Home and Garden
Don’t fall for financial and identity fraud scams while looking for love.
Protecting yourself from financial and identity theft.
Tips and Solutions from Janette Ewen
Cleaning a small space just got easier.
Transforming communities with green spaces
Making your lawn and garden the talk of the neighbourhood with a few simple fertilization tips
Properly invest in your future with the right advice
Financial advice on the home ownership
With home safety tips made easy
Why you need a home inspection
Renovate your respiratory problems away!
Eliminate mold, mildew and costly energy bills!
Impress your guests with the ultimate holiday party style tips
Add some color and excitement to your home and your life, with these painting tips.
Managing your energy consumption has never felt so comfortable.
Control your home lighting from anywhere through your home security system.
Spray foam insulation will transform your frozen ice-palace into a cozy castle, and save you money!
Remotely control home access with the touch of a button
On fire safety with a few simple tips
Remote video surveillance that helps you keep an eye on your home.
Revitalize your home while saving energy and money with the right lighting.
Saving money is easy with a few DIY weatherproofing tips.
Take your home from drab to fab with the right window coverings.
Simple and convenient poison prevention tips to keep your kids safe
How a few gardening basics and quality soil will give your lawn the boost it deserves
Go from a thin patchy lawn to luscious green grass with a few simple tips.
Gain control of your lawn with simple solutions to eliminate weeds without killing your grass.
Seeding success has never been so easy!
New to Canada? Five things you need to know when purchasing a home.
Overcoming financial difficulties through effective solutions to preserve home ownership.
add value to your home with cost effective home improvement tips
Improving the energy efficacy of your home with five easy tips.
With interactive security systems that give you full control while on the go.
Eco-friendly home insulation tips to you keep you warm and your wallet full
With proper insulation that’ll keep heat and money from escaping you
How mulching your leaves can lead to healthier grass.
Tips to improve the energy efficiency of your new home.
Using insulated concrete forms to build an eco-friendly home from the ground up.
From countertops to appliances, remodeling your kitchen made easy.
How solar power can save energy, reduce electrical bills and illuminate the community one solar panel at a time.
Whether we like it or not, insects are part of every garden; and while some are beneficial, others are simply pests. If you’ve got pests, here’s how to get rid of them.
Growing your own vegetables is easier than you think. Here are a few tips.
Everything you need to know to start your own vegetable garden.
To get you well on your way to a weed-free lawn it takes 2 simple steps... fertilizing and spot weed control.
Although the winter is cold and snowy white, you can enjoy a world of colour simply by inviting the birds into your backyard.
Tips for caregivers and independent seniors.
All it takes is a simple top-up to save big on energy bills.
How to save on energy bills by re-insulating your attic
When looking for window coverings, many of us focus on style and colour but did you know there are certain features you should be looking for depending on the room they’re to go in?
From style to colour there is a lot to think about when buying new window coverings. How do you decide which is right for you?
DIY holiday décor on a budget
The Garage takes up a large portion of the façade of the house yet for some reason, it’s one of the most overlooked design features. From style to efficiency here’s what to look for in a garage door.
Bird watching doesn’t end in the summer. Bird feeding tips to help you enjoy the chirp of feathered friends no matter where you live all year round.
You really don’t need to rake and bag all the leaves in your yard this fall; you could just mulch them…here’s how.
The right window décor can make your home beautiful and with new technologies, they can also make your home more energy efficient.
Iron is toxic for weeds but a nutrient for lawns. With a few easy steps you can have a healthy, green, weed-free lawn.
Induction cooking technology offers unrivalled speed and precision with no hot elements or open flames as it’s the cookware that heats the food, not the stove.
You work hard and spend a lot of money to create your perfect garden. But did you know that there’s a specific type of soil for each gardening task?
Whether it’s a few containers on your porch or neat rows in your backyard, anyone can grow a vegetable garden.
With regular feedings the grass can be greener in your own yard.
Every lawn has its challenging areas – there’s the dry, sunny spot, dense, shady areas, high traffic zones and sometimes a mix of all of these. Here’s how to conquer those difficult spots.
From the design, to the construction, to the types of appliances you install – including energy efficiency upgrades during the construction process helps to increase your homes energy performance and comfort.
Radon is a tasteless, odourless, and colourless gas and the only way to know if your home has high levels is to test for it.
Finding appliances that perform as well as they look can turn your kitchen into a masterpiece.
Fireman Stan shares his tips to help make your home fire safe.
Fixing, maintaining or replacing a furnace is a job where calling in an expert is the right thing to do
It takes a lot less energy to heat and cool your home when the attic is properly insulated. Learn how to do-it-yourself.
Assess your home’s energy efficiency.
Home inspections can help avoid costly repairs.
Simple tips ensure your heating and cooling system is properly maintained while saving energy.
How to wash your clothes, fight stains, and keep your outfits looking cleaner and whiter.
Perfect for your next party or get-together, learn how to make photo lanterns out of your favourite pictures.
Mark Cullen offers cost-effective solutions for maintaining a beautiful garden and lawn.
Air quality experts say the more energy efficient your home, the greater the chance the air inside can become unhealthy. Graham Stuart discusses how to balance energy efficiency and air quality.
