Now, let me ask you a question: how did this place of relaxation you imagined look? What were the little pieces, the touches of decor, that made the place uniquely yours?
A house might just be a physical object, yet it quickly becomes a tapestry, woven together by the reminders that you and your loved ones have lived. All of which makes it so much harder to let go, even when we know that there will always be a day when we will have to do just that.
We all have in our mind’s eye a vision of our dream home. For some of us it’s a very clear picture, a visual delight with everything in its place; for others, it’s more of a series of thoughts and images collected over the years – a scrap book stored in our memories.
“Interior styling and design services can now be completed without a designer ever having to set foot in your home. E-design is also typically a much simpler, laid-back process, with a quicker turnaround time than traditional interior design.
The Scerni’s home, originally built in the early 2000’s had a small, C-shaped kitchen with little storage and inadequate countertop space. “It was definitely time for an update”, says Airik. “We wanted to create the perfect space for their lifestyle, with an open concept layout that easily flowed from indoor to outdoor areas. We also wanted to give Shawn and Courtenay more prep and entertaining room.
Situated amidst a growing selection of artsy boutiques and coffee shops on Broadway is a hidden gem of a flower shop that has the style and feel of downtown Toronto, yet it manages to maintain the charming appeal of main street small town Orangeville.
Home, they say is where the heart is, but I think that “home” is something even bigger. Our homes are the places in which we gather, the spaces where we welcome friends and family to be a part of our lives, for all the good times and the bad, though mostly good we hope.
“This old 1970’s house was closed off and choppy, with little storage and inadequate counter space. This was a space that was not very functional” says Airik. “Our team designed a new layout, removing all of the walls to accommodate a totally new, open concept space.
The excitement and dread of buying a new piece of furniture, or any other big-ticket item, is one that we are all familiar with. It’s an exciting moment because there is always a thrill to bringing something new home, whether it be a product we saved up to buy for the first time or replacing something that’s grown shabby.
Attention to detail is carried on after the purchase as well. They will not only deliver with care and setup your new furniture free of charge, but they’ll remove any old furniture that you are replacing. Ensuring that the process is as hassle free as possible for you.
“I take a lot of pride in the work I do and in this renovation business, or window or door business, these days, you have to be as precise as possible,” Joe Sousa explains.
The dedicated team at Arthur Cash and Carry enjoy building relationships with customers by listening to their wants and needs to help find what fits. In-store style consultants are able to work one on one with customers to help them to create the home of their dreams.
The home was very choppy and divided, and the 1890’s balloon frame structure complicated the reengineering of the home, but they stripped it back to the brick and reframed it section by section, adding 650 square feet of space for the garage, master bedroom and mudroom.
The recent resurgence of thrift stores and vintage markets has had a positive impact on the upcycling trend, leaving environmentally conscious consumers searching for the perfect pieces to decorate their homes.
Framed by Lake Ontario on one side and Hamilton Harbour on the other, Hamilton’s 6 km long “beach strip” is a unique neighbourhood with a proud past that is attracting a lot of potential new homeowners.