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Mike Holmes >E3

How to stay evercalm with evergreens

We tend to concentrate on sprucing up our homes when we are entertaining. An extra runaround with the duster, pretty towels in the bathroom and flowers for the table, mantelpiece and sitting room transform our homes no matter how humble.

Butler pens handbook for running a home

Tips run the range from packing clothes to entertaining royalty

House Beautiful: Matters of the hearth

Removing a fireplace in a century-old house opens up the layout and adds precious space

Banking soda erases driveway apple stains

Dear Reena: My friend had a new driveway poured, he also had an apple tree nearby that dropped those little apples on the driveway with a splat and left dark brown marks.

Creating big impact in small places

Decor companies catering to growing trend of shrinking condos

Indoor plants let us enjoy lettuce all year long

I'm looking forward already to my local Seedy Saturday event early in the new year. At this year's event in February I found a new lettuce that has given me wonderful harvests of big, succulent heads.
High-efficiency gas most affordable option

High-efficiency gas most affordable option

Heat pumps most energy efficient


COMMON SYSTEMS room temperature control. Does not provide airflow. Needs ducted heat-recovery ventilation system to get air flow. Lack of ventilation associated with excess humidity and mould build-up.


Helen Chesnut >E9