Cook Up a Farmhouse Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps
Farmhouse kitchens are possibly the most photogenic, highly sought-after kitchens in popular design these days. They’re charming, filled with personality and embrace nostalgia without drowning in retro kitsch. For some fans of this style, the farmhouse kitchen is an homage to grandma’s house. So much so, that you can practically smell the freshly baked bread and apple pie in the oven. (more…)
- February 23, 2018

5 Ways to Help Your Vinyl Windows Last Longer
There are some homeowners and industry professionals who believe that windows don’t last as long as they used to. Perhaps there is some truth to that in the case of certain budget or builder-grade windows. However, for the most part, the perceived early deterioration of a window often comes down to lack of maintenance. (more…)
- February 22, 2018

Has Your Wood-Burning Fireplace Lost its Spark?
Not using your fireplace as often as you would like? Chances are, that means you have a wood burning fireplace. While a good old-fashioned wood fire is brimming with loads of ambiance and offers the option to cook over it, the reality for many homeowners is that they just require too much effort. That could mean it’s time to consider converting your wood-burning fireplace to gas. (more…)
- February 21, 2018

Build a Better Workshop
While it may seem like a relic of home life past, the household workshop is still something that should remain a part of every home. Homes require regular maintenance. Walls need to be patched and painted, furniture needs to be repaired, and light fixtures need to be replaced …and that’s barely even the frost on the iceberg, never mind the tip. (more…)
- February 20, 2018

What Are Processed Meats And Why Are They So Bad For Your Heart?
February is the month of love, and since love comes from the heart it only seems right to discuss a very important topic in the field of cardiovascular health. You may have heard that cardiovascular disease is one of the most significant public health concerns in Canada today, and I'd rather it be a concern that none of our readers have to deal with for a very long time, or at all. (more…)
- February 19, 2018

Design/Build Expert: Permit Process Primer
Navigating twists & turns along the permit path Whether creating, moving or otherwise altering a structural wall; relocating or running a new drain; installing a new furnace or amending the location or size of a heat run—a permit is required. (more…)
- February 15, 2018

5 Libido-Boosting Home Improvement Projects
Did you know that romance and home renovation go together like champagne and chocolate? This Valentine’s Day, we’re telling you about 5 libido-boosting home improvement projects that not only make your home a more comfortable place to live, but also help you renovate the romance at home. (more…)
- February 14, 2018

Increasing Electrical Surges Threaten Canadian Homes
With advanced technology taking over everything from appliances to computers and cars, today’s homes are more wired than ever before. This increase in power consumption means that power surges can occur with more frequency than they once did, and along with them the potential to cause damage to appliances and circuit boards. (more…)
- February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day Inspiration From The World’s Most Romantic Countries
Last year I put together a romantic yet healthy 3-course meal to commemorate love’s favourite day, but this year I wanted to something a little bit more insightful. We all know that red wine and chocolate covered strawberries are North American Valentine’s Day staples, but how do people on different continents use food, drink and chocolate to woo their loved ones on the most romantic day of the year? (more…)
- February 12, 2018