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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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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Winter Roofing Tips

The Freeze and Thaw of Winter Can Cause Problems for Your Roof
Winter can be problematic, especially when the temperatures fluctuate and create a freeze/thaw scenario. One thing I always notice is…

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows that winter can be especially hard on a house. This winter take all the necessary precautions ahead of time so you can keep warm…

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Renovation Resolutions

The renovation business is booming. North Americans are increasingly spending more money to update their homes rather than purchasing new ones. And even those who are purchasing homes are still spending money…

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