Play With Creating A Fun, Kid-Friendly Backyard

Backyard season is coming up and what better to keep your kids enjoying the splendid outdoors than a backyard made for kid fun. You don’t need a lot of space, and in many cases, you don’t need a lot of money to make a super fun backyard. Check out the...

/ April 20, 2017

Eco-Friendly Apartment & Condo Living

If you’re looking to go green in your apartment or condo, you might find it more difficult than your friends living in houses. While they can add solar panels to their roofs and grow their own vegetables in backyard gardens, you might feel like there are fewer options for your...

/ April 17, 2017
Landscaping by Dehaas Landscape Design

Eco-Friendly Landscaping From The Ground Up

More Canadian homeowners are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and taking personal accountability for the impact their homes have on the environment. Part of this carbon reduction planning takes place in back and front yards in the form of sustainable landscaping. Perhaps surprisingly, if not optimal, your landscaping can...

/ April 17, 2017

Passive House Design 101

While passively heating one’s house with solar energy has been a concept that has existed since the beginning of time, certified modern Passive Houses are a concept that came to life in Germany and Sweden in the late 80’s. The original goal of this method of home design is to create buildings that...

/ April 12, 2017

Best Driveway Surfaces for Canada

When it comes to deciding which surface is best for your driveway, most Canadians choose between three good options: Asphalt, Concrete and Interlocking Stones (also known as paving stones or pavers). We spoke to the experts to find out the details every Canadian needs to know before deciding on a...

/ April 10, 2017
miDoor: It has a special feature of numerous alarms that will be triggered so that you know when your garage door is prompted unawares.

Opening Your Garage Up to Home Automation

Automatic garage door openers have been around for some 40 years or so, but with advances in technology as well as home automation, garage door openers deserve a second look. Wireless Technology The whole meaning of the word wireless has changed immeasurably in the past 10 years, and much of...

/ April 6, 2017
If your love is your car, treat it to a fabulous race deck by Park Place Garage of Kelowna.

Reorganizing And Reimagining Your Garage

It’s the time of year when we start to think of shining the light on all corners of our home. Spring brings the opportunity to renew and refresh, to organize and cultivate. Often ignored, garages tend to be that place where we put stuff that we don’t want in the...

/ April 5, 2017

Room for Two: Shared Kids’ Room Ideas

If you’ve got more kids than bedrooms in your home, learning how to create a shared space that both children will be happy in is the difference between a fight before bed each night and sweet dreams for everyone in your home. Sharing a room doesn’t have to result in...

/ April 3, 2017

April HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open

A Smart Home Is A Happy Home More Reviews = Better Odds To Win! April showers may get you down, but these prizes to make your home smarter are sure to bring a little sunshine to your day! Have you hired anyone to work in or around your home recently? Not...

/ April 3, 2017

Creating A Peaceful And Rejuvenating Home Through Feng Shui

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing structures with the surrounding “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together. This is known as qi. While embracing an ancient Chinese art might seem daunting to the average Canadian, getting started with feng shui is a fairly simple process. This ancient art...

/ April 3, 2017