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4 unexpected upgrades to increase your home's value
With home prices increasingly steadily, now is the time to invest in your home. Whether you're ready to sell now, or want to boost your home's value for the future, there are a few upgrades that can make a big impact. 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...
'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...
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Tips for painting furniture to save money and rejuvenate outdated pieces
Do you have a piece of furniture that is outdated or no longer in keeping with your decor?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 Make refinishing furniture a fun weekend project and give your outdated pieces a second chance at life with these simple steps Read More...
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...
5 Tips For Painting Like A Pro This Fall
Like the changing of the leaves, fall is the perfect time to update the colors in your home. With open windows, a cool breeze and the tips below, you can check painting off your list in a snap and head back outdoors to enjoy your favorite autumn activities. Read More...
Add intrigue with colour on accent walls
Looking to add dimension and style to your space? It's as easy as adding an accent wall. This is a quick way to add depth and intrigue to any room, especially if there's a vibrant colour you love, but feel it's too much for an entire space. Read More...
Make a splash with fresh paint colours this fall
Embarking on a cost-saving, do-it-yourself painting project for the first time may seem intimidating, but the steps are quite simple. With the following tips, you'll easily go from novice to knowledgeable on how to handle interior paint updates. Read More...
Designers have their say on four common decorating myths
Let's face it, as countless home decorating tips abound, one's first instinct is to take them as truths. Yet, why is it that we continue to listen to others' 'rules' when it comes time to decorate our own homes? Hunter Douglas, a leading window treatment company, asked two top designers to describe what they believe to be the most common decorating myths. Read More...
Expert tips on how to select the perfect paint for your home
Life is hectic, which means your home has to go through a lot – especially its walls. They must be prepared for anything; from huge family get-togethers and kids' play dates, to days of furniture rearranging and room makeovers. According to professional contractor and host of shows such as House of Bryan, Leave it to Bryan, and Disaster DIY, a good coat of paint is the necessary starting point to help your home stand up to the wear and tear of family life this summer. Read More...