You might have settled on a time that is right for you to start some renovations at home. Before you embark on the renovation, there are some things you should do first.

  1. Set a flexible budget for yourself. You may have a general idea on how much you think the project is going to cost. Make you sure add a little extra room for the cost to grow. There can be unexpected surprises and changes that will take place once you start tearing down walls and ripping up floors.
  2. Have a vision for the ending result. When you go to get your hair done, you would bring along a picture of what you want done. The same goes with renovations; having a visual reference is very important. This ensures that you and the contractor having the same idea going on.

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Who can say they are with us when we state the kitchen is our biggest obsession? Not only is it the most frequently used room in the house, everyone is in-and-out of it daily. It is your home’s central command centre. Transform your kitchen from traditional to a space everyone will love and enjoy, just by adding colors!

Start with the color. Color is the easiest way to turn any room around, even a kitchen. It is as simple as picking up a paintbrush, and within the day, your kitchen will be a completely different space! Dare to be different? Step out of the traditional neutral colors and go lavish! We recommend using smokey colors, such as grey and rose, charcoal and tan, blue and grey, or gold with forest green.

Painting does not have to…

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A home should be accessorized with a mix of art, pictures, and objects that define you. It should also feature colors and patterns you enjoy, added with lots and lots of pillows! When moving into your new home, keep these 5 simple tips in mind when decorating. Not only will they save you money, it will help you highlight the best features in each room. 

Create a timeless design in each room. Stick with neutral colors when painting and picking out furniture. This will prevent you from growing bored with the color, all while allowing you to accessorize with new colors yearly. For your living room, family rooms, or dens, get a neutral colored couch, putting colorful throw pillows on it. Another great touch is adding end tables next to the sofa. This…

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‘Tis is the season! While the holidays are in full bloom, get your home ready for the expected guest to arrive. If you have people staying at your house, set up your guest room accordingly, so they feel warmly welcomed into your comfortable home. Here is a list of things to have equipped in your guest room:

  1. Why allow your guest to make a trip to the kitchen when they wake up in the middle of the night thirsty? Make it easy on them by providing a carafe of fresh water, or just simply add water bottles to the night stands.
  2. Place a nice glass set of cups by the water so your guest can use them to stay hydrated.
  3. Keep the guest room stocked with clean towels and warm blankets. Layer the bed, this way your guest can adjust the sheets according…

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By Enza Drago

A common location for the laundry room use to be in the basement. I am now noticing a different trend when speaking to my clients. Many prefer to have the laundry room next to their master bedroom, close to the children’s bedroom, and near the common bathroom. What I discovered is that many of my clients prefer to have the laundry room next to these areas in their home because it is a more convenient location and prevents clutter. It is important to my clients that their guest do not see the laundry room when they visit.

To design an efficient laundry room, you must think about the tasks involved; in a laundry room, you sort clothes, washing, drying, and folding clothes. Therefore, you must arrange the work surfaces and…

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By Enza Maria Drago

Decorating your child’s room is one of the most exciting, yet stressful experiences a parent will have to face. You will have to cater with the demands of what your child wants and what is practical. You look at a room feeling so overwhelmed and ask yourself “where the heck should I begin?” Well then, reading this will help ease that stress and help you understand that this can be a fun activity for you and your child to do together.

The first thing you should do before you begin any project is the measure the space of the room that you are decorating. You must make a plan on what size furniture should be bought and where it should be placed.  Doing this first is important because it can help you dictate where you place…

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By Enza Drago

The master bathroom is supposed to symbolize your private sanctuary. Therefore, it is important to explore in full range of different layouts before deciding which one is right for your space. This is the one of the rooms where many of my clients love to invest most of their money on, mainly because they want that spa like atmosphere.  

The most popular question that I am always asked is how much does it cost to create my dream master bathroom. I tell them that it depends on style and budget. On average, to remodel a master bathroom can cost up to $9,000, but you can spend less than $5,000 to fix up the essentials needed in the bathroom. There are a couple of my clients who are on a mission to turn their bathroom into a private…

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By Enza Maria

Many of my client’s often say that the kitchen is the heart of their home. Needless to say, they are correct. This is a room where meals are made with your family and friends. It also a place where memories are made during the holidays and special occasions. Kitchens are not sedate and quiet rooms. They are rooms filled with energy, aroma, and texture. They are created with a purpose, to be a utilitarian space.

There are several ways to update your kitchen on a budget and not spend an unreasonable amount of money. I recommend spending some time gathering pictures of kitchens you like from your friends home, magazines, or the internet, such as Pinterest.  Choose a style that best suits your taste.

To start, you can get new…

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