictures to decide what to report back.  As I looked at all of my pictures, there were some consistent themes I saw. One of the most interesting, and a bit scary for this old chick, is home automation.  While […]
What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas: An insider look at KBIS

What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas: An insider look at KBIS

By Sheri 17 Comments
February 15, 2019
I will be traveling to Las Vegas on Monday and I’m giving you my insider look at KBIS 2019. I know most of you do not attend this show and for me, this is THE ONE that I will not miss! In fact, there are actually two big industry shows – the Kitchen and Bath […]
Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Oh baby it’s come a LONG way!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Oh baby it’s come a LONG way!

By Sheri 32 Comments
February 9, 2019
When you are a property investor, like myself, I often look at products that have longevity. For some investment properties, I am looking for products that can stand the test of time knowing that a variety of renters may live in the property. Flooring can take up the biggest real estate in a renovation and […]
Planning a New Linear Fireplace – All the measurements you need

Planning a New Linear Fireplace – All the measurements you need

By Sheri 18 Comments
February 2, 2019
I am currently working in a home where every room will be getting some kind of facelift. Thus, I’ve called this project our ‘Full Facelift Project’. While some spaces are receiving some minor work, there are two areas that are receiving substantial work: the kitchen and the adjoining family room. You can read about what […]