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Cleaning Services? You Got It!


What do janitorial services typically include?

Whether you are a business owner or a homeowner, you will probably need to hire cleaning services at one point. When most people think of cleaning services, they probably think of in-home maid services, but janitorial services are also an option, particularly for business needs.

Janitorial services may be a phrase you have heard before, but do you really know what these services entail? When it comes to janitorial services Calgary residents need to understand that not every company will provide the exact menu of services, but there will be some commonalities across the board. For example, some companies only worth with residential clients, whereas others service only commercial buildings and still others will have both residential and commercial clients.

When choosing a janitorial service, it’s important to understand first what your particular needs are and then the particular services offered by each company you are considered. In general, most companies will include traditional cleaning services like dusting, sanitizing, wall cleaning, window and blind cleaning, carpet cleaning, garbage disposal, etc. Some companies also provide more specialized services such as renovation cleanup and carpet steaming, so if those are things you need, be sure they are offered by the company you choose. Construction cleanup services can include things like debris removal, cleaning up after construction projects, dust removal and air purifying, etc.

Other janitorial services can include:

Commercial stripping and refinishing of flooring

Deep carpet cleaning and stain removal

General window cleaning and high-rise window cleaning (a very specialized tasks requiring expertise and special equipment)

Emergency cleaning following a spill, for example

Move-in/move-out cleaning services at the beginning and/or end of your lease

One-time cleaning up, such as to prepare for a grand opening

Post-event cleanup

Sanitizing of surfaces (such as in the case of a clinic or medical office)

Shredding of documents

Trash removal

And many other things

If you own a business, you’re going to need to keep it clean.  Unless you plan to do it yourself, which is not usually feasible, you are going to need to call in the services of a janitorial company. There are so many companies out there to choose from that it can seem daunting to try to find the right one for your needs. Word-of-mouth advertising is a great option, because you’ll get recommendations from people you trust you have actually used the services before.  If you don’t have anyone you can ask, however, it’s imperative that you do your research and ensure, as best as you possibly can, that you are hiring a reputable company who will get the job done to your liking. This level of diligence may seem like overkill when you are hiring something as simple as a cleaning company, but the more diligent you are now, the happier you’ll be with the services you receive as a result.

Thanks to Andrea Simon!

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Beach House Tour: A Coastal Cottage


Today, I’m welcoming the sunshine with this colorful coastal cottage.

Located on Tybee Island in Savannah, GA, this cottage has everything someone can wish for in a coastal cottage. It has a welcoming front porch and vibrant interiors mixed with soothing spaces. And talking about space, this is a cottage that uses every inch of it in a very smart way. Take for example the second story loft, where curtains were added to create separate sleeping areas for the kids and an extra area to play.

The main floor is open and it feels spacious, full of natural light. The kitchen in this coastal cottage is also great with its grey cabinets and honed white marble countertops.

Designed by Joel Snayd from Rethink Design Studio, this coastal cottage has that great summer feel that we often crave and wish we could find more often for our delight.

The interiors of this cottage are inspiring me to bring more color into my home during this summer! I hope it inspired you too!


Coastal Cottage

This screened porch is a great place to enjoy a sunny, bug-free afternoon. :-)

I love the 1960s vintage spun fiberglass outdoor furniture. The designer added new cushions using Sunbrella fabric.

The iron urns are most likely from the 1920s.

Living Room

The living is fun, colorful and comfortable.

Rug is from GDC Home and sofa is the “Silhouettes Sofa with Dressmaker Skirt” by Hickory Chair. The sofa pillows are Thomas Paul for Duralee with solid green back and welt cord.

The pair of rattan chairs were bought locally at a store called One Fish Two Fish. The coffee table was a vintage find and the blinds are Rio woven shades.

Dining Room

The open space connecting the dining room and kitchen, makes everything much easier when entertaining.

The light fixture above the dining room table is from Circa Lighting. The finish is antique brass. The designer painted the “hood and trim pieces” a soft pale blue to give it a more vintage cottage feel.

Chairs are by Crate & Barrel and the dining table is from Hickory Chair.


The floors are 6×12 Squall slate in a brick pattern.

Stools & Stairs

The kitchen cabinets were painted in Sterling 1591 by Benjamin Moore.

The countertop is Carrera marble with a honed finish and the kitchen stools are from Overstock.


The second story of this cottage acts as a sleeping nook and family room.

Paint Color: The floor color is Sterling 1591 by Benjamin Moore and the walls are SW Extra White 7006.


