Category - Renovations

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We Build a Custom Boutique Closet
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Turn The Closet You Have Into The Closet You Want
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Bedroom Makeover Reveal
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Bedroom Lighting Makeover Part 2: To the Vapour Barrier…and Beyond!
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Bedroom Lighting Makeover: the Adventure Begins!
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Die Popcorn Die: A Flat Ceiling is a Beautiful Ceiling
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Joy of Dimmer Switches
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Open Up: Creating Interior Windows in Load Bearing Walls
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Breathe Easy: How to Stop Your Neighbour’s Cigarette Smoke From Coming In
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Soft as a Baby’s Bottom: Drywall Seams Without Sanding

We Build a Custom Boutique Closet

After more than a year, it’s finally reveal time!

You don’t need a walk-in closet or dressing room to get something that shows off your clothes. With some planning, some LED lighting strips and some serious effort you can get some pretty spectacular results, if I do say so myself. Is it worth the effort? Read on to find out how we did it.

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Turn The Closet You Have Into The Closet You Want

You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to have a closet that looks good and lets you see everything you have at once. Here’s a look at the closet we started with, and my plan to make it so much more. It may not be as awesome as this stock photo, but it’s an improvement.

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Die Popcorn Die: A Flat Ceiling is a Beautiful Ceiling

Everyone hates popcorn ceilings, including me. I hated mine enough to go through the dusty hell it takes to get rid of them. Here’s what happened, and it was so worth it.

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Joy of Dimmer Switches

If you care at all about the quality of lighting in your home, you should install dimmer switches on your fixtures for better control. And it’s not just about mood – choosing the right dimmers means you can save money on energy if you leave them on a lower setting.

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Open Up: Creating Interior Windows in Load Bearing Walls

If you’re trying to get a little more light flowing around your house, sometimes putting a window inside your home is the answer. But can you do this safely, without bringing the house down? When we were trying to figure out if we could put an interior window in one of our walls, this is the post I wish had been around.

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Breathe Easy: How to Stop Your Neighbour’s Cigarette Smoke From Coming In

For non-smokers, few things are worse than having cigarette smoke come in to your home through a wall shared with a neighbour. Now that so many of us live in townhouses and condos, it’s a pervasive problem. When we experienced the problem, here’s how we solved it – mostly.

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