Building your wish list: Beginning your renovation planning

Renovating? Put on your thinking cap. It’s time to do some serious dreaming. But even before you start that list, take a good hard look at your lifestyle and your personal

Looking out my window

By Francie Healey When winter storms and summer rains swirl around your home, you’ll want windows that keep you dry, warm – and your energy bills lower. If it’s time to replace

Amsted Design-Build one four in Canada recognized with Guildmaster Award

Ottawa renovator for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Out of hundreds of applicants across North America, Amsted is one of only four home building, remodeling and

How green is your renovation?

Of course, the benefits of environmentally friendly renovation more than safeguard the earth. Green strategies and methods keep you cool in summer and cozy in winter at a much lower

Technology Meets Tradition at OakWood

By Wendy Ripmeester Step into any of the 17 bathrooms at OakWood’s headquarters on Taylor Creek Blvd in Orleans, and you’ll want to see the other 16. Each is a microcosm of

A look at Ottawa’s $3.26 billion 2017 draft budget

A look at Ottawa’s $3.26 billion 2017 draft budget The city last week tabled its draft budget for 2017. Though committees will spend the next several weeks voting on department budgets

Designer profile Penny Southam

What she does best By Francie Healy The nicest thing about Penny Southam's clients is that they get it. They go into a relationship with her knowing and expecting their project will be

WSIB recalculation results in reduced expected 2017 premium rates for many

  The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has announced that many industry sectors will see reduced 2017 premium rates greater than expected after a recent recalculation. WSIB says in a news

Private Residence in Alta Vista built by Cada Construction

Designed to preserve all the trees on the property, the 180-degree view of the garden offers a sense of ‘living in the forest’. Cada Construction took over this custom home project at the

Aestus introduces new towel warmers

Organic lines and smooth rounded edges define these new heating solutions, Sigma and Fog, with each model fully embracing the latest desire for contemporary working art in the home. The