The Importance of Powder Rooms

February 3, 2015

Powder rooms and guest bathrooms should always have a bit more attention to detail devoted to them. After all, they are used by your guests and you want to impress them. Designer, Kasia Waloszczyk, shares her tips for creating a sophisticated space.

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Canadian Cabinetry Firm Opens Doors in U.S. Markets

January 7, 2015

Cutler Kitchen & Bath produces sleek cabinetry that looks high-end but is competitively priced. Made in Canada at the company’s 210,000-square-foot facility in Mississauga, Ont., the cabinets are sold in Canada and the United States through Home Depot, Lowe’s and Home Hardware.


“Our aim is to give the customer great design at affordable prices,” says president Jonathan Glick, who previously worked at Calvin Klein.

The cabinets, which have European hardware and matte and wood-grain melamine finishes, are designed to look and feel fashionable, says Glick, who immigrated to Canada from Cape Town, South Africa, in 1999.

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Laundry in Style – Create a Functional and Fashionable Laundry Room

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the laundry room must be the liver. The laundry room cycles through messy household clothing and towels, and cleans them up time and time again. In addition to being the place to do laundry and store cleaning supplies, many households also have their laundry room act as a mudroom; a place to drop off school bags, shoes, and jackets. The laundry room gets a lot of wear-and-tear, but is often the most neglected room, design-wise! For my latest project, I wanted to showcase the laundry room, and how it can be designed as a functional and fashionable space.

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Family Friendly Renovating

November 18, 2014

Trying to get a decorator look in your home isn’t always possible for busy families. Designer Lisa Canning is here with tips for family friendly renovating and décor ideas.

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November 11, 2014

Renovating a house requires lots of coordination- so any chance I get to streamline the process of purchasing products I take it. And I certainly took at The Home Depot this summer shopping for materials for my #canningreno. While big box stores can be overwhelming to navigate through, you are able to accomplish A LOT within an afternoon.


For my bathroom vanity, I wanted something with a minimal, European style flat front profile- but I wanted to keep the cost reasonable so I selected a Canadian made vanity by Cutler. I have purchased similar looking vanities in the past for a price point in the thousands- I’m happy I was able to find something in a similar stylish esthetic, but at a price point in the hundreds. Here’s a tip- the Home Depot sells tons of product online only. I was able to check out the construction of Cutler vanities in the store, but found a colour and size more appropriate to my space online. You might be surprised what you find online that can then be delivered to your front door.

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