Our DIY basement bathroom – from nothing to pretty amazing!

Our DIY basement bathroom – from nothing to pretty amazing!

When we were in the planning phase of finishing our basement, the whole design had to revolve around the bathroom and where it would be situated. I’m guessing that is the case in most basements. Before we started, the exterior walls were already framed and insulated, and there was minimal…

Landscaping and planting a garden from scratch

Landscaping and planting a garden from scratch

When I lived in South Africa, I always had a lush green garden, but when I moved to Alberta (Canada) a couple of years ago, I was in for a big surprise! Going from a place where anything and everything grows most of the time to a place where very…

Laundry room makeover – my first DIY project that was a complete remodel

Laundry room makeover – my first DIY project that was a complete remodel

In my imagination, the house of my dreams had a full laundry room. There would be an area for folding laundry (my number one requirement), and somewhere I could easily hang all the clothes I don’t want to wrinkle (read: I don’t want to iron). Like most people, I’m not…

A master bedroom bending the rules on scale and proportion

A master bedroom bending the rules on scale and proportion

What is “scale and proportion”? In interior design, scale and proportion is a design principle used when referring to the size of furniture or items. Scale is the size of an object in relation to the size of the room or a person. You know when a piece of furniture…

Packing a big punch in a small space with wallpaper

Packing a big punch in a small space with wallpaper

Powder rooms are the ideal spaces to play around with wallpaper. I know some people absolutely hate wallpaper. I bet if you do, you had to remove it at some point in your life. There are also people like me who wish I could wallpaper every room. Don’t worry; I…

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