Gardening and Landscapes
Not so long ago, real estate agents and experts starting warning homeowners about the risks of having swimming pools in the backyard and how they can lower the value of the property. Thankfully, this has changed!
I recently had to repair a pathway along the side of my mother-in-laws house. Originally they tried to use large chunks of rock to define the garden bed and to allow for access to the side of the house. Unfortunately, the large chunks of stone all started to break down after a few harsh winters.
My only attempt at gardening was when I was living in the Prairies. I managed to keep alive a flowering plant one summer, and carefully washed it as instructed before bringing it indoors for the winter, only to have a scourge of flying aphids in the house! Evidently, gardening is not a core competency of mine.
The sun is shining and the weather is warming up which means gardening season is off to a great start. Whether you have a
Well, it's finally happened! After my 15 years in the industry, I get to announce that outdoor renovations have officially replaced indoor as the top five upgrades for your home according to Remodeling Magazine's 2015 cost vs. value report. For all of the builders and interior designers out there, now is the time to let the landscapers shine because it is our turn!
Today I'll be interviewing Janet Voth, owner of Designing Spacez. She holds the accredited title of Canadian Real Estate Staging Specialist (CRSS) and has extensive experience in the design industry, which allows her to truly understand what her clients both want and need in order to make their house sell.
I recently just moved into a new house, so in-between planning for the Home + Garden Show, I'm organizing and designing my new space. I have one child with another on the way in a few months, so it's important to me that my home is comfortable and inviting but also functional for a growing family. Needless to say, home design means everything to me right now!