Where to Sweat Vs. Spend On Kitchen Renos
We’ve all heard how much value a kitchen renovation adds to your home. Still, taking the plunge – or sledgehammer – to an overhaul can be intimidating because it can cost upwards of $20,000 on average. The good news is that knowing where to sweat and where to spend is half the budget battle. As I renovate my blah builders’ kitchen into a thing of beauty and functionality for my family, I cut costs where I can. (more…)
- May 1, 2017

Colourful Tile Brings Big Flavour to Canadian Kitchens
Canadian tile specialists, Saltillo Tile talk to eieihome.com about the benefits of adding colourful tile to the Canadian kitchen. Since the 90s, the Canadian kitchen has become neutral territory, as far as colour is concerned.  Likely a reaction to the harvest gold, avocado, and atomic blue kitchens of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, homeowners have embraced shades of black, white, brown and gray en mass. (more…)
- April 29, 2017

A Breakdown of Kitchen Renovation Costs
When people start contemplating a kitchen renovation, the biggest question they typically have is “how much will it cost”. Kitchen renovation costs will vary, based on geography, materials, and precisely how much work needs to be done to achieve the desired result. However, there are some averages that can be looked at to help you get a feel for what you may need to spend. (more…)
- March 22, 2017

The Butler Did It…In the Servery
“Dinner is served”, announced the butler to the guests. Formal dinners of a time gone by were announced and overseen by the butler. While the role of this trusted home manager is scarce in todays’ society, one thing has made a resurgence in newly-built homes. It’s the butler’s pantry or servery. (more…)
- March 19, 2017

6 Insider tips for smart renovation budgeting
During the recent “GTA Home and Reno Show” we sat in on a trade presentation for home renovation professionals. While much of what was presented was specifically intended for individuals working in the home improvement industry, we were able to take away some vital insider tips on smart home renovation budgeting. So of course, we are going to pass those tips along to you! (more…)
- March 6, 2017

Function meets style in the kitchen
Celebrity designer Jo Alcorn discusses practical, yet stylish kitchen design tips. The kitchen is the heart of the home so it’s a bonus when you can have an open concept to more living zones. This once multiple room traditional home in the east end of Toronto has now become a functioning family living space. (more…)
- March 4, 2017

Repair or Replace Your Appliances
Have you ever been in this position? You’re at home, running errands and doing chores, when all of a sudden your dishwasher or laundry machine gives up on you? Appliances can give out on us at the most inconvenient of times and often break before their time, making the decision to repair or replace a difficult one. (more…)
- February 11, 2017

Super-smart appliances are on the way
Think kitchen appliances— and ovens, refrigerators, microwave and dishwashers come to mind. All are items easily taken for granted, but take a look around the recent CES 2017 show in Las Vegas and it will have you thinking of kitchen appliances in completely new and different ways. (more…)
- January 29, 2017

Can a touchless faucet make your home healthier?
Hands free plumbing technology has come out of the shopping malls and other public spaces and is now readily available to be used in Canadian households. If you are thinking about adding a new faucet to your kitchen or bathroom, first, take time to do some research on this home technology, to see if a touchless faucet is the right option for your household. (more…)
- January 23, 2017



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