10 Things You Need to Share With Your Kitchen Designer

Many people think that design begins and ends at colours and shapes. These things are important, but good design is about usability, and to create a usable room your designer needs to get to know the real you. Here are 10 things you should share with your designer to help them create the best space Read More…

10 Ways To Keep Your Home Renovation Project On Budget

Creating a budget is one of the very first things that you should do when planning out a remodeling project of any kind. A budget will help you determine what you can actually afford to pay for without taking on unnecessary debt as well as help you to prioritize your wants and needs. Even with Read More…

7 Methods For Living Without a Kitchen – Home Renovations

At last – the plan is in place and construction is about to begin on your dream kitchen. Now there’s a new challenge to face: how are you going to survive without a kitchen for the several weeks or months the project will take? Most people can’t afford to rely on restaurants and take out Read More...

A Floor To Stand On: Pick Kitchen Flooring That Works

Here in Canada, our kitchens are often the centre of the home, whether we’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests. There’s something about sharing food in a warm, inviting space that brings people together and strengthens emotional ties. How many times have you hosted a party and found that everyone seems to gravitate to the Read More…

Arranging Kitchen Appliances the Right Way

Tired of constantly running into people, and only being able to use one part of your kitchen at a time? We’ve got the tips to arranging kitchen appliances you should know about when you start your renovations.

Avoid These Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s a social centre, it sometimes serves as a home office, but most importantly it’s where we store and prepare our food. Every minute of our hectic day is precious, and cooking healthy, delicious food takes time. A good kitchen design can help Read More…

Bathroom Lighting That Works

If we are lucky enough to have the space and a healthy decor budget, our bathrooms can be places of luxurious relaxation. But large or small, good lighting is an essential in a bathroom. Good lighting doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to be well planned. Good design always starts with good Read More…

Before and After: White Kitchen

When you look at a finished kitchen, you don’t get to see what’s really interesting about kitchen design. You don’t get to see an old kitchen get a new life. And that’s why we’ve started this series of Before and Afters. We’ll be using these posts to give you a closer look at the kitchen Read More…

Choose the Right Renovations for Maximum ROI

At Laurysen we are often asked, “What renovations can I do to my home that will raise the value and give me a high return on my renovation investment?” Although there are many variables, the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) has produced a free 9-tip list which provides us all with good advice and highlights Read More…

Create a Bathroom Spa Experience – From The Ground Up

We work with a lot of clients who want a spa experience from their new bathroom. When they talk with our designers, we make sure to listen to what they say about how they live and what their tastes are. But there’s one critical aspect that not all of our clients have considered in enough Read More…