Ottoman Considerations

Ryley Ottoman- Whittaker

Did you have a good weekend? I think the busyness of the holidays and client projects caught up with me, and I found myself with less energy than normal. I’m not a big fan of lazy weekends, but I guess occasionally doesn’t much matter. Today I’m back at it with a trip planned into the […]

Storage Rooms + Why I Need to Put Thrifting On Hold

Storage Room Double Shaker Door Entrance

Is it just me or did this week seem to fly by? Now that I’ve put my outdoor projects to rest for a while, I thought I’d turn my focus to organizing our basement storage rooms. I thought it seemed like the perfect opportunity before our media room gets filled with new furniture and I’m […]

Construction is Finally Done! {Our Basement Reveal}

Basement Family Room- Construction is Done!

After weeks of planning, and what turned out to be months of construction, our basement family room is finally ready to occupy. If you’ve been following along on this renovation journey, you know that back in early May we set out to create a TV and entertaining area. With a few obstacles, combined with summer […]

It’s All in the Details / Basement Update

Basement Renovation- Marble Tile Backsplash Options

We’re rounding third base on our basement renovation and I couldn’t be happier. To recap, we started with an unfinished basement and set out to create a family-friendly room for entertaining and relaxing, as well as additional space for when we have overnight guests. To date, with a lot of help, we’ve completed the framing, […]

Basement Fabric Considerations

Basement Fabric Considerations- John Robshaw 21038-19

Over the extended Canada Day weekend, I took a bit of a break to spend some time with family and friends. It has been quite a few years since I’ve camped in a tent, but I have to admit it was better than I remembered. It was really nice to get away and not think […]

Basement Paint Colors

Drywall Stage of Basement Renovation- Time to pick paint colors!

Our basement renovation is moving right along and I’m feeling a bit of pressure to make some of the decorating decisions including paint colors.¬†Up until this point, I’ve had a general idea of how I want the final area to feel, but I’ve been slow at nailing down specific choices. Today, the trim work is […]

Basement Progress / Framing and Electrical

Basement Renovation Plan

Although we’ve only completed the framing and rough-in electrical work of our basement renovation, I can get a pretty good sense of how the rooms are going to look. We’ve made some adjustments along the way, but careful planning beforehand has definitely paid off. Our original plan looked something like this sketch below. (I will […]

Basement Renovation Finally Underway!

Wet Bar for Basement Family Room

As I hear clanging and banging coming from the basement, it’s a good sign for me. We’ve been planning our basement renovation for several months now and it’s finally underway. Yesterday everything was mapped out on the floor and the rest of the week will be framing, with the electrical work starting on Monday. Although […]