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May 29, 2020

With the weather finally warming up and spring in full swing here in Ottawa (yay!) many of us are getting a chance to step out of our homes and perhaps onto our balconies, porches, backyard decks or patios to enjoy a refreshing beverage. 

But for the majority of the yea...

April 15, 2020

I didn't think it possible until we worked with a recent client who wanted  a laundry room made of dreams. 

It got me thinking, since clothes washing is not something that is going to go away anytime soon, what is the best way to maximize a space to make you (almos...

March 30, 2020

Unlike past years and trying only to survive March Break, we are now trying to get work done from home with the kiddos for a somewhat unknown period of time. Although it may feel like a holiday for our children, we can likely all agree, that this is not what we conside...

March 25, 2020

Whether you are an entrepreneur, employee or the acting CEO of your household a dedicated space within your home can be critical for success when it comes to putting in a days work at home.  Where you choose to set up and get work done can influence your motivation, in...

March 17, 2020

So, your thinking about doing a wee renovation? Well here’s hoping the Luck of the Irish is with you. Unfortunately, that is how most renovations begin, hopes and dreams and we are lucky if they go even remotely well. You’ve heard all the stories; you’ve read all the a...

February 13, 2020

In some ways your home is not that different than your body, an interconnected series of systems working together to give you, or your home, life. Where your bones and muscle provide your body strength; your house’s structure of posts, beams, joists and trusses help to...

January 10, 2020

1. Warm earth tones are back!

Now before you yell “but I just painted everything grey!” let us explain…

We are seeing a return to warmer, cozier, and more natural looking tones, in everything from paint colours, to wood finishes, and even in our choice of light bulbs (wa...

November 21, 2019

Partner Profile with Multi Luminaire Ottawa and ARTium Design Build & Just Basements

The word that comes to mind when first entering the Multiluminaire showroom at Hunt Club and Merivale is simply; WOW! A stunning selection of light fixtures immediately raises your eye...

November 21, 2019

Love them or hate them Canadian winters come around every year. They are part of our national identity, providing us with many wonderful things; beautiful snow covered landscapes, glistening frozen rivers and lakes, a myriad of cool outdoor activities. Our winters also...

June 4, 2019

Gatsby would be proud of the beautiful spaces Just Basements and Artium Design Build (JBA) has created over the past 20 years; and we are very much looking forward to our next "Roaring" 20 years of "Great" customers and renovation projects.  In order to appreciate the...

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