My husband and I are gutting our white kitchen and putting in another white kitchen but with a better lay-out. While I would love custom cabinets and quartz counters, those materials would be an "over-renovation" for our neighbourhood and type of house. We chose Ikea cupboards in the white Applad door profile which is completely flat. We preferred the look… Continue reading
I consulted with my client Kay at the end of 2012 and this is the beautiful result! "I had been thinking about a kitchen remodel for a couple of years before actually doing it. I was considering different options, including gray-blue cabinets, until I started reading your posts about white kitchens and realized that if I wanted a serene backdrop… Continue reading
My Sister Elizabeth and her husband rent a trailer to camp at Christmas Lake each summer with their two boys.
When I walked into the one they had this year I asked "Is this trailer 15 years old?"
Elizabeth looked a little startled as she replied "No these are new, I'm sure not older than 2-3 years, they don't rent old trailers". Continue reading
"Reading your blog is part of my long-range planning for the renovation of my kitchen, and like you I´m a big fan of white kitchens. My Ask Maria question is, would you put white appliances in a white kitchen? When we had to replace our fridge before we were ready to renovate, I picked a white fridge that would match… Continue reading
Granite has a bad rap on this blog, so I thought I would write a post on which granite I think is classic. 1. Absolute Black Black granite is less pricey than black quartz so if you want black countertops, this is the way to go. Black is my second choice after white quartz with white cabinets because I like… Continue reading
Is it possible to renovate your house from top to bottom just from reading my blog? As a matter of fact, yes it is! This set of photos with a few before's are from Karen. Thanks for sharing them with us! Hi Maria, we are selling our home and just wanted you to see a product of your advice, very… Continue reading
"What a great blog. We are downsizing and renovating a condo to go into. It has large creamy, beige and white marbled-looking porcelain tiles throughout the kitchen and main living areas. I am struggling with whether to go with white cabinets or a more creamy cabinet. Either work with the floor, but the cream has a softer look. The kitchen… Continue reading
I was so thrilled when one of my clients recently shared these images with me of our on-line consultation in July. Here is her note as well as the images of the total renovation of their cottage. The exterior before shot is at the end of the post. Hi Maria, Had a session with you in July and I think… Continue reading
My custom banquette arrived last week and it's a thing of joy and beauty to behold! I'm not showing you the Moroccan shaped top because the sconces on either side are currently sporting naked bulbs. The ones I bought arrived with cheap, parchment creamy yellow paper shades which looked totally wrong with all the white in my kitchen so the… Continue reading
source Okay, okay, everyone is asking when I'm posting more pictures of my kitchen. Well I was waiting for my custom made bench and roman shades but the window coverings are delayed so you can thank the holidays for this glimpse. The other day I found this image on Pinterest (above) so on the weekend I went out and picked… Continue reading