Two Things That Make My Day

Life isn’t a challenge, it’s a full speed gauntlet that will shake the strong and consume the weak. Ok, I’m being dramatic but working and living in Toronto, it sometimes feels that way. In my line of work, days off are few and far between, so when I get’em, I use’em. This was my first day off with my pup, Nahla. …

Behind The Scenes: Kenny and Lisa’s Kitchen

I had a good feeling about this build because we walked into Kenny and Lisa’s house and connected with them like old bandmates reuniting for a comeback tour. We didn’t change the layout of the kitchen. We just updated everything and gave the main floor a different vibe. I loved working with Kenny, our inner craziness matched. After we banged …

Ever Wonder Where That Up-cycled Barnboard Came From?

Share this Post 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 …

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 …