Kitchen Lingo: Know what they’re talking about! (Part#1)

You’ve made the decision to re-do your kitchen; you’ve got your pictures, ideas and floor plans ready, now all you need to know is what your designer is talking about! Here we’ve included a list of a few items/terms that are good to be familiar with so you can better prepare yourself for what’s available, ...

FSC Certification – Thinking and Acting Green

People who are not involved in the woodworking industry may not be aware of an international certification system which exists in order to help consumers make ethical choices when deciding which wood products to purchase.  It is provided by an organization called the Forest Stewardship Council (or FSC). Being someone who is involved in the ...

Break out the masking tape and have some fun! 2

Many people often have difficulty imagining what their new kitchen will look like when it’s completed and even more so when the layout of the cabinetry is significantly different than what’s existing. One of my suggestions is to “map out” the plan using good old masking tape. I know it sounds silly, but trust me ...

Topping Your Cabinetry – A Quick Guide To Counter Tops – PART #3 – Alternate Options 1

We’ve talked about the classic materials for counter tops up to this point; now let’s have some fun with it! Granite and laminate tops are very common and practical materials for tops today, but that doesn’t mean your options stop there. In this section we look at some of the different “non standard” materials to ...

Tid Bits of Tile Info! 4

I was in the process of sourcing tiles for one of my bathroom projects and couldn’t believe the amount of options out there, as the colour, design and size selections are endless. My customer’s bathroom is very narrow with a ceiling height of 89”. They were looking for a traditional transitional design  and wanted the ...

Let’s Celebrate!! Canada’s Turning 142 & It’s Time To BBQ!! 2

Whether you celebrated Monday with a fun company instated long weekend or you’re able to enjoy the official mid-week holiday – it’s time to celebrate!! When you think of our nation’s holiday one’s mind conjures up images of fun filled sunny days barbequeing juicy burgers and t-bones, enjoying refreshing cocktails and having some laughs with family and friends!  Outdoor living at it’s ...