There are a handful of questions that I get asked regularly regarding our home renovation and design. I thought that I would round them up for you here for easy reference!
What paint colour did you use?
We used Benjamin Moore Simply White in eggshell on our walls through our home, on the walls and trim (trim was a satin finish). We also used the same colour, but colour matched, on our cabinets, which came out a bit warmer which I love!
Keep Reading: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint
What is the brand of your hardwood floors?
Our floors are an engineered hardwood from Shaw Floors: Tapestry Oak, Castlewood Collection. They are terrific for hiding things on the floor, very forgiving!
What is the finish, make and size of your kitchen hardware?
We used Emtek hardware through our home. The kitchen hardware is French Antique finish and we used a combination of the Norwich knobs and the cup pulls (4-inch centres).
Keep Reading: Our Kitchen Reveal
What are your countertops and do they stain?
We put the same countertops through our home and office: they are Silestone/Cosention Canada and are Statuario in a polished finish. I was worried that they would stain easily but they really don’t, I’ve been impressed and it’s been 5 years of a LOT of wear and tear! They are lightly patterned, with a timeless look that reminds me of Carrera. I will never get tired of them.
What is the exterior colour of your house?
When you’re picking a paint colour for the exterior of your house remember that the colour will appear MUCH lighter outdoors vs indoors thanks to all the sunshine that hits it. The colour we ended up choosing is Benjamin Moore Sea Haze at 50% (meaning the colour is 50% of the value/strength vs what you see on the chip to lighten it up a bit). Our siding is Hardy board shakes.
Keep Reading: Our Exterior Home Reveal
What is the variety of white hydrangeas called in your yard?
At the advice of our landscape designer we went with Incrediball hydrangeas, and they truly are nothing short of incredible! They are stronger than Annibell hydrangeas with the same big heads of flowers. As soon as the weather hits the peak of heat sometime in August they start to turn a lime green colour.
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