Age In Place Condo | How we transformed this condo

In August of 2020, we started to work on an age in place condo project for a dear friends of ours. For me, I held this project near and dear to my heart. You see, our client had recently lost her husband and was going to downsize. We had worked with this family before in

Kitchens that are white are still popular. Why is that?

I wrote a blog post five years ago about white kitchens and thought it was time to update it a bit. After five years, kitchens that are white are still popular! In 2015, I was part of our local home and design show. There was a kitchen cabinet company (which shall remain nameless) that was

Kitchen cabinet hardware: 5 things to consider for your kitchen

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.

Basement development plan: How we came to the final plan

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

Creating a renovation budget: 3 Steps to ensure success

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

Kitchen Backsplash Choices: What I went with and WHY

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:

Kitchen Cabinets: The difference between custom vs IKEA cabinets

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

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

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