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Home & Cottage

In decades past, bathrooms in middle-class homes rarely served more than a pragmatic function. But for most homeowners today, the room has become a haven from...

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The Beleaguered Gardener

Nature, it seems at times, likes nothing better than to knock us humans down a notch or two, particularly when we purport to "improve" her handiwork by...

Deep Rock House

When architects Niall Savage and Rayleen Hill planned the design of this home, on a point of land near Hubbards, NS, they were careful to make the distinction...

A house on the hill

Brigus home offers hints of nostalgia and a nautical theme

The indoor jungle

Whether your thumb is green, purple, or black, there are great houseplants for pretty much any indoor condition

Greenhouse Effect - Lengthening Your Gardening Season

A decade ago, in early February, my long-suffering spouse and I were considering buying a house in Scotts Bay. There was a south-facing greenhouse built onto...

On the Brighter Side

Home lighting has come a long way since prehistoric man first lit a fire in his cave to check for woolly mammoths. Ancient needs for safety and security...

Feeling the Burn at Home

During a typical Atlantic Canadian winter and what passes for early spring here, the fireplace and a good book are far more appealing than shovelling the car...

Smitten with My Stove

Old friendly keeps me warm, feeds me, comforts me when I'm lonely and welcomes my friends when they visit. Old Friendly is my wood cookstove, and sort-of like...

Snow Breeze

Clearing snow by hand is hard work; worse, it's dangerous work. The Heart and Stroke Foundation advises anyone with a heart problem to consult a physician...

Earthly Warmth

The answer to high heating costs could be in your own backyard. There is a better way, a greener way, to stay warm in winter and cool in summer while having a...