It’s that time of year. The Design Hounds Influencer Awards contest is up and running! The entire process started in November of 2019. I am now part of a wonderful group, for the second year in a row, who is in the running for the top #designhound. A special thank you for those of you
When it comes to designing kitchens, the majority of the focus typically revolves around the function. But once the function has been all planned out, then it’s time to turn that function into a pretty functional space. When it comes to kitchen cabinet hardware, there are 5 key areas that I help my clients with.
I have been working with wonderful new clients to help the with the design and create a new basement development plan. I thought it would be fun to take you on our journey of the steps we went through to come to the final plan. Basement Development Plan How we start off When I start
While creating a renovation budget is not rocket science, it does require skill, knowledge, and manipulation. Ensuring the task list is checked off (known as labour) as well as making sure the functional design is pretty (known as the sourcing), these two key elements are essential to a successful, on-budget renovation. While it is very
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:
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
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
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.
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
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