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Easy does it with telepost adjustment

Question: We built our house 32 years ago and have never adjusted the teleposts. They are now out by as much as 1.25 inches at the most and three-quarter inches for some. There are five posts to be adjusted. I'm going to get two bottle jacks and four-by-four posts to . . .…

Renovation & Design - Old building, new tricks

Old building, new tricks

Couple turning 1930s eyesore into antique-laden haven

A Winnipeg Beach couple believes the greatest challenge to a DIY reno is "not to kill each other during the process.""If you can survive the initial couple of months, then you've got a solid relationship that will likely last forever, " laughed Nicole Zadorozny, smiling at partner Ron Prokopetz."We've had . . .…

Renovation & Design - Navigating your outer space

Navigating your outer space

Watch your garden grow in style

What's the stylishly clad yard sporting this summer? A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), shows it's everything from swanky outdoor lighting systems to ornamental pools and low-maintenance plantings.Gardens, landscaped spaces, outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas are also hot.We have a look at how that shakes . . .…

Renovation & Design - Re-staining readiness

Re-staining readiness

What to consider when prepping for the job

I've received a number of questions and comments from readers concerning a July 5 column on how to prep a deck for re-staining. As a result, I've decided to return to the theme to answer the queries and respond to the opinions in order to share the information with other . . .…

Crepe expectations

Tasty delicacies just the beginning at 'little slice of Europe'

One of Manitoba's most unusual and charming attractions recently underwent an extensive renovation. The Whytewold Emporium, often referred to as "a little slice of Europe" on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg, is now 3, 000 square-feet larger due to an initiative by owner Karen Cote and her husband, Jan Cote. The . . .…

New Homes - Clean and classy

Clean and classy

Custom builders hit the mark with bright and spacious condos

These days, everyone seems to want to own a home - whether it's a single family home, or condo - in the Waverley West area.While that area is extremely popular --and deservedly so -- there's another area a bit farther east in St. Norbert (just south of the Perimeter Highway) . . .…

New Homes - Maximum livability

Maximum livability

Clever design details add space and light

There's a singular reason why bi-level cab-over designs remain popular with families.That reason is none other than function. With four distinct levels -- the basement, an expansive foyer situated seven steps below the main level, the main level (front-oriented dining room, great room, bedroom wing with two bedrooms and four-piece . . .…

New Homes - Building on strengths

Building on strengths

Randall's Hillcrest incorporates others homes' positives

One of the keys to staying relevant as a new homebuilder is to keep learning from previous designs.That's because as good as one design might be, it can always be modified to make it better. Turns out, 15 Grey Owl Place -- a brand-new design called the Hillcrest -- is . . .…

New Homes - Opportunity awaits

Opportunity awaits

Country home minutes from the city

Often, a Realtor will refer to a home -- whether it be of the new or resale variety -- as an "opportunity."In many cases, they're simply talking up the home to generate interest. That's not the case with 448 Lucille Bay in St. Adolphe, said Cornerstone Properties' Garry Hirsch."This home . . .…

New Homes - Good place to nest

Good place to nest

Condos offer space for those who are downsizing

One of the biggest issues empty nesters face when they downsize from a single family home is space. Suffice it to say, it's not a simple task to make the transition from a 2, 500-square-foot home (including perhaps another 1, 500 square feet downstairs) to, say, a 1, 400-sq.-ft. apartment-style condominium. . . .…

Resale Homes - On the Seine

On the Seine

Spacious condo perfect for empty-nesters

Condominium living is attractive, but it can come with a downside: a lack of living and storage space.Equally important is how a suite is laid out. If a floor plan isn't logical, it doesn't matter how much space there is because it hasn't been used properly.A unit with adequate storage . . .…

Resale Homes - Contemporary twist

Contemporary twist

River Heights home is best of both worlds for buyers wanting both an old neighbourhood and a new house

As alluring as River Heights' centrality and beauty is, there's a downside to acquiring a home in the area. That downside is that you'll likely be laying out your hard-earned dollars for a home that's somewhere in the neighbourhood of 60 to 100 years old. And the reality of such . . .…

Like a cottage near the city

Ample charms in two-storey in mature neighbourhood

Serenity. It's a sought-after commodity, yet one that's often hard to come by in the city.Consequently, in order to gain peace and quiet, many people opt to move to newer bedroom communities where it might be quiet, but, because many such communities are newer, the lots are immature, making for . . .…

Sold/Offered July 12

SOLD: River Heights ADDRESS: 665 Oak St. ASKING PRICE: $349, 900 SOLD PRICE: $378, 500 TAXES: $3, 899.48 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 260 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 1.5 LOT SIZE: 39 x 120 LISTING AGENT: Debbie Meyers, Monopoly Realty, 204-791-9129 SELLING AGENT: Cory Kehler, RE/MAX Professionals, 204-477-0500   SOLD: Transcona ADDRESS: 37 Berens St. ASKING PRICE: $289, 900 SOLD PRICE: $290, 000 TAXES: $3, 223.76 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 200 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 2 LOT . . .…

Easy life

Townhouse condo mixes convenience with livability

These days, many young professional couples are opting to buy condos for a turnkey lifestyle. Schedules are crammed with work, socializing and travelling. They don't want to spend time cutting grass, shovelling, painting and other time-consuming maintenance. But once they get into that condo, they notice a lack of living and storage . . .…