Smart Backyard Investments

Not everything you do in your backyard will turn you a profit, but you should always try to get as great an ROI (return on investment) as you can. If you want…

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Scott Talks Vinyl Decking on CityLine

When I built my deck a few years ago I made a really smart decision (if I do say so myself). Instead of using traditional cedar or pressure treated wood, I opted…

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Vinyl is the New Black

A few years ago when I started going to a lot of red carpet and black tie events, I realized that it was time to invest in a classic black tux. I…

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5 Decorating Tips for Vacation Rentals

Thinking of renting out a vacation property? You don’t have to spend a fortune decorating it but there are a few important decorating tips to keep in mind.

Keep it Comfortable…

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Get the Look: Transitional Bedroom

Transitional style refers to a blend of classic and modern design. It takes a few elements of each and results in a timeless, gender-neutral style that doesn’t fit any particular period. This…

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How to Install a Door Lite

A door lite adds light and possibly ventilation (if it’s not a fixed pane) to meet light and ventilation requirements when necessary.  It also makes a space brighter and bigger feeling. Some…

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Get the Look: Modern Living Room

A lot of people seem to think that modern spaces are cold and lacking in personality. I disagree. Well designed, modern spaces can be comfortable, and even – wait for it… -…

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Valentine’s Day Craft Project with the Kids

Valentine’s Day used to be all about romance, but since my two daughters have come on the scene champagne has been replaced by juice boxes and candlelight dinners have been replaced by…

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Adding Value to Your Home with Energy Efficiency

A couple of weeks ago when I was visiting the Roxul booth at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to speak with the Carey Brothers, hosts of…

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DIY Upcycling Project from Income Property

Everyone knows the old saying that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. In this case I thought this old sink basin – hidden behind some junk in an upstairs bedroom – was…

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