Joy at Work Book Review
Book Details Joy at Work. Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein published by Little, Brown Spark in 2020 I didn’t think I’d enjoy this book as much as I did. It was an easy read with lots of examples and references back to Marie Kondo’s methodology of organizing and de-cluttering. Scott Sonenshein…
Death Plan: Creating a plan for when you die
It’s true. It’s sad. We all die. Have you made a plan to ensure that your loved ones are able to easily wrap up your estate and give you the final send off you want?
Renovation Tips for Basements
Renovation Tips for Basements There are a few key renovation tips or items to consider when finishing or renovating a basement. When I’m working with a client to design a basement I first ask them about their needs. It’s crucial not to skip this first step as it’s key to ensuring that the space works…
Basement Renovation Provides Country in the City Basement
This basement was unfinished and cold! Completing a basement renovation added usable square footage and helped this home sell quickly. We designed the floor plan as one open space, providing for versatility for future owners. Major renovations were done to maximize the home sale, including finishing this basement. A simple floorplan helped with our client’s…
Kitchen Makeover for a Busy Cook
This beloved cook needed a kitchen makeover badly! People called this cook from all over the world to get advice on just which herb or spice or combination of ingredients would work for a special dish. Her reputation was as large as her heart, and her talent with combining spices legendary. Kitchen Makeover However, it’s…
Lifestyle: Living Large in a Condo
Living your best life in your condo. There are some wonderful reasons to live in a condo – the amenities, lack of maintenance, no need to shovel snow!
However, there are some downsides and many of them revolve around living in a smaller space. It’s my hope that this will give you some ideas to get a start on creating or updating the home you want into the home that supports your needs and helps you live a more fulfilled life.
Basement finished for a movie lover
Finished basement – list of wants & must have’s This project was a finished basement for a movie lover. The basement of this townhouse was unfinished and cold. It was spacious enough and the client knew exactly what he wanted – a cozy space to watch movies, room for a wine collection, bar fridge, space…
Small Powder Room: Massive Style
Taking a powder room from blah to wow! We took a boring and rather blah powder room, removed the builder vanity and added in cool tiles to line the back wall and direct the eye upwards. A glass pedestal sink and new mirror and toilet update the room. Did we mention that the light fixture…
Is a Kitchen Renovation a good investment?
Will a kitchen renovation bring you the best return on your investment? Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Is your kitchen up to date or is a kitchen renovation project something you would consider before putting your home on the market? A recent report from the Appraisal Institute of Canada state that the…
Which Emotion Triggers your Clutter?
De-Cluttering – Why do we save things? Hint: it’s all about emotion! If I could sum it up in one word why we save things I would use the word “Emotion”. Emotions, both positive and negative, can impact our lives. As a result, we save and hang on to things for both positive and negative…
Life Goals : Are you living your Perfect Life?
By really digging deep and figuring out what you want in life, you’ll be able to create the home and life that makes you successful.
Does your home reflect and nurture you?
Is your home a true reflection of you? If not, why not? Now that’s a topic! But seriously – does your home reflect you? Does it support you emotionally? Is it a place where you want to go home to? Once at home do you feel protected? Never want to leave? Is it your sanctuary?…
Oh I do so love a pretty table setting!
Food always tastes better when it’s beautifully displayed and care is taken in making sure guests are welcome
Relax and Savor the moment
Are you able to relax and just savor a moment? To just be? What do you do to relax in your space? We all work way too hard these days. If we aren’t working we are distracted by that lifeline/jailer for our time – the devices that connect us to the world yet chain us…
Is Your Clutter Holding You Hostage ?
Is your clutter holding you back?
Why do we have such problems with organization these days? Why do we hoard or collect things? Join me to explore the reasons why we save things.
Creating a Stylish Functional Entryway
A functional entryway will ensure you are more organized
Storage Ideas for Condo Living
Condo living has many benefits – no maintenance, great facilities – but also has some issues. The main one being the size of the space and the lack of storage. Click to read more about ways to create additional storage.
Move or Stay? What should I do?
Move or stay – what makes sense for your life right now?