20 of the Best Spring Home Maintenance Tips

You know it needs to be done, but where do you start? Here are our best tips for spring home maintenance and organization! Maintenance and Cleaning 1. Check for loose or leaky gutters and make sure your downspouts are all attached and drain away from the house to avoid improper drainage which can lead to water in the basement…

Home Design Trends 2013

Check out our picks for Home Design Trends 2013. There are a lot to choose from but our list considers what trends will give you the biggest bang for your buck if you decide to sell! Statement Lighting Other than paint, lighting is the next easiest and cost effective way to transform a room and give it impact – that…

The Best Halloween Decor

Check out our favourite Halloween decorations..we’ve kept a few from last year and a new batch from this year – and don’t be scared – these are actually pretty easy to do To share these ideas, we’ve already pinned them for you – check out the whole board: Got your own amazing decorations? We want to see them! Post them…

Best Toronto gift ideas, stores and guides for the 2013 holidays!

It’s just a couple of weeks before Christmas and if you’re like my wife (but not like me), you’ll be feeling  a certain sense of anxiety over anyone you haven’t thought of a gift idea for yet.  Never fear!  Check out our top picks for gifts, gift guides and places to shop for the 2013 holiday season. Drake General Store…

We’re on Houzz!

We have two Houzz features to share with you…our own home and that of our client. Bot of them got the touch of our in-house design team – Shannon Balm and Emily Cade. Rising to the Renovation Challenge in Toronto Our renovation is a collaboration of our own finds and finishes combined with the ongoing advice and help from Shannon…

Fall in love with your home again

We’ve all done it. You go to someone else’s home or an open house and you think, I wish my home looked like that! Inevitably, life takes over, stuff piles up, the ‘honey do’ list gets longer and longer. When we start our work on a home to get it ready for sale, we take care of every little thing…

Design on a Dime

When most people think of renovating a bathroom, they immediately think of the investment it takes, but it also has one of the biggest payoffs. Our design team recently helped a client renovate her bathroom in preparation to sell, and proved that you can have stunning luxury and elegance within a budget. The client had originally set a budget of…

Better than therapy?

If you’ve ever had the chance to do a major decluttering and organization of your home, you know how it feels. We’ve had clients actually cry in joy when they come home and see everything in it’s place once they’ve gone through the process and see how they can live in peace. Organizational psychologists (yes, they exist) have noted the…