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Working from Home means Outfitting your Office with Great Furniture

February 23rd, 2012
Working from Home means Outfitting your Office with Great Furniture
By Vick Sanderson
www.yourhome.ca

Survey the 1.8 million Canadians who work from home, and they’ll cite as perks the ability to avoid rush-hour traffic, spend less on an office wardrobe and — in many cases — stay home with a sick child without causing an international business crisis. On the downside, the home office is too of ...

Colour Trends: Seeing Red in a Whole New Way

January 5th, 2012
Colour Trends: Seeing Red in a Whole New Way
By Jennifer Brown
www.yourhome.ca

Canadians may be seeing red more often in 2012, but it won’t just be on their January credit statements, according to those who set the colour trends.

After years of muted tones, dictated in part by the world economy and politics, decorators have declared it’s time to inject a bit of colour into our lives.

CIL Pai ...

TV Wall Mounting Tips for DIY'ers

November 16th, 2011
TV Wall Mounting Tips for DIY'ers
www.newscanada.com

(NC)—Are you looking to get the sleek look of a wall-mounted TV but worried you won't be able to install it yourself? There is a common misconception among flat-screen TV owners that mounting your TV on the wall is a complicated project, when in fact, it's much easier than you may think. Sanus, a leading maker of mounts and accessories, off ...

Starter Home Feeling Gone with Clever Planning

June 7th, 2011
Starter Home Feeling Gone with Clever Planning
June 6, 2011
By: Alex Newman
www.yourhome.ca

I love stories like this one, where creativity trumps wads of money and choices about living overcome fears about resale value.

When designer Jennifer Brouwer first met John and Jane, a professional couple in their late 30s with two pre-teen children, they were intent on “upsizing” to a larger home, par ...

Best Garden Picks for Condo Dwellers

May 25th, 2011
Garden Picks for Condo Dwellers
May 25, 2011
By: Adrienne Brown
www.yourhome.ca

No land? No problem!

Living in a condo doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands a little dirty in a garden. You just need to adapt your techniques to your available space.

Sarah Battersby, one of the two sister masterminds behind the Toronto Gardens blog, says condo gardening isn’t as challenging as you may think. “I ...

Top 5 Unique Ways to Add Art to Your Condo

May 3rd, 2011
Top 5 Unique Ways to Add Art to Your Condo
May 2, 2011
By: Lisa Canning
Special to www.yourhome.ca

Spruce up sparse spaces and bland walls with these creative takes on art.

1: Create a personalized painting from your photo

Commissioning a custom art piece is an investment — but it doesn’t have to be a large one. Canon has launched Artworks, a service that turns your simple photograph into a ...

New Recipes for Updating the Kitchen

March 28th, 2011
New Recipes for Updating the Kitchen
 
March 28, 2011
By: Mary Beth Breckenridge
www.thestar.ca

What’s cooking in kitchens? Simpler styling, hidden appliances and a bit of colour to make life interesting, to name just a few things.

CLEAN LINES

Fancy is fading.

Kitchens are moving away from ornate looks such as Tuscan and French country in favour of more transitional design, a trend Betty Nair ...

Add a Bathroom to Your Condo or Other Tight Spaces

February 15th, 2011
Condo sales and renovations are on the rise across Canada and many people face stringent Board regulations on large–scale unit renovations, such as adding another bathroom. Saniflo's above–floor plumbing technology enables a full or half bathroom installation with minimal renovations, which meets standard property provisions and is perfect for condo owners.

A Condo Installation

The problem: ...

Time for a Garage Door Makeover?

February 7th, 2011

Fix It or List It?

August 23rd, 2010
Is it time to move out or build up?

(News Canada)—Homeowners often ask: should I sell or renovate? When a home no longer meets your needs or you simply fall out of love with it, you may be looking for a change. But deciding what kind of change, renovating or moving altogether, is a big decision.

“There are many mortgage and line of credit options to help make moving or renovating easier,” say ...

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