It’s not all hugs and kisses

You know how it is on TV home shows, when everything’s all perky and happy and, when the reno is over, everyone hugs each other? That’s not quite how it is in real life, says renovator Gary Singh, President of Singhko Inc. By the time his team is through, “you’re glad to see us go. By then you’re done with us!”


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Wood: A kitchen’s dramatic warmth

There’s a new kid on the block at Urban Quarry in Ottawa. Butcher block, that is. Wood is the latest trend in kitchen counters, more and more in demand by designers, contractors and their renovation-seeking clients.


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Bathroom for the ages

No question about it ‒ we’re on the cusp of a new era, when even bathrooms take on new meaning. John Manzo, co-founder of Tego Design Centre, says when the global pandemic caught most of us by surprise last year, homeowners began looking for better, more comfortable, more functional ways to live and work at home.


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A Home Office checklist

Before you begin to create a new workspace at home, here are some of the things to consider, taken from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services’ Home Office Workplace Checklist.


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Pandemic Positives

To say these times are unique is an understatement. Sad, too, of course. Many of us have loved ones and friends affected ‒ or worse, who have died ‒ because of COVID-19.


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Some good things out of bad

COVID-19 has brought many unexpected changes to people’s lives all across the world. In Canada, the virus has led to the majority of people isolating at home to slow down the spread of infection.


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