My Renovation Tips for the blog of HGTV.ca

my home renovation tips on hgtv

My February column for Style Sheet, the blog of HGTV.ca was about sharing my best tips to stay on time and on budget when you do a home renovation.

This is one of rare occasions where you can have a peak inside my home. I still need to decorate the space. With the baby arriving soon, I did not have the time to go shopping for home accessories. Plus, I want to see how we will function with a baby before putting the finishing touches.

In case you are curious about the paint colors for my main floor, the colors are from the Sarah Richardson collection for Para Paints. I selected:

  • SR15 (cotton) for the ceiling – ask for P5226-14 at your paint dealer
  • SR74 (peeble) for the living room – ask for P5242-34 at your paint dealer
  • SR13 (cashmere) for the dining room and staircase walls – ask for P5222-24 at your paint dealer
  • SR21 (rattan)  for the entrance, powder room and my office wall, which is next to living room – ask for P5177-41 at your paint dealer

Chalkboard Wall in the Kitchen

my kitchen chalkboard wall

One last thing, my husband and I are so pleased with the kitchen chalkboard wall. I initially wanted one so that my son-to-be would be able to draw while I am cooking. But we found out that we use it every day to keep our to-do list, menu ideas, and shopping list. And it doesn’t have to be huge to be useful.

We used the chalkboard paint from Benjamin Moore. It took 3 or 4 coats. Make sure to apply a gray primer first.

Do not forget to read my top 5 renovation tips on Style Sheet by HGTV.ca.

  • Charlotte
    February 24, 2011 at 04:49

    I like the design and color of the kitchen. Bright color very pleasing to the eye. It blends well with the colorful curtain.

    • Kim
      February 25, 2011 at 00:36

      Thanks, Charlotte. Yesterday, I bought the ceramic from the backsplash. I selected light grey glass tiles.

  • amber
    March 16, 2011 at 00:19

    Nice ideas! Looks like adding drapes in a house would create a good atmosphere! Thanks for this ideas and advice! I’ll apply this at home.keep posting.