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 »

Landscaping in January

January can be a bit of a letdown after the holiday season. Combine that with cold, rainy weather, it’s the perfect excuse to wait out the winter months in the comfort of our warm homes. But when the weather permits,… Read More »

Planning for a Roof Replacement

With all of the different parts of a roof and the decisions they entail, replacing a roof can be complicated and stressful. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for it makes planning for a roof replacement much easier.… Read More »

Unexpected Obstacles When Installing Gutters

Older homes have their secrets and sometimes they choose to reveal them at inconvenient moments. A simple bathroom renovation exposes major plumbing issues or a new chandelier for the dining room isn’t possible until the wiring is up to code.… Read More »

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Holiday curb appeal wouldn’t be complete without Christmas lights. They give a festive feel to your home and set the mood for all of your holiday activities throughout December and into the New Year. Whether you’ve done this before or… Read More »

Home Renovations in Winter

It might seem counterintuitive to plan a major house remodeling project during the winter months. But homeowners who tackle renovations from late November to the beginning of March might be surprised to discover that they can add significant value to… Read More »