There’s no name more synonymous with home improvement than Mike Holmes. The Canadian handyman uses his three decades of experience to help young couples purchase their dream homes in his new series, Holmes: Buy It Right.
We’re all for rolling up our sleeves and saving money when it comes to DIY home improvements. But all the HGTV Canada binge-watching and YouTube videos don’t necessarily make us pros.
Stop. Hammer time. Here’s what to ask, answer, and clarify before you reconfigure a powder room, take down any walls, or simply paint your garage.
The IKEA 2018 Catalogue is hot off the press and on its way to nearly 7-million homes across Canada. We’re offering a sneak peek with our favourite new additions to the design giant’s legendary high-style, low-cost lineup.
When it comes to a bathroom overhaul, creating a beautiful space and boosting the value of your home go hand-in-hand. In fact, bathroom renovations will give you the highest return of any home improvement.
When the weather heats up, turning on the AC also means emptying your wallet. To avoid the high cost of air conditioning—and to be more environmentally-friendly—follow these cool tips.
Whether you call your place a cottage, a camp or a country home, the technical challenges of keeping the property up remain more or less the same. Here are some tips to get cottage season off to a good start.
Looking to buy your first property or put your house on the market? Check out these tips from Canadian home inspectors before making the big move.
Designer Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault shares the perfect small-space solution for green thumbs—this easy-peasy upcycled terrarium! Here’s how you can make your own.
Want to take your hostess gift to the next level? Becky De Oliveira, owner of Toronto flower studio Blush and Bloom reveals five foolproof ways to pair wine and flowers this spring.
Considering renovating your home or embarking on a major home repair? Don’t hire a Canadian contractor until you read these 13 helpful hints.
How well did your house survive winter? Don’t let the million-dollar question nag you. Take an hour to do a home inspection. Here’s how you can do it yourself.
Always wanted to invest in original art, but didn’t know where to start? We asked art expert Elena Soboleva to share the secret to building a high-impact home art collection on a humble budget.
Overwhelmed by the wall of paint chips at the hardware store? Why not take some colour cues from your neighbours! Here are CIL’s 10 most popular paint colours on the Canadian market.
Whether you caught the DIY bug from creating homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, putting together pretty decorated pumpkins, or you’re getting crafty for the first time, these homemade Halloween decorations make it easy to trick out your house for the holiday inexpensively.
Television personality and design guru Steven Sabados shares four easy tips to making your home look beautiful this season.
Learn how using apples, dental floss, ice cube trays and other everyday objects can make prepping your Thanksgiving dinner a piece of cake (or pie).
Designer Amanda Forrest gave a curbside-find coffee table a super-chic update. Here’s how to lift the look for your own DIY furniture makeover!
How to finally get your home looking more organized and beautiful than ever.