Updates from around the House & Community


Oh Christmas Tree!

Tradition continues with A Brighter World sponsoring one of the most loved and anticipated annual events in #Guelph – The Christmas JOY Home Tour supporting Hope House. This year,  ABW is sponsoring a TREE in one of the professionally decorated … Read More

Acorn Magazine

A Brighter World is a proud member of The Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Their newest magazine Acorn Online is packed full of valuable resources and information for many products and services. Flip through the Home Issue and check out ABW … Read More

Option “B”

When you have a tiny – and I mean VERY tiny bathroom to renovate, you plan for certain features and fixtures until… you need just 1 or 2 more inches to make it work but… the walls cannot move…you move … Read More

Christmas JOY!

When it comes to decorating a home, there’s something even more special about dressing it up for the holidays.  Join A Brighter World at 42 Ridgeway Ave. this holiday season while supporting Hope House, a non-profit organization in Guelph that … Read More

RENO starts with DEMO!

In order to renovate a space, no matter how big or small -removing a single wall, updating a bathroom or kitchen, or remodeling an entire home….after you’ve set your budget and made a plan, renovations will start with demolition. And, … Read More

IWD 2021- #ChooseToChallenge

This year, International Women’s Day will be VIRTUAL on March 8, 2021 with keynote speaker Kate Beirness, sportscaster and Canadian television host. ABW will be there and we look forward to “seeing” you at the vendors market. Get your tickets … Read More

CNOY Fundraising Walk

  A little walk for a big problem! On February 20, our team is walking in the Coldest Night of the Year – a winter fundraiser for people in our community who need our support. We will be walking for … Read More

Getting out there!

Jaye Graham from H20 Works Canada is an accomplished and inspirational woman who not only received the 2015 local Woman of Distinction award here in Guelph, but she is passionate about her community and interested in collaborating with women in … Read More

IWD 2020 – Keep our Sisters Safe

ABW will be showcasing our business at the vendors market at the 2020 International Womens Day (IWD) event on March 5th.  Get your tickets here Pamela Barnum, a former undercover police officer and body language expert will be bringing her … Read More

2020 Color Trends – are you ready?

WOW!  Bring on color for 2020!     Fall is upon us and we turn our attention to inside our homes. Many are freshening up before the holidays and what better way than with color! ABW can help you with your … Read More


Are you excited for CHRISTMAS?!  Tickets for the annual 2018 Christmas JOY Home Tour benefiting Lakeside Hope House are now on sale and will SELL OUT fast!  ABW is once again proud to support this community initiative and will be … Read More

Priority Room

Incorporating a play room in an otherwise “not so often used” dining room is a brilliant option if you have a young family and need space to “LIVE”.  Putting priority and practical above what the builder “planned” doesn’t have to … Read More

Basement Water Woes!

Finishing your basement? We suggest you inspect the walls for cracks before they are closed in. Hairline cracks may never cause issues but other larger more obvious ones in locations such as around windows are often a flood waiting to … Read More


Ever feel gratitude so BIG  you don’t know how to express yourself?  Seems like no words can express how you feel? Simply say ‘Thanks”! So on this Thanksgiving, we are grateful for: God Our Parents and Family Our colleagues, business … Read More


Pop your Porch with colorful, comfortable seating. Cushions made with Sunbrella Fabrics  are guaranteed to last for many years with sun fading resistance and superb quality. With furniture as beautiful as this you’ll be feeling summer year round as you … Read More


A Brighter World is proudly Canadian and supports Canadian Manufacturing of custom window blinds and draperies! Does your window covering manufacturing tag boast “MADE IN CANADA” ? Here are 150 Canadian Facts in just 150 seconds! ENJOY and have a … Read More

Killer Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen renovations can require quite a significant budget.  However, with just a few changes, you can bring the WOW! into your kitchen without breaking the bank. Under-cabinet lighting brightens work space and corners while new hardware creates a modern feel. … Read More

Arch Window Dilemmas

Arch Windows add architectural interest and provide lots of extra light during long winter months. However, on hot summer days this beautiful design feature can be bit of a nuisance when trying to block heat, light and U.V rays.  In … Read More

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As part of the growing community in the Guelph and surrounding area, renovators and decorators such as ABW have been kept busy with endless amounts of possibilities! Listing a home to sell generally entails a basic facelift and sometimes a … Read More

Would you or wood you not?

Laminate vs Hardwood When choosing a wood flooring, hardwood is often preferred over laminate. However, there are benefits of choosing the latter. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring does not fade in the sunlight, is resistant to stains, impacts and scratches and … Read More

Holiday HOME TOURS & Community Fundraising

While ABW is busy with painting, decorating and renovating many client’s homes there is always time to bring holiday cheer to you and the community. On November 18-19 get inspired for the holidays by attending the 12th annual Christmas JOY … Read More

Cathy Kelly selected for volunteer award

The award program, a collaboration of the Volunteer Center of Guelph-Wellington and County Wellington, recognizes and honors the significant contributions of individuals who volunteer their time and effort to their communities and organizations.