2022 Design Excellence Awards

NKBA Ottawa recognizes its members top kitchens & bathrooms.
Guest Column

Furnishing a home for less than $1,000

Sue Pitchforth takes a P.E.I. client on a journey of decorating virtually and finding her style along the way.
Featured Expert

Getting an antique paint look

Milk paint and chalked paint are a great way to do it. Here’s how.

Ottawa a triple national award winner

The local housing industry captures three trophies at national housing awards.

An award-winning kitchen transformation

A traditional kitchen turns contemporary in this project by RND Construction.

How to be a greener gardener

From soil improvement to plant selection, gardeners are going even greener.

Homeowner Helpers: Maintaining your deck

Annual TLC for your deck is a good long-term investment.

Reimagine your gardens with 3D tech

Lavender & Twigs Garden Design brings new life to your outdoor space.

Originals Spring Craft Show returns after 3 years

Looking for handmade Canadian home decor? Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find.

A fresh crop of vegetable gardeners

Millennials and Gen Zs discover the joy of growing vegetables.
From the experts

10 energy upgrades that really work

Beyond theory: Steve Maxwell shares his list of upgrades that have proved effective.

7 gardening tips from the pros

When it comes to general gardening tips, go with the tried and true.

2022 household hazardous waste depots

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

Sunrooms & other outdoor spaces

We’re keeping closer to home these days, making this the perfect opportunity to focus on our indoor/outdoor spaces.
From the experts

Solving the problem with brick pavers

They’re a great option for driveways, walkways and patios, once you find the right sand

Hold off on yard cleanup

Being a lazy gardener is better at this crucial time.
From the experts

Spring decor: 7 ways to add a splash of spring to your home

Flower- and colour-inspired spring decor is a quick and easy way to shake off the winter blahs.

Ottawa a serious contender for national housing awards

Ottawa builders and renovators field 16 finalists for Canadian Home Builders' Association annual awards.
From the experts

Why engineered wood products deliver better homes

Versatility, strength and homeowner expectations are just three reasons for their increasing popularity, writes Steve Maxwell.


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