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Home & Cottage

Renovating offers a chance build in energy-saving options—and government rebates can help with the cost.

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Live-In Companions (Plants, That Is)

THE LAST TOMATO has been harvested, and the basil long since made into pesto. The perennials have given over their blooms to seedheads, and the last of the...

Closing Time

Do you ever wish that we had four-season gardening here in Atlantic Canada? Occasionally I do, but usually that’s when it’s either a perfectly glorious Indian...

Setting the Scene

KITCHEN CABINETS and hardware establish the look and feel of a kitchen, so you want them to reflect your home and your lifestyle.
There is nothing more cozy than curling up beside a fireplace, lighting a few candles, and spending time with those you love.

Get that cozy comfortable feeling

The Danish word hygge (hoo-guh) roughly translates to “cosy” but it really covers a whole approach to life that involves relaxation, gratitude, and...

Keeping the Lights On

It would be interesting to track generator sales in relation to major storms and power blackouts. With climatologists predicting more frequent extreme weather...

A gardener’s gift-giving guide

The only thing gardeners like more than growing plants is receiving gifts that are connected to gardening. I know this because I have a house full of...

Feeling the Heat

Say “sauna” to an Atlantic Canadian and she’ll likely point you to the nearest gym or hotel. Pronounce it correctly (it’s an ancient Finnish word pronounced...

Home is Where the Hearth is

It's not surprising that people often look for a fireplace when they go in search of a new home. A fireplace evokes the comfort and security of home and the...
Renovating a dark, dingy basement into a bright beautiful apartment involves more than you think.

Suite dreams

Ever seen those home renovation shows that turn a dingy basement into a bright, beautiful—and, more importantly, income-generating—rental suite? While it may...

Gutter Talk

IN THE HEADY world of home improvements, checking your gutters may not sound that enticing, but maintaining and replacing them is an absolute necessity in...