ASBESTOS Awareness is top of my mind. ASBESTOS Awareness is top of my mind.

ASBESTOS Awareness is top of my mind.

ASBESTOS Awareness is top of my mind.

I have probably never talked about asbestos as much as I have in the last 18 months, but this is a good thing. I’ve spent years building and renovating homes and leading construction crews from different jobs all over the lower mainland, and I know that nothing is as potentially toxic and harmful as asbestos. […]

Shut the Front Door! Shut the Front Door!

Shut the Front Door!

Shut the Front Door!

Choosing a front door is lots of fun…but also a big decision.  There are so many choices, and  the door can really help dictate the style of the home you’re about the walk into.  In the past, I’ve always had a stained wood front door, or a dark painted colour, from navy to high lacquered […]

Design Trends: House Beautiful Gloss Design Trends: House Beautiful Gloss

Design Trends: House Beautiful Gloss

Design Trends: House Beautiful Gloss

  I’m so glad this is a 2013 trend!!  In the new house, we are doing a white high gloss/ lacquered vanity in our 5 year old girls bathroom.  It’s fun, easy to clean, and stands out without committing to colour.  After all, she may love pink and purple now, but next year could be […]

Colour Of The Year 2012! PANTONE 17-5641 Colour Of The Year 2012! PANTONE 17-5641

Colour Of The Year 2012! PANTONE 17-5641

Colour Of The Year 2012! PANTONE 17-5641

From Wikipedia:   Color of the Year Annually Pantone declares a particular color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year; for example, […]

Design GREEN Design GREEN

Design GREEN

Design GREEN

There are a lot of options to help build a ‘green’ home (think environmentally friendly, not colour)  Unfortunately, many of these options are super expensive, as is building a house as we’ve found out.  Going back to basics, plants are a great way to clean the air in our homes and help reduce the off […]

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