Home Exterior Decorating ideas for Fall

We want to hang onto summer for as long as possible, but after Labour Day most of us can’t help but think of fall. You can still enjoy outdoor spaces until it starts to rain for real. Swap out the… Read More »

Deck Safety Tips

A deck makes your backyard more enjoyable. But like your gutters or siding, it should be inspected at least once a year to ensure deck components such as flashing, fasteners, boards, and railings are in good shape. Here are some… Read More »

Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Do you feel like you’re on stage performing for the neighbours every time you fire up the BBQ or spend time kicking a soccer ball around with the kids? When someone has a clear view into your back yard or… Read More »

Home Inspection before Selling

It makes sense to invest in a home inspection when buying a house, but opting to have a pre-inspection after listing a home for sale is a smart move. While it might seem like you’re borrowing trouble, knowing if there… Read More »

Adding a Deck to Your Backyard

Building a deck in your backyard is one of the most popular home improvements homeowners make to get the most out of summer and to increase resale value. It gives you a better view of the backyard; there’s another “room”… Read More »

What is a Rain Garden?

For those of us living in the Lower Mainland, it might be tempting to think that the whole province is a rain garden. But rain gardens are actually a resourceful way to improve drainage on your property. They also increase… Read More »

Types of Gutters and Return on Investment

When homeowners are in the market for new gutters, typically the first decision is the type of material. But if you want to get the most out of your investment, consider not only the cost of purchasing the gutters, but… Read More »

When Updating Your Home Exterior this Spring

Spring is that time of year when many homeowners consider renovations that will immediately improve the appearance or your home’s exterior. But home improvements mean time and money: you don’t want to start a project only to find you’ve selected… Read More »

Let Your Home’s Exterior Help You Sell Faster

Whether you need to move immediately to take advantage of a new opportunity in another province or you just want to move into your new neighbourhood across town as quickly as possible, there are things you can do to help… Read More »

Homeowners Spring Checklist

Spring is that time of year when we get our homes ready for the warmer weather, embark on DIY projects that boost curb appeal, and repair any damage those winter storms might have done. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping… Read More »