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Prepare backyard furniture for endless summer fun
Whether you have a garden oasis or an activity filled pool in your back yard, outdoor living has evolved past a picnic table and a few folding chairs. Today you have the option of sunshades, privacy curtains, coffee conversation furniture, outdoor kitchens and decorative pillows. Ultimately the goal is to create a warm and inviting area where you can relax and enjoy the warmer months. Read More...
Tips from top designers to make open-plan designing easy
Increasingly, people are foregoing the traditional kind of home they grew up in – a warren of rooms separated by walls – and opting for open-plan homes featuring multi-purpose areas such as great rooms that combine the kitchen, dining room and living room. And, no surprise, decorators are devising new techniques to enhance this most livable style. Read More...
Making the Christmas tree the heart of your holiday home
The Christmas tree is one of the oldest holiday customs. It brings warmth to the home and is at the centre of many family traditions. According to Cindy Jardim, Style and Trends Director at Lowe's Canada, a growing number of Canadians are opting for artificial trees. Read More...
The festive holiday home made easy
There's nothing like the welcoming charm of a beautifully illuminated house on a snowy winter night. In the past, cold, ice and blustery winds made decking out a home's exterior challenging. “Today there are a broad range of products available to those who want the whimsy without the work,” says Lowe's Canada Style and Trends Director, Cindy Jardim. Read More...
How to achieve a greater level of household clean this holiday
Do you wash and condition your hair? Of course you do, since we would never dream of doing just half the job. So how about when it comes to cleaning your home's floors? Are you getting a complete clean? With holiday entertaining upon us, it's more important than ever. Read More...
Deck your halls with seasonal style
Creating a festive feel is integral to merry celebrations, and today's hostess doesn't skip a beat. Cindy Jardim, Style and Trends Director at Lowe's Canada shares two holiday trend directions. Read More...
'Tis the season to refresh home décor
A crisp breeze and falling leaves are tell-tale signs that the holidays are just around the corner. If home entertaining is in your plans this may also be the right time to redecorate. Here, Sharon Grech, the Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her tips on how to refresh your home in time for the revelry. Read More...
Top 5 renovation tips to create more space
As real estate prices continue to climb, the cost to trade up an existing home for a larger one has increased substantially. As a result, more and more Canadians are choosing to renovate their homes, rather than relocating. In fact, it was recently revealed that renovation spending in Canada reached a record $68 billion last year, outpacing spending on new home construction. While the hunt for more square footage can be challenging, homeowners shouldn't feel like a costly second story or complete addition are the only options. Read More...
Smart House: 5 Thoughtful Design Ideas To Raise Your Home's I.Q.
Do you remember the first time you met that “out of this world” family, the Jetsons? While we may not have flying cars or robot maids just yet, the idea of a “smart home” is very real. Take a step closer to this futuristic way of life with these five thoughtful additions that can go a long way in boosting the intelligence of your home. Read More...
Reds are a go for design in 2016
We've all done it. Gone down the rabbit hole of Pinterest and countless other sites, spending hours looking at beautiful homes and yearning over them all. The aftermath is that you're now inspired to redesign your own space, but don't quite know where to begin. What will the design be? What style do I choose? A good place to start is with colour. Colour is emotional and has the ability to awaken the senses. And no colour radiates passion and vitality more than red, so why not start there? Read More...
Tips for painting furniture to save money and rejuvenate outdated pieces
Do you have a piece of furniture that is outdated or no longer in keeping with your decor? Maybe it is a family heirloom passed down through the years or a fabulous flea market find. If so, you might want to think twice about throwing it out. All it takes is a simple coat of paint to dramatically transform the furniture in your home. You'll be amazed by the dramatic results you get for a minimal cost. Plus, upcycling reduces waste, which is always a bonus. Make refinishing furniture a fun weekend project and give your outdated pieces a second chance at life with these simple steps Read More...
Create a Fan Favourite Entertainment Room
Your home is a space to express your personality and passion. For sports fans, this is often done by plastering the wall with team merchandise and paraphernalia. However, passion and style can absolutely go hand-in-hand. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour & Design Expert, shares her tips for a fan favourite entertainment room. Read More...
Colour updates for your kitchen this fall
If you've been waiting to give your kitchen a new look and freshen it up for the change in season, now is the time. As we move away from the bright warm hues of summer, colour experts look to new cool and calm shades to create a chic and modern look. Whether you're going for modernized trendy or classic, or just want a change for an outdated space, there are always updates you can make to incorporate trendy colours Read More...
Create atmosphere for the indoor seasons
As the temperatures cool down, it's time to add warmth to your home – for both appearance and comfort. Trade in your lawn chairs for a cozy seat by the fireplace and take care of the small things around the house that can make a big difference for you and your family as you head indoors. Read More...
Transform your Bathroom in a Weekend
Your bathroom is more than just a place to wash up. It's a space to relax, unwind and refresh. This small room can make a big impact on your home and can easily be transformed into a personal spa. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour & Design Expert, helps to transform your bathroom into a relaxing oasis over a weekend in four easy steps. Read More...
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