Top 5 Favorite Upcycled Projects

Top 5 Favorite Upcycled Projects

Top 5 Favorite Upcycled Projects Did you know that the home improvement industry is the biggest contributor to land fill? In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, I thought it would be fun to do a recap of my Top 5 Favorite Upcycled Projects.  Not only is upcycling furniture and household items very trendy these days, it is an inexpensive way to get the look you want AND it saves good pieces of furniture from ending up…

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Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3

Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3

Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3 In the fall of 2015, I joined almost 200 Designers/Bloggers in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home where we have 6 weeks to transform a room of our choice from boring to stunning! I picked our Master Bedroom & En-suite because it was, quite frankly, dated,boring and I so desperately wanted a change.  But at week 4, I ran into…

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Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Everyone knows that if you put an extension on your house, you will require a building permit. But what about for the smaller renos like a new kitchen, a new bathroom, installing larger windows or a new basement? Do you need a building permit for that ? Do I Really Need a Building Permit for Renovations? When we were visiting friends one day, we went out for a walk around their neighbourhood after dinner. We couldn’t help…

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Master Bedroom Makeover – Take 2

Master Bedroom Makeover – Take 2

Master Bedroom Makeover – Take 2 One Room Challenge – Week 1 Last fall 2015, I was roaming around blogland and stumbled across Linda from Calling It Home who hosts bi-annually and amazing 6-week One Room Challenge where 20 Talented Designers who post their weekly progress on Wednesdays, and 150+ Designer/Bloggers (that’s me!) also participate as guest participants and we post our weekly progress on Thursdays. Last year I discovered this amazing challenge at the…

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Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Granite counter  tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health??? It used to be that everyone longed for granite counter tops in their kitchen.  Having a granite counter top was the equivalent of having a BMW or Mercedes in your driveway.  But with recent reports of radon or radiation emitting from granite, are granite counter tops safe or hazardous to your health? Or is it just a few naysayers making a big ado over nothing? Over the past…

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