This House is Fossil Fuel Free – Pt 1

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
This House is Fossil Fuel Free – Pt 1

Nothing says Toronto like this house, right? It’s a pretty typical brick semi-detached with a bay window and a front porch. You see these everywhere from the East to the West. This one is different. This one does not use fossil fuels. After a year of construction and a year of planning before that, we are […]

Update your Ikea Sofa -don’t curb it!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Design, Green, Interiors, Renos | No Comments
Update your Ikea Sofa -don’t curb it!

Chances are you’ve seen this sofa. The Ikea Ektorp is super popular. It basically looks like the cartoon shape of a sofa. Families all over the city have them in various states of wear. The renovation process isn’t really over when we archive the project and wrap up our final punch list for the contractor. […]

How TABC does Rental Housing

How TABC does Rental Housing

Along with renovations for homes that our clients live in themselves, we get project for our clients income properties. Rental apartments are an interesting challenge because the goal is resilience and durability and the confine is budget and attention. In other words, we’d better choose finishes and upgrades that will stand up to hard-wearing tenants […]

New Project Up Soon!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
New Project Up Soon!

This week we wrapped up a project that has been under construction since April. This moderate renovation to a semi detached home in the beaches was really fun to work on because our clients were great design collaborators.  The result is an updated, daylit interior with spacious bedrooms for everyone in the family, a super […]

Grab Bars for Everyone

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We have decided to make grab bars a standard in bathrooms. Until you ask us nicely to remove the grab bars, we will include them in your bathroom design. This morning we gathered round the building code and chatted about the importance of grab bars and how they add an element of safety to bath […]

The Mind of an Architect

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One of the best parts about drafting is that while using part of the brain to draw and operate the software, there is enough capacity left over to listen to music or even better, a podcast. My favourite architecture podcast is 99% invisible which is narrated by Roman Mars and his epically soothing voice along […]

Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design

You’ve decided to renovate and know you want a great new Kitchen Where to start It’s easy to approach a Kitchen redesign by taking note of what’s not working for you in your existing kitchen. It could be too small, too big, awkwardly laid out, or hard to keep clean. If you’re having trouble imagining what […]

Basic Tile is Great

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Bathroom, Renos | No Comments
Basic Tile is Great

Basic Tile We are lucky to live in a city full of tiles from all over the world -not to mention many great outlet stores. However, classic tile shapes and colours are commonly chosen for their understated aesthetic and low cost. Some of our favourites are squares, rectangles, and hexagons. Basic tile is great for […]