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Have you ever wondered what to do with the treasures you’ve brought back from your distant travels? Or, have you wanted to travel around the world and bring back a world of textures and textiles into your home?
This week’s Blog is a review of ‘Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit’, written by mother/daughter team Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel. This beautiful book helps to guide readers through the steps to incorporate different global design elements into their homes, without causing an international incident.
Vancouver, B.C., has always been considered to be one of the most intriguing and popular cities in Canada. It fits a different mould than many of the sprawling cities that we see across our country. This week’s Blog reviews Larry Beasley’s book, Vancouversim, and explores this very West Coast approach to the concept of urban design and on how Vancouver – as we know it – came to be..
Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home, edited by Hannah Jenkins, showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across Canada by renowned Canadian-based architects and designers. This week’s Blog is a review of the book and serves up a quick peek within its pages.
For those looking to create additional living space and increase the value of their home, a basement renovation can accomplish both, while costing far less than building an addition might. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of the challenges posed by a basement renovation and at the solutions offered by Saniflo.
A “hurricane-proof” home in the community of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, has been getting some press over the summer. This one-of-a-kind beach house, made from approximately 612,000 recycled plastic bottles has been built to withstand the awesome fury of a Category 5 hurricane, all without sacrificing any of its aesthetic value. This week’s Blog takes a look at this amazing, weather resistant, costal home that has something that you may not expect – Modern Style.
Barcelona from the Studio Collection – A fluid texture that creates the feeling of having the whole ocean in one room.
Unveiled for the first time at the Wood Design Show last month, Uniboard’s Studio Collection is guaranteed to deliver breathtaking aesthetics to large-scale commercial or residential building projects all across North America. This week’s Blog reaches out to Uniboard to learn more about the inspiration behind Studio and how the company’s newest collection is changing the game for interior designers, architects and those in the commercial and institutional segments.
This past year was an exciting one for exteriors, where we saw the rising popularity of bolder, darker colors, mixed materials, and designers getting creative with indoor-outdoor living. Looking ahead, however, this week’s Blog takes a look how designers, architects, and contractors are devoting more thoughtfulness on exteriors and the impact on the building’s design, ensuring that 2020 will be the year that curb appeal becomes king.
After many years of experience and a million miles of travel speaking with industry’s movers and shakers, noted business advisor Mark Breslin has a particular insight into the evolution of this business. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of what he’s learned; the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as his thoughts about the future.
The world of construction is constantly finding new and smarter ways of doing things across all branches of the industry. And one of the greatest advancements in precision construction over the years has undoubtedly been the modular home. This week’s Blog takes a look at the benefits of going modular when building your home and some of the things that homebuyers need to keep in mind when considering this growing trend in construction.
Why you should attend: BUILDEX Alberta 2019 This year, BUILDEX will be celebrating a prosperous 20 years in Alberta. Held at the BMO Centre in Calgary on November 6-7, 2019, BUILDEX Alberta will cater to the entirety of the building industry; from its architecture and design professionals, to its construction, engineering, and property management professionals. […]