2018 Colour and Design Trends

Colour and design trends are something that change on a yearly and in some cases even a monthly basis. Let’s explore some of 2018 colour trends and designs.

Trend 1 : Memories : Returning to the classics of 1940s French Fashion, art deco and art nouveau. This colour trend evokes a romantic spirit with highly stylized design that is luxurious and feminine. Colours of this trend include, blue-greens, lacquer red, dark-brown wood hues and bronzed caramel, lightened with touches of greyish pink and gold.

Trend 2 : Natural Wonders : These colours and trends were inspired by nature and innovation, there is a human desire to be surrounded by nature but not leave the city. The want to go back-to-basics and focus on well-being without giving up modern comforts of city life. Colour of this trend are casual with springtime and seaside influences, with coral tones, aquatic blues and overexposed colours with sunny contrast like salmon, lobster, pebble and ocean.


Trend 3 : The Stars : As fantasy experiences increase with the use of virtual reality , life is being experienced through dreams and imaginations – unnatural nature. Retro, vintage tech is trending, along with futuristic possibilities. Colour are insured by the exotic and unnatural natural world of fantasy. Pastels are layered with lacquers and glow. The influence of technologically based colour creates layers of gloss and bling, with shocking pops of rose, hot pink, dark blue and 1980s retro colours.

Trend 4 : Adventures : Through myths, lore and legends, oral storytelling recalls the historical narratives of cultures and people throughout the world. The call to adventure and new worlds are for those who desire to be transported to faraway lands. These lush, extravagant colours are found in nature such as reds, emerald greens, amber, laval black and mystic purple with infusions of laval black, earthy brown, dark reds, blue and purple.
Trend 5 : Childhood Joys : creating a fairytale for one’s life adds joy and pure love of life. It reflects the comfort and routine that allows the child to be free to dream of other worlds. Colours are chic, sophisticated basics with classics of navy, burgundy, grey, and beige, along with near primaries of blue, green and orange.

Eight Steps to Your Perfect Home

Finding your truly perfect home is usually a far of dream for most people. It can become a reality if you have the right home builders to help you.

1. Design Your Perfect Home For You: Customize and design your perfect dream home according to your needs and wants.
2. Add the Colours, Styles and Options You Love : Style your home the way you want it. From hardwood floors, ceramic tiles, granite counter, oak cabinets or a stone fire place! What ever you want you can get!

3. Stake Out Your Lot : Make it official! This is where your new home will stand, watch as your builders steak out the floor plan to your home.
4. Solid Foundation: Foundation is essential to a well built home. If there is no foundation there is no home! Check to see if your builder has a comprehensive warranty.

5. Watch Your Home Being Built from the Inside: If your lucky enough you can get the advantage of a home builder  that will build your home away from the site and the ravages of weather.
6. New Home Delivery: Watch in fascination as your new home get delivered via truck to your foundation.
7. Finishing On Site Touches:  Your builders will finish any finishing touches to your home on site before you get the keys!

8. Move In: Finally the day is here! Your builders have handed you the keys and you can officially move into your dream home!

Make Your Home in Ontario

Ontario is one of the most scenic and appealing provinces in Canada, and an excellent place to build a home.

The average person is happy to move into a pre-existing structure, but some people like a home that reflects their individual tastes. In order to accomplish that, they often need to build one from scratch.

So, the next step is find home builders in Ontario? Yes, you can absolutely do that, but you should do some research beforehand. Specifically, what kind of home do you want? Large? Small? Cottage? All-year-round structure?

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What kind of money can you spend? Building your home can in some ways be cheaper than buying a pre-existing one, but that depends on the size and location. Speaking of location, where in Ontario do you wish to live? Land in rural areas can be less expensive and there are definite benefits to living in the country away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas. However, if you are the type of person who likes convenience and access to a wide variety of restaurants, movie theatres, and night clubs, city life is probably your best choice. The size and popularity of that city will factor into land costs, particularly if you favour living in Toronto.

OK, with those areas out of the way, what do you need to think about when looking for a home builder? Again, the type of structure definitely plays a factor. Some builders are more experienced with building traditional homes than ones that are custom designed. Talk to friends, research on Google, and make appointments with the builders’ representatives. Don’t be afraid to ask any question that comes into your head. It is important that you know everything relevant to the topic before you make that all-important decision. Good luck!

Winter Proofing Your Home!


I was just working on working on my winter proofed home recently when I noticed that a family of angry beavers had made a home out of under my deck. This is a problem. I am an avid cat lover so when I noticed that there was an aggressive family of beavers living under my deck I became concerned. I know that beavers, although they can be very cute, are known to be carnivores. Recently, a man in Australia was walking along the riverbank when a pack of wild hungry beavers attacked him, parts of his clothing were located but the man was never found. These sorts of stories were an influence on me when I noticed the furry little creatures.

Of course I had them relocated to a river away from my home but I also discovered that I was in need of working on proofing my home up for winter. I know that I had to have my windows done. Right now my windows are not sealed properly so I have found that there are cold drafts coming through my home. Its not amazing when this happens because it generally lowers the temperature of the home and as a result I feel colder and less comfortable.

So I had my windows fixed up properly but also found that I had to get my floors refinished, this was a huge job and as a result I had to spend some money getting it fixed up. In the end- my house was still cold! I couldn’t figurer out what the problem with my house being so cold was, but in the end I suppose it was my furnace! I couldn’t believe it! MY FURNACE! It had broken sometime during the fall, much to my consternation, and in the end I had to get it fixed up- properly. My best recommendation is to make sure you get your furnace checked for the winter before you really do anything else with the winter. I mean, its one of those things you really cant let go. Or else you will be cold.