A pantry is the ideal nook for storing extra food and other items ordinarily crammed into the kitchen. It’s also a nice design feature, as it harkens back to the days of country kitchens with spacious pantries.

 

You might be thinking, “That’s nice, but our home doesn’t have a pantry.”

 

That’s okay. These days, there are many ways to create a pantry in your home – even if it doesn’t have one! Here are just a few suggestions:

 

  • Add shelves to the laundry room. If you have the space, this is the ideal place to create a mini-pantry.

 

  • Purchase a portable pantry. There are many available on the market. Some are even disguised as cabinets you’d expect to see in living and dining rooms.

 

  • Purchase a movable pantry. These units are on wheels and can slide in and out of the kitchen with ease. Some are short enough to slide conveniently under a kitchen table.

 

  • Make use of an unused closet. These are rare in most homes, but if you have a closet that isn’t being used, it can easily be converted into a pantry.

 

As you can see, there are plenty of options available. You don’t necessarily need to build an extra room!

Read full post

Often overlooked  for the dramatic effect it can have on any living environment . repainting of walls gives you a  29%  better  return than other popular renos.  Whether you  go neutral with splashes of colour or wam and dramatic, trends  include  a  mix   of  strong   colours.  Mixed with nature-inspired neutral-energy colours l ike orange, aqua, sage and blue, along with neutral palates  leaning  toward  bisque.   fawn ,  gray   and walnut.

Read full post

Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold  winter's night.

Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room.

Installing or upgrading the fireplace in your home will generate 11% greater return on investment than  the average return on other popular renos.

Read full post

Ever wonder why "kitchen parties" naturally occur every time you have a get-togeher?

Well.... it's because the kitchen is the hub of every home.  It's where we get nourishment and refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day.  It is a room with real value for every family.  Kitchen upgrades can really deliver with a 44 % higher return on investment than the average return on other popular renos.

 

Read full post