Condo Purchasing 101

I am thinking of purchasing a condominium. If I go ahead with the purchase, what exactly am I buying? A condominium or “condo” is not a particular type of building, but rather it defines a type of home ownership. A condominium could describe a dwelling in a high-rise building, townhouse complex, or detached home. A

Continue Reading

Misconceptions about Painting

Homeowners are likely familiar with the many misconceptions about painting such as: trim and ceilings can only be painted white, or dark paint colours make a room look smaller. The truth is, there are many misconceptions about paint and Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, Sharon Grech, explains 10 of the most common misconceptions and

Continue Reading

Insulating for Sound

WHY INSULATE FOR SOUND IN YOUR HOME? Today’s lifestyle is often a loud one. Modern appliances and amenities coupled with today’s high ceilings, hardwood floors, and air tight structures help create beautiful indoor environments, but also contribute to noise levels that impact a family’s quality of life. Improving your home’s acoustic comfort with acoustic or

Continue Reading

Create a Modern Basement

In our new home, we had a lot to do to create a modern basement with a playroom and a functional home office. The result is amazing – and I hope it can inspire you too! Minimal Palette I love colour, but I wanted to try something different and edgy in my basement. Creating this

Continue Reading

Preventing Ice Dams

The Role of Insulation and Air Sealing in Preventing Ice Dams Do you see icicles dangling from your home’s roof or gutters? This could be a sign of a potentially costly problem. If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall and cold temperatures, your home is a candidate for forming ice dams. What

Continue Reading

2019 Lighting Trends

LED lighting is showing up everywhere. This energy efficient technology also offers a great deal of flexibility, allowing for the design of unique, sculptural pieces with architectural details. Flexible Genius The Tamasera pendant light by Eglo uses LED lighting technology to create adjustable lighting zones that can be used to direct the light and create

Continue Reading