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12 Enclosure Ideas for Trash Bins, Compost Piles and AC Units

March 31st, 2019
Some practical home and garden elements — including garbage and recycling bins, compost piles, and air-conditioning and storage units — are better when they’re tucked out of sight rather than sitting front and center outside your home. 

Keep reading to see how Houzz designers devised creative solutions for these less attractive but highly practical landscape elements, including concealing th ...

What to Know Before You Paint Your Walls White

March 30th, 2019
There are few better ways to bring a fresh start to a home’s interior than by painting it white. This clean-slate strategy is often used immediately upon the purchase of a new home. I’ve known clients who prime the walls white even before the boxes arrive on move-in day. 

But the same white paint that makes one room seem magical can make another look frighteningly chilly. As with all colors, ...

10 Essentials for Outdoor Entertaining

March 28th, 2019
Whether you’re a new homeowner setting up your outdoor space for the first time or in the midst of downsizing — or you’re just hoping to streamline your outdoor setup — this guide is a good place to start. If you own only the 10 items on this list (we’ll assume you’re starting with a grill), you’ll be in good shape to host gatherings all season long. What you won’t find here: novelty ice mo ...

How to Create Flow and Cohesion With Your Design Choices

March 26th, 2019
When you walk into a house where all the design choices work together, the decorating feels effortless — but as anyone who has tried it knows, it’s not as easy as it looks! Whether you’re moving into a new space or simply want to smooth out the rough (style) edges of your current home, this guide is a good place to begin. Here are eight ways to give your home a cohesive look that speaks to ...

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

March 25th, 2019
With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. With the threat of winter storms past, you can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer. We spoke with an expert to get some tips on what to watch for this season, from proper irrigation to mosquitoes and termites (oh ...

2870 128 STREET, Surrey, BC

March 25th, 2019

I just finished uploading this 1/2 Duplex for sale, 2870 128 STREET, Surrey, BC

Executive 1.8 ACRE WATERFRONT Jewel Estate with 230 feet of Waterfront. Complete two page floor plan w/ property layout includes the main residence of 6,021 Sqft. 4 generous bedrooms ensuited. Office, billiards room, wine room, gym. formal dining room/living room and family room. Perfect for entertaining the family ...

7 Reasons to Hang Your Pots and Pans on a Rail

March 24th, 2019
As homeowners make the most of efficient lower cabinets in the kitchen, wall space is opening up where upper cabinets used to be. This is wonderful and freeing, and now there are more opportunities to hang utility rails for pots, pans, utensils and other hardworking kitchen items. Here are seven compelling reasons to consider hanging a rail in your kitchen.

12489 28 AVENUE, South Surrey White Rock, BC

March 24th, 2019

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 12489 28 AVENUE, South Surrey White Rock, BC

Magnificent property 21,855 sqft. on prestigious street w/quality family homes sitting above the village of Crescent Beach. Easy walk down Sandy Trail to seashore, shops & cafe. Home has western views, sunsets & ocean view. North Shore mountains, pastoral farmland, Dunsmuir Gardens & Blackie Spit. Recre ...

New Layout and a Longer Island for a Roomier Family Kitchen

March 21st, 2019

12 Small-Deck Design Ideas for Outdoor Dining and Lounging

March 20th, 2019
When deck space is at a premium, efficient design and smart styling can make what could be a cramped outdoor area an inviting one. From investing in disappearing railings to choosing hanging planters over ones that take up floor space, there are plenty of ways to make the most of a compact deck.

Read on to discover a dozen ways to design for a small-scale deck, including tips on how to choos ...
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