Tag: home

Deck by B.B.G. Carpentry, Inc.

Jeffrey Stolberg Kicks Off 2010 With Some Great Monthly Podcasts

FOCALPOINT e-NEWS!, an online lifestyle magazine and web site created by Jeffrey Stolberg has a line up of monthly podcasts from Canada’s top show hosts, authors and lifestyle experts  – ten so far with more coming. Jeffrey  is a modest guy with a full time job as a designer and...

/ January 24, 2010
Photo of work done by B&B Masonry

Tool Girl Mag Ruffman Speaks Out About Your Emotional Attachment to your Home

Tool Girl Mag Ruffman will be at the Fall Home Show in Toronto this weekend to give a presentation on using power tools, as well as hosting a workshop where a few individuals will actually be able to try them out (you have to register to attend the workshops).

/ October 2, 2009
Laundry room renovation done by Ashton Renovations

The ArchetypeHomes at the Kortright Centre: Green Homes are Models of Energy Efficiency and Best Green Building Practices

On a cold and rainy Earth Day, over 400 green builders, enthusiasts, media types and students attended the grand opening of the new Archetype Homes at The Kortright Centre. The homes are the result of an alliance between BILD, TRCAand the Kortright Centre. Materials and labour were provided by numerous...

/ April 28, 2009
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A Renovation on a Tight Budget Breathes New Life into a Tired Old Townhouse in Dana Point, CA.

“Cathy, can you please come and help me move? Pleeease??” A reasonable sisterly request. In our particular case there were a few more incentives added to the usual pizza and beer. You see, my sister Jenn lives in southern California in an amazing little “surfer dude” town called Dana Point. I love visiting, and...

/ April 21, 2009
Incredible use of small space. This is the set for the tv show "Girls", created by © Laura Ballenger Design

Home Decor Trends for 2009: Where to Save and Where to Splurge. Tips from Vicky Sanderson

Vicky Sanderson, Columnist for the Toronto Star and writer of two blogs, “On the House” and “Conversation Piece” will be appearing at the National Home Show  which opens this Friday, February 20, 2009. If you aren’t familiar with Vicky’s blogs, take a peak. “On the House” is full of useful information on the latest in...

/ February 17, 2009

The Latest in Kitchen Appliances, as Seen at the Interior Design Show 2009

The Interior Design Show is a great place to source new, unique and interesting products. I look forward to it every year as it brings together such an eclectic group of exhibitors. This year was no exception, and I saw everything from a green kitchen to a woman sitting in...

/ February 12, 2009
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Lowe’s Survey: More Canadians to Renovate Thanks to Home Renovation Tax Credit

Lowe's Canada and Angus Reid Strategies conducted a survey about whether or not Canadians were going to take advantage of the Home Renovation Tax Credit. The short answer is almost half of home owners will renovate their home in some fashion.

/ February 5, 2009
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How to Guarantee Customer Retention? Be a BIG Spender

I was recently talking to the owner of a very successful company in Toronto. Don Parker (not his real name). He has been in the business over 20 years installing high end products in very expensive homes. We were talking about a negative review he had recently received. He told...

/ December 29, 2008
Backyard deck by Sunbury Cedar

The Style At Home Show is On Friday Oct 17-19

The new Style at Home show starts Friday October 17 through Sunday October 19. Judging by their website and the quality of their magazines: Style at Home, Canadian Gardening and Canadian Home & Country I’m sure it will be an excellent show. They have excellent exhibitors such as: Cadillac Custom Shutters Home Decor...

/ October 16, 2008
Outdoor Kitchen by Dehaas Landscape Design

Favourite Home Blogs For Inspiration

Well, I took the summer “off.” It’s all relative of course; “off” in this case means that I spent most of my time playing “Julie McCoy” for my kids (you know, the cruise director from The Love Boat?) Getting five minutes to myself to write an article wasn’t even on...

/ September 2, 2008