I hope you will gain a new appreciation for the complexity of a country that, against many odds, has become a beacon of civilization in our modern times.
As interior wall and ceiling coverings came down at our little Stratford house, our design, and work to-do list, morphed hourly.
The Problem Child room made a bad kitchen, which set this whole reno in motion. Then we discovered it made an equally bad living room.
A cloth table runner bought to cover a water stain on a bookshelf has inspired our renovation.
Now that we were planning to keep the teak, its aesthetic is driving many of our renovation decisions.
The first thing we agreed upon, when we decided to renovate: We weren’t going to live in the house while the bulk of the work was going on.
As an adult I’ve gravitated to older homes, which in Ontario means houses built in the 19th century. They are never perfect.
After two kitchen renovations fueled by IKEA, I wondered if this time we could possibly afford — gasp — custom cabinetry.
Knowing that, somewhere down the road, we had a kitchen renovation ahead, in the past three years I started looking more closely at other people’s kitchens.