How to Design a Family-Friendly Bathroom – Part 1

  Last year’s Statistics Canada census showed that multigenerational households have increased by 37.5% since 2001. The National Post article examines the various facets of this trend. Regardless of whether your own transition is for cultural or financial reasons, you have to account for that reality as you design your home. The challenge is finding [...]

By | October 29th, 2017|

7 Ideas for Custom Shower Niches

  We all have unique shower routines so there’s no one-size-fits-all design that’ll work for everybody. Enter custom shower niches and the versatility they offer.   The days of fumbling around the bathtub edge or awkwardly reaching through the shower curtain are officially over.  By customizing your shower niches, you can finally put together a [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|

Why Are Backsplashes Necessary?

  When designing kitchen countertops, backsplashes are automatically included in the decision process. You don’t think twice about it because the idea that they go hand in hand has been deeply entrenched in the modern kitchen image.   But why are backsplashes necessary? If you’ve ever wondered, there are more reasons than “just because”.   [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Countertops

  When you hear “most durable countertop”, what materials immediately come to mind? Most likely granite or quartz, right? Well, you’re not alone in thinking that.   While those two materials are impressive in durability though, people often forget about the quiet strength of porcelain countertops. Many may be surprised to hear that porcelain is [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|

2 Ultimate All-Weather Countertops for the Patio Kitchen

  Outdoor kitchens on the patio are a growing trend in home renovations these days. The CEO of Design Line Interiors, Dawn Davidson, estimates to that “90% of her firm’s warm-weather residential projects today include an outdoor kitchen”.   If you’re cooking and preparing your food outside, you need a countertop to work on [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|

Matching Cabinets with Your Countertops

  Countertops and cabinets are significant elements to anchoring the kitchen theme. They play off each other’s qualities and are the yin to each other’s yang. Sometimes, they can even be on the same side to highlight a whole other feature in the kitchen.   Colours and patterns Mix-and-matching colours and patterns is usually the [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|