Home Garden

The first house I bought had bare floors that had seen better days, so I started looking at flooring options with the view that one type of flooring would suit my whole home. I chose pine flooring for every room, and that was a costly mistake. Pine is a softwood, and it didn't hold up well in busy traffic areas. I decided to learn more about different types of flooring that are available before parting with more money, and I started this blog to share what I learned and provide new homeowners with some tips for choosing the right flooring for each room in their home. I hope you find my blog useful.

Don’t Overlook These Features When Working With a Custom Home Builder

16 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When you're working with a custom home builder, you have the chance to create a home that works for you and your family in particular, rather than settling for a generic, "cookie cutter" floor plan and layout. However, there are some features and options that are easy to overlook when having a home built; note a few of them here and discuss these with your builder, to ensure you wind up with a home that you'll love for years to come. Read More …

Clever Tips For Hassle-Free Bathroom Renovations

16 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

In recent years, the bathroom has ceased to be a utilitarian room in the home and is now a place to relax and have peace of mind. Thus, it comes as no surprise that there has been an increase in the demand for bathroom renovations to transform these spaces into your personal spa. Nevertheless, embarking on bathroom renovations is not merely about changing the appearance of the room. Knowing what you want to get out of your remodelling project ensures that your renovations would not be in vain. Read More …

How to Choose Fabric Colours and Styles for Your Home’s Awnings

14 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Fabric awnings are a great choice for your home's patio or deck area. They provide shade, some protection from a light rain and heavy winds, and can help insulate the space during cooler months if you use an outdoor fireplace or space heaters. The fabric you choose for awnings is very important, as this fabric needs to be durable but should also be very stylish and attractive. As with choosing interior window treatments, you might get very overwhelmed with your options for fabric colours and styles, so note a few tips for making that choice, and you'll be sure to wind up with exterior awnings you'll love for years to come: Read More …

When to Stop a Renovation Project & Call a Professional

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Some home renovation projects are not overly difficult, so that a homeowner can manage them on their own; for example, removing a wall to change the footprint of a room, or removing old flooring tile and installing new tile in its place. However, there are times when you want to stop your renovation project, even if it's something relatively minor, and call for a professional to assist. Note when this is and why it's so important, for your safety and to ensure the work is done right. Read More …

Why a Pergola May Be the Perfect Addition to Your Home’s Patio

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A pergola is a simple framework that includes slats for the ceiling or roof, rather than a full panel. This structure often has an Asian feeling to it, as its design is somewhat common in many parts of Asia, but it's a very popular choice in many other areas of the world as well. If you're thinking of adding some shade and needed privacy to your home's patio space, note a few reasons why a pergola may be the perfect choice. Read More …