• April‘s Color of the Month

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Article Courtesy- https://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/inspiration-videos/year-in-color/sw-video-cotm-apr2018-asd

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  • High-Gloss Design, High-Impact Results

    Molly Burke |

    We asked savvy design pros how they use high-gloss finishes — here are some of their best ideas — plus product tips to pull off this lacquered effect.

    By Molly Burke

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  • Data Watch: Top Layouts and Styles in Kitchen Renovations

    Erin Carlyle |

    Find out which kitchen style bumped traditional out of the top 3, with new data from Houzz

    The L-shaped kitchen has nudged aside the U-shaped kitchen to become the most popular layout among U.S. homeowners changing their kitchen layout in a remodel, according to recent Houzz data.

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  • Why Our Customers Love Us

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    Why Our Customers Love Us

    At Monica Rose Designs, we prioritize customer service and satisfaction. To let you know just how committed we are to your happiness, here’s what a few delighted customers had to say about us:

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  • Announcing the new website

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Announcing the new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer. 

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  • Remove Clutter!

    Monica Rose Designs |

    This may seem very obvious but it is one of the most difficult and time consuming items on this list. It includes not only clearing off surface countertop spaces but also these areas:

    • Clean out closets - Ideally you should aim for about 20% of empty space in your closets. The master bedroom closet is especially important. My general rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in over 3 years you are unlikely to.
    • Pantry cabinets - This space should look well organized and not over crowded.
    • Bathroom cabinets and linen closets - The more well organized these spaces are the…

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  • Upgrade the countertops

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Replacing countertops with either granite or quartz counters can be a way to boost the look of your kitchen or bathroom without doing a full renovation. Some fabricators have remnant pieces that for smaller areas can be a cost effective way of changing out the countertop.

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  • Refresh a bath or shower surround

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    This can be done by removing the grungy silicone around the perimeter of the tub or shower base and re-caulking with fresh silicone. If you have a tile surround that is in good shape but just an unattractive colour you can paint the tiles a neutral colour to brighten the surround. You can also use various acrylic panels to cover up existing tiles. Sometimes just adding a fresh looking new shower curtain can be enough to draw attention away from a less attractive surround.

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  • Add new white towels to a bath

    Monica Rose Designs |

    This is an easy upgrade to the look of a bath by having spotless white towels to give a spa look.

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  • Group accessories into focal point areas

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Having too many accessories scattered throughout a house is similar to having too much clutter. Edit accessories into clear focal point areas like the dining room table, coffee table, fireplace mantle, dining room sideboard etc. You also don't want to eliminate all of your accessories as this can make a home feel sterile and unlived in. You want to strike a good balance between making a home feel inviting but without feeling over personalized.

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  • Make sure each room has a clearly defined purpose

    Monica Rose Designs |

    Having a catch all room that has no clearly defined use is not good. Buyers should know the purpose of a space by walking into it without having to guess.

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  • Edit your bedroom furniture

    Monica Rose Designs |

    If you have traditional heavy furniture in your bedroom consider not using all of the pieces or of changing out an old wood bed frame for an upholstered headboard in a lighter neutral colour.

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