When it comes to designing a home expressly for the purpose of family living, sometimes the best thing is to start anew. That's exactly what the design team at Ventura Custom . . .
Textured wall surfaces are a current trend. Walls adorned with brick, barn board or other textural products bring warmth to any room. As you can see by the focal wall in this bedroom, the worn wooden wall treatment behind the bed . . .
Eating meals at a long countertop that faces a wall is not conducive to sparkling conversations or creating a close-knit family. That's one reason Jenny and Trevor MacVicar decided to renovate the kitchen in their century-old home on Kingsway in the . . .
On a hot and lazy summer afternoon, a shady area can be the most desirable part of the garden, if only to cool off. Successfully establishing plants beneath the shade cast by a tree, fence or neighbouring house, though, . . .
Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a planning session hosted by the Western Retail Lumber Association. The board of directors and invited guests were led through a daylong exercise in analyzing the association and the industry for . . .
QUESTION: We have four light tan leather chairs and the sun has yellowed parts of them that were not shaded by a table. What can we do to restore them so they look uniform? George, Winnipeg ANSWER: Discolouration is most prevalent . . .
Some of the best tools every homeowner has are their instincts. How many times have you been in a situation where a voice tells you, "This isn't right. Do not do this." That voice becomes very important as you move . . .
Question:I read your article on getting rid of a cold-storage room, so I thought of writing you about my three-year-old house. I am planning on finishing my basement and am considering building a washroom in the cold room. We think . . .
QUESTION: We bought a homemade wooden writing desk. The drawers don't slide easily. What can we use to polish the slides? Linda(Steinbach, Man.)ANSWER: Your best bet is to rub the wood with some type of wax, either paraffin or . . .
Many new-home buyers assume $350, 000 -- or more -- is needed to acquire a new home in a cutting-edge community.That's not the case in Sage Creek, said Streetside Developments' . . .
If you're a young professional couple or a couple with young children, finding a move-up home isn't an easy task. In many instances, two conflicting factors come into play: affordability and . . .
OFFERED: Maples ADDRESS: 30 Lavender Bay ASKING PRICE: $319, 900 TAXES: $4, 293 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 722 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 2.5 LOT SIZE: 58 x 100 LISTING AGENT: Vijay Guliani, Realty Plus Inc., 204-897-0800 OFFERED: St. Francois-Xavier ADDRESS: 2566 Hwy. 26 ASKING PRICE: . . .
If you're a young family looking for a move-up home, you have a choice to make. Do you buy an older resale home, or buy an entry-level new home in a . . .
SOLD: St. Boniface ADDRESS: 351 Des Meurons St. ASKING PRICE: $159, 900 SOLD PRICE: $155, 000 TAXES: $1, 659.95 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 672 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 1 LOT SIZE: 25 x 120 LISTING AGENT: Shawn Sommers, Century 21 Carrie.com, 204-818-0707 SOLD: West Transcona ADDRESS: . . .