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Landscaping guru Carson Arthur says fall is the best time for outdoor renovations
As the cool crisp smells and gorgeous colours descend upon us as October — Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s official renovation month — unfolds, thoughts turn to creating cosy interior cocoons. But many experts agree that ...
MIKE HOLMES: Don’t lament, prevent. How you can mitigate accidents before they happen
When you take care of your home, it will take care of you. So how do you do that? Well, it starts by following your maintenance schedule carefully. However, accidents can happen, and things can go wrong. As homeowners, we should do our best to ...
Colin and Justin: Perfect pairings
Colin and Justin offer eight ways to be marvellous with monochrome “If you want to make beautiful music,” quipped Richard Nixon, “you must play black and white notes together.” Contextually speaking, the former US ...
MIKE HOLMES: Putting your house in order — preventive maintenance pays in long run
Owning a home is a lot different than renting — and it comes with a steady list of to-do’s to keep it strong and secure. I hear from a lot of homeowners who are overwhelmed with their home maintenance, and I get how daunting it can be. ...
Take a closer look at non-toxic cleaning in the home
When it comes to figuring out how to keep potentially toxic substances out of your home, Jennifer Higgs says it can be as simple as following your nose. “Anything that has a very strong odor – bleach, ammonia – is something ...
Colin and Justin: The happy home
Worried about the prospect of short, dark days? Concerned about the arrival of inclement weather? Then allow Colin and Justin’s decorative prescription to keep you smiling right up to the holiday season… Use décor to ...
Mike Holmes: Making sure you buy a home right
For most of us, buying a house is the biggest investment we’ll ever make. Whether we’re buying our first homes, expanding to a bigger space to accommodate a growing family, or downsizing as we age – my advice is the same: make sure ...
Home design: Biggest furnishing fails of the past 50 years
By Linda White When HGTV announced plans to team up all six of the Brady Bunch siblings with its design all-stars to transform the infamous ranch home that provided the 1970s-era show’s exterior shots for a new series, A Very Brady ...
Calgary suburb 'really combines sustainability, technology and agriculture'
Think of it as Little Town on the Prairie — 21st Century style. Springing from flat, agricultural land in Springbank, five minutes outside Calgary’s west city limits, the 1,750-acre new community of Harmony already hosts one of two ...
Comforting and calm blue sets Dulux Paints' colour scene for 2020
The deep blue of a Prairie dusk just as it becomes nightfall is the hue Dulux Paints by PPG has identified as the Colour of the Year for 2020. Chinese Porcelain is the name of the colour (DLX1160-6), and it’s a deep, comforting, inky cobalt ...