Easter Decorations – It’s not too late!

Every year it feels like Easter pops up out of nowhere…even though it seems Easter candy gets put on the shelves February 15th.  But of course, Easter decorating is often left to the last minute.  Fear not – if you are planning to host an Easter meal or festive get-together here are a few ideas…

Get into Spring!

Step One: Clear it out! The first step is to get rid of the clutter and do a big spring clean. I know there are a few of you that have your holiday decorations still out; and those bulky blankets for getting cozy can now be put away for another year. I suggest tackling this…

Patio Perfection

I fell in love with these patios tables in our showroom the other day, and ever since then have been dreaming about sitting in front of it getting toasty with a glass of wine. This Patio Flame table is perfect for our cooler night climate.  It’s the perfect way to sit on the patio without…

Design Mistakes to Avoid: Poor Lighting

Poor Lighting Bad lighting in your home can affect the mood dramatically when someone walks in – and more importantly when you walk in. Dimly lit rooms are most common in older homes, and simply adding lamps with the correct bulb type can help a room become more inviting. In newer homes, the issue of…

Ventilation Buying Tips

Why do you need a range hood? Cooking emanates unwanted and unhealthy heat, odours, gases, grease, steam and smoke. A kitchen range hood is a fan with an enclosure designed to capture and vent these unwanted pollutants. The range hood’s internal fan effectively captures the rising column of air directly over the cooking surface and…

All Things Kitchens!

We all know kitchens are not what they used to be, but we wanted to find out from the experts what they are seeing in kitchen designs these days.  We sat down with Senior Design Consultant Jasmine Larre at Superior Cabinets to talk about all things kitchens.  What kind of design trends are you seeing…

Over-the-Range Microwaves: To Do or Not to Do

Question from a frustrated customer: Can anyone explain to me why microwave ovens are placed above the stove? Just imagine you had prepared a dish in the m/w oven that was supposed to be added to a pot of other ingredients cooking on the stove. The dish is heavy the pot below is steaming. Have…

Renovation Do’s & Don’ts – Part 2 Don’ts

Yesterday we talked about the “Do’s” of renovations.  Here is a few don’ts that you will want to avoid for a successful renovation experience. DON’T Don’t become the distraction! We all like to know what’s going on in our house, but being a busy body can actually create more problems. Walk through the house, make…

Renovation Do’s & Don’ts – Part 1 Do’s

We’ve all heard more renovation horror stories then we’ve heard happy endings. It doesn’t have to end terrible. The important thing is to get educated on the process. Clients are often warned that going into a renovation of any scale can be tough on you mentally and physically. Even with all the preparation in the…

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…