Almonte House and Garden Tour returns

Three years after the pandemic shut down in-person house tours, Almonte tour looks to inspire and tickle your curiosity.
Guest Column

Reclaiming space in your home

A client helped designer Sue Pitchforth realize she was guilty of not using part of her own home.
Featured Expert

How to get rid of ants

What you need to know to identify them, get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
From the experts

Using mirrors in the garden

Tips for using mirrors to add interest and the feeling of extra space in your garden.

Has your home had storm damage?

Here's what you need to know about checking for storm damage to your home.

Windows & doors for your home’s style

It’s important to match new windows & doors to the architectural style of your home.

Are shade & privacy an issue?

If you suffer from these common backyard problems, Carson Arthur recommends you try a pergola.

Check out the NKBA award winners

Colour & texture a ‘significant trend’ in this year’s Ottawa kitchen & bath awards.

Roof inspection time

A visual inspection of your roof now could save your money and headaches in the future.
From the experts

Tips when replacing a furnace

Are you considering replacing your gas furnace? Steve Maxwell shares tips for making an informed decision.

TLC for your wood furniture

How to clean, protect and repair your wood furniture.

Q&A with Ottawa’s new housing association president

‘There’s a big turning point in our industry,’ says new GOHBA president Pat Daniels.

Prep your lawn mower for the season

Lawn mower maintenance is an easy DIY job when you know how.

Creating your outdoor spaces

Adding personality and style to your yard or balcony is easier than you think.
From the experts

How to remove tree sap

Got tree sap oozing from wood, falling on your car or getting on your clothes? Here’s how to get it off.

2023 household hazardous waste depots

One-day drop-off depots organized by the city are set to resume.
From the experts

Freshen your decor for spring

Spring decor ideas that are easy, cost effective and can be done in a weekend.

May maintenance musts

Maintenance now pays off big time when the weather turns steamy.

Preventing basement flooding

Keep water out of your basement with these 10 top tips.


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