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Ottawa renovators and builders vie for national awards

Ottawa industry is competing for eight trophies at upcoming awards event.
Guest Column

How to refresh a room on a budget

Want an update without the cost? Here’s some tips on how, plus an update on furnishing a home for $1,000.
Featured Expert

4 tips for white washing your wood

White washing is all about applying “watered down” paint, adjusting the opacity. Here are four tips for success.

Top tips for reducing household expenses

Eight ways to cut household costs in high-inflation times.
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January Home and Remodelling Show

Celebrity contractor Bryan Baeumler headlines an impressive list of experts speaking on the main stage.

Removing snow and ice around your home

How to protect your home and family during Ottawa's harsh winters.
From the experts

Why you might want a renovation coach

A good one can help keep you out of trouble and save you from a bad contractor — and sometimes from yourself.
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Reducing window condensation

Easy ways to reduce window condensation in your home.

2023 Ottawa housing trends

What’s hot in housing, renovations, design & decor for 2023.

Winter TLC for your houseplants

Water, food and light needs for your houseplants during the cold season.
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Don't throw out your old Christmas tree

There are alternatives to just putting it in the garbage.
From the experts

4 tips for a bathroom reno

There are many ways to mess up a bathroom installation that aren’t obvious until it’s too late.

What makes a great home office?

Design, location, decor and finishes: the keys to a comfortable and efficient home office.

Pendant lighting: big & bold or barely there

The two extremes in pendant lighting have become popular in Ottawa homes.

Keep your home safe during the holidays

Five ways to keep your home and family safe this holiday season.
From the experts

Easy ways to decorate for Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on. Sue Pitchforth shares tips & ideas to help you get ready without the stress of the season.
From the experts

6 holiday gift ideas for handy people

Not sure what to get the handy people on your list? Here’s Steve Maxwell’s suggestions.

Choosing and caring for a real Christmas tree

A real Christmas tree dresses up your home at a reasonable price.

2022 SAM Awards: ‘Excited to be back’

After going virtual in 2020 and missing last year altogether, the industry recognizes sales & marketing excellence.
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