Staging your home for resale isn’t enough! Stage your garden and yard too.

Fence trellis.

If you want your property to look good, it’s not enough to stage your home for a profitable sale, you should stage your garden too.   This is one of the great untapped resources of the modern home.   Focus on designing the best garden in the neighborhood. If you do, you will reap the rewards aesthetically and financially.   Redoing the backyard doesn’t have to be a huge job, nor does it have to be an expensive one. Usually, the budget that goes toward household changes is reserved for furniture and decorating the interior of the home. Obviously, this

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Create and enjoy the garden of your dreams.

Fun, fulfilling ideas for your garden once the kids have moved on.

  Unfortunately, the garden isn’t something that is always appreciated.   The house is the main event, but people often forget how lovely a garden can be for relaxation and socialization, but we’re here to take a stand for the garden and change that.   I love nothing more than relaxing in my garden at the end of the day. If you don’t maintain your yard, though, there will not be much to enjoy.   To create and enjoy the garden of your dreams, you need to work on it as much as possible. I know you may not have

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A backyard haven: Moving the indoors outdoors.

garden shed

  For most of us, a garden is just something that sits there behind our house.   It’s a bonus more than anything else, somewhere to sit outside when it’s hot, and a place for the children to play.   What interests me about this mindset is that you have plenty of space behind your house that’s not being fully utilized.   Think about it, there are loads of things you can do to create a more practical garden for your home – something that complements the main building. To do this, you need to make the most out of

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Dread the home improvement mess? Here are some ideal products and protective materials.

Home improvement projects.

  Home improvement work is generally very messy by nature. Therefore, being prepared with the correct equipment will make your cleanup much faster and easier.   Knowing the right products and protective materials to purchase for the home improvement job will protect the various surfaces in the area where all of the work will be taking place.   Do some research in advance to find out what types of protective materials are used by professionals when they are doing the same sort of job. Here are some of the various products that are available on the market that can help

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Tips to refresh and optimize your space with smart and fashionable furnishings.

Luxurious updates for your dining room.

  The interior of your home might be looking a bit shabby.   You may be experiencing a major change in your circumstances such as a move, downsizing or remodeling and renovations. You may not have not done anything to change your home’s appearance in a very long time and have become tired of the same old furniture that you have for the past decade – and shows its age.   To update and refresh your look to suit the new circumstances, or even just to welcome the spring with a fresh look, seek out furniture that is functional, an

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Green living: First growth reclaimed transforms discarded lumber into festive trinkets | Georgia Straight Vancouver

Green Living: First Growth Reclaimed transforms discarded lumber into festive trinkets | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

  Green Living: First Growth Reclaimed transforms discarded lumber into festive trinkets by Lucy Lau Salvaged lumber typically sees new life as reclaimed-wood furnishings, fixtures, and small household objects. But one local maker is preserving the precious resource by transforming it into a collection of particularly festive pieces: Christmas-tree ornaments. Garet Robinson, founder of First Growth Reclaimed Design, began crafting the decorative items three years ago. While his company was initially known for its handcrafted and recovered-timber coffee and dining tables when it was launched in an East Van garage in 2013, the laser-cut ornaments—available in a slate of quirky

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5 classic children’s toys that have been played with for generations.

Play kitchen.

Toys have been a big part of childhood for a very long time, having been developed by the Romans and the Ancient Greeks. The sheer variety of toys on the market is unprecedented. Although technology has had a big impact on the range of toys available to children today, there are still a number of classic children’s toys that are still being played with decades after they were first introduced.   While there are many great toys to choose from, here are our top five!   Play kitchens. For the aspiring child chef, what is more fun than putting a

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Host the best holiday dinner for your out of town guests.

Host a holiday dinner party for out of town guests.

  No matter how social you are — or how big your friend and family list is —  dinner parties can be quite stressful. For starters, you have lots of people crammed into your personal space. Home is usually the place you can go to decompress when you’re overwhelmed. When there are lots of people over, that’s no longer the case. Then, there’s the stress of being the “host with the most” and putting on a memorable event everyone will enjoy. Here is our list of things to consider and plan for to successfully host the best holiday dinner for your

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