The Dream Kitchen: Open shelving – because we really need more storage (#ORC Week 4)

We’re into Week 4 of our 6 week kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. This week we’re adding some open shelving. Whenever anyone walks into our kitchen, the first comment we get is usually get is “Wow, that’s a lot of cabinets” and to be fair, they’re not wrong. We do have a lot […]

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The Dream Kitchen: Let me upgrade you! (#ORC Week 3)

We’ve reached the half way mark of our kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. If you missed the previous 2 weeks, feel free to go get caught up. In Week 1 we shared our overall design plan for the space. Week 2 was all about our colour inspiration and a little progress update. This […]

How a kettle inspired our Dream Kitchen

Making of a Dream Kitchen: It all started with a kettle (#ORC Week 2)

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and we’re participating again for our fourth time. Last week we revealed our plans to tackle our kitchen. Before we get into the progress we’ve made over the last week, I wanted to give you a little insight into the colour inspiration for our kitchen design. 

The heart of the home – Our Dream Kitchen (#ORC Week 1)

Welcome back friends! Well here we are – summer has officially drawn to a close and with the cooler temperatures comes that inevitable urge to get back into project mode. We still have a mile-long list of to-dos and projects yet to be completed before the house will feel like it’s anywhere close to being ‘done.’ […]

DIY Modern Muskoka Chair

Ryobi North – Build a Modern Muskoka Chair

When we set out to build seating for our backyard fire pit, Muskoka chairs (or Adirondack chairs for our American friends) seemed like the perfect option.  In true ‘Dreamhouse’ fashion though, we put a bit of a modern spin on the Canadian classic.  Our Modern Muskoka Chair has sleeker, more angular lines than the original, […]

Our modern DIY take on the classic Canadian Muskoka Chair. Perfect for evenings by the fire.

Ryobi North – Sitting Fireside for Canada’s 150

There’s just a few short days to go before Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday and all across the country people are getting ready for the party.  Everywhere you go, businesses & homeowners alike are getting into the Canada Day sprit with displays of national pride, flags & colours.  When RYOBI reached out to us to […]

Pulling all the elements together for a master bedroom makeover | The Dreamhouse Project

Master bedroom makeover – Pulling it all together (ORC Week 5)

Well we’re into the home stretch of the One Room Challenge and though most of the previous weeks were filled with lots of planning & purchasing this week we finally started pulling this master bedroom makeover together. We’re in full execution mode and ready to bring the dream bedroom to life! 

Hardwood for the dream bedroom getting acclimatized

Elements of a Dream Bedroom – (ORC Week 4)

It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and if you’re new here you should probably go back to Week 1 and get yourself up to speed.  But in case you’re lazy like me let me give you the Coles’ Notes version. We’re 4 weeks into a 6 week challenge where we’re creating our Dream Bedroom.  There. That […]