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Posted September 21, 2017

Many people believe that Fall is the most beautiful time of the year. In Canada, our vast landscape provides us with some of the most picturesque Autumns of anywhere in the world. Our natural scenery is heightened by the fire-hued shades of the changing greenery from one end of the country to the other. We…Read More »

Give your fireplace a facelift

Posted May 8, 2017

A fireplace is often the focal point of a room. If yours is outdated and tired looking, there are plenty of fireplace facelifts that can be made. The first and easiest is to paint the brick of your fireplace. Be mindful that you’ll need to prepare the brick and grout for painting by thoroughly cleaning…Read More »

Whether you like to shower indoors or out, there are countless ways to create spectacular indoor and outdoor showers that you may never want to leave. Indoor showers offer countless ways to add luxury. Starting with size, the bigger, the better. Gone are the days when a standard tub insert will do. To make a…Read More »

Unique bathroom mirror ideas

Posted April 17, 2017

Your bathroom mirror is a necessity but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether you’re hanging it above a single or double vanity, there are many unique bathroom mirror ideas to choose from. The top trend in bathroom mirrors is unique framing. Whether that’s heavy reclaimed wood for a rustic look or an…Read More »

Inspired by nature, the Pantone 2017 colour of the year is Greenery. This zesty yellow green shade is reminiscent of the first days of spring. Symbolic of new beginnings, the colour is ushering a new trend in the 2017 indoor and outdoor colour pallet. Greenery is described by Pantone as “nature’s neutral” and that’s significant….Read More »

As long as there have been floors, homeowners have loved them to be warm. Today, in-floor heating options are plentiful and have gained popularity once again. Radiant or in-floor heating, warms the floor to help heat the home rather than heating the air the way a furnace does. Available in three options, hydronic, electric and…Read More »

Stone flooring offers a timeless elegance in any room in any home. Long chosen for it’s beauty, not to mention it’s durability, stone floors, like stone countertops, have been used for that durability factor since floors were first constructed. Today, stone flooring, including marble, slate and travertine, comes in the form of stone tiles that…Read More »

Our use of stone as the ideal countertop surface dates back as early as cooking itself when the rocks surrounding an open flame were the only work surface needed. And while granite has been the most popular choice for stone counters for about the last decade or so, there are other stone choices that should…Read More »

Think back to the days when houses were first built and you’re likely to conjure up images of rustic stone or log walls that looked as if they’d last forever. They usually did and it’s that durability that long made stone and log walls so popular. However, for some, a stone walls are simply about aesthetic…Read More »

Health benefits of balsam fir pillows

Posted December 8, 2016

The medicinal properties of balsam fir needles have long been observed by Native Americans who believed stuffing their pillows to create balsam fir pillows encouraged tranquil, peaceful sleep. Not only do balsam fir pillows smell fresh and crisp, which is one of the reasons they promote a good sleep, but balsam fir is also good…Read More »

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