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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 Read more...

Showroom profile: Spectrum Kitchens . . . All those possibilities

By Francie Healy Lori Di Saverio, Sandra McLaurin, and Peter Summers have worked together in the kitchen and bath business for more than 25 years. And they say there’s never a Read more...

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 Read more...

How to get the perfect kitchen

Renovating your kitchen can be an exciting, but overwhelming, prospect. How do you start? How do you know what you need, what you like, or – even more perplexing – Read more...

The Last Word: How the puzzle fits

By Herb Lagois Earlier this year we were invited to our friends’ home. On their dining table was a partially assembled puzzle. Typically, the border was mostly done, some of the Read more...

Men are sheds, women are mud rooms

Of course, men and women are equal. But that’s not to say they’re the same – especially when it comes to renovating. Renovators who have been in the business for years know Read more...

Renovator profile: Mike Martin — Making time for quality

By Francie Healy Mike Martin, still a young guy, has been in the renovation business for 30 years. But he figures he’ll never retire. He loves what he’s doing too much. Practically Read more...

Navigating the permit maze

By Francie Healey If you have never experienced the world of Renovation, you might be overwhelmed by the permit process. Most people are. It can be a complicated and confusing maze, Read more...

Renovate . . . and then sell

By Natalie Belovic When you renovate your home, even if you don’t plan on selling it soon, you are also increasing its value. But if you are planning on selling in the Read more...

Green renovation: How to protect the future with your home

By Roy Nandram Natural resources are becoming more scarce and more expensive, and yet people are looking for increasing levels of comfort in their homes. Is there a way to have Read more...