Well it is almost the end of the year and seems like a time to reflect on the trends of 2016. As always, some are a continuation of the year before and some were new twists on tried and true ideas.
You can probably image how much of an impact an Ontario winter has on a property with a steep driveway. Elevated properties and steep driveways have issues affecting...
While most would agree that a well-designed home will keep hallway space to a minimum, it is important to understand that hallways are often a necessary space that are simply under-utilized.
When designing a child’s room, sometimes the biggest limitation one encounters is their own imagination. While children’s rooms should be a place to relax and drift off to dream land, keep in mind that it will also become a place where they begin to create their own wonderful memories. It may even allow a parent to have an opportunity to re-create their wonderful childhood memories through a dream room for their child. It’s an opportunity for parents and children to bond in the heart of their child’s world.
Many are fortunate to have a room that they would just love to live in. It’s a room that embodies them, offers them their unique idea of tranquility and peace by its mere existence. This room may just make you stop in your tracks because it is simply beautiful, efficient and/or peaceful. It is perfection... for you!
With spring in the air, people are getting new ideas for upgrading their homes. From additions or outbuildings to renovating your existing living space; each project that you complete takes you one-step closer to having your ideal home. So how do you get from an idea to the finished project? Here are a few things to consider in your journey to having your very own dream home.
These days, new parents or those with aging parents are encountering a dilemma—“How can I best care for my loved ones?” An incredible number of people are choosing in-home options, such as adding on or renovating for an in-law or nanny suite. Unlike some other custom home renovations, there are a number of unique parameters to consider when planning an in-law or nanny suite. Here are just a few of many considerations:
When you live in Niagara, outdoor living in the spring and summer season is a big part of the culture. After participating in the many choices of activities available in the region, it is no wonder that many homeowners want to create a tranquil retreat in their own backyards. For some, doing so may be as easy as changing patio furniture and adding a few decorative planters — but for many, it requires the creation of their ideal patio or deck.
If you are thinking of renovating, but this will not be your permanent or final home, you may want to concentrate on certain areas of the home. As always, ensure that your renovation reflects your taste so that you enjoy this space while you are there, but in the case of an interim home consider the need to make choices that will also allow the new homeowner to feel like it was made for them too.
We have all heard horror stories of building projects that have ended in disaster. Family and friends hired someone to build their patio or finish a renovation and ended up with a final product not even close to what they had envisioned in the beginning. In some cases this can all be the result of bad communication between the project manager and the home owner. As small as communication might seem it is a vital part in any project development and can provide the following: