I am frequently asked to gaze into the crystal ball and forecast coming trends and changes in the residential construction industry. Normally, I don't have to look any further than the . . .
Shopping malls are decorated, wish lists are growing and children are trying their hardest to be at their best. The holiday season is drawing to a close and Home Hardware, through it's Beauti-Tone Paint Division, has project ideas to help. "The holiday . . .
Questions: We live in a rural area and have a well, septic tank, effluent pump and septic field. The house is a 1, 400-square-foot bungalow with a partly finished basement. We have a strong sewer smell coming from the laundry . . .
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose... This holiday season, a growing number of outdoor cooking enthusiasts may be humming the lyrics to this classic song composed in 1946 by Mel Torme and Robert Wells, as . . .
Renovating is an advantageous time to upgrade the safety features of your living space to help prevent break-ins, home invasions, serious injuries and, in some cases, death. Stan Bardal, president of Secure All Inc., has cutting-edge materials that will secure your . . .
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home. But even when winter does its worst feel confident that with the proper maintenance, you can make it right. Here are some of the biggest problems I see and a few things you . . .
This being the age of electronic mail, traditional letter mail has almost become an afterthought. And with most correspondence being done through emails, hand-written letters are a rarity these days. It seems the only items that arrive in our mailboxes via . . .
Last week, Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux introduced legislation that will make renovations a more pleasant experience for consumers and contractors. Bill 14, known as the Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Home Improvement Contracts), mandates that every home renovation or improvement transaction . . .
I give numerous courses during the year, usually in the spring and the fall, to people who are interested in the care and pruning of trees. There are specialized tools that are useful to the property owner for working with trees . . .
As a builder, it's critically important to listen to customers to create functional new designs. That's how Hearth Homes came up with the design of the Hawksbridge, the latest Bridgwater Lakes . . .
Sold-Offered for Dec. 20, 2014: SOLD: Westdale ADDRESS: 87 Dellwood Cr. ASKING PRICE: $219, 900 SOLD PRICE: $216, 000 TAXES: $2, 219.54 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 152 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 1.5 LOT SIZE: 30 x 100 LISTING AGENT: Ken Maines, Maximum Realty, . . .
Young couples and empty-nesters looking for a home have a lot in common. They tend to look for value and functionality and location is paramount. In many cases, they have a budget . . .