I don't know if it's the crisp autumn air, the anticipation of the holidays, or the fact that my birthday is in September, but I just love this time of year! To me, it feels like a new year more so than January 1st does. Maybe it's 12 years of going 'back to school' that is ingrained in my mind?
As a kid I always wanted to be a teacher and in some ways I think I became one. Design education is part of the job and there is no better feeling than teaching others how to fall in love with their home again.
There is a lot of information out there about renovations so this month we're giving you an education so you can start thinking about how to attack that renovation you've been contemplating. Before you even begin, you need to consider everything to avoid making a very costly mistake. Just want to get that basement done for winter? Read about how we turned this blunder into bliss for homeowners.
This summer we completed the Crestview Residence, a new custom build with Alair Homes, and we're sharing the finished product with you. There was a lot of custom design in this home which we love. Check out our chat with our friends from Attlea to discover the benefits of working with a custom millwork company.
The truth is when you know better you do better. So get informed this fall so you can start planning that renovation in the new year!
With father’s day around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the parts of me that were influenced by my Dad. My Dad was doing life hacks before it was an even a thing. He always has a tip on how to do everything better. It's rubbed off on me in that it's created this need in me to constantly improve efficiency. Since I started my career, my goal has never been to be an award-winning designer, but rather to help people have a successful renovation - making it the most efficient, with the least amount of challenges.
At CWDesign we manage the process so you don’t have to. It’s summertime so let us take care of it and get outside to enjoy our short season! This month we’re dishing out some hot tips to make your summer renovation a success. Looking to turn your backyard into bliss? We have some inspiration that is sure to turn up the heat.
Not sure where to start with your renovation? Want to avoid renovation hell? Make sure to check out my chat with Global News and CBC Radio before you get started!
In honour of Father’s Day I’m sharing some design lessons I picked up from dear old dad – some of which may surprise you!
The truth is that when it comes to renovations, there WILL be challenges. Wouldn’t you rather someone alongside you mitigating those challenges and taking on some of the risk so you don’t have to?