Can You Live the Tiny House Lifestyle?

Last month, we gave you lots of ideas for setting up a tiny house on your property for use as a home office. This month, we’ll delve into living the tiny house lifestyle – using it as your primary residence. Granted, many people won’t be able to, or want to, pare down their belongings and sacrifice [read more]

Tiny House as Office

  Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of the tiny house movement taking place – not just in Canada but in the United States and around the world. It provides a means of home ownership for many people who previously thought it just a dream. A tiny house is affordable for most potential home owners and the upkeep [read more]

A Simple, Secret, and Safe Place to Hide Your Valuables at Home

The average Canadian doesn’t have a safe room or a closet-sized safe. But what he or she may have is a need for a small safe, hidden somewhere in the home. The average burglar, on the other hand, knows you may be hiding some cash, the key to a bank box, or some heirloom jewelry in [read more]

Pretty Is as Close as a Can of Paint

Painting the inside of your home gives it a facelift and certainly is worth the investment in supplies and labor if you hire a professional to do the job for you. Often the paint is the first thing people notice about a home when they walk in. The right color on the walls will: Give [read more]

Get a Handle on Garage Storage

Perhaps your garage is well organized, neat and uncluttered, and you can put your hands on anything you’re looking for immediately. If that’s the case, I’d venture to guess you’re in the minority. Your garage space provides a vast amount of storage, even if your vehicle is also parked within it. Making the most of [read more]

Quick and Easy Christmas Decorating

The Christmas season is fast approaching. This month, let’s look at some easy and affordable ways to get your home dressed for the holidays. First and foremost, decide what your overall style will be. For example, do you prefer rustic chic or sparkle and shine? Traditional colors of red and green, or modern takes on [read more]

Transform Your Mudroom Into a Multipurpose Space

Why is it that we spend so much time in our mudroom/laundry rooms, yet it’s almost always the area in our home we’ve given the least amount of thought to?

Some small fixes here can go a long way toward making your space more functional.

Pergolas – Not Just for Looks Anymore!

Right about now, and just in time for summer cookouts with family and friends, you may be thinking of ways to spruce up your backyard. Giving your patio furniture a deep clean or even new paint may be in order. Colorful hanging plants and yard décor may do it for you. Maybe you’re considering the installation of an in-ground pool. But have you ever considered a pergola?

Faux Moulding

Crown moulding and bold baseboards are eye catching and appealing, but the amount needed for each area can be expensive. An easy alternative is faux moulding. There are other fun uses for moulding, too, that can frame off any area for virtually any purpose – use your imagination or some of these ideas…

Is Your Home Aging in Place – Or Just Aging? Consider Universal Design

As we age, our homes do, too. Renovations can be fun and exciting, but none are more important than those we make to accommodate our physical challenges. This concept is called Aging In Place.

However, these challenges don’t just occur as we age; there are millions of Canadians of all ages with limitations. The term Universal Design refers to the concept of renovating homes for people of all ages and all physical abilities to live comfortably despite their challenges…