A bounty of metal galvanized tubs from Princess Auto sidewalk sale. Hmmm...drink buckets for the next party?
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Dyson's disdain for brainstorming got me thinking, when I get into designing (anything really) where is my creativity coming from? After some reflection I have to say, all of my creative moments are direct response to things in my surroundings that I feel could be way more functional/efficient/aesthetically pleasing etc. My husband taught me a [...]
Builders might not be jumping on the bandwagon but the market is making it clear. Smaller, more affordable housing, simplified lifestyles and financial freedom are hot topics. Tiny houses (the kind on wheels) might not be the right solution for everyone but well designed compact housing with an equally compact price tag would certainly appeal [...]
It is no secret that we believe in small, affordable housing options. We regularly read articles about housing, real estate, design etc and often we find very interesting points of view in the media. So, what are we really sacrificing by living in smaller homes? This article does a great job of outlining how a [...]
Today on Ellen there was a clip about her favourite house listing 'misleading' phrases that are commonly seen when people are trying to sell homes with interesting 'features'. Here are a few of the descriptions and illustrative photos to show what we have encountered ourselves when house hunting. Side Note: These photos aren't of the [...]
This is a full recap of our beam replacement saga, written by Sitka's leading man...Adam. (edited by Melissa because sometimes he rambles) It spans a 3 week process of forms, footings, inspections, and beam replacement. Summary When you're buying a house, having it checked for any major structural issues is a no brainer. We did our [...]