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Ever Wonder Where That Up-cycled Barnboard Came From?

As a contractor, I use a fair amount of barnboard. I get it from the same supplier every time, my buddy Brett from Bored Barn. He always comes with quality planks as far as mashed up 100-year-old weathered planks go. He takes a commission to pull down old barns that are out of use and rotting, then salvages what he …

Behind The Scenes: Eric and Rebecca’s Kitchen

I had no clue Eric and Rebecca were as awesome as they were going into this build. Anyone who has a micro brewery in their home is automatically on my list of top 10 favourite people. What I’m saying is… I like beer! Somehow amid the kegs full of bubbly liquid gold, we were able to focus on the work …

Reno I Dig: Copper Splashed Kitchen

You’ve been looking around for a modern rustic design but all you can find are designs with basic barnboard feature walls and dopey pieces of art depicting a some type of farm scene. Well you’ve clicked on the right post because this build is the ruler of modern rustic design. Behold the copper backsplash with reclaimed lumber shelves. The midnight …

Reno I Dig: Jewel Green Kitchen Dream

If you’re a fan of assertive design choices and think elaborate patterns and textures add character, then you will love this main floor renovation. There is a Halloween sack full of eye candy for you before you even turn into the living room. As you enter the front door, your eyes will land on a stunning oak staircase with a …

Behind The Scenes: Joel & Kera’s Basement Reno

Sabrina and I didn’t know the 70’s were alive and jivin’ until we walked into Joel and Kera’s basement. The orange carpet, bohemian art, leather wrapped dry bar and stain glass lamps all screamed, “Don’t demo me baby, just throw on some records and get groovy baby”. I had some dance moves locked and loaded for just such an occasion, …

Behind The Scenes: David and Wemi’s Kitchen Reno

Some people may see David as one of the craziest dudes on Earth for buying a house without consulting his wife, Wemi. Others may see it as an incredibly romantic gesture. Regardless of your perspective, David definitely risked getting thrown into the dog house for making that decision. That’s when Sabrina and I entered the picture. Our mission: turn the …

Reno I Dig: Out of the Blue Kitchen

Sabrina and I turned this kitchen from being an awkward space with pickled oak cabinets and plum counters to a functional work of art where culinary genius can be conjured. Here are the things I would beg, borrow and buy from this space to use in another renovation. BEG Since the beginning of time, people have been begging for gold. …