According to the designer, behind the white flowing curtains are built-in beds each adorned with a nautical reading light and built-in hideaway niches.

The curtains are from Pottery Barn.

Behind the Curtains

This is playful and vibrant. The designer used nautical pillows (2 for each bed) and hung them with hooks from Etsy.

The night stand is vintage, from the early 60s. Rug is from West Elm. The navy sheets and pillow covers are from Amy Butler’s Constanta Navy bedding collection.

Kids Play Area

The play area feels light and airy with painted gray floors and all white wall. This is a wonderful place for the kids to hangout.

The swivel rattan chairs and table are vintage finds.

Paint Color: Extra White 7006 by Sherwin Williams.

Grey & Yellow

What a wonderful way to spruce up a bathroom. From basic to fabulous!

The side table is by West Elm. The fabric used for the shower curtain is by Dwell Studio.

Adding Color

Bathroom Dimensions: roughly 6′ x 12′.

Guest Bedroom

This is a very relaxing bedroom. Small yet comfortable.

Night stand is by West Elm and the sconces are by Ralph Lauren.

Coastal Colors

The headboard was found at an antique store and then sprayed a soft grey.

Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Tradewind 6218.

Between Quilts & Shells

This vintage armoire was professionally painted.

Coastal Bathroom Design

Lovely coastal decor and sconces.

Master Bedroom

This bedroom is perfect for a cottage!

The bed is vintage and the white bed spread with green trim was purchased at a local Homegoods.

Paint Color: Sherwin Williams 6204 Sea Salt.


I love the classic elements found in this bathroom, such as the white marble and the claw tub.

The wall color is SW Window Pane 6210.

The mirror was found at a flea market, painted in a warm gray and then, glazed and lightly scratched with steel wool to add more patina.

Outdoor Shower

A beach cottage with an outdoor shower? This is paradise!

Light above front door is by Barn Light

The exterior paint is Sherwin Williams Dewy 6469. The trims are Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006.

The door paint color is Sherwin Williams Gladiola 6875.



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How are you guys doing today? I missed yesterday’s post because I took my weekend off to spend time with the kids. We played board games and watched hokey. My husband made a very yummy Mother’s Day dinner for us and we had a very memorable day together.

Now, I’m off to organize and clean some things around the house. That’s a job that never ends… :-)

Have a great day, my friends!!!

With Love,


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Casual & Comfortable Beach House Sunroom

Casual & Comfortable Beach House

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Sunroom Casual & Comfortable Beach House Exterior

A Casual & Comfortable Beach House — Maybe it’s a bit too early to miss summer already, but I surely wish I was walking on a sandy beach at this moment. This beach house makes you want to live by the beach and be able to enjoy the ocean’s breeze every day of the year.

The interiors are bright and beautiful! With a coastal vibe in every room, this beach house certainly reminds you of sunny days spent at the shore and I especially love the large sun room and the small, but very efficient kitchen.

The perfect beach house for me is casual and comfortable and has no space for boredom. The decor should be fun and exciting and it should have a ‘coming into a beach house feeling’ where you know you’re going to have a good time.

Beach House

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Living Room

The living room feels collected and comfy at the same time.

Living Room

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Living Room

Beach houses should always have fun colors.


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Window Seat

Isn’t that window-seat perfect? Oh, I could stay there for hours…


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Window Seat

A great place to relax after a long day at the beach.

Sun Room

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Sun Room

The sun room (used as family room) is my favorite room in this house. It’s relaxed yet stylish.  Notice the windows!


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Kitchen

You don’t need too much space to have a fantastic kitchen. It’s all about planning it right and choosing beautiful elements.


Casual & Comfortable Beach Bedroom

I really like the simplicity of this bedroom.


Casual & Comfortable Beach Bathroom

Here’s the reason I’m always talking about choosing timeless materials. Nothing in this bathroom will look outdated for many years to come.

Guest Bedroom

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Bedroom

I don’t know why, but I love daybeds. This one has a classic look and goes perfectly with this coastal decor.


Casual & Comfortable Beach House garden

Can you pictures the kids running back and forth? :-)


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Ocean View

The beautiful ocean…

Don’t you also love this beach house? I loved the relaxed and colorful decor found here. It makes me miss summer and the days we spent at the beach.

