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Ask the Expert

Aviva Ben Choreen, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. (www.laurysenkitchens.com) “We have been trying to decide what kind of kitchen will suit our family. We haven’t had much luck, and Read more...

Get ready to cocoon in winter

You can be as comfortable in a snowstorm as you were at the beach last summer It’s grey. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s snowy. It’s dark. You’re about to leave the office, Read more...

The man behind the designs

He’s complex, talented, visionary, and clients love him By Francie Healy Excuse the mess, says renowned designer Gerhard Linse of his office and studio on Colonnade Road in Ottawa. But the “mess”, if Read more...

Make a beautiful space

… but be sure it works for you Adding space is one thing, says Designer Catherine Pulcine of CPI Interiors in Ottawa, but making sure it’s functional space is critical. If Read more...

Beware Mr. Handyman-down-the road

Get it right – and worth it – the first time The man wanted a shed, so he looked in the classified section of the paper. All jobs, reasonable cost, one Read more...

Ask the Expert

I have just bought a Victorian house in the city. It has many of its original moldings and other lovely details, but it needs lots of work. I want to Read more...

Taking the Mystery Out of Home Renovations

By Vivian Astroff Any aficionado of TV home renovation shows knows the pitfalls: cost-overruns without warning; jobs left half-done by amateurs posing as reno pros. Here, four industry veterans tell you how Read more...

Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association

Renovators’ Council Message from the Chair I am very proud to be the chair of the Renovators’ Council this year. I have been in the home building/renovation industry for 21 years, and Read more...

Cozy up for winter with radiant heat

Herb Lagois says it’s the number-one source of comfort When the snow flies and the winds blow, any Canadian knows a nice warm home, without chilly drafts or frosty floors, is Read more...

You know it’s time to tidy up

Don’t panic. With a good system, it’s simple Caroline Castrucci of Laurysen Kitchens knows we all like to have a place for everything – a place where we can find what Read more...