renovations

Benjamin Moore's Colors for 2018

We are moving into that busy time of year, when many homeowners take on all those to-do's and upgrade projects around their homes.  Before you dive into your reno and painting projects, take a look at Benjamin Moore's new color picks for 2018.

We've always relied on some of Benjamin Moore's most trusted colors - that famed CC40, Cloud White - and it's always interesting to see where the interior and exterior design trends are heading.

Read more at Benjamin Moore's Color Trends site

Great decorating tip for your popcorn ceilings

If there is one thing that seems to always come up when looking at a home with popcorn-style stucco ceilings, it is the question about what can be done with them.  Typically, if the stucco has been painted-over at some point in the past, it is nearly impossible to simply scrape-off and smooth -- you are relegated to a much larger, and more expensive, repair.

In this great DIY article, they show a different approach - to simply put up a decorative material over the old ceiling finish, and have something that is beautiful and very unique!  

See the results at Lifestyle And Design Online

Some great tips and tricks for do-it-yourselfers

People are always looking for great tips to aid in their remodelling or staging of thier homes.  We've put together some great tips that we have found for your weekend projects:

 

  • Inexpensive way for a do-it-yourselfer to build larger 'faux baseboards' for a more contemporary look on a budget. Take a look at this simple step by step guide:  www.houseofsmiths.com
  • Increase your storage space and reduce clutter - use cupboard and closet doors for storage:  www.apartmenttherapy.com
  • Use wooden shutters to create interesting entryway organizers:  www.marthastewart.com
  • Mount your HDTV on IKEA poles to keep your walls hole and damage-free:  www.ikeahackers.net  
  • Label your paint cans with what they painted:  blog.makezine.com
  • Clean stains and marks in your stone countertops using peroxide and flour for an easy fix:  www.thisoldhouse.com
  • 5 Smart ways to use mirrors in small spaces, to maximise your visual space:  www.apartmenttherapy.com