5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Going on Vacation

home-security-edmonton As winter break is nearing, many of us start planning those sun vacations. Whether you’re planning on getting away over the winter break or are heading away this year, keep your home safe and protected with these helpful tips: 1. Make it look like someone is home. In most cases an intruder will not attempt a break-in if it looks like someone is [...]

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Preparing the Yard for Winter

By David Goehring (Flickr: Fall Labors) [CC-BY-2.0] Summer has come to an end and autumn is starting to show its colours. It’s likely your lawn has slowed down its growing substantially and leaves, dead fruit and other debris [...]

Vinyl Flooring

vinyl living room Vinyl flooring has been a popular choice for decades and it has come a long way in the last 30 years. Vinyl  flooring gives homeowners a low-cost flooring option that is [...]

Choosing Lighting for Your Home’s Interior

large_KItchen_(2) The lighting in your house's interior is not only functional, allowing you to perform specific tasks in each room; it also plays a big role in the overall atmosphere of [...]

Refinishing or Refacing Cabinets

cabinet-refinishing Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular home improvement projects. Upgrading your kitchen will give your home a fresh new look, increase personal enjoyment of the [...]

DIY: Build a Fence

fence Building a fence around the perimeter of your property will increase the value and marketability of your home. A well-built fence is both decorative and practical, adding [...]

Asphalt or Concrete Driveway?

concrete driveway stamped Your driveway is cracked, the edges are breaking away and you can see obvious wear from your parked vehicles. It’s so uneven you jam up your snow shovel all winter and now [...]

DIY Landscaping: Simple Garden Beds from Scratch

flower garden bed There are many benefits to adding a flower or garden bed in your front yard. Even a simple landscaping feature can enhance curb appeal, personal enjoyment of your yard and [...]

Insulate and Ventilate to Keep Cool This Summer

blow in insulation As Canadian homeowners we endure a long, cold winter. It seems most of our efforts are spent trying to keep warm, increase our home’s efficiencies for heat retention and [...]

Decking Materials: Considering your Options

building-a-deck The arrival of spring brings warm sunshine, longer days and a desire to spend more time outdoors. Canadian homeowners become busy preparing their yards for the season. You're [...]

Barbeque Safety

barbeque Summer allows us to spend more time outdoors, relaxing, entertaining and cooking on the grill. Barbequing has become the norm for cooking meals and entertaining. In fact, [...]