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Want a new kitchen? Consider cabinet refacing
Kitchen cabinet refacing is one of the most economical and simple ways to transform the look of your kitchen — just don’t confuse it with the old-school cabinet refinishing where cabinet doors were removed, painted and then ...
Colin and Justin: Executive suite
Colin & Justin show how to smarten up the home office for less How many of us have ‘work stations’ resting on the dining table, in a corner of the kitchen or lurking, uncomfortably, in the living room? With many homes built before ...
How to pick out everyday dinnerware
Whether you’re buying your first set of dinnerware or just feel like treating yourself to something new, you want dishes that you’ll be happy to look at every day for many years to come. Here’s how to make the best pick. 1. ...
STYLE Q&A: Maison Tess aims to offer better bedding
Does your bedding do better? Not just for your sleep cycle, but also for the planet? It’s a question more people — and brands — seem to be asking themselves as new options pop up featuring organic textiles and fair manufacturing ...
The 5 most common mistakes made when selling your home
In the wake of softening home sales in the Lower Mainland over the past year, it can be a challenge to snag buyers. It’s not 2016, after all, when even tear-down properties sold within days and above the asking price. With MLS listings ...
Cannabis culture meets home decor
As legalization moves cannabis into the mainstream, the same décor magazines and websites that currently offer pretty ways to store and serve alcohol — bar carts, cut-crystal glasses, vintage cocktail shakers — are likely to start ...
A home inspection may be the best investment you ever make
Home inspections have never gone out of style, but they have lost some of their appeal in the frenzied real estate market of Greater Vancouver in the past few years. Since about 2015, the number of inspections has dropped dramatically — the ...
MIKE HOLMES: Keeping water from seeping into your home
April weather in Canada can be unpredictable. One day it’s sunny and warm, then you wake up the next morning to a snow squall. There is one thing you can count on, and that’s a lot of water falling and flowing in and around your ...
JILL THOMPSON: High density contributes to ash tree problems
When many trees of the same species are grown in an urban landscape, they are frequently attacked by a variety of pests and diseases. These problems are often exacerbated because of the high density and proximity of susceptible trees. Until ...
Quick, simple ways to make a front door pop
Visitors’ impressions of a home are often dictated by the home’s entryway. Must as one may judge a book by its cover, the same can be said about the impression that a front door and entryway can create, regardless of how accurate that ...