Category: Home Decor

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('470d87c4c0c956fdeca4eca13046ab97', '.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('4e4dfd2913a3a0cfdfa4f7ba897f6f38', '.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('327c10a2ef3ea1203e3fbe7e55dd28fa', '.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('93bf0a06b76dccf676eb6f4f82ffa1db', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Fantastic Unisex Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Block Cake ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Baby blocks are a great theme for a gender neutral shower and this DIY version is fantastic! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('2a44f1892f68afa2751373644e181c18', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Clever Outdoor Cleaning Hacks

  So you’ve spring cleaned the inside of your home, but that’s only half the battle. We’ve rounded up some hacks to help you tackle the outside.   How to Clean: Your Grill  What you’ll need: Ammonia Trash bags Rubberbands Rubber Gloves The last thing you want, come grilling season, is to have all of […]

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Things to Consider Before Installing a Central Vacuum

  Generally speaking, a central vacuum system, also known as a built-in duct system, is more convenient, more powerful, and much more quiet than you run-of-the-mill upright models. So if you have pets, or simply a lot of messy humans, installing a central vacuum system is something you should at least consider. If you find […]

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Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Family Tree

Baking Sheet Family Tree ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This is a fun family tree project you can do together with your child. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('33b0181d6dec79ebcac5cbece631a497', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

9 Gorgeous DIY Gift Ideas to Make for Mom

Custom DIY Sharpie Mug ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 For something super simple that your mom will actually use, this custom decorated mug is perfect. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('ee0a9b94c93815ccc041ee584f86e24b', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

8 DIY Gift Ideas that Kids Can Make for Mom

Looking for a fun, affordable gift idea that your kids can make for mom? Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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Clever Decor Ideas for an Empty Corner

When I was grounded as a child, I was sometimes told to go stand facing a corner, the intention being that I would have nothing else to do, in that bleak, unadorned, concave of wall, but reflect on whatever misbehavior I’d been up to. In more recent years, I’m past the age of grounding (I […]

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Storage Bins and Baskets You Can Make at Home

Much like friends, hugs, and socks, storage is one of those things you simply can’t have too much of.  An organized home is a happy home, after all. Here a few storage ideas you can DIY.   Upcycled Denim  Does your hubby have a pair of jeans that you just hate? Well, we’ve got a solution […]

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Tips for Choosing the Best Bathtub for Your Needs

  Deciding on a bathtub is not a task that should be taken lightly. Much like if you were remodeling your flooring or replacing your vanity, you want to ensure you’ve made choices suitable for the long haul, so you don’t have to go through the stress of another remodel anytime soon. Here are some factors […]

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How to Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

Food coloring is great and all, but it’s far from your only option when it comes to decorating eggs this Easter. This year, with your kids, consider testing out a few of these dyes made from all natural sources.   Using beets Pink is a popular color for Easter and it can be recreated with […]

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Easter Egg Decorating Tips for Families

There are endless ways in which to decorate Easter eggs, both aesthetically and approach-wise. Here are some tips for ensuring an efficient, mess-less and fun egg decorating experience this Easter.   Make your dye using kitchen finds Why not skip the artificial dyes this year and DIY half a dozen colorful concoctions of your own, […]

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Easy Easter Nail Ideas

Easter signifies the onset of spring, and after a long, cold winter, spring is nothing short of eagerly anticipated. Welcome in spring with these five Easter nail ideas.   Chocolate bunnies Details and instructions.   Robin egg speckles Details and instructions.   Painted egg nails Details and instructions.   Springy blue and pink Details and […]

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DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Kids

Easter is about more than sweet treats and chocolate bearing bunnies, and if you’re hoping to teach your kids the true meaning behind the holiday, coupling a lesson with a craft is a good way to keep them engaged and interested.   Sock bunnies Details and instructions.   Easter mason jars Details and instructions.   […]

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DIY Decor Ideas using Succulents

In addition to being low maintenance, non-green-thumb-friendly and drought-tolerating, succulents also happen to be interesting to look at it, making them the ideal plants to decorate with, indoors or out. We’ve rounded up five great ideas to incorporate succulents into your home’s decor.   A Succulent Terrarium  Simple, satisfying and self-contained, a DIY terrarium is […]

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink 

There are very few features in the home that are used as often, and in such a versatile manner, as the kitchen sink. Here are a few tips for picking the one that will work the best for you.   Single or Double Even if you don’t cook a lot, you still may want to […]

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