Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The best way to maintain the value of your home is with regular and consistent maintenance, and the best time to do thorough checks of your house is when the seasons change. Read More »

Make Money with Solar Panels

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of questions come into my website about solar panels. I recently had them installed on my roof so that I could take advantage…

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When to Replace Windows and Doors

Windows and doors play a huge part in how your home functions, both practically and aesthetically. They control how air gets in and out of your home, they provide a level of safety…

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Back to Basics: Types of Flooring

Everyone’s got their passion: People who are into technology are techies. Those who are really into food are foodies. Me? I love wood floors. I guess that makes me a woody? But…

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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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