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April 21, 2014

Dear Debbie,

 

We live in a bungalow condominium community and plan on staying here for our retirement. Our master suite bathroom has a large whirlpool bathtub that we never use. We are shower people. We are planning to renovate and want to replace the bathtub with a shower. Are there different styles that you would recommend that are trendy now? Thank you.

Miranda


Dear Miranda,

Your home’s design should be based on those elements that match and enhance your lifestyle. If you have the opportunity to renovate your bathroom, then make it truly yours. Don’t take baths? Forget the tub. Then take the time to research all the styles and options that are available to make a shower experience that is safe and comfortable and that looks great.

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April 14, 2014

The past decade has seen many beautiful additions to flooring products. The traditional quarried stones — granite, marble, and slate have been made more affordable by manufacturing stone veneers. You have the look and feel without the weight. This transition to veneer is gaining popularity as the manufacturing processes become more skilled, combining man-made and stone strata. Imaginative applications in colour and pattern offer us a rich design palette with which to work.

Another option that has captured the popular market is the appearance of porcelain tiles. 

 

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April 7, 2014

Gone are the days when the kitchen was hidden away beside the dining room, door closed except for serving and clearing. Today, the kitchen takes pride of place where living and lounging, dining and cooking meld into one stylish open-plan space. This radical shift in dominance has brought stunning design and style changes to everything kitchen, from counters and sinks to cabinetry and lighting. The kitchen never looked better!...(read more)