I hope you’re having a great day and I hope you’re feeling happy, at peace and loved. But, if for any reason you aren’t, I hope this post can make you feel a little better. We all have difficult days, the important is to keep in mind we matter and we’re deserving of a great life. :-)

Have a Blessed day, my friends!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com


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Porcelain Apron Front Sink

Farmhouse Sinks


I love the look of farmhouse sinks, or apron-style front sinks – they add such a soft vintage look to a kitchen mixed in with modern day stainless steel appliances, chrome lighting fixtures, etc…

 There is absolutely nothing wrong with the kitchen below – it is my dream kitchen, white cabinets, wood floor, bamboo shades, a little greenery in the form of a chic topiary, Carrara marble and stainless appliances. HEAVEN…

Farmhouse Sinks

I’m really into farmhouse sinks, I love their vintage look and paired with a pretty fuacet nothing could be better in my book…

Farmhouse Sinks

“Apron sinks, also known as farmhouse sinks, are kitchen sinks often found in rural homes in decades past. The apron sink is distinguished from the kitchen sinks of today in the general design of the sink, as well as the choice of materials to create the sink. Because an apron sink has a distinctly country feel, it works well in kitchens decorated to resemble the look of the latter 19th and early 20th century farmhouse kitchen.

One of the features that makes the apron sink a little different from other sink models is the depth of the basin or bowl. This was a practical feature, in that the kitchen sink needed to be deep enough to accommodate the large pots used to prepare meals for large farm families. The depth also made the apron sink a great help when there was a need to soak several pots and pans in order to remove food residue.” ~ WiseGeek.com

Farmhouse Sinks

…not sure why there are two here, but okay!

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse Sinks


Are you a fan of Farmhouse Sinks too?


All American Nautical Kitchens Red, White & Blue

All American Kitchens: Nautical Red, White & Blue Palette

All American Kitchens in Red, White & Blue are perfection for your nautical beach house!  The color palette is perfection for those that love a relaxed nautical design.  I’m a country girl at heart and am drawn to farmhouse kitchen designs; which this palette works perfectly with.  The words “farmhouse kitchen” equal warm and cozy in my book, how about you?

I have white kitchen cabinets, however I’m quite drawn to the kitchen with the white upper cabinets and red lower cabinets…hmmm.  Is it time to re-paint my cabinets?

I’m also in love with the nautical striped stool covers, kitchen towels and pottery.  So many things to love and only so much room in my beach cottage! lol.


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


Nautical Kitchen Red, White & Blue


All American Kitchens Red, White & Blue


All American Kitchens Red, White & Blue

All American Nautical Kitchens Red, White & Blue

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Kitchens With A Coastal Feel

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Home Décor originally started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online with its first website Arcadian Lighting, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Visit their website and cool blog for more information. Enjoy.

Kitchens with a coastal feel can maintain the feeling of summery days all year round. Here are 8 coastal style kitchens that capture the essence of life at the shore.

Kitchen Interiors

Willow Decor via

An open kitchen that flows into the dining and living areas definitely has a coastal feel to it. The white beadboard on the walls and sunny yellow accents give this upscale kitchen cottage charm.

Kitchen Decor

Coastal Living via

Cabinets the color of the sea inspired a coastal feeling in this contemporary kitchen. Glass mosaic tiles reflect light like ocean waves in a shimmery palette of blue-grays and whites.

Kitchen Decor

Tiek Built Homes via

This coastal inspired kitchen has gorgeous wood floors that look sun-bleached and aged. The classic white, blue and sand beach palette looks crisp and fresh in this traditional kitchen.

Kitchen Interior

Coastal Living via

Coastal living is about casual, open floor plans and relaxed style. If the kitchen opens onto a living area or is along the wall of a great room, colors and style should flow seamlessly between the spaces. Beautiful pendant lights are a great choice for this space.


Kitchen Decor

Coastal Living via

A New England coastal kitchen is a bit more traditional. French bistro stools add wonderful pattern and texture and are made for the outdoors so can stand up to a high traffic kitchen.

Kitchen Decor

My Home Ideas via

A few nautical accents, along with a beachy color palette, can add a lot of coastal charm to a kitchen. A brass lantern ceiling fixture feels like it would be right at home on a ship.


Kitchen Decor

Coastal Living via

Contemporary coastal has a clean, airy feeling to it. Pale woods on the floor, island and stools keep the space feeling light. The natural linen shades also have a coastal feeling.


Kitchen Decor

A Life’s Design via

Natural materials, like woven baskets and the over-sized woven pendant light shades, bring a casual coastal feeling to this kitchen. Coastal casual doesn’t have to always be blue and white.

Discover a wide selection of lighting fixture styles to choose from today!

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