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Modernize Your Curb Appeal

How to Modernize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do you want to modernize the look of your home’s exterior? If you love your home but feel it is lacking in curb appeal, then these tips are for you! There are ways to improve the look of your home without spending a huge amount of money.

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Use Texture in Your Home Design

How to Use Texture in Your Home and Create a New Look!​

Thinking about a new look for your home this year? Try using texture in your home design! This design incorporates shelving, arches, millwork and wainscoting to create a unique look.

Amanda Lwanga, founder of Linger Design Studio, joins me, Paul Foster, to talk about this space that was created for the Vignettes Design Series Festival. She describes all the details that went into creating a textured, art-inspired atmosphere in this space.

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4 Affordable Home Design Elements That Won’t Break the Bank

4 Affordable Home Design Elements That Won’t Break the Bank

We’ve been talking a lot about home design, but the reality is, most of us have a budget! While we might splurge in some areas of home design, we can’t splurge on everything. Today I’m going to share four affordable home design elements that you can incorporate into your home without breaking the bank.

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50s-inspired Sustainable Home Design Ideas

50s-inspired Sustainable Home Design Ideas

Here’s some inspiration for how to decorate your home in a sustainable way, while still creating that 50s-inspired look you want. Thinking about sustainability when designing your home is becoming more and more popular each year, and vintage-inspired looks offer so many opportunities to reuse items and keep them out of landfills.

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upcycle to create and over-the-top eighties feel

Upcycling to Create an Over-the-Top Eighties Feel in Your Home

Do you love the over-the-top eighties look? Do you love upcycling? Here’s some inspiration for how to upcycle to create an over-the-top eighties look in your home.

Check out the mural, patterned floor, art and furniture in this space to feel inspired. The “postmodern” aesthetic of the eighties and nineties looks like it will be a big trend for 2022, and this space demonstrates a fresh way to bring the eighties into your home. Here’s some budget-friendly ways to get the look yourself.

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Mainfloor Renovation

Mainfloor Renovation Sneak Peek and Planning Tips

Here’s a sneak peek into a mainfloor renovation in progress. In this home, we’ve changed the layout of the entryway, living room, dining room, and kitchen to create a much more open feeling—as you can see from the “before” photos compared to this “in-progress” tour! Let this inspire you for how you can open up your mainfloor.

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Planning a home addition

What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

So you’re dreaming of a home renovation, and you’re planning a home addition. What do you need to know before you start? Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the things you should be thinking about, and planning for, to get that really remarkable home addition you dream of.

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How to bring the outdoors inside

How to Bring the Outdoors Inside with a 3-season Sunroom

Do you love the sun, and want more of it? Do you wonder how to bring the outdoors inside? Well, this family decided to built a 3-season sunroom that transitions from the yard to the house to create a beautiful open-concept space. Check out the Lexario folding door system we installed to open up to the greenery of the backyard. This is Edmonton (Canada), so we built this sunroom so it can be used in three, possibly four seasons! Stay tuned for more updates on this project, and learn about how you have bring the outdoors inside even in a colder climate:

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What to ask your contractor midway through a renovation

What to Ask Your Contractor Midway Through a Renovation

So your dream home is starting to take shape – now you might be wondering what to ask your contractor midway through a renovation. Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the little things you should be checking and asking about before the finishing touches of your renovation are put in. Get a sneak peek at this really cool project this family has created for their home, and I’ll give you a few tips about what you should be looking at at this stage of your renovation.

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why are renovation quotes so drastically different

Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

If you’re planning a renovation and you get a bunch of different quotes from different contractors, you might wonder why they’re so different. Why are some so high, and some so low? How can you tell which quote is a fair quote, and which one might lead you to paying more in the end?

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