, ,

Best Renovations For Winter

Winter is a slow time for many renovators, which means it’s one of the best times for you. Homeowners can really take advantage of the lack of demand and finally get to those projects that they’ve been saving for (or ignoring!). By choosing to go with a renovation at this time of year, you could be saving yourself some money!

Of course, the cold weather makes some projects more realistic than others. Here are some ideas for the best winter renovations!  

Read more

,

Fall Renovation Ideas

Fall is a great time to begin a few renovations to prepare for the winter.  The atmosphere is crisp and clean, and the temperatures are usually manageable. In the fall, we tend to overlook how much a few renovations can help our energy bills.

Read more

, ,

Commercial Renovations 101

Every commercial renovation is unique, tailored to your businesses needs. Renovating is usually hectic for most people but with the right blue prints, you’ll get the best idea of what your renovation will look like when finished. Sensibuild is committed to supplying a stress- free renovation process so you won’t have to worry! If you’d like a free quote and to learn about what Sensibuild can do to transform your commercial space, please contact us today!

Read more

, , ,

Affordable Bathroom Renovation Ideas

shower nozzle spraying water on grey background blog header

You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to bathroom renovations. Redoing the entire bathroom from tub to tile can become a huge money pit, but this is because a lot of homeowners feel they have to overhaul the entire room. Sometimes, it only takes a few key elements to completely change how you see your bathroom! If you’re looking to give your bathroom a new look, take these five renovation ideas into consideration.

Read more

, ,

Advice For Seeking Home Improvement Loans

home-renovations-london-ontario-blog-header

When you decide to perform much-needed renovations on your home, you’ll probably start with the plans in your mind, a contractor to go with, and the will to succeed. Now, you need the money! For major renos and remodelling, the money required might not be immediately in your bank account, and you’ll have to find something extra to finance the work.

Taking out a loan is one of the ways you can make your home dreams come true. Here’s how you can make the most of your proposal!

Read more

,

The Best Home Renovations for Fall

fall renovations sensibuild london ontario

The days are getting shorter and, while it’s still pretty hot out, there’s no doubt that we’re getting to the end of summer with autumn on the horizon. Fall provides the last chance to upgrade many parts of your home before winter, renovating parts of your home with enjoyment and energy efficiency in mind. Take this chance to improve your home’s efficiency and boost its value!

Read more

, , , ,

How To Hire A Contractor To Renovate Your Home

Building Restoration Service London Ontario Sensibuild How To Hire A Contractor Blog Header

Hiring a contractor can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you’ve been burned by a bad egg in the past. You should always go with someone you can trust to be upfront about cost and process and to do the exact job you asked for. Use this list of advice about how to hire a contractor to renovate your home when looking for your perfect fit!

Read more

, , ,

How Paint Colour Decisions Affect Your Mood

paint colour decisions blog header

Each of us has very personal colours we’ve favoured since we were young and it comes out in every outfit, product, home decor item and even the paint colour decisions we make for our rooms. But have you taken the time to notice how certain colours evoke a particular feeling?

This is the basic idea of colour psychology—how colours affect certain emotional, behavioural, and mental responses in a person. If you want to paint your room, create specific moods or regulate emotions in every inch of your home, we’ve created some basic considerations for paint colour decisions when painting.

Warm vs. Cool Colours

Paint colour decisions aren’t as easy as you might imagine. There are differences in what we call warm and cool colours. In basic and general colour psychology decisions, you must know the essential difference between the two.

The colour wheel contains six basic colours. Half of them are composed of what we call warm colors—red, orange, and yellow. The other half, on the contrary, is composed of green, blue, and violet or what we call cool colours.

Warm colours can create a lively, inviting, and energetic space since they’re associated with heat and sunlight. On the other hand, nature, the sky, and water are associated with cool colours which can create a relaxing and calming effect.

Warm Colour Decisions and Where to Use Them

Among the three warm paint colours, red possesses the most intense energy. According to some studies, these paint colour decisions can raise blood pressure and adrenaline. It is best used if you want to create a cheerful space in high energy areas such as in living rooms, dining rooms, and other areas where people gather.

Yellow, another warm colour, evokes comparisons to sunshine which creates happiness and warmth. It can also be a cheery and fun tone which is well suited for kitchens and dining rooms.

Orange is the tone between red and yellow, an exciting and energetic colour which can be used in painting workout rooms or dining rooms.

Cool Colour Decisions and How to Deploy Them

Blue is considered the coolest colour which evokes comparisons to tranquil waters and the calming sky. It can create a soothing feeling that can calm the heart, especially in lighter shades. It is excellent for offices, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Green, another cool colour, is best associated with nature that conjures a feeling of rebirth and growth. It can be calming and cheerful at the same time which is best for bedrooms, living rooms, and bathrooms.

