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In This Segment

Find out Sally Armstrong's ideas for creating a space that kids love to spend time in. See how the House & Home senior design editor gave her Toronto basement a new lease on life by raising the ceiling and adding a glass wall that opens onto an alfresco dining area. She took a playful approach to durable materials, painted the bathroom in chalkboard paint, and spiced up the white walls with bright ikat patterns and a mural.

See more of this reno in our September 2013 issue.

See sources

Architect, Atelier Kastelic Buffey, (416) 410-4011 or visit Atelier Kastelic Buffey; contractor, Irwin Allen Design Build, (416) 203-3300 or or visit Irwin Allen Design Build.

TV area: Mural, Anthropologie, or visit Anthropologie; chair, rug, Elte (416) 785-7885 or visit Elte; millwork, Modex Limited, (416) 653- 3213 or visit Modex Limited; Pro Tec doors and windows, Torp, or visit Torp Inc.; grasscloth wallpaper, Thibaut, 1-800-268-1300 or visit Thibaut; cabinet, HomeSense, 1-800-646-9466 or visit HomeSense; basket, Snob.

Bench: All pillow fabrics (except leaf print), Designer Fabrics, (416) 531-2810 or or visit Designer Fabrics; leaf-print pillow, West Elm, or visit West Elm; sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, (416) 604-1412 or or visit Blinds, Drapes & Bedding.

Powder room: Sink, faucet, Ginger's, (416) 787-1787 or visit Ginger's; mirror, EQ3, 1-888-988-2014 or visit EQ3; bookshelf, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.

Laundry room: Washer, dryer, Tasco Distributors,; artwork, Virginia Johnson, (416) 516-3366 or visit Virginia Johnson.

Patio: Table, West Elm, as above; chairs, Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or visit Crate & Barrel; Pro Tec doors and windows, as above; sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, as above. 


Executive Producer

Lynda Reeves

Director Online TV Production

Sheri Graham Delagran

Director of Photography

Jason Stickley

Segment Producer

Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone

Erin Gulas

Digital Director

Michael Zimmermann

Online Designers

Julie Whyte


Copyright 2013

Runtime: 3:14
Released: August 19, 2013
Featuring: Sally Armstrong
Channel: Home Tour