Quotes by: Candice Olson

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With every bathroom renovation, there are three areas that I focus on: budget, function and style.
Candice Olson
I know it can be difficult for parents, but I really do believe that kids need to play the predominant role in the choices that go into their own space.
Candice Olson
It's great to design a beautiful, modern, sleek home like you'd see in a magazine. But if it doesn't suit your lifestyle, it's really wasted.
Candice Olson
Mom raised me all by herself, and although we went through our share of lean years, she always worked hard to make our home warm and welcoming.
Candice Olson
There are no more white linen sofas in my house. We have a rule here: Anything below 36 inches has to be brown or black - the color of chocolate or peanut butter!
Candice Olson
I never want to hold myself up as the poster child of the successful mother-businesswoman. It's a total 'Gong Show.' I won't pretend. When you do so many things, something always suffers. You just can't be great at everything.
Candice Olson
Look for inspiration in books, magazines, and even other people's homes - then be brave and take a chance with a room in your home.
Candice Olson
I firmly believe that if your environment works for you and your family, it translates into a better life.
Candice Olson
Ask any teenage girl to describe her perfect bedroom, and you'll get answers like 'a room with a private phone line, a place to hang out with friends, and for it to be way-cool and funky.' Ask parents the same question, and 'a locked door that opens on their 21st birthday' might top the list!
Candice Olson
Now that our kids are getting older, they need their space. We dug out the basement so they will have a place to go crazy in the wintertime. My son is already talking about how he's going to make a skateboard ramp. It's just a mosh pit down there, so they can do whatever they want. We're not even going to finish it.
Candice Olson
Why do guests always end up in the kitchen at parties? Is it a social phenomenon? Some strange gravitational pull? I don't know, but one thing is for sure: If your friends are going to congregate in your kitchen, you'd better make it as nice as possible.
Candice Olson
Bathrooms are, on a square foot basis, the most expensive room in the house to renovate. If you want to test your heart's fitness, try shopping for simple bathroom faucets. Add in the cost of the required valves, mixers and trims, and you may need reviving when you see the tally!
Candice Olson
Strip makeup lights just don't give you a fighting chance no matter how good looking you are. Light sconces that flank the mirror illuminate your entire face evenly.
Candice Olson
I think people underestimate the importance of lighting - layers of lighting, not just one light. I do a lighting seminar where I take a $300-a-yard fabric and a $3-a-yard fabric. I show what lighting can do to either one.
Candice Olson
The type of renovation I do most often is opening a kitchen to the family room.
Candice Olson
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