The Art of Renovation

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, this is not what we consider to...

March 24, 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...

March 11, 2020

Warning! This is not to be taken lightly; renovations are tough on the family, stressful and sometimes downright dirty. 

Knowing a bit about the renovation design build industry, I honestly thought I was quite knowledgeable…whoa, was I in for a pleasant surprise. I am n...

February 14, 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...

June 29, 2019

Tile and Stone that Inspires

Starting as a small terracotta importer, Saltillo Tile & Stone has grown into one of the leading tile suppliers in Canada, and has slowly begun expanding to the United States, offering a range of materials from all over the world. Their cont...

May 29, 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...

April 23, 2019

Rolling In The Deep

Harvested from the dark cold depths of the Ottawa River comes, believe it or not, your new hardwood flooring. Preserved for future generations, these logs are carefully reclaimed to create stunning floors by the innovative local company Logs End. We...

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