Tag: advice

Before kitchen renovation by Level One Construction

Contractor For Fire: 8 Tips to Avoid Renovation Frustration

Could you imagine struggling for six months to get your kitchen renovated? This is exactly what “Frustrated in South Surrey” went through, and she is still dealing with the aftermath. I sat down with her to listen to her experiences and to share some of her advice on how to avoid...

/ November 22, 2010

Tips for Holiday Decor from Kim Vallée

We’ve packed up our Halloween decorations (well, some of us have) and are starting to fill our homes with notions of the holidays. This time of year is the longest decorating season and whichever holiday you celebrate one thing is in common: we all want our homes to look inviting...

/ November 9, 2010
Kitchen renovation by Fresh Home Innovations

Get Design Advice – Fight Cancer!

On October 20 come to Gendron Antiques and get 20 minutes of design consultation from industry experts for just $20. It’s all part of a creative fundraising event called 20.4.20 Designer Day Marathon. All proceeds raised through the event will go to support Stephanie Lanctot’s battle with cancer. As the...

/ October 6, 2010

A Lot to Learn From Jay Purvis and the Panel at the Ideal Home Show

On the weekend, Jay Purvis hosted Renovations Dos and Dont’s, a panel for you to pick up some great tips from the pros and get advice on your next home improvement project. The crowd at the event took advantage of the opportunity to get specialized advice from our three panelists...

/ October 4, 2010
Viking fiberglass pool and water feature by Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd. of Scarborough.

What to Look for When Hiring a Pool Contractor

In a recent issue of Pools, Spas, & Patios, John Petrocelli of Backyard Getaways Inc. wrote a great article titled What to Look for in a Pool Builder. John has over twenty years experience in the pool industry and offers a lot of insight to anyone who is looking to...

/ July 23, 2010
BBQ vegetables

Entertaining and Gift Ideas for the Holidays from Vicky Sanderson

Vicky Sanderson always has great ideas about how to prepare for and entertain during the holiday season without breaking your back or your budget. The key is where to spend your money, and where to spend your time.

/ November 24, 2009

Six Questions for Vicky Sanderson, Toronto Star Columnist

Vicky Sanderson is a woman after my own heart; with kids, a weekly column in the Toronto Star, a new column in yourhome.ca, an upcoming daily blog debuting in early October and frequent Home Show appearances, her life is even more chaotic than mine! So I have to thank Vicky...

/ October 1, 2008

Our new “Question of the Week”

We’re introducing another new feature for our Forum. It’s called the “Question of the Week.” This is a chance for you to vent/elaborate and share stories about common things we’ve all done. The purpose of the Question of the week is a bit of fun, a bit of learning and...

/ September 17, 2008