As a home builder, it can be difficult to be daringly different with home designs.Why? Because the homebuilding industry is driven by trends that include open-concept great rooms. Most homes . . .
Fifteen years ago, it was frowned upon to apply for a permit to build an addition called a granny suite. In those days, the preferred nomenclature employed by the City of Winnipeg was servants' quarters.Apparently, the city's mandarins believed granny . . .
So you think you know what you want for your decor but can't quite make the final decisions. If you happen upon a photo of what you want, then you've found the answer to your concerns. Seeing your ideas set . . .
111I am currently developing my basement. My home was built in 1974. The previous owner had already framed the exterior walls and installed pink R12 fibreglass insulation along with a vapour barrier, probably around seven years ago. The vapour barrier . . .
"I am out of the country until the snow disappears and will have no access to my emails or phone during that time."It's a message that resonates at this time of year as wanderlust fuels the desire to travel. What . . .
QUESTION -- I have a problem with stains on marble flooring. Most stains are water and the tiles are also dulling with no shine. Is there a cure? Many thanks in advance. Glenda (Niverville)ANSWER -- Regardless of anything else you . . .
In my fantasy world, I have unlimited storage in my home. Nothing is cram-packed into too-small spaces, and I have scads of open drawers and cabinets in which to effortlessly organize my essentials. But back here in the real world, . . .
DIY renovators who want to do their own wiring face a circuitous route when they apply for a permit from Manitoba Hydro or the City of Winnipeg. In fact, the resistance DIYers will encounter is so Ohm-esque, they may come . . .
Q: I am sealing the plumbing stack at the attic floor and replacing the flashing with EPDM. I have seen two different methods. The first method is to use a poly boot with clamp around the three-inch ABS pipe and . . .
Sometimes, it's the little details that can take a new home design from good to great.An example of that is the Kendal, a 1, 520-sq.-ft. bi-level design, said Hearth Homes . . .
Every day, I receive selected articles from across the country about issues that affect the residential construction industry. These can involve a multitude of topics ranging from government legislation to . . .
It's a saying we all know well: Don't judge a book by its cover.As clichÃ©d as it might be, in this case -- 102 Ruby St., a two-and-a-half-storey, early 1900s-vintage . . .
If you've been looking for a king-sized home that offers gracious living in a countrified setting, there's no need to leave the city behind to find it.Well, almost. Turns out, . . .
OFFERED:River Park SouthADDRESS: 7 Westbourne Cres.ASKING PRICE: $369, 900TAXES: $4, 533.70SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 258BEDROOMS: 4BATHROOMS: 3LOT SIZE: 50 x 174LISTING AGENT: Terry Isaryk, Re/Max Performance Realty, 204-999-7653OFFERED:Bridgwater LakesADDRESS: 106 Eagleview . . .