As a new home builder, you never want to be accused of falling victim to an insidious malady. That malady is none other than Same Old Syndrome (otherwise known as SOS), . . .
Question: I have an ongoing problem with ice damming. I did change the shingles on the roof twice. The last time was seven years ago. Now, I am thinking of changing the furnace to a high-efficient unit, plus I would . . .
QUESTION: I plugged the toilet and tried to plunge it, but it won't drain. Help! Brad, WinnipegANSWER: Wow, I admire your honesty. Most people would have blamed this on someone else. Since the plunger failed, your next step is to . . .
Live in a gloomy, cramped bungalow built in the late 1940s?Why not remove a few divider walls to open those tiny rooms to let in the light and accommodate a growing number of family members, including grandchildren?That is what Rick . . .
For landscape designer Colleen Watson, fall is one of the most exhilarating times of the year. The same goes for many homeowners, too.What's driving them? Backyard projects that are nearing completion.On crisp fall days when temperatures are in single digits . . .
When my husband and I decided to downsize from our home to a condo, I knew I had a heavy task ahead of me.Sorting through 30 years of 'stuff' took a year of evenings but I got a good head . . .
Dear Debbie:I'm out of town to university and will be away for four years. My "room" budget is small, but I would like to be smart about purchases so they will go the distance. What are the priorities? Thanks -- . . .
Good lighting plays an integral role in setting the mood of your home. The right amount of light, properly placed, can add warmth to a space and create an inviting ambience. Ottawa-based interior designer Linda Nolan always incorporates three or . . .
What's a renovation without a wood burning stove, a fireplace insert or a pellet stove to keep you cozy and comfortable throughout the winter?Wood is a renewable source of fuel that when burned in a modern appliance can heat 2, . . .
It's a commodity that king-sized families prize above all others.That commodity? None other than space. If you're a family composed of two adults plus three or four hyperkinetic kids, you . . .
In terms of livability, not every home is created equal.That's why you can walk into one home and feel something is missing, while another feels perfect the moment you set . . .
SOLD:WestonADDRESS: 970 Alexander Ave.ASKING PRICE: $132, 970SOLD PRICE: $133, 000TAXES: $1, 060.24SQUARE FOOTAGE: 785BEDROOMS: 2BATHROOMS: 1LOT SIZE: 36 x 70LISTING AGENT: Rachel Gendron, Royal LePage Top Producers, 204-781-2485SELLING AGENT: Rene . . .