Typically curb appeal is all about how things look when your design comes together. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Some experts say you should be focusing on all five senses: sight, touch, smell, sound and even taste. We asked Scott McGillivray, master renovator and star of HGTV’s hit series Income Property, how you can use ‘sensory design’ to highlight an entrance.
Hardware can make a big impact on the overall tone of a room. It’s a great way to add style and dimension to your home and is a fun way to infuse a little personality. When it comes to choosing hardware, people typically select one color and one style. But in recent years, using different color combinations and different styles within the same space has become a more popular trend.
When it comes to trends in kitchen design, the industrial look is on the upswing. Of course, we don’t all live in artsy warehouse loft apartments featuring wood beams and exposed brick, but that doesn’t mean the industrial trend can’t work for you. If you love the look but don't know where to start, try replacing your kitchen sink faucet with an industrial-inspired version, such as our chef style single-lever Luna Industrial model.
When you think about purchasing hardware for your home, your mind likely jumps to traditional residential pieces, which makes sense. But don't be too quick to dismiss all the commercial hardware options available. Hardware that’s typically used in commercial settings can be a great alternative to the traditional levers and hinges used in residential applications. We recently talked to master renovator, Scott McGillivray, and got his top commercial hardware picks for achieving a look that is stylish and modern, while providing your home with the utmost in safety and security.
New products, especially fixtures and fittings that respect the responsible use of water, such as our Dixon bathroom faucet, are helping our population to be significantly more efficient in conserving the world’s most precious resource: water. In the Spring 2016 issue of Ontario Homebuilder magazine, “The Reign of Water” article sheds light on the evolution towards increased efficiency in residential plumbing.
We are happy to be featured in the May 2016 issue of House & Home magazine on a “Knock Out” spread showcasing standout doorknockers. Perfect for the most elegant and refined entrance, our eye-catching Heritage knocker adds a punch of personality to your front door.