Lastly, violet colours which are a combination of blue and red can develop a feeling of rest and relaxation, particularly in lighter shades. The darker violet tones, on the other hand, are more sophisticated and luxurious. Make these paint colour decisions in the rooms you use for retreat and rehabilitation.

Now that you’ve wrapped your head around the basics you have to remember that this is only the beginning! You can use this guide for paint colour inspirations and help you dig into the feel and style of your next room renovation and painting project in London. But the deployment of colour can be highly personal and artistic. If you’re looking for professional advice or help to complete your next project all you have to do is make the Sensibuild decision.

, , , , , ,

10 Big Ideas for Your Small Bathroom

small bathroom big ideas blog header

We’ve all been there. Renovating a small bathroom to give some new life to a very important room in your house. After a few days, you’re feeling like you’ll never actually be able to fit everything in such a small space. If your bathroom redesign is stuck in a rut, then these ten helpful ideas are meant for you!

  1. Simple Color Illusions for Your Bathroom

    The trick to opening up your small bathroom is to choose your desired colour focus, go to a local paint store like Dulux and ask about matching palettes and related tones to that focus colour. Then deploy those contrasting tones by painting one or alternating walls or by choosing subtle decorations in those colours. If done correctly will give you a modern look and pop of colour for your redesign.

  2. Open Shelving and In-wall Bathroom Storage

    It’s no surprise that storage is the main problem when it comes to having a small bathroom, so you have to think hard about affordable and creative solutions. Open shelves and built-in storage cabinets on the walls not only give you more storage area but can also make the room feel larger and less cluttered.

  3. Bathroom Mirrors Open Up Your Space

    The oldest trick in the book to making any small space bigger is to add a mirror, and you can’t go wrong with getting a large, dramatic one. Look for mirrors with decorative frames or with borders that fit the matching tones of your focus colour.

  4. Bathroom Sink and Vanity Designs Matter

    A new way that you can add to the space illusion is to make otherwise sharp edges, curved. This goes for sinks and the side of the bathtubs. Larger and artfully planned sinks and countertops in a small room will also give you more counter space. Modern bathroom vanities range in style from traditional wood cabinets to poly-marble tops for single or double sinks. Do your research or check out our vanities because this can make or break your space.

  5. Find Additional Ways to Get More Bathroom Storage

    If the sink counter is already flooded with care products and other necessities, one great tiny bathroom idea is to install a small floating ledge above the sink to hold more of your items. You can also punctuate a floating ledge with stylish decorations or small framed pictures that exaggerate your colour palette.

  6. Keep the Bathroom Floor Going!

    To add more illusion that you have a big bathroom, keep your floor going up to the shower area. Choose the right flooring for your budget and decor and don’t be afraid to show it off! Don’t cover up your flooring with storage units, towels or large floor wastebins.

  7. Shower Glass Divider vs. Curtain

    A curtain is the cheapest and easiest way to divide the shower from the rest of the room but, depending on the design, they can get dirty and deteriorate quickly with use. A plastic or fogged glass divider is a little more expensive but can add a tonne of class and a luxury aesthetic. However, if your bathroom is extremely small it can make the space even smaller depending on the material and the colour you choose. It all really depends on your budget and your materials so make sure you put the time into research and pricing!

  8. Give Sliding Shower Doors a Try

    Traditional hinged doors also take up space when opened. Sliding doors, on the other hand, will always be parallel to that wall meaning that it will not intrude your bathroom’s space at all. The construction materials and designs for sliding doors have recently become super affordable and minimal making it an easy decision for your next remodel.

  9. Let in That Beautiful Natural Light

    You can never go wrong with having plenty of natural lighting in your bathroom, and if mixed with an awesome colour scheme, you’ll be in awe of how airy, open and relaxing your bathroom can look. It also gives you the opportunity to place small living plants or flowers on a ledge or storage space!

  10. Don’t Hesitate to Get a Bathtub

    One of the simplest ways that you get away with a beautiful bathtub in a small bathroom is by setting up the showerhead and tub combination in the same corner. Choosing a matching trim and showerhead can add plenty of modern style to this setup.

Excited to put some of these ideas into action and transform your small bathroom? Get started today with some help from the renovation experts at Sensibuild who specialize in bathroom designs and remodeling in London, Ontario!

, , , ,

5 Easy Ways to Save On Your Kitchen Remodel

kitchen remodel blog header

By now, we all know there’s a major difference between relaxing on a Saturday afternoon in your pyjamas, watching kitchen remodeling specials on HGTV and actually doing it! It’s great to feel the rush of inspiration that carries you to Home Depot for an afternoon, but very not ok to find yourself weeks into a messy, dusty kitchen reno that never seems to end.

Don’t get overwhelmed! We’ve gathered up five useful tips that everyone should consider during a kitchen remodel to save more and spend less on a good-quality kitchen design.

Read more