How Does Bedroom Lighting Affect Your Sleep?

Lighting design is only one aspect of an overall design scheme, however, in the bedroom, it can have a profound impact on the ability to sleep. Light levels, type, and timing all make a difference in being able to get a full seven to nine hours of sleep. Light in the bedroom has to be… more »

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween has always been my favourite season! The beautiful fall colours, the spooky decorations, the amazing costumes, and of course inspirational pumpkin carvings! I started carving “cool” pumpkins years ago when the typical jack-o-lanterns didn’t quite satisfy my creative desire. I found carving pattern books, tool sets and great ideas online that fueled the passion… more »

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE Professionals Taking Responsibility to Make All Homes Accessible, Comfortable and Safe for Everyone! Class included top experts from the kitchen and bath design, renovation, home building, real estate, caregiving and medical industries.       Making all homes more accessible and safer that current industry practices   Ottawa (June 21, 2018) – The Living In Place… more »

Bathroom Design Trends

NKBA Finds Transitional Style Bathrooms Among Most Popular in North America According to Survey Members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association specify modern design, built-in storage and hand showers among top bathroom trends of 2016 HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JAN. 25, 2016) — Clean, modern style and neutral colours dominate North American bathroom design, according to… more »

2016 Kitchen Design Trends

Transitional Style Kitchens Most Popular in North America According to Research Conducted by NKBA The National Kitchen & Bath Association found outdoor kitchens, built-in coffee stations and pet-friendly amenities among most popular trends of 2016 HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JAN. 25, 2016) —Transitional style remains the top trend when it comes to kitchen design, according to the… more »

3 Reasons Why to Hire a Designer

3 Reasons Why to Hire a Designer? If you are planning any type of renovation to your home consider this:Designers have the skill set to put together your WHOLE project. Example; for a bathroom renovation – selecting all the fixtures (tub, sinks, faucets,tile, cabinetry, showers, glass, mirrors….) the choices can become overwhelming with literally 1000’s of… more »

Best of Houzz 2015

Detail by Design of Ottawa Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award   Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World   Ottawa, Canada,  January 20, 2015 – Detail by Design of Ottawa has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz,… more »

4 reasons Why renovating your home is important!

1. Treat your home as you would your retirement portfolio or pension plan. If you didn’t continue to contribute to your investments they wouldn’t grow in value very quickly. By doing upgrades to your home you are increasing the value of your investment. There are three ways that increase the value of your home: market… more »

Let’s make it simple

I recently attended a seminar while being hosted at an event by my cabinet manufacturer Decor Cabinets Ltd. in Morden Manitoba. The speaker was Mike Hetherman, CEO of Willis. I was completely blown away by his message of “The Confused Consumer”. The more I thought about his message the more I could understand how true… more »

Why renovate your Kitchen?

Why Renovate your Kitchen? Over the decades Kitchens have significantly changed in function. Kitchens are now the heart of the home and require greater planning. Not only do we need to accommodate many additional functions but the need for multiple cooks using the same space at the same time has become essential. The average kitchen… more »