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Home & Cottage

WHILE SOME of us live for gardening and can’t think of anything we would rather do, there are always those moments when we do want to kick back and relax...

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The great backyard escape

To the inevitable surety of death and taxes we could add, a prolonged and wet spring season on the east coast that makes the summer season that much sweeter.
Metal roofs range in price. They can be installed relatively quickly and are typically long lived.

Roof tight

We’re told: “If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 per cent of the world.”
A host of vegetables are planted in a large wooden container.

Happiness is Homegrown

Since moving from my former home to the place in Wolfville where I now hang my gardening hat, the garden space is significantly smaller. I made several new...

Open and Shut (Window Treatments)

When it comes to window treatments, one size doesn’t fit all. Choosing the best drapes, shades or blinds for your home is an important, but often under-valued...

Shed Your Inhibitions

HOMEOWNERS ARE often on the lookout for something that can add character to their property—and for ways to express their creativity for all to see. Cleverly...

Freshen Up for Spring

SPRING IS the season of renewal; a time to refresh and revive. Your garden may not be bursting with colourful blooms yet, but with a bit of fabric, some paint...

The Magic of Seeds

DO YOU REMEMBER the first time you grew something from seed? I asked some of my friends that question, and it was wonderful to see the answers. Many were...

Photo-Worthy Finishes

LOOKING FOR A decorative way to add a sense of height and interest to the walls in your home, define a space and establish a visual flow? Start with the...

So You Want to Grow Your Own... Food, That Is!

There has been a lot of discussion of late in the media, in virtual and real coffee shops, about the question of food security.
With careful planning and functional storage options your foyer can work hard and look great at the same time.

A Fabulous Foyer in Four Steps

WE EXPECT A LOT from the foyer. It is one of the hardest working spaces in the home. In we come; arms full, drop the keys, mail and bags, kick off our salty...