THE NEW LOOK IN THE BATHROOM
Adding LED lighting is a great way of saving energy, saving money and bringing the ‘new look lighting’ into the home. The bathroom is an obvious starting place. Here, we used an existing track light located over the vanity and replaced 3 old fixtures. Continue reading “The LED Bathroom”
Mama Bernoulli – Disney Pixar Car die cast toys (1 : 55)
Here are some insights into the joys and the trials of car collecting. Chief among the latter is the possibility or just plain inevitability of stepping on one of these things one night and going for a dangerous ride.
Start watching at 10:50
What if design could double your living space? What if design could double the space in a micro-apartment? Watch how design makes it so that an apartment can function as if it was twice as big simply by rearranging furniture that was either designed and custom built, or hand-picked to be light-weight, stylish, durable and dual function.
Continue reading “Double Your Space”
Understanding good urbanism is easier on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Why should understanding good kitchen design be any different? Continue reading “The kitchen sink”
[Future update: add photo of completed unit here]
I love the storage units that you can buy at most D-I-Y stores. However, unless you are making a full wall display, it can be unsightly (never mind un-functional) to have a unit standing all by itself against a wall.
Continue reading “Bookcase to Credenza”
Apart from a beads collection there can be no greater challenge than holding, storing and organizing a large amount of Lego. Not just that, but to do it for a 5-year-old that may be playing with Lego for 10+/- years.
Continue reading “Lego Storage & Sorting System”
[Update: photo of finished project awaiting kitchen completion]
Nothing says “storage” in a kitchen like a full wall pantry. We built one from scratch to fit an old closet cavity measuring 8.5′ x 6′ x 16″ deep. Here are the steps we followed. Continue reading “A Full Wall Pantry”
I’m stuck in a coffee shop reading one of those “make yourself over” New Year’s resolution articles in the local rag (It turns out to be a Toronto-based newspaper chain: “New year, new you” by Cheryll Gillespie, QMI Agency. 24 Hrs Vancouver, Vol. 9, No. 185, December 26, 2013)…. Let’s apply that logic to the home.
Continue reading “A new year and 11 new ways to think of home”
glass cooktop with touch controls
Upgrading the kitchen was never easier, especially if you already have an electric cooktop. The new touch sensitive cooktops are a continuous flat surface that is a dream to keep clean. There are no knobs to get in the way, or holes for boil overs to sneak below the cook top and wreak havoc with the wiring. It is one, continuous smooth surface. Mine came with a razor-blade holder to scrape sticky messes away. Continue reading “Updating the Cooktop”
Style was never more affordable, or easier to get. I’ve bought this item at both Home Depot and Costco. As a storage solution it is deceptively simple: it is the same size as a shoe box!
Continue reading “$0.99 Crystal Clear Storage Solution”