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ottawa renovates spring 2017

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

Corporate profile: Laurysen Kitchens — Still in good hands

For more than 45 years, kitchens in Ottawa and beyond have been transformed thanks to an innovative couple from Ottawa. Back in 1970, John and Adri Laurysen started a custom cabinet Read more...

Mondeau Kanata showroom undergoing renovations

Here is an note we recently received from Boone/Mondeau: Big plans are in the works for in 2017! The Mondeau Kanata showroom is currently undergoing major renovations. The Read more...

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...