Alexis Perikleous

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Getting Back to School Ready
It’s that time of year again, the kids are going back to school. The shift from summer back into a school schedule can be difficult. Here are some tips to ensure you and your kids have the smoothest transition possible. (more…)
- August 22, 2017

How to Design Your Dream Cottage
A cottage is meant to be your personal sanctuary, a place to retreat and unwind. However, design and décor can make a huge difference in terms of your cottage experience. Decorating to achieve comfort, relaxation and charm are key when creating the cottage of your dreams. These five simple steps will make the design process a breeze and ensure you end up with your own personal paradise. (more…)
- August 21, 2017

Enclosing an Outdoor Space with the Perfect Screens
Outdoor living is an integral part of home design, expanding home owners’ living space and allowing them to enjoy the outdoors more comfortably. We spoke with Holly Attfield, Project Manager at Phantom Screens – a company specializing in screening solutions for doors, windows and large openings – about everything homeowners should know. (more…)
- August 2, 2017

DIY Patio Furniture
DIY patio and backyard furniture can be a huge cash-saver, whether it’s repurposing old items or purchasing low cost supplies to build something new, you can customize your furniture to create something unique that no one else will have. (more…)
- July 15, 2017

Interested in a tiny house? Try an RV!
The tiny house revolution has made its way into Canada; although for some Canadians, it's in the context of a vacation home. If you've been thinking about opting for a tiny home instead of a traditional cottage, there is another option that you might want to consider: the RV! (more…)
- July 7, 2017

Designing The Front Porch of Your Dreams
Your front porch is the first thing people see when they come to your home, therefore it has to make a good impression. Your porch should be welcoming and happy, a space that’s inviting and makes guests feel comfortable. It should be an accurate representation of your personal style, and an extension of your indoor space. Here’s how to create the front porch of your dreams and the envy of all your neighbours. (more…)
- July 4, 2017

How to build the perfect bunkie
Bunkies are an extension of your cottage, a place to house guests or a fun little getaway for the kids. Regardless of who’s staying there, they should never feel as though they’ve been given the short end of the stick, because they aren’t staying in the main cottage. (more…)
- June 26, 2017

Buying vs. Renting a Cottage
As the warm weather approaches, so does the desire to pack up and take off to a cottage by the lake. Somewhere you can relax and enjoy the nature around you. However, we don’t all have a beautiful lake home that we can whisk ourselves away to on the weekends. Owning a cottage seems wonderful, a little personal paradise, but the reality of owning a cottage, may not always be so glamorous.  (more…)
- June 10, 2017

How to Create Your Dream Closet
We all want a closet that is beautiful and organized, but sometimes our closets become a dark, messy place filled to the brim with things we don’t need. Here are six simple steps to create the closet of your dreams, no matter what size space you’re working with. (more…)
- May 27, 2017

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