5 Steps to Stay on A Renovation Budget

When I start to work with clients, the dreaded renovation budget question comes up.  I say it’s the dreaded question because most people really don’t know what things cost to renovate.  There are some that also don’t want to be honest with the budget for fear that the entire budget will be spent. So how

Renovation Expectations – What Are Yours?

I am not going to make excuses for what I did.  I am not going to lose any more sleep.  I am not going to stop eating due to being sick to my stomach.  I am not going to regret what I did.   What exactly did I do? I fired a client.   In the

3 Secrets to a Successful Renovation

When I was asked to speak to a group of women, for the second time, I knew I didn’t want to do the same talk.  After talking with the organizer, I knew I wanted to share things that I come across in my daily work.  While I don’t organize spaces anymore, I do design them

Getting Ready for a Renovation

Getting Ready For A Renovation As you all know, my family is embarking on our own renovation journey.  My hubby has decided that he would like to do a lot of the work himself.  So there was a LOT of reminding myself this past weekend that this is a journey, not hell!  I think what I

There’s Always A Way

You know the saying, Image credit Sometimes even the best laid plans can run into a curve ball.  That is exactly what happened with me during this basement renovation project.  The plan was as follows: The red circle area shows where the Office/Craft area is in this newly renovated basement.  The plan was to have

Growth and Change

I just spent three days at the Calgary Home + Garden Show with my General Contractor talking to people about renovations.  We met so many great people who are looking for guidance for their home renovation project.  With so many choices and options, it’s easy to quickly feel overwhelmed.  As someone who will be undergoing