Home Improvement

Upgrade your home and increase its value with tips and advice on home improvement.

Recent Features

  • What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Fireplace>>

    On the market for a new fireplace? Here's the inside scoop on how to select the perfect model for your home's needs.>>

  • Bryan Baeumler’s Kitchen Reno Rules>>

    Considering a kitchen renovation? Don’t swing a sledgehammer until you’ve consulted Bryan Baeumler’s rules for a (relatively) painless reno. >>

  • 5 Easy Ways to Cut Your Home Energy Bill This Winter>>

    Five strategies to beat the deep-freeze and save money on your energy bills this winter.>>

  • 6 Bathroom Renovation Tips From the Experts>>

    When it comes to a bathroom overhaul, creating a beautiful space and boosting the value 
of your home go hand in hand. According to Toronto real estate agent Heikki Walden of Camber Walden Group, “A bathroom renovation will give you a 100 per cent return on your investment”—the highest return of any home improvement.>>

  • 7 Tricks to Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning>>

    When the weather heats up, turning on the air conditioning also means emptying your wallet. To avoid the high cost of air conditioning – and to be more environmentally friendly – follow these cool tips.>>

  • How To Buy a Good Mattress>>

    Choosing the right mattress can be confusing if you don’t know much about the mattress market. Here’s the inside story on how to get a great deal that will give you many a good night’s sleep.>>

  • Making It Right: An Interview with Canadian Contractor Mike Holmes>>

    The celeb contractor opens up about gaining trust, exposing mistakes, and tackling some surprising projects on his new show Holmes Makes It Right.   >>

  • 5 Essential DIY Home Security Tips>>

    Raise the alarm and step up your safety with these do-it-yourself home security tips guaranteed to keep your home secure from intruders.>>

  • 3 Tips for Transforming Your Roof Into an Oasis>>

    Transform your barren rooftop into the terrace of your dreams, like this one built by a DIY Montreal couple.>>

  • 8 Easy DIY Door and Lock Fixes>>

    Stuck lock, squeaky hinge or loose doorknob? We’ve got eight DIY solutions to common door and lock problems.>>

  • 5 Tips for Creating an Income Suite>>

    Make a little cash on the side with these easy tips for building an income suite.>>

  • 6 Easy Steps to a Fall Home Makeover>>

    Fall has officially arrived. Now is the time to give our homes their seasonal makeover. Here’s how to get started.>>

  • 4 Tips for Designing Better Fences>>

    Steve Maxwell, Casa Guru’s home improvement expert, tells you everything you always wanted to know about designing the "ultimate" fence (but were afraid to ask).>>

  • New Roofing Options and Tips>>

    Considering a new roof for your house? You're in for some fun! Here's a quick overview of three interesting roofing options.>>

  • How to Avoid a Home Reno Nightmare>>

    A little due diligence can help lessen the chances of a renovation nightmare. Home renovations can be a large financial burden, that's why casaGURU's home improvement guru Steve Maxwell explains to homeowners how important contracts and research is through using a real life example of a disaster.>>

  • 6 Ice Cream Makers Worth Trying>>

    Bring some fun into the home by making your very own ice cream. Here are six ice cream makers currently on the market that churn out frozen treats at a moment’s notice.>>

  • 7 Worst Home Design Mistakes>>

    There are average home decor flubs, and then there are offenses against design itself. Here, the folks from the Design2Share podcast count down design's greatest Sins of the House.>>

  • Toolbox Basics>>

    As the fall weather turns nippy, we turn our attention to those indoor repairs that may have been overlooked during the summer. Is your toolbox ready? Check out this guide for handy buying tips.  >>

  • Hire the Best Handyman for the Job>>

    Good help can be hard to find, especially in the world of home repair and renovation. They can't all be Mike Holmes, so try these tips to get the best value for your money the next time you need to hire a repair person.    >>

  • Everything You Need to Know About Smoke Alarms>>

    Smoke alarms come with various features, so choosing the right one can be difficult. Consider some of the following points when selecting a new alarm.>>

  • Solid Looks With Faux Stone>>

    Natural stone is always best but when it’s too expensive for your budget, or if there are structural and architectural constraints, manufactured stone may be the answer.>>

  • Secrets of Cottage Maintenance>>

    Whether you love the country or just love getting away from the city, here are some tips for keeping your getaway place a stress-free zone.>>

  • Keep Your New Home Mould Free>>

    We hear far too much about mould stricken homes. What can you do to set your new home apart from these sickly houses and prevent mould from taking over? Read what the experts have to say.>>

  • Keep Kitchen Basics to Beat the Recession Blues>>

    During these tough econimc times, people are spending more time in the kitchen preparing meals instead of going out and racking up large restaurant bills. Here are some parts of the kitchen that you might want to update to give your cooking space new life.>>

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