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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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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For the love of: Vintage lighting

I’ve written about vintage lighting before here, and here, so it won’t come as a surprise that I really do love it. Apart from being fully functional, vintage lighting has the ability to also stand alone as a piece of art and can create a focal point that simultaneously offers ambiance in a space whether…
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For the love of: Vintage flooring

A home’s flooring speaks volumes about the owners’ design sense and the use, or maintenance, of vintage flooring offers a level of luxury unparalleled in new flooring options. Whether it’s hardwood or tiles, the beauty of vintage flooring could never be re-created with a new product and that’s why I love it so much. Many…
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