Category: Home Decor

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

Dad, You Are Dynamite!! ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 What an explosive idea! Try this dynamite wrapping paper, it's the bomb! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('c7b2bff7298f093cb1590edf9c913b86', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

Building Memories with Dad ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This great little project is a wonderful way to keep some memories alive with your child. It means spending time together and really bonding. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('3a467e8980ddd4191fd2500162fbdacb', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Father’s Day DIY Ideas for Grown Ups!

A DIY gift is meaningful and memorable, not matter what age you are! Here are some great DIY gift ideas that aren’t meant for kids!

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How To Simplify Your Next Renovation Project

Expensive and stressful; two words often used to describe the home renovation process. If you’re planning a home renovation project, project delays, household disruptions and overspending can all lead to a lot of frustration. To avoid this, it is important to plan ahead, get organized and set realistic expectation. These three tips below will ensure […]

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Transform Your Basement into a Rental Suite

If you live in a desirable area and you’ve been thinking about transforming your basement to attract renters, now may be the perfect time. In today’s housing economy, converting your basement into a rental suite is an excellent way to help pay off your mortgage, while providing affordable living accommodations for low-income renters. Not only […]

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DIY Spring Garden Party Ideas

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('64da6499778826df300a14ef1920bf50', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

10 Fun Ways to Use a Fireplace in Spring

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Refinishing an Old Bedroom Dresser

Dear Marc: Do you have ideas for refinishing an old bedroom dresser? It’s a low, two-drawer dresser with a honey wood finish. I like the piece of furniture, but I want to “glam it up”. Help! Darlene Dear Darlene: The other day, I was sitting with friends and family in my sister’s dining room when […]

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DIY Faux Fur Chair Project

Dear Marc: I found a faux fur chair with natural stained wood at a flea market and I want to refinish it. I went to a fabric store to replace the existing faux fur with a more muted colour only to realize that this type of fabric is pricey! Do you have any ideas how […]

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DIY Repurposed Weathered Wood Sign

“I’m from the country and I like it that way” – Tracy Byrd, #1 Billboard Hit Country Music Artist Dear Marc: I have two eight foot lengths of 1 x 6 inch weathered wood. We had an old fence dismantled and these pieces were left behind by the contractor. I thought of throwing them out […]

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How to Create a Multi-functional Basement for the Whole Family

The finished basement is a space in the house where the whole family can come together to enjoy some communal time. If you’re looking to renovate your basement to make it more usable, consider that this space is often expected to take on many functions such as being a living room, a guest space, and […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

A Cozy Christmas Gift Wrap ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Photo Source and Details jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('275c0c8232077c49a150574f8269cd2c', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Five Tips for Creating an Appealing Dressing Room at Home

A large master bedroom usually has a dressing room. A dressing room serves as the place where a woman dresses, puts on her makeup, brushes her hair and finishes getting ready. The best thing about decorating a dressing room is you can let your creativity run wild. Look at five tips for creating an appealing […]

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Expert Advice: Is a Tub Necessary?

Q: I’m in the middle of remodeling and my husband and I can’t agree. Neither of us ever uses the tub, we both prefer showers. I feel like a tub would just waste space in the room that we could have used for storage or a larger shower but he is worried that we’ll regret […]

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Expert Advice: How Much Paint do I Need?

Q. How much paint do I need to paint my room? A: In generally, a medium size room (12’ by 12’ with 8’ high ceilings) will usually take about ¾ of a gallon per coat for the walls. It is important to choose a good quality paint to ensure proper coverage with two coats. My […]

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Expert Advice: Bathroom Renovations for Resell Value

Q: I have completely gutted the main bathroom in my home and I am working on design plans but there are so many options. I plan to sell the house in a few years so I’m wondering what some of the most popular choices are when it comes to improving the resale value of the […]

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Expert Advice: Carpet Repair – Clean First or Stretch First?

QUESTION: My carpet has bumps and I want to get it stretched and cleaned. Should I have it cleaned first or stretched first? We asked Pablo of Curly’s Carpet Repair and this is what he recommends: There are people and/or cleaning companies who will tell you to get it cleaned first and than stretched. They […]

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Expert Advice: Grid-tied Solar Energy Systems

QUESTION: Can you explain a grid-tied solar energy system to me. What can I expect when installing a system like this? ANSWER: “Grid-tied” means that your home is still connected, or “tied” to the BC Hydro power grid. When the sun is shining, your house will use the solar energy first and if you require […]

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Expert Advice: Finding Space for a Freestanding Tub

Q: I would love to replace my traditional tub with a freestanding soaker tub but I’m not sure if I have the space. How much room do I need to be able to install a freestanding tub? – Elizabeth P. Hello Elizabeth, The good news is that freestanding tubs come in a variety of sizes […]

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Expert Advice: Using Wood in a Bathroom

Q: Can I use wood in a bathroom? I’ve seen some gorgeous pictures of bathrooms with beautiful wood feature walls but is that even practical with the amount of moisture in the bathroom? – Taylor B. Hello Taylor, You are correct, wood and water can be a precarious combination and the use of wood elements […]

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DIY Father’s Day Cards Your Kids Can Make

Crisscross Card ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 This complicated looking card really isn't all that hard to make. Really! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('f54e21df414e33655b8af6f44ebb7355', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Baby Shower Ideas for a Bouncing Baby Boy

Baby Blue Party Punch ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 What a lovely shade of blue and it tastes great too! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('f1c4757015cf0f5c722f33efe5d89694', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Sugar & Spice Baby Shower Ideas

Adorable DIY Baby Shower Invites ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Oh what sweet invitations - and surprisingly easy to make! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('b77f13c4b7137f5ea80eac3124a925b3', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Creative Ideas for Twin Baby Showers

Ombre Cupcakes ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 What a sweet swirl of a cupcake! Combine two colors in varying tones to celebrate doubles! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('d13e6097ad0a329025279a4c9e8782f6', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More