Are there times when you should compromise during a renovation?

Have you ever had to compromise during a renovation?  In roughly 9 out of 10 projects, this topic comes up.  Whether it revolves around compromising on product choices or compromising on a timeline, it does happen. Compromise during a renovation Product compromise When I start to pull a budget together, that’s when the numbers start to

Farmhouse Sinks and Faucets: get the look

I am currently working with two clients who love the look of farmhouse sinks and faucets.  While one client likes the more traditional look, the other client likes the more modern look.  As I started to source the farmhouse sinks and faucets, I thought it would be neat to put together some of my findings.

Fais de beaux rêves: Sweet dreams for this basement development

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I love to name my projects.  This project, that officially wrapped up this past week, was a dream to work on.  From working with my clients and their children (who have a very strong French background) to work with my group of trades.  I always

Bathroom Refresh: Out with the old, in with the new

This past long weekend, Rick and I had the pleasure of helping our dear friends with their bathroom refresh project.  It was two years ago that we helped them with their main bathroom refresh project and it was time to hit the master bath and powder room. Bathroom Refresh The Plan As you all know

Designing an organized closet

As many of you know, we are in the midst of developing our basement.  Part of the design plan includes a bedroom with a standard reach-in closet.  My twenty-year-old daughter will be moving downstairs and she can hardly wait to have her very own space (all to herself).  To be honest, I designed her bedroom

Decorating Around Colour

In October 2014, I invested in a colour workshop with Maria Killam to become a Certified True Colour Expert™.  During our course, we also discussed decorating around colour and how to ensure your undertones would not clash.  It was during this course where Maria warned us that being able to identify undertones now will be a