Making your renovation profitable

It can be difficult to be sensible when you first start thinking about renovating your home. Although it’s fun to dream about everything you could possibly want, when it comes

5 things every homeowner should know about commercial insurance before renovating

Greg Strahl By Greg Strahl Your home is your castle. It is the biggest investment you will ever make, and your sanctuary away from a hectic world. So, when you decide

How to have a smooth renovation

Well, okay. Truth be told, a renovation is going to be stressful. But there are things you can do to minimize the stress and even enjoy the journey. First, hire a

Don’t waste money on amateurs

It can be scary, deciding to do a major renovation. Should you do some of it yourself? Should you get a handy neighbour, friend, or relative to do it for

The foundation: Boring, maybe – but critical

The foundation of your home deteriorates over time just like everything else. It just takes longer to break down. Every 40 to 50 years, it needs to be dug up

The fireplace: Warmth is a beautiful thing

A fireplace is romantic. It’s soft. It casts a gentle light and makes everything rosy and cozy. It’s also a practical, simple, and cost-effective part of a home. So it’s probably

A sweet investment

By Francie Healey You might not think that a simple wooden deck would be such a big investment. Expensive? Yes, it can be. But it can increase the selling potential of

Good news? A new roof really lasts

By Francie Healey You probably groan when you see the signs that your house needs a new roof. It’s a big expense and a large “event”, for sure. But it’s likely less

Guest suites: How to love your visitors

Guests on their way? Are you ready? No matter how much you enjoy their company, there’s a lot to be said for making sure they have their own space in your

Insurance matters: Ahhhh! Cottage Life

The Great Outdoors! Smores - Campfires - Family Time - Sun Cottages today are homes.  They are seldomly built as shacks with an outhouse anymore.  Most of us want to have