Kitchen Updates for Every Skill Level

Kitchen updates go a long way in increasing the overall value of a home. There are some easy DIY projects that can get you a decent ROI (return on investment), and there…

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5 Ways to Maximize ROI on A Kitchen Renovation

By now most of us know that the kitchen is the #1 room in the home when it comes to remodelling return on investment. But we also know that making money on…

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Showers and Tubs, Pros and Cons

Shower/tub combinations are the most common type of fixture you’ll see in household bathrooms. This is because they’re practical, they’re efficient, and they give you the option of taking either a long…

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Scott McGillivray’s Penny Floor

If you watched Moving the McGillivrays, the HGTV Canada series about my adventures building my dream home, you know that when I built my house I put a lot of special, personal…

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Green Renovation Tips

Renovating is a messy business and it can be tough to reduce your carbon footprint while going through the demolition and rebuilding process. A lot of waste comes with the territory and…

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

There’s no better way to preserve the value of your house than with regular, consistent homemaintenance. So every time the seasons change make sure you do a thorough check of your house…

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How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

If you are renovating a small bathroom and you’re looking for ways to make it look bigger without enlarging the footprint, look no further. Here are eight ways to make your small…

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Red Home Decor for Every Room in the House

One thing I hear over and over again is that I don’t decorate with enough color.  I disagree! Just because I don’t use it in major ways (like walls or cabinets) doesn’t…

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Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

It’s been said many times that “trend” is a bad word, and whenever I talk about trends I get strong reactions from people. There are some people who instantly assume trends should…

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Statement Light Fixtures for Every Budget

When it comes to adding value to your home, will decorative lighting have an impact? Probably not. Especially since you’ll likely take it with you when you go. But there’s definitely something to…

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