Cooking up a storm: how to plan your outdoor kitchen

Cooking up a storm: how to plan your outdoor kitchen

Canadian winters make us love Canadian summers even more, and an outdoor kitchen can take backyard life to a whole new level. Space, budget and personal taste will influence your outdoor cooking area, but here’s some of what you need to know before starting on your...
Spring maintenance keeps your home in tip-top shape

Spring maintenance keeps your home in tip-top shape

A spring maintenance routine helps keep the space you and your family love operating at peak performance. It also helps you identify and carry out small repairs before they become big ones. Here are seven must-do jobs and three extra tips. Air conditioner A little...
Five tips for eco-friendly gardening

Five tips for eco-friendly gardening

The climate is changing, but eco-friendly gardening is a way to help the planet while keeping our homes looking great. What’s more, it’s not hard to be a truly green gardener; it just takes a little know-how. Here are five ways you can go greener. Be kind to the soil...
Five travel attractions close to Ottawa’s east end

Five travel attractions close to Ottawa’s east end

With spring here and summer around the corner, it’s time to explore some of the travel attractions close to the city’s east end. Our suggestions include indoor and outdoor destinations, so even a rainy day shouldn’t keep you at home. Operating hours and pandemic...
Achieving a safer, healthier home and planet

Achieving a safer, healthier home and planet

Sometimes it feels as though a healthier home and planet is an impossible challenge because of obstacles ranging from hazardous chemicals in our food to a changing climate. But we and the planet are resilient and taking small steps at home and in our communities can...
Five reasons to upgrade your basement

Five reasons to upgrade your basement

Wondering if you should upgrade your basement by adding a suite, an office or other space? Depending on your circumstances, it could be an excellent investment, with both immediate and long-term paybacks. Not that a major basement upgrade is cheap: depending on what...