Publication: DIY

  • Making Peace With Your Concrete Floor By Insulating And Levelling

    You’re a do-it-yourselfer in the middle of converting your basement or garage into a comfortable year-round living or work space and plan to do so by installing a new floor over that cold and hard concrete. However, before you install the new floor, the best thing to do is to insulate the concrete with a…

  • Annie Sloan: Trick-of-the-eye Transformations

    Breathe new life into your indoor/outdoor space with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan and stencils. From a coat or two of colour to transform your chairs to stenciling a trick-of-the-eye tile-effect table or painting a plaster-effect wall, the project possibilities are endless.

  • High Ceilings… Or Are They?

    Tricks to make your ceilings appear higher

  • Diy: Easy Peasy Succulent Planters

    Six adorable DIY concrete planters designed by Hester van Overbeek and decorated with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. READ MORE

  • Reno Expert: Septic Smarts

    If you have a cottage or live in a rural area, chances are you use a septic system to deal with your sewage. But how well do you know how it works? And, more importantly, do you know how to prolong its life?

  • Design/build Expert: Who's On First?

    Unless you are a confident DIYer with lots of spare time, a home improvement project is usually born when someone puts pen to paper to retain the services of a professional. But who do you hire and in what order? Well, it's neither an easy nor a one-size-fits-all answer.

  • Decor Expert: Suitcase Splurges

    Souvenir shopping & packing tips during your summer travels

  • Design 101: Made-to-measure

    It’s (now) safe to say that there’s no place like home for our newlywed clients, whose 1950s bungalow was in desperate need of updates in both style and function. What was once a “well-loved” piece of Toronto real estate is now a fresh, functional home, bursting with colour and personality on the inside.

  • Get Out Of Town!

    But before slipping on the sandals and slapping on the sunscreen, we’ve outlined some key checklist items to ensure your serene summer hideaway is primed and ready for relaxation.

  • Fix It Friday: Remove Stains From Flooring And Upholstery

    If you are adamant about maintaining a spotless home … or at least paying a housekeeper to maintain it for you, there’s one thing that you should be aware of. Stains happen.

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