Make the most of a basement laundry
If you live in an older home, one of your most frequent laments may be that your laundry room is in the basement rather than on the main or even top floor of your house. However, we think that what may seem like an inconvenience could actually offer a world of exciting possibilities for your next home reno or redecorating project. (more…)
- August 8, 2017

Good Safety Practices for Residential Construction
According to the OSHA, there are over 6.5 million people working in North American construction sites each day. While those workers take a number of extra precautions to protect themselves from workplace injuries, construction site injuries and fatalities are all too common. In fact, a whopping 38,000 injuries are reported each year. (more…)
- August 7, 2017

Expert planning and management are key with major renovations
With housing prices what they are, many homeowners are undertaking major renovations or even complete rebuilds to turn their existing home into their forever home. Regardless of the size on your project, if you’re thinking of renovating, work with a professional RenoMark renovator to ensure your renovation is completed properly. BILD began the RenoMark program in 2001 to provide consumers with a resource for finding professional renovators and trade contractors. (more…)
- August 6, 2017

How to be the perfect cottage guest

If you are lucky enough to find yourself with an offer to join some family or friends at the cottage this summer, you know what a rare treat that can be. To ensure you get a repeat invitation the second, third and fourth time around, follow these steps brought to you by the folks at Napoleon Grills to learn everything you need to know about how to be the perfect summer cottage guest.  (more…)

- August 5, 2017

Online Room Planner Review
Arguably, the most important part of any home renovation is planning. That’s’ why we’ve decided to review four of the most popular free room planners online. Room planners are an excellent resource for homeowners who need help visualizing what their remodeled space will look like. They can show you what different types of flooring, paint colours, and furniture will look in your room. (more…)
- August 4, 2017

The Ultimate Back To School Food Guide
As much as it pains me to say it, summer is winding down and it is finally time to start seriously thinking about back to school nutrition. Now, I know you have a million and one things to think about before September arrives, but as a dietitian I am sincerely hoping that the nourishment of your kids is near the top of that list. Don’t feel bad if it isn’t though, that is what I am here for after all. (more…)
- August 3, 2017

Enclosing an Outdoor Space with the Perfect Screens
Outdoor living is an integral part of home design, expanding home owners’ living space and allowing them to enjoy the outdoors more comfortably. We spoke with Holly Attfield, Project Manager at Phantom Screens – a company specializing in screening solutions for doors, windows and large openings – about everything homeowners should know. (more…)
- August 2, 2017

Your home needs to breathe
There was a time when getting up in the morning and opening the windows was standard practice for most households. However, these days it isn’t unusual to find someone who says that they never open their windows, whether it’s hot or cold outside. For allergy sufferers, keeping the windows closed is a way to cut down on symptoms. While others may simply keep windows closed due to the convenience of perfectly climate-controlled indoor environments. (more…)
- August 1, 2017



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