The administrative part of a reno, how to do it right and why it wins you 75% of the battle

So, what is the administrative part? documenting what you do figuring out which is the latest decision in relationship to a particular item do you know the impact of a framing decision later on in the process? budgeting scheduling tracking tax deductions, if any record-keeping for maintenance or, for instance, getting that paint for touch-ups…

The tub or the shower, the waterfall or the pond, an eternal dilemma

Despite the final choice, which, inevitably and with very few exceptions, is the shower, every one of my clients that renovated bathrooms went through the mini or full-fledged agony of considering both. And that is not because of some flimsy let’s do our homework before we jump approach, not even because of real-estate considerations, which,…

Homes these days are less about norm and more about culture, part 1

When myriads of cultures mix, borrow and evolve together within Toronto‚Äôs small geographic footprint, their aesthetic preferences intersect and build homes that exude a rich cosmopolitanism, proud of being different. This is such a home. A home where the owners love the contemporary design and wanted to keep most of their existing furniture and artifact…