My husband and I moved into our rancher home 8 years ago—and while it had good bones and character, it was in need of some serious updates and modernization.
Before the Reno: A Tired and Out-of-Style Bathroom
The original 56 square foot ensuite built in the 60’s included a lilac coloured sink, bathtub and toilet. The grout and tiles on the countertop were stained and loose. The overhead lighting was inadequate and the bathroom lacked a door, making it completely open to the attached closet.
The dated tile in tub/shower enclosure desperately needed to be replaced, and not just for … Read More
There’s no such thing as a good time for a burst pipe or any other unexpected disastrous mishap in your home, but when you hire a professional decorator to help and assist in the recovery process, you can save time and stress! Let me give you an example:
Recently, a long-time client of mine woke up to flooding caused by a burst water pipe in an upstairs guest room. Although much of the damage was confined to the guest room, water also flooded into the rooms below, affecting family room, living room, dining room and kitchen.
I have worked with … Read More
Each year it seems that outdoor patio furniture is becoming more and more functional and better looking. The styles are so vast, ranging from cast iron-looking aluminum dining sets, to weathered wood-looking metal tables, to woven wicker (plastic) sectionals, to colourful plastic molded stackable chairs.
Here is a small selection of furniture that outdoor entertainers, loungers and diners can be enjoying this summer in their outdoor living space:
PVC wicker lounge set with Sunbrella fabric – Villa Cabana.
This curved love seat with a ledge for books or an umbrella drink is the perfect furniture piece for any patio. The … Read More
2. Put down a new front door mat.
Whether you prefer functional or whimsical, refresh your entry with a colourful, humourous or just a plain new doormat that makes you smile when you get to your door.
3. Brighten up your entryway with a new light.
There is a good selection of affordable outdoor light fixtures in various styles. Choose a fixture that matches the architectural style of your home. Some lights are motion sensitive, while others can be put on dimmers, allowing you to control the mood lighting so you can enjoy your front porch at night without feeling … Read More