Project Reveal – 2 Bathroom Makeovers for one family

I am FINALLY sharing this project of 2 bathroom makeovers that was completed early this year! You may be aware that I love giving a name for my projects. This project was jokingly called ‘Game of Thrones’ as this family was going to be getting 2 new thrones (aka – toilets) for their new bathrooms

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

The fine details of a kitchen design

I’ve recently gone over the last step with my clients for their kitchen. We have just gone through the fine details of their kitchen design. What exactly does that mean? Fine Details of a kitchen design When I work with clients to design their kitchen, we discuss numerous questions. The entire focus of a new

New Project: New Beginnings for a young couple

I have been working with a really nice couple who have just purchased their first new home. To add to all of the excitement, they are expecting their first baby in July. As I always like to name my projects, I’m calling this one ‘New Beginnings’ New Beginnings There are some big changes coming to

Smart Home Appliances: They’re not only smart but sexy too!

I first started to write about smart homes after attending KBIS 2019 in February At that time, I had no idea that I would write about smart homes three more times! I’ve written about good, better, and best options for a smart home as well as smart home switches.  This week, I thought I would round out

Smart Home Switches: It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Last week, I wrote a blog titled, ‘Creating a Smart Home‘. In that blog, I went into some good, better, and best options. This week, I’m going to specifically talk about Smart Home Switches. Why? Well – I’m using them in our investment property Love At First Sight. This project is all ready to turn

Creating a Smart Home: Good, Better, and Best Options

On Friday, I had the opportunity to be part of a small group of interior designers who came together to learn more about smart home technology. A huge thank you to Debra Blake Designs for setting it up. Smart Home Technology When it comes to a smart home, many people don’t really know what that

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

3 Reasons I love working with a property investor

As an interior designer, I work with a number of property investor clients. These projects are typically “buy and flip” projects however, I have worked with clients who have purchased property to rent out (known as “buy and hold” properties). I have had people ask me how they can get involved in all of this

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: