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.
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.
Twice a year, craftspeople from across the country converge at Toronto’s One of a Kind Show to display their wares. Of the 450 exhibitors at the show’s spring instalment, these 10 Canadian artisans stand out as ones to watch.
When house fires break out, every second counts. Blazes progress quickly, and temperatures can soar to 900 degrees Celsius in about three minutes. To protect yourself and your loved ones, have a house fire plan in place before disaster strikes.
Is your home ready for winter? Consult this seasonal home maintenance checklist to reduce the risk of property damage from the deep-freeze.
On the market for a new fireplace? Here’s the inside scoop on how to select the perfect model for your home’s needs.
Canadian HGTV star Sarah Richardson shares seven tips to stretch your decorating dollar from her new book, At Home: Sarah Style.
Whether you’re a technophobe or a high-tech junkie, these 10 apps will make your smartphone even more indispensible.