Home & Garden Category

  Story by Janice Henshaw |  Photos by www.nuttycake.com / Vince Klassen What does outdoor living space mean to you? Does it consist of a trip to the park, a barbecue, or perhaps a pot of geraniums and a couple of sun loungers on a deck? Or could it be an all-season entertaining area that includes an outdoor kitchen, heated tile flooring, and wicker patio furniture that surrounds a beautiful outdoor fireplace? Whatever we have now, it’s fun to dream about changes that will transform our outdoor play or relaxingRead More
by Chris Sigurdson, Peninsula Landscape Supplies –  It has been a wet winter and moss is overtaking your lawn. Now is the time to deal with this and devise a regular maintenance program to rid your lawn of this pesky green stuff! Moss thrives in areas of poor drainage, acidic soil conditions, and lack of light. However, there are measures that you can take to rectify these problems to deter moss from growing. First you should cut the lawn to a height of two to 2.5 inches. Apply a granular or liquidRead More
by Rosemarie Root, Macdonald Realty Ltd. –  First impressions are everything, and it couldn’t be more true than when it comes to selling your home. 63% of home buyers will do a “drive-by” after viewing a home they like online. This is your first opportunity! Staging the outside of your house is a surefire way to get buyers in. If they don’t like what they see on the outside, they won’t want to see the inside – your home’s exterior represents what it may look like behind the front door. ShowRead More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Home & Garden, Top Stories

Go Green. Green Tips for Your Home

  by Janice Henshaw – Many of us are committed to cycling and walking instead of using our cars whenever we can. We support local farmers or grow our food, and have lowered the temperature of our water heaters and furnaces. We have installed low-flow showerheads, and when replacing an appliance, we choose one with an efficient ENERGY STAR rating. However, there are still steps we can take to reduce our environmental footprint. In our homes, we can tackle projects such as insulating our basements and attics, applying weather strippingRead More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Home & Garden

On Design: Living Small in a Big Way

by Krista Rossato, id8 Design – The idea of a simple life is glorified by those cute and intricately designed, space-conscious, caravan-styled homes that are found in pastoral settings. Regardless of whether you are personally suited for a few hundred square feet of space, living small is about choosing our surroundings to be purposeful in every way. There are many reasons to live small. Environmental: A smaller personal footprint has less impact on our planet; Financial: Less stuff means less maintenance, fewer replacements and more money in your pocketbook; andRead More