I’m Gonna Be My Own Contractor……Maybe?

I'm Going To Be My Own General Contractor We all know someone like this, maybe a friend or relative.  They decided to “cut out the middleman” on their home renovation project.  They were gonna be their own contractor. Certainly, there are lots of projects where this person’s talents and skills fit the bill.  But when it came to being a general contractor - not so much. The organization, patience and the complexities of product knowledge required to run your own job are not for the amateur.  Sure, you can save a lot of money by being your own contractor; however, if [...]

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The Hampton Style Kitchen

The Hamptons Style Kitchen – Young & Wild & Free.

Hamptons style design. Originating from the architecture and understated elegance of classical beach homes of the Hamptons, New York, this design look is at once timeless and contemporary. With its use of natural elements and neutral colour schemes, a Hamptons kitchen can easily assimilate other design styles without losing its personality.If you're planning a new or renovated kitchen that is bright, airy, livable and features natural materials and elements, consider the Hamptons design style. This is a kitchen that flows effortlessly from cooking to relaxing to entertaining. It's a place where everyone from the youngest member of the family to [...]

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Mid Century Modern Kitchen Title Image showing Bauhaus style

6 Ways You Can Make Your Kitchen Vibe Mid Century Modern!

6 Ways You Can Make Your Kitchen Vibe Mid Century Modern! EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - especially when it comes to designing and renovating your kitchen. I’m talking about the revival of Mid Century Modern decor in those beautiful ranch style Calgary houses built during the ‘50s. A simpler time when folks tried to forget about World War II and get on with life in suburbia. But, let’s face it you don’t want to live in a time capsule!  Renovating a kitchen Mid Century Modern style is easy. Style-wise it’s strikingly flexible: opening up your design choices to mixing and matching [...]

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NKBA- National Kitchen + Bath Association

Zen Living Kitchen & Bath is a NKBA member. The National Kitchen & Bath Association is the world’s leading trade organization and thought leader for all sectors of residential kitchen and bath design and remodeling. The Association strives for excellence and maintaining the highest standards across the industry, in business, design and execution. NKBA stands for modern elegance, the elevation of design, refined luxury and good taste — at any price point. Sophisticated and savvy in its intelligence-gathering and communication to the industry, the Association seeks to inspire an exchange of ideas, innovative thinking and spirited discourse. Passionate and principled, [...]

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Declutter Your Kitchen for More Peace and Tranquility.

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.”  ― Laurie Buchanan, PhD Create Peace of Mind by Decluttering your Kitchen Need more serenity and peace in your life?  Start with the heart of your home - the kitchen. Organizing your kitchen to a less cluttered, more Zen space can be the first step to finding a more composed, tranquil you. Your kitchen & lifestyle transformation is totally possible and easier than you think!   The Zen team has broken it down into 7 manageable steps. This process will be both enjoyable and transformational. [...]

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Good4U

Zen Living & Good4U – In partnership for a better tomorrow.

Zen Living & Good4U - In partnership for a better tomorrow. Recycling Program Zen Living is proud to announce an agreement with Good4U to provide the charitable organization with reusable cabinets and building materials from our job sites. This follows Zen’s commitment to supporting caring communities and helping to protect the environment.  Unfortunately, many good used cabinets and other building materials are thrown away in the landfill every day. At Zen we believe in salvaging these items whenever possible. And, we’re proud to be able to put them to good use by donating them to Good4U, a local charitable organization that [...]

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Natural DIY Alternatives For Cleaning Products

White vinegar - Vinegar is a great natural cleaning agent that can remove grease, odour and stains. It is safe to use on almost all surfaces except marble. Use it to clean kitchen appliances, countertops and the stovetop. Mix 1 part vinegar + 1 part water in a spray bottle. Baking Soda - The grainy texture of baking soda can help to break down stains. It is great to clean the tub, shower tiles and kitchen sink. It is also a great deodorizer. 1 part salt + 1 part baking soda + 1 part water works great for removing stains and [...]

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Zen Living and the Art of Kitchen Renovation

Zen Living and the Art of Kitchen Renovation Your kitchen is the heart of your home.  When considering a Kitchen Renovation, it should be approached with care and great planning.  Zen Living Kitchen & Baths has been involved with thousands of successful kitchen and bathroom projects over the years.  We’re known for our unique Zen perspective on the Art of Kitchen renovation. We believe that kitchens should be functional, beautiful and peaceful. Zen kitchen decor is all about creating a modern, balanced and harmonious eating place for you and your family.  In this hectic world, a well-designed kitchen is a refuge [...]

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips For Real-estate Investors

To flip your property as quickly as possible, choose properties with kitchens that have or can be remodeled to have the following highly sought after features: Open Plan Kitchen walls are coming down, sometimes to expand the rooms into the adjacent spaces, and sometimes to make the transition between rooms more fluid. Visual dividers – such as a taller section of island that hides the sink, or a change in ceiling height give the kitchen an identity of its own without completely closing it off from the adjoining spaces. Social Seating The breakfast nook is disappearing, not because it isn’t useful but because it [...]

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J Groove

At ZEN we’re dedicated to keeping in tune with the rhythm of our industry. And today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve recently acquired the ‘Stefani One’ a high-end Italian single-sided edgebander. Why are we excited? With the addition of this state-of-the-art edge technology we’ve expanded our production to include handleless J Groove doors, drawers and tops using materials such as Maple, and MDF in the latest generation finishes – made right in our own Vietnam ZEN production facility! Really? Handleless? Handleless doors are also known as J Groove doors. The handle is formed from a scooped section routed out on doors, [...]

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