Home Renovations Blog

 

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

Oh JOY!

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

THANKS!

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

PORCH PRESENCE

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

Proudly CANADIAN!

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.