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Introducing Buyers Bootcamp

Buyers Bootcamp is here, and I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time. I've been working on it for over a year and I'm pumped to (finally!) hear... Read More »

Renovation Health Check: Mold and Air Quality

Mold can be a real problem in basements so it’s important to stop it before it starts. In any renovation project, and particularly basement, kitchen and bathroom renovations, you need to take... Read More »

How to Create a Renovation Budget

A large number of people spend more than they plan during a renovation. Sometimes it’s because of unexpected problems that come up, sometimes it’s because someone changes their mind about what they... Read More »

Know Your Limits: DIY vs Contractor

It’s a very fine line between what can be considered a DIY project and what requires a professional contractor – and the answer varies depending on the person. I’ve seen some people... Read More »

5 Steps to a Functional Mudroom

Any busy family knows how important it is to have a mudroom.  Here’s what you need to make it functional.


Mudroom Storage
The number one most important thing every mudroom... Read More »

The SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY COLLECTION has Arrived!

I’m thrilled to announce that after almost 20 years in the renovation and design industry (20 years - wow!) I’m branching out into home furnishings. I’ve teamed up with my friends at... Read More »

Bathroom Renovation Saves & Splurges

Next to the kitchen the bathroom is the most important room when it comes to improving the value of your home. And while bathroom renovations aren’t exactly inexpensive, you don’t always have... Read More »

How to Choose Bathroom Tile

Trying to decide what bathroom tile is right for you? These principles of tile selection will help make the job a lot easier.
Light colors can make the space feel bigger
As... Read More »
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