One of our new favourite trends is the backyard office, the yoga retreat, the art studio.
Check out this link for some fantastic ideas!
20 favorite garden cottages & sheds
This is the perfect season to get outside and check the siding on your home. Give it a good wash, make a note of if it needs to be painted or not, and definitely remove any plant material that is contacting the siding or climbing on it. Ivy and Virginia creeper are terrifically beautiful but can do long term damage.
Here is a wonderful article on how to remove ivy and creeping vines without damaging the existing siding.
I hate shopping for tile. I mean, I love having nice tile and find that the style of tile has a big influence on the style of a room but after a while, all tile starts to look very similar. Most frustratingly, it is often difficult to find contemporary or modern tile styles.
Enter Clé, "a modern shopping experience for modern tiles. Even a brief look at their tiles opens up a whole world of options for someone who prefers modern statement tiles. Would you ever consider having specialty tiles shipped to you?
This post from the Kitchn features a kitchen the size of our main floor, it seems. However, the creative use of moveable components is intriguing and could suit a smaller space.
The extra cutting surface alone would be amazing, especially in a space without an island. Head on over to The Kitchn to see more details of this wonderful space.
Those are some beautiful tables...and we built them!
See the full Times Colonist article here:
In Mustard Seed makeover, it all comes down to function. (Times Colonist, June 1, 2013)
Well, the Hero Work renovation of the Mustard Seed is complete. We are thrilled with how it went! Meanwhile, life goes on.
The guys designed and built this beautiful deer fence in Fairfield. We love working outside on these fantastic sunny days!
Are deer a problem for you?
(This is the first post in a series of posts reminding you of commonly forgotten maintenance tasks that will help you protect your most important investment.)
Did you know that replacing your furnace filters can save you money by making your HVAC system run more efficiently? Many of us know that the filters need to be replaced, but not how often. Filters should be replaced each month during the heating season (and every month if you also have an air conditioner).
Don't know how to replace your filter? It's easy!
How to replace a furnace filter for dummies.
Interested in more tips for home maintenance? Check out this amazing guide from CMHC.
On May 9, 2013, David Friend of the Canadian Press wrote a very interesting article that looked into the possibly negative aspects of renting your home. What do you think? Is the possibility of having a tenant from hell enough to dissuade you from having an income property?
Renting your home can be lucrative but are you ready for tenants from hell?