With their exposed concrete ceilings and pillars, lofts can often feel cold and unwelcoming. So Shiva Khalilnia was determined to warm things up with plush furnishings, rich textures and hits of gold throughout the 2,200-square-foot condo she recently transformed for her clients.
For some, more time at home has meant more time to notice dust under the couch, tackle cluttered closets or do those deep-cleaning projects that were once regularly put off. With COVID-19 forcing people to hunker down, it's also making them aware of the dirt and grime that may have accumulated when lives were not so confined. Here's how to revamp your housecleaning routine.
As registration software developments come fast and furious, with a myriad of customized options, planners face an overwhelming array of choices. Whether you’re pivoting to hybrid or virtual events, here’s how to determine your needs so you can create a tailored solution for your next event.
There’s something comforting about having plants that thrive and blossom in your space. If you’re looking for new digs but you also love to dig into a planter or two, you’ll want a new house or apartment that works for your houseplants as well as for you. Here’s how to find the plant-friendliest home.
Chances are, most Canadians won’t be flying south this winter for a sun-soaked holiday so they may be looking for domestic vacation rental properties. If you own a cottage and are considering renting it out for the holiday season or the entire ski season, this is a great time to do so, says HGTV’s Income Property host and cottage rental expert Scott McGillivray.
“Right now, more than ever, with international travel at a standstill, domestic vacation properties are at a premium,” says McGillivray. “It’s hard to ignore the size of the opportunity and the rental rates you can generate.”
When the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed due to the pandemic, four years’ worth of marketing, sponsorship and fan engagement campaigns suddenly had to be re-imagined. Here's how the Canadian Olympic Committee struck gold with its new strategy.
Working from home, schooling from home and colder weather mean people are spending more hours a day indoors than before the coronavirus pandemic began. All that time inside makes keeping your indoor air pollutant-free more important than ever. Indoor air quality can be tainted by common home pollutants like radon, mold, and household chemicals. Here are some ways to clean up your home's air environment.
So your child’s room is a bit of a disaster zone. Hey, no judgement here. Messiness is a part of life, but unfortunately, it’s not part of the process for successfully selling a home. That’s where home stagers come in—here are some quick and affordable ways to incorporate great-looking storage and design principles that’ll transform even the most chaotic kids’ rooms.
As the only two North American cities on the UCI WorldTour, the prestigious Grand Prix Cycliste being held in Montreal and Quebec City consider itself lucky as it looks forward to 2021.
COVID-19 upended everything from the economy to school to daily life, and many families will not be gathering for Thanksgiving or, for that matter, any of the coming winter holidays. From distance learning to keeping their distance from friends, teens have experienced so many losses— and not just proms and graduation ceremonies, but sometimes even loved ones who have died from the virus. Plus, after being cooped up together for so long, many of us are getting on each other’s nerves, and the holidays just may be a tipping point for parents and teens. Here's how to cope.
You fell in love with your new home because of its commanding focal point: a cozy fireplace where you envisioned spending fall and winter evenings warming by the fire. But what if you love the flames but hate the crumbling brick, the dated brass hardware or the dirty stone? Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to glam up a tired fireplace to suit your design style.
Hardwood floors add an earthy, warm beauty to your luxury home, radiating timeless elegance that suits any decor. From wide-plank pine boards for a rustic farmhouse look to polished walnut-stained oak for a modern feel, hardwood floors provide a refined foundation inside your home. Here's how to care for your investment.
Blowing the budget is everyone’s biggest fear when it comes to home renovation projects. Even if you follow standard guidelines—like building in a 20% cushion to cover unexpected costs, vetting contractors, and staying focused—it’s hard to prevent spending more than you’d like to. But with some strategic planning, you can save money in the lead-up to your big remodel and cut costs without cutting corners.