The right window coverings can do a lot more than add colour to a room; they can increase your home’s energy efficiency and save you money.
New flat-rim sinks create the illusion of a flushmount sink.
Homeowners put a lot of thought into choosing their paint colours, furniture, art and décor but many don’t know that using the right lights can effectively highlight these features in the home.
Leather floors are the latest style in home flooring. Environmentally responsible, long lasting and elegant; learn more about the newest trend in home décor.
Range hoods have been completely redesigned to reflect the latest technology and kitchen décor trends.
The air inside your home may actually be more polluted than the air outside. Breathe easier this winter by properly ventilating your home.
Woodbine Racetrack is able to keep their turf looking healthy and new and that’s with over 2000 horses racing on it every year. And no, they don’t just lay down new grass. Here are some tips to keep your grass strong and healthy too.
In the event of a fire, you may only have seconds to react and get out safely. Plan and practice escape routes for a quick exit.
More and more consumers are using mortgage brokers or agents when purchasing a house or condo. But with such a large investment, it’s important to check that your broker is licensed.
The EcoGarden is designed to give back to nature and show people how easy it is to go green in their own backyard. All you need to remember is to plant, feed and protect to grow your own sustainable garden.
The most important part of any kitchen is the countertop, which is why all-natural quartz counters are worth the investment. Elegant, durable and low-maintenance, quartz is rivaling granite in premium countertops.
Whether it’s eliminating plastic bags from your household, making the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs or using biodegradable detergents, small lifestyle changes can add up to big benefits for the environment.
Garden tips for radiant flower and lush green lawns
A healthy lawn naturally deters weeds and pests and is easier to maintain throughout the season. Here are some tips to make your lawn healthy, green and the envy of the neighbourhood.
It takes more to maintain your furnace than changing the air filters; the motor fan needs to be checked, the burners cleaned, and safety tests should be done. Proper maintenance insures your furnace is running efficiently, conserving energy and money.
The cost of gas and electricity is on the rise and has many people looking for more efficient ways to heat and cool their homes. By properly insulating your home, it’s easy to conserve energy and reduce costs while keeping a comfortable temperature.
Most fires happen at night and often start in the kitchen; this means the first alarm to sound is usually far from where the family is sleeping. Smoke alarms should be tested on a regular basis and replaced about every 10 years to ensure people are quickly alerted of a fire, no matter where it starts in the home.
The latest home trend is creating the 'integrated kitchen', a place where eating, living, and entertaining all comes together. And taking centre stage are the sink and faucet.
Along with the nice weather come the insects and that can mean many unwelcome bugs in your home. Here are some tips to keep insects from invading your home this season.
Weeds are sprouting up on lawns and between walkways. Pests are taking bites out of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Have a pest-free garden and weed-free lawn and walkway with these earth-friendly tips.
Looking for a fresh look for your home? Try nature-inspired colours such as ocean blues, purple-reds, or corals. And maintain the earthy feel by using ‘green’ paint. Green paint is better for your family and the environment because it is free of volatile organic compounds that affect our air quality.
About 5 billion birds will return this spring and some of them will make your backyard their home. Entice blue jays, cardinals, chickadees and more to your backyard using different types of seeds and feeders. Bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies and a great past-time so be sure to attract a variety of birds to your yard this season.
A healthy lawn leads to a healthier environment. Grass cleans the air by neutralizing pollutants and converting them into oxygen as well as trapping dirt, dust, and pollen that can trigger allergies. In fact, a family of four can get a full day of oxygen from a healthy, green, 50 foot by 50 foot lawn.
Creating beautiful flower pots that last through the whole season can be tricky. When planting potted gardens always remember to use the right type of soil and not to over-water. Container gardens need light weight potting mixes that retain moisture and allow the roots to grow in order to keep the plants healthy all season long.
A house fire can happen much more easily than most people think. Fire fighters battle more than 50,000 house fires in Canada every year. A recent survey concluded that the majority of Canadian households – 69% – have not given any thought to preparing a “fire escape plan”. And, only one in 10 people said they had practiced a home fire drill in the past year. Here are some simple tips to prevent tragedy in your home.
Environmentally friendly and cost-effective power solutions for your home.
If you want to sell your home quickly and get the most for it, there are some easy things you can do to increase the sell price. Get organized, and clear out all those “treasures” you no longer use. Your house will look more attractive, and by selling those extra items you can earn some easy cash.
If you’ve been meaning to do something about all the clutter in your home, there’s no better time than spring to get it done.
A good moving experience starts with doing your homework.
Health Canada warns you are legally responsible for the items you sell at your next garage sale
Backyard barbequing is a rite of summer for most Canadians. But before the gourmet of the house grills up the first steaks of the season, it's important to run your gas barbeque through a safety checklist.
For many Canadians, buying a home is an important goal...but a new survey finds that financial barriers can prevent many people from entering the real estate market. In an effort to make things a little easier for home buyers, an innovative mortgage solution is available
A few safety reminders can help to keep your family safe.
When the temperature drops, and the snow begins to fly, it's important to maintain good humidity levels within the home to avoid serious health problems, like childhood asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Babies and young children are very curious by nature and can't resist the urge to explore every nook and cranny of their surroundings. That is why it is so important for parents to be aware of any potential dangers in the home.