How to Deal with a Bad Backyard View

Bringing the outdoors in is a popular way of maximizing your backyard and improving your family’s health and sense of well-being. But what if the backyard is the last place you want to spend time because all you see is… Read More »

Window Problems You’ll want to fix by Winter

The most common reason homeowners replace their windows is because their old windows are drafty and not energy-efficient. However, there are other problems that could just as easily affect your home’s energy efficiency, safety, and curb appeal. Here are some… Read More »

How to Clean Siding without a Pressure Washer

An easy and (almost) effortless way to boost curb appeal is to spruce up your home’s exterior. Especially if the siding hasn’t received any TLC in a while, people will focus on the dingy aspects and not on the good… Read More »

Is a Glass Front Door the Right Choice for Your Home?

A new front door sets the tone for your home’s exterior. It also boosts curb appeal and makes a good first impression on visitors. You see them everywhere – entry doors made entirely of glass – and you like how… Read More »

Common Siding Stains and How to Remove Them

Siding covers a large portion of your home’s exterior. So when black streaks or yellow blotches appear, they can make the siding look grubby and your home uncared for. Most often the colour of the stain will be a good… Read More »

Before starting DIY Exterior Projects

Do-it-yourselfers like the challenge of new home improvement projects. DIY saves time because you’re on your own schedule and money because you don’t have to pay a professional contractor. However, no matter what your skill level, before starting DIY exterior… Read More »

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

If you want to sell your home in today’s competitive Vancouver housing market, your home should be displayed to its best advantage. Start with a real estate agent you trust. Other tips for getting your home ready to sell include… Read More »

Check Your Siding for Storm Damage

The combination of strong winds, snow, rain-snow mixture, and cold/fluctuating temperatures can take its toll on siding. With all of the rough weather the Lower Mainland has been experiencing these past few weeks and more winter storms heading our way,… Read More »

Eco-Friendly Home Exteriors

While cost is certainly the main factor of any home renovation project, when it comes to green living, many homeowners are willing to pay a little more for greener exterior finishing elements than the standard choices. Green living goes beyond… Read More »

Do You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

With the recent news reports about a Vancouver household suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, you might be wondering if you need a carbon monoxide detector. Because you can’t hear it, see it, or smell it, when this gas builds up… Read More »