We are officially under renovation at the Winn house! I promise I will be sharing reno tips and tricks in the future, as well as lots of details about our decision-making process, the benefits of working with a designer and how we’re surviving without a kitchen, but for now here are a few quick updates!

We were so happy to be able to reuse the living/dining hardwood flooring in the girls’ bedrooms. It was going to be too hard to match it for the kitchen, and we were wanting to go a darker colour in the main part of the home anyway. It worked out perfectly!


Being able to sell our old kitchen (appliances and all) was another stroke of luck!


For someone who loves to shop online, Wayfair has been an incredible source for items for the new space. (Don’t worry, I’m supporting lots of local companies and tradespeople too – and I promise, all the details will come!)


This buffet came from a Peterborough antique store in the 70s and was used in the apartment of my mom’s best friend from university (with whom she has stayed close all this time). Next it moved on to my parents’ home, and then to ours when we built in 2003 (when I gave it new hardware and painted it a pretty country blue, before going more neutral a few years ago). It’s an attractive way to store our board games and arts/crafts supplies. Tip: I didn’t want people seeing our “stuff” through the glass doors, so they’re covered in scrapbook paper. While some of our furniture pieces are finding new homes, this had too much history to lose. So, since it doesn’t fit with our new main floor design, it is now at the bottom of the stairs instead, adding a bit of character to our family room. #decorating #antique #DIY #furniture #history

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By the end of the week the space should be painted, and then flooring will begin…and next, kitchen installation! So much more to come!

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