One Bathroom Vanity, Three Looks

To get the most out of a piece of furniture you need it to be both functional and flexible. When popular styles and personal tastes change, you want to be able to…

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Upgrade a Space with Decorative Molding

If you want to take a room from bland to beautiful there’s no better way than decorative molding. Whether it’s baseboards, door and window casings, crown molding or a decorative design of…

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Scott McGillivray and Crew

How to Hire a Contractor (and the rest of your renovation team)


One of the most common questions I get is “can you recommend a contractor in my area?” The answer unfortunately is no. I have a trusted group of people I…

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Basement Flooring Options

When deciding the best type of flooring for your basement, there are a few things you need to think about. Price is obviously a big one, but so is lifestyle, the style…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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