Steam Cooking Space-Saving Solution

Steam cooking your veggies has become really popular, allowing more vitamins to be retained as well as allowing that extra “crunch”.  Of course, when you are cooking a meal with multiple sides, your stove can become over-crowded.  Gaggenau provides a solution! The steamer allows healthy cooking without the loss of vitamins.  It can be used…

Design Mistakes to Avoid #1

Being Matchy Matchy You would think that designers would like the word ‘match’….but it usually makes us cringe. We love things to coordinate, but having every fabric the same on every piece of furniture looks bland and boring. To create visual interest in a space you need multiple layers and textures, colour and patterns. Shop in…

Valentine’s table setting

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about red. The great thing about this time of year is red becomes a neutral, and it goes with everything – as long as you do it right. Small pops of red mixed with your current colour scheme will look fantastic and add a touch of romance. I’m…

Pillow Talk

I love thoughtful and unique gifts…especially Valentine’s Day gifts. Don’t get me wrong…I wouldn’t scoff at some red roses, but they eventually wilt and die.  I came across some pillow cases on an online store I thought were really cute for 2 people in love, and decided to make something similar on my own. Here’s…

Buying Tips: Gas ranges

Gas or Dual Fuel The difference between a gas and dual fuel range is in the oven. A gas range has both a gas cooktop and a gas oven, whereas a dual fuel range has an electric oven. Although the cost of a dual fuel range is generally slightly higher than an all-gas range, there…

Multi-functional Basement Design

Designing people’s homes should feel like a reflection of who they are and the basement shouldn’t be any different. Often people move into their homes and think they are limited to the footprint that was left by the builder, but this doesn’t have to be the case. By talking to your contractor or designer about…