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Homesteading: The house that Steve Maxwell built

Home improvement expert Steve Maxwell shares his story of building his own home and adopting a homesteading lifestyle.
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Milk paint and chalked paint: Getting that antique look

Milk paint and chalked paint are a great way to do it. Here’s how.
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Homeowner Helpers: Annual deck maintenance

Annual TLC for your deck is a good long-term investment.
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10 energy upgrades that really work

Beyond theory: Steve Maxwell shares his list of upgrades that have proved effective.
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Solving the problem of brick pavers: It’s all in the sand

They’re a great option for driveways, walkways and patios, once you find the right sand
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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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Concrete countertop: A stylish option, despite the name

Beginner tips if you’re thinking of making your own concrete countertop.
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Clothes dryer vents: How to do them better

Poor dryer vents waste energy, slow dryer times, let in cold air and can lead to dryer fires.
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Design features for seniors: Which ones make sense?

5 features that will help seniors stay in their home longer.
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How to keep your reno from going off the rails

7 keys to making sure your renovation doesn’t go off the rails.
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Loud bangs in cold weather: Understanding why houses go bump in the night

Does your house make loud bangs in cold weather? Here's why.
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Eliminating ice on your roof

If your roof is susceptible to ice build-up, here’s why and how to fix it.
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How to choose a cordless drill

It’s the single most important tool for taking care of your home.
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In praise of the veranda: What you need to know if you want one

Verandas have been making a comeback. If you’re thinking of adding one, here’s what you should keep in mind.
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Cool weather outdoor wood finishing: Here’s a simple way

Steve Maxwell offers two simple ways to finish outdoor wood in cool weather.
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All-foam basement subfloor panels boost warmth and discourage mould

If you’re finishing your basement, you need to consider these new panels.
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Factory-finished ceiling planks: Discover the benefits

They’re a modern alternative to solid wood for ceilings and much easier to install.
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How to refinish a fibreglass exterior door

With a little effort and know-how, this can be a DIY project.
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