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The Ultimate Countertop Maintenance Schedule Cheat Sheet – Part 2

  Part 1 dealt with the most popular countertops in the industry. Now let’s look at what it takes to maintain the other countertop styles that will make your home stand out: Onyx countertops Onyx is beautiful with its bands of translucency, but it has a delicate surface prone to staining and etching. Of all [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|

The Ultimate Countertop Maintenance Schedule Cheat Sheet – Part 1

  Countertops are a big investment as part of your dream home journey so you want to do everything you can to keep them in pristine condition for as long as possible. With all the different stone countertop materials available though, it’s hard to keep track of what to do and when for maintenance work. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|

Built-In Features of a Farmhouse Kitchen

  The farmhouse look is all about sturdiness and practicality. It’s a necessity for life on a farm because home essentials cannot be as conveniently replaced as in the city. Everything has to be built to last. There’s also an emphasis on being more down-to-earth with natural materials.   With those qualities in mind, here’s [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|

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|