For the Love of: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are a home design trend that has been growing across Canada for years and is currently experiencing unprecedented attention. It’s no wonder as an outdoor kitchen extends your living space and beautifully complements outdoor living areas that most homeowners already enjoy. When designing your outdoor kitchen there are a number of factors that…
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Vintage Tin Ceilings

Tin ceilings were introduced to North Americans in the mid-nineteenth century as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plasterwork used in many European homes. This is when mass produced sheets of thinly rolled tinplate became available and by the 1890s it was a design trend that everyone had to have. Now, vintage tin ceilings can offer…
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Spectacular Indoor and Outdoor Showers

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…
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In-Floor Heating Options

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…
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Heritage Home Design in Canada

One of the great things about exploring cities and towns in Canada is seeing the vast variety of architectural styles. Some of the most sought after home styles include Colonial, Victorian, Edwardian, Arts & Crafts, Old Ontario, and Georgian architecture. We dive into the rich history of these builds to discover the unique features that…
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Unique Bathroom Mirror Ideas

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…
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Health Benefits Of Balsam Fir Pillows

The medicinal properties of balsam fir needles have long been observed by Indigenous Peoples 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…
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Give Your Fireplace A Facelift

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…
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Cubic Architecture: Hip To Be Square

Cubic architecture is a modern-era architectural style that was commonly used at the end of the ‘90s and into the early 2000s, but has a history that dates to the ‘70s in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Pictured below, the 38 innovative cube houses were built on Overblaak Street above the Blaak Subway Station by architect Piet…
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2017 Indoor and Outdoor Colour Pallet

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. We’ve already…
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