Design Inspirations

Oversized round mirror is an element of surprise in this well-styled bathroom. Circles are the inspiration! Advertisements

The Naked Crepe Re-Design – Phase One

Five years ago, Nicole and Tom, came up with an awesome concept – to prepare and serve healthy, affordable, delicious crepes.  Their bistro, called The Naked Crepe, was such a success from the moment they opened their doors, they’ve barely had time to catch their breath. With their start-up budget quickly eaten up by necessities like equipment and…

An Ad in The Grapevine

It’s been many years since I’ve paid for advertising in print form.  Back in my dog training days in Toronto, I used to advertise in doggie print media.  But once the internet came along, I didn’t see much need for it. Now I do.  I’m not sure if it’s just me having my own personal…

Prefab Comeback

Prefab housing suffers from bad stigma but building homes from pre-made parts can save time and costs. Source: Prefab Comeback

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We’ve seen big action this week.  Most of what we squeaked about has been attended to or is making good progress.  We’ll be doing a walk through with Matthew, our Project Manager on Monday and we’re waiting on Nova Scotia Power’s final OK and then our Occupancy Permit to follow immediately after. Two weeks?  Maybe……

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Squeak!  Squeak!  They say the squeaky mouse gets the cheese, so we squeaked (squawked really).  We finally have water and power.  Waiting for a final inspection from NS Power and then our Occupancy Permit.  Hoping to be in before family arrives on the 13th.  If not, we’ll have little elves to help with the unpacking….

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I’ve always had a healthy respect for trades people – the folks who create something from nothing, find solutions, and make things work.  I’ve also prided myself on what I thought was a healthy sense of empathy towards home owners who are relying on trades people to renovate and/or build their homes. I’ve listened to…

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Matthew Wood, our Project Manager from Kent Homes is a real trooper.  He threw out his back just as he arrived on site for our house crane lift.  He managed to smile brightly for this photo, then spent the next week flat on his back while he kept this (and I suspect, other) projects running…

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Our home is on our lot.  The crane operators and trucking crew lifted it onto it’s Postechs on Thursday and….  it’s exactly what we envisioned.  Big sigh of relief and a big sigh of satisfaction! With a 16 foot wide load, traffic needed to move to the shoulder all along the route from Bouctouche, New…

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The weather gods frowned on us last week.  After days of sunny dry weather, the one day of down-pours on Thursday set us back a few days. The trucking crew, followed by Laura Maillett and Matthew Wood of Kent Homes, slowly made their way from Bouctouche, New Brunswick – a 3.5 hour drive lengthened 6.5…

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Drum roll, please….    3 more sleeps until our house arrives! It’s expected to leave Bouctouche, New Brunswick on Wednesday morning.  It’ll  sit until Friday, when the crew arrives to roll it sideways off the truck and onto its foundation posts. Here are the 18 Postech posts that have been screwed 7 feet into the ground…

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Many months ago, a new lighting rep entered our lives at Atlantic Lighting Studio.  Mark MacDonald of Innovative Electrical Sales introduced us to Adorne by Legrand.  We were excited, inspired and enthusiastic beyond words. (We were actually jumping up and down and clapping.)  Silly, yes, but you may do the same when you explore Adorne on their…