Found 14 blog entries tagged as interior design.

Welcome to the world of homeownership! As you settle into your new abode, it's time to add your personal touch and make it truly yours. One essential element of home decor that often goes unnoticed but plays a crucial role is blinds. Not only do they provide privacy and control over natural light, but blinds also have the power to elevate the aesthetic of any room. In this guide, we'll explore how to choose the ideal blinds for your home while keeping your style and functional needs in mind.

Assess Your Needs

Before embarking on your blinds-buying adventure, take a moment to consider your specific requirements. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How much privacy do you desire in each room?
  • Do you want to allow natural light to filter through…

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Transforming a spare bedroom into a walk-in closet can be an excellent way to upgrade your home and add storage space to your living area. With some careful planning and design considerations, you can create a closet that is functional, stylish, and adds value to your home.

Before we get started, it's important to ask yourself a few questions to ensure that this is the right decision for you. Do you really need a spare bedroom, or would you benefit more from a spacious closet? Do you have the budget and time to invest in this renovation project? Will the transformation increase your home's value and functionality? Answering these questions will help you determine if converting a spare bedroom into a closet is the right choice for you.


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Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to freshen up your home after a long winter. Whether you're looking to update your decor or tackle some outdoor projects, there are plenty of ways to embrace the new season. Here are some spring essentials for homeowners to consider:

Add pops of color to your decor

One of the easiest ways to bring spring into your home is by adding bright pops of color to your decor. Swap out dark throw pillows and blankets for lighter, brighter options in pastels or bold hues. You can also add fresh flowers or plants to your space for a natural touch.

Deep clean your home

Spring cleaning is a tradition for a reason - it's a great way to freshen up your home and get rid of clutter. Start by deep…

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As a homeowner, one of the biggest decisions you'll make is choosing the right living space for your lifestyle. The two main options are open-plan and traditional living spaces, and each has its pros and cons. In this post, we'll explore the differences between the two and help you decide which one is right for you.

What is Open-Plan Living Space?

Open-plan living space refers to a design that combines the kitchen, dining, and living areas into one large room without walls. This type of living space is popular in modern homes and is often associated with a contemporary and casual lifestyle. The open-concept design allows for more natural light, better traffic flow, and a sense of spaciousness.

Advantages of Open-Plan Living Space

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Curious how to get the kitchen of your dreams within a narrow space? Here’s the skinny: some careful planning, judicious use of storage and small renovations can give a galley kitchen quite a pop.

The long and narrow galley kitchen traces back to tiny spaces set aside for a single cook to feed the onboard crews of waterborne vessels, both small and large. This style was then passed on to long-distance trains of the early 20th century, where a galley arrangement maximized customer seating while retaining a tight and efficient space for food prep—as long as kitchen workers were few and coordinated. 

In a residential home, the galley kitchen often serves as a space saver. Kitchens were often isolated, out-of-the-way functional places prior to the…

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Whether you’ve bought a fixer-upper, or your property simply needs an update, homeowners may find themselves confronted with multiple renovations at a time. Upgrading your home can also be  contagious—once you update one room, it can feel tempting to do them all. If you’re looking at several home renovations on your to-do list, where do you even start? How do you decide what projects come first and what tasks can sit on the back burner? 

Rebecca Hay, president and principal designer of Rebecca Hay Designs, gives us some pointers on how to prioritize home renovations.

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How to decide where to start

You have several areas of your home that need a renovation—the kitchen is dated, the entryway isn’t functional, and the bathroom…

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Design trends come and go each year, and it’s always an exciting undertaking for interior designers to explore the current and upcoming design themes for condos, townhouses and single-family homes. When we think about these trends, however, we often overlook architecture or building design and instead tend to focus on fun, non-structural elements such as colours, materials, textures and accessories.

What’s interesting about this is the fact that architectural trends are a key consideration for both the government and developers when it comes to constructing new homes. 

“Guidelines are developed in collaboration with city staff, developers, planners, and architects,” says Melanie Doytchinova of Kirkor Architects & Planners, based out of Toronto,…

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When it comes to interior design, lighting is often an afterthought, and that seems a bit dull. In fact, it should be factored into the layout and décor scheme as early as possible! This is largely because when you’re outfitting a space, having proper lighting is a sure-fire way to add character and elevate its style.

With the right information, you can easily update a room’s lighting fixtures without breaking the bank or exerting too much effort. We’ve already shown you how to illuminate your home’s exterior, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and even those tricky underlit places. Now we share a guide on how to choose lighting for one of the most used spaces: the living room.  

Read on for tips on finding the right type of light to fit your space’s…

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Industrial elements tend to appeal to those with minimalist tendencies—the sharp lines and functional philosophies of industrial design are a natural fit if you’re into clean, uncluttered spaces. However, antiseptic interiors aren’t to everyone’s tastes, and there’s no design law that says industrial interiors must equal sterility. 

In October 2018, Living Room called industrial design a celebration of bricks and mortar. It’s a style that continues on in new condo and loft construction, though more likely features concrete along with high ceilings and exposed mechanicals. 

Warming up an industrial space may be easier than you think, too. The walls, floors, and ceilings of any space are the blank canvas upon which you…

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A fireplace is a natural focal point in a living room. But sometimes it can command too much attention. A smart way to balance a fireplace wall is to add built-in cabinetry. These units can create symmetry while adding storage and display space for decorative items. And their built-in nature gives the overall design a more intentional look than standalone units might. Here, design and remodeling pros share details about incorporating built-ins in recent living room projects.

Younger Homes

1. Black-and-White Boldness

Builder: Danielle Younger of Younger Homes
Architect: Danze & Davis Architects
Designer: Haley Manning
Location: Jonestown, Texas

Homeowners’ request. A family lakeside vacation home with high-end architectural design. “They wanted a…

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