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Home Improvement Project?  5 Questions to Ask Before You DIY

Home Improvement Project? 5 Questions to Ask Before You DIYHome Improvement Project? 5 Questions to Ask Before You DIY

It’s easy to find online tutorials to help you turn certain home improvements into DIY projects, and you can potentially save money by doing so.

But it’s also important to consider factors other than costs and convenience when deciding whether to complete a DIY home upgrade.

Before picking up a sledgehammer, ask yourself the following questions.

1. Is it really a simple project?

If the project is relatively small and simple — think installing a faucet or repainting your guest bedroom — attempting to DIY is probably fine. In fact, it might be a great confidence builder, especially if you’re

Is a Zero-Waste Home Renovation Possible?

Is a Zero-Waste Home Renovation Possible?Is a Zero-Waste Home Renovation Possible?

Whether the prior owners of your home didn’t update the kitchen since the 1960s or the layout just doesn’t work for you, chances are your home will need to undergo a renovation or at least a minor makeover at some point in your life. And over the past few years, homeowners have doubled their remodeling efforts, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

But all the waste associated with a renovation—from old appliances and leftover materials to broken drywall and an abundance of packaging—feels inevitable and, for an ardent environmentalist, like a barrier to aesthetically upgrading

The Girl Who LOVES Bugs by Lily Murray – picture book review

The Girl Who LOVES Bugs by Lily Murray – picture book reviewThe Girl Who LOVES Bugs by Lily Murray – picture book review

May 3, 2023

Hands up who has a little one that LOVES bugs? Me too! From the moment she clapped her eyes on them, that was it. Ladybirds in her hair, snails who somehow managed to come to tea, and little pet woodlice wriggling around in their new ‘leaf houses’.

It’s no surprise that we’ve completely fallen in love with the new picture book, The Girl Who LOVES bugs by Lily Murray. It’s newly published just in time for bug season by Macmillan Children’s Books. Here’s what we thought.

The Girl Who LOVES Bugs by Lily Murray - picture book review

The Girl Who LOVES Bugs by Lily Murray

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Prices Revealed for ‘Rock the Block’ Season 4 Homes

Prices Revealed for ‘Rock the Block’ Season 4 HomesPrices Revealed for ‘Rock the Block’ Season 4 Homes

Heavy

“Rock the Block”

“Rock the Block” season 4 saw four teams of HGTV superstars – Jonathan Knight and Kristina Crestin from “Farmhouse Fixer”, Page Turner and Mitch Glew from “Fix My Flip”, Michel Smith Boyd and Anthony Elle from “Luxe for Less”, and Bryan and Sarah Baeumler from “Renovation Island” – competed to complete the design and construction of four nearly identical homes in Berthoud, Colorado. With a starting value of $1,900,000 million and equal budgets of $250,000, each team was able to add nearly $1 million in value to their homes, with Michel and Anthony’s “Mountain Modern” home

Cadbury’s mini egg fudge recipe – the super quick version

Cadbury’s mini egg fudge recipe – the super quick versionCadbury’s mini egg fudge recipe – the super quick version

April 14, 2023

Oh fudges! Isn’t it fab. A sweet treat that you can dip into when the littles aren’t looking hehe! We love making it, and have tried out lots of different slow cooker versions of it. But… the other day I came across a recipe that takes about 15 mins in the saucepan, and overnight to set.

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What?! I know right. Can this really be true? *I hear you say. We honestly didn’t believe it either. So… decided to give it a go ourselves, with a few teeny tweaks. And yes – it actually works!

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Renovation inspiration: Top 5 home trends that combine elegance and purpose |  Herald Community Newspapers

Renovation inspiration: Top 5 home trends that combine elegance and purpose | Herald Community NewspapersRenovation inspiration: Top 5 home trends that combine elegance and purpose | Herald Community Newspapers

(BPT) – Balancing beauty with practicality is a common challenge when renovating and upgrading a home. This desire to marry a personal style with a purpose was evident at the 2023 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Designers are creating concepts and products to make life easier while adding visually appealing elements. Popular trends especially cater to tech-savvy homeowners looking for innovative products that can make their home lives more convenient.

If you want to create a home that combines personal style with practicality, check out the five top home trends for 2023 and beyond.

1. Wide open spaces

Homeowners

New picture books from Owlet Press

New picture books from Owlet PressNew picture books from Owlet Press

March 24, 2023

When it comes to new picture books to look out for, hands down Owlet Press has it covered. From all the cuteness, to stories that empower and encourage little ones, it’s there. And of course they are going to be packaged beautifully by some of the most fantastic and current illustrators. Yay! *Did you know that Davide Ortu who illustrated the Owlet Press The Tooth Fairy series was also THE illustrator for Carrie Hope Fletcher’s Double Trouble Society *mind blown! So anyway, this is what you have to look forward to!

Owlet Press Finding Floss

Finding Floss: The colour-changing Cockapoo

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How protected are BC homeowners when home renovation projects go sideways?  – BC

How protected are BC homeowners when home renovation projects go sideways? – BCHow protected are BC homeowners when home renovation projects go sideways? – BC

Months after he hired a contractor to renovate his home, Scott Leathem says he’s still dealing with numerous deficiencies. “You’re getting screwed by the people that you hired for lack of a better term,” Leathem said.

Back in May 2020, the Pitt Meadows resident says he’s hired a contractor to renovate his home. He said he was quoted about $100,000 and told it would take seven weeks to complete. Leathem says he put down $50,000 upfront and the demolition started immediately but eventually came to a standstill.

“It was supply chain issues, we couldn’t find anything, everybody was short-staffed. Everything