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5 Reasons to Hire a Designer for Small Projects

Do you really need a designer for your small project? Ultimately, the decision is up to you. But here are 5 things you might not have thought of to help you figure out if hiring a designer is right for your small project. Benefits to small projects 1. Avoid Decision Fatigue Even on a small project, there can be a …

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Three First Steps for Every Home Reno

If you’re like me (Carmen here), you probably start dreaming of your home renovation by flipping through the IKEA catalog, your favourite design magazines, or searching Pinterest. And who could blame us? Beautiful finishes are what make a project exciting. And as someone who has spent an entire 4 years’ of reno savings just to have my plumbing continue to …

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The Three Seasons of Renovation

Whether you are considering a large scale project with contractors, DIY projects, or just some regular home maintenance, the phases of your projects can be more suited to one time of year than another. Understand these seasons can help you better accomplish your project goals. In this post, I’ve created an overview with key tasks for each season. Prep Season: …

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How to paint a wall

In my role as a colour consultant, I get a lot of questions about the best painting techniques. As an avid DIY painter of my own home, I do have several tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. Perhaps the most surprising thing to most people is that I don’t use painter’s tape. In this post, I’m going to …