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  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by www.nuttycake.com When homeowners Marie-Andree and Martin opened the green-and-white paneled front door in welcome, I felt an immediate sense of warmth emanating from them, and from their sunny yellow walls. Martin, a community health worker, explained the reason for their recently completed renovation: “I’ve seen a lot of houses where people have been living in them for 40 years or more, and they have a lot of old ‘stuff.’ And I would come home and see some of the same old piecesRead More

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

Trendspotting: Outdoor Living

  Trendspotting by Susi McMillan | photos by www.nuttycake.com –  Always on the lookout for cool local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Susi McMillan brings you great ideas to make the most of the outside this summer! Don’t Forget Your Hat! $55. Laloca, Sidney. lalocafairtrade.com Edible Beauty Resin planters starting at $39.95. Seaberry Garden & Flower. seaberrygarden.ca Colour Me Up Pillows Starting at $34.99. Dancing Orchid. 250.656.1318 Your Favourite Chair $1,190. Dig This, Sidney. digthis.com Your Home Away From Home Isata3 by Dynamax. $158,647. Peden RV. pedenrv.com Sun Power Solar lanterns $9.99Read More
  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