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Make a Grand Entrance of Your Front Door
Topic : Front Door Design : Grand Entrance & Exterior Door
by Debbie Rodgers.You may find it difficult to believe that the days will start getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere in just four short weeks. You can find yourself this time of year coming home on dreary days, o...
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How To Select Scraped//Distressed Hardwood Flooring
Topic : Hand Scraped Flooring & Distressed Hardwood Flooring
by Doug Bolton.Hand-scraped and Distressed hardwood floors are becoming a popular choice in today’s upscale homes and commercial buildings. These floors are a newer trend but are rooted in history. Before today’s...
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Ten Things You May Not Know About Selecting Hardwood Flooring
Topic : Engineered Wood Flooring : Engineered Flooring & Oak Flooring
by Doug Bolton.1) Red Oak is not the only choice If you want your home to look like everyone else’s, this is a great choice. If you want your home to be unique try hickory, cherry, walnut, white oak, maple or many...
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Home for a Gnome?
Topic : Gnome and Garden : Garden Gnomes & Yard Gnome
by Debbie Rodgers.Kitsch is defined by several dictionaries as relating to poor quality or gaudy art objects that appeal to “low-brow” taste. But in the garden, kitsch categorizes folksy or commercial art that’s viewe...
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Rodent Proofing Your Home
Topic : Rodent Pest Control & Pest Control Mice
by T. Taylor.It's that time of year where rats and mice are apt to enter our homes. Lets talk a bit about their abilities and senses first. Rats and mice cannot see very good beyond 3 or 4 feet but have a very g...
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Luau! Decorating with a Hawaiian Theme
Topic : Hawaiian Home Decor & Tropical Home Decor
by Debbie Rodgers.Hawaii is a first choice travel destination with millions of people - and for good reason. Bring a little of that island feeling into your home, either indoors or in your outdoor living space. You ca...
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Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last
Topic : Furniture and Storage & Outdoor Furniture Maintenance
by Debbie Rodgers.In many parts of North America, the end of "porch season" has arrived. Whether you're clearing out for some oncoming bad weather, closing up the cottage for the season, beating the vandals on devil's...
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Warm Up the Night! Patio Heaters and Fire Pits
Topic : Outdoor Patio Heater : Outdoor Heater & Fire Pit
by Debbie Rodgers.In some areas right now, the weather is ideal for sitting outside in the evening -- the bugs have gone and the sky is clear -- but the nights are chilly. Don't let the cool evenings send you inside -...
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Light Up the Night! Quick Facts about Outdoor Lighting
Topic : Landscape Lighting Installation & Installing Outdoor Lighting
by Debbie Rodgers.When the days start to get shorter, the darkness may drive us inside from our porches, patios or decks. Don’t despair – outdoor lighting can lengthen the day and dramatically extend the potential of ...
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Art and Design
Topic : Art and Design : Hanging Art & Living Room Art
by Lise Richards.Maybe you’ve faced it before – a new house with an empty room or two. This room is just crying out for some furniture. So off you go to purchase a sofa you admire - then a chair. Or perhaps you purc...
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How to Decorate your Outdoor Space without Breaking the Bank
Topic : Outdoor Decorating Ideas : Outdoor Decor & Outdoor Furnishings
by Debbie Rodgers.Noted English clergyman Sydney Smith (1771-1845) is quoted as saying, "Economy in the estimation of common minds means the absence of all taste and comfort." But finding thrifty ways to decorate your...
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Gardeners: Contain Yourselves!
Topic : Gardening for Dummies & Flower Gardening Tips
by Debbie Rodgers.Whether you live in a tiny city apartment or on a large country estate, gardening in containers is a way to add colour and the beauty of nature to your surroundings. The three main elements of creati...

Fountains of Refreshment
Topic : Making A Fountain : Tabletop Water Fountains & Water Fountain
by Debbie Rodgers.When hot, sticky days hit, try to use all your senses to keep cool. Sight and sound have amazing psychological effects, even when the thermometer soars. One of the most cooling and relaxing sounds I ...

Dream House Can Be A Reality
Topic : Buying A House : Buy a House & New Home Loans
by News Canada.(NC)—For many Canadians who have only dreamt of buying a home, it can now become a reality. While the actual dream may differ—a house with a big back yard for gardening, or a condo in the sky with a ...
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Home Reno Plans: Value Added Or Value Subtracted?
Topic : Home Renovation Financing & Home Remodeling Financing
by News Canada.(NC)—Canadians' ongoing love affair with renovating their homes is alive and well, with more than $20 billion being spent every year since the new Millennium. But how do you know what improves your h...
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Selecting An Air Conditioning Contractor
Topic : Air Conditioning Service & Air Conditioning Contractors
by News Canada.(NC)—The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada advises consumers to follow these six considerations when hiring an air conditioning contractor: 1. Finding Reputable Contracto...
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Can Your Central Air Conditioning System Handle The Summer Heat?
Topic : Central Air Conditioning & Air Conditioning Maintenance
by News Canada.(NC)—Do you rely on central air conditioning to make the summer's heat and humidity more bearable? If so, now is the time to ensure that your equipment is in tip-top shape. If you fail to maintain it...
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Home Safety Tips: Arm Yourself Against The Threat Of A Break-In
Topic : Home Safety Security : Home Safety Tips & Safety Prevention
by News Canada.(NC)—In 1999, Statistics Canada reported that there were approximately 92,485 break and enters reported to police, however, some of these crimes remained unreported. Property crime losses ranged from...
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Home Safety Tips For Seniors
Topic : Safety At Home : Home Security System & Door Security
by News Canada.(NC)—Did you know that in Canada, every day approximately 1000 people celebrate their 50th birthday? As time goes on, more and more Canadians are staying in their homes longer. Feeling a sense of sec...
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Tearing Down the House
Topic : Tearing Down House : Upgrading Home & Building House
by David Leonhardt.Last year, we bought this big ol' 1887 house. We are just now coming to grips with the magnitude of the "upgrades" planned. With a baby on the way and Little Lady all of two years old burning calo...
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Change The Style Of Your Interior With A Minimum Of Costs
Topic : Wall Home Decor : Wall Decorative & Wall Design
by Clark Vansteensel.The style of your interior depends for a great part on the decoration on the walls. Using the right picture on the right place can make your room look bigger. I experienced this for myself when I c...
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Home Of The Year
Topic : Home Of The Year : Dream Home Contest & Good House Keeping
by David Leonhardt.We were gathered 'round the television, where Little Lady was watching an episode of Stuart Little. The kids had entered their house for a Home Of The Year contest sponsored by some fancy magazine. ...
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How To Give Your Home More Space
Topic : Home Space Savers : Space Saving Home & Home Space Planning
by Tameka Norris.Have you been wondering how to free up space in your home? Do you live in a dorm or an efficiency where every inch of space counts? Maybe you're tired of trying to come up with ideas on how to r...
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New Trends in Design & Comfortable Living
Topic : New Design Trends : Trend Analysis & Trend Market
by Lise Richards.For the past several years I have seen the emergence of a new trend called ‘Lifestyling’. Lifestyling encompasses many elements on gracious living, extravagant and memorable entertaining, architectur...
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Remodeling Your Home: How Much Is Too Much?
Topic : Home Remodeling : Home Renovations & Home Improvement
by W. Troy Swezey.The classic way for homeowners to increase the value of their house is by remodeling existing rooms or adding on to its current plan. Some choose to build recreation rooms and studies while others ad...
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