You Have to See These Kitchen Before and After Photos to Believe Them

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then I’m going to give you thousands of words about our kitchen renovation that we did this summer. After creating the design concept and doing the cabinet design, we worked very closely with our contractor to create this homeowner’s dream kitchen. The Before Take note of the honey oak cabinets, sunshine ceiling, awkward work space, petite island and…

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See this Design Solution for a Family Room

It’s always interesting when we get calls because a house doesn’t feel right anymore. The colours and finishes are dated and the homeowners need help to ‘make it pretty’. We certainly can do that, but we believe good design is more then looking beautiful. A space has to function well and solve problems. That’s why understanding the way our clients live is so important to us. When…

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Real Life Storage Solutions

Do you find you spend much of your day dealing with clutter and the every day stuff that accumulates? Things like shoes, coats, backpacks, lunch bags, mail, magazines, random pieces of paper…and on and on and on… It’s this part of growing up that nobody told us we were signing up for: the endless tidying. The trying to find places for everything and get everyone on…

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How to Save Money by Hiring a Designer to Pick Your Colours

  Sometimes I think people just assume any grey or beige will be a good neutral. They go into a paint store, grab a few minuscule paint samples, bring them home, hold them up and pick their colour. Easy Peasy all set…Except it’s not. I’m not saying that somebody somewhere doesn’t get the colour right. Somebody somewhere wins the lottery too. But it’s not most people. Colour is…

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Fireplace Renovation adds a Modern Touch to a Dated Family Room

Having a fireplace in a room creates an instant focal point. But what happens if it’s the wrong kind of focal point? We were called to help with this family room. The owners liked having a fireplace but always felt it was too heavy. Having big black speakers on the top of the built-ins didn’t help either. The Original Fireplace If you look closely at the…

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