New energy-efficiency grant only part of the picture

The Canada Greener Homes Grant won't solve climate change on its own.
Guest Column

Chairs and bikes as garden accessories

Give new life to old items with easy step-by-step DIY projects that create garden art.
Featured Expert

8 common pressure washer mistakes

Avoid these common pitfalls for better results, plus watch a video on how to get the most out of your pressure washer.

5 fast home maintenance jobs

Keep your home up to snuff while leaving lots of time to bask in the long weekend.

Redecorate on a budget

15 ways to get a fresh look without breaking the bank.
From the experts

Choosing the right wainscoting

Whether DIY or hiring a pro, choose an approach that makes sense for your home.

Homeowner Helpers: Six July DIY home maintenance tasks

Checking on pesky critters and five more household tasks for July.

Made in Canada for your home

Canada has a long tradition of innovation. Here are several creative products for your home (many of them new) that have origins here.
From the experts

How to choose a good tape measure

It should be one of the first tools in your toolbox. Here are three tips on choosing & using a good one.

Homeowner Helpers: The lowdown on gutter guards

Should you invest in them? What you need to know about gutter guards.

Get rid of your household hazardous waste

City revives its rotating waste depots to help residents keep hazardous items out of landfill.
From the experts

Hot design trends this year

From dramatic greys to large-format tiles, here's what's trending in interior design.
From the experts

Dealing with a musty basement

Got a musty basement? Here’s how to get rid of the smell.
From the experts

Spray paint makeovers

Spray paint is a fast, effective way to give new life to many items in and around your home. Here are 7 ideas.

Easy cottage makeover ideas

6 ways to revamp your cottage for yourself or to rent out.

2020 Special Achievement Awards

Three veterans win special awards for exceptional contributions as Ottawa housing industry salutes its own.
From the experts

Dealing with fuzzy deck wood

Pressure washing & stripping an old finish can make wood fuzzy. But dealing with it is easy.

Ottawa contenders capture five national housing awards

Ottawa builders, renovators and designers take home glittering trophies from virtual awards celebration.

A timely renovation

Family’s Westboro renovation updates their main floor, adding a home office just before the pandemic hit


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