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Room of the Day: A Bathroom That’s Simply Efficient

It’s amazing what you can do with 45 square feet. The owners of this bathroom in Toronto’s Rosedale neighborhood approached designer Paul Stewart with a primary goal: They wanted it to be as simple and efficient as possible. The only

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See a DIY Powder Room Transformation for $1,100

Determination, DIY skill and a stunning tile feature wall helped make this formerly dark and gloomy powder room feel spacious. Chrissy Torres is determined when it comes to tackling home projects. Once while stripping a fireplace wall in her Saint

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Add Excitement With Vibrant Ceiling Color

Slather on some bold ceiling color for an instant — and eye-catching — transformation Painting your ceiling can seem like a daring move, but as these rooms demonstrate, it ain’t necessarily so! A bright and beautiful ceiling hue can bring

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See a Complete Kitchen Remodel for $11,000

Budget materials, some DIY spirit and a little help from a friend turn an impractical kitchen into a waterfront workhorse Norma Rushton and her partner, Randy Dyke, really wanted a waterfront property in the Vancouver area but were quickly priced

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How to Hire and Work with a General Contractor

Hiring a contractor is potentially the most important decision you’ll make in the renovation process. BY MICHELLE WORKMAN Starting your home renovation can be a daunting task and your general contractor can either be your best friend or your worst

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Heads-Up Hues: 10 Bold Ceiling Colors

Visually raise or lower a ceiling, or just add an eyeful of interest, with paint from splashy to soothing It’s standard operating procedure to paint your walls a color while keeping the ceiling white. We’ve been told this makes the

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The Centennial Gent

EVERYONE! MY FAVORITE THING OF THE WEEK HAS ARRIVED! One of my MANY amazing clients has started a blog to document her journey of renovating a historic property in Norfolk, Virginia. She purchased the house over the summer with my

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