When in Drought… What You Can Do

Unless you’ve been disconnected for a few weeks, you’re aware that all of Vancouver Island is under a Level 4 drought rating in response to the extremely dry conditions we’re seeing this year.  This means that our water supply is insufficient to meet our needs this summer, and we have to be diligent in restricting our water usage so we don’t make the situation worse. Read more

Maximizing Hallway Storage – Closets and Stairways

If the hallway in your home is lacking in storage spots, it’s time to get creative! We have provided you with some ideas on using functional furniture to maximize your hallway storage, and how to capitalize on the walls in your hallway for storage. Many hallways have a closet that stores random items from your home, and others also incorporate a stairwell into their design.  Read more

Maximizing Hallway Storage – Wall Storage

Last week, we gave you some ideas of how to use furniture in your hallway to make it more functional. This week, lets take a look at how you can use the walls in your hallway to provide more storage, and cull the clutter.
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Maximizing Hallway Storage – Functional Furniture

The hallways in your home don’t have to be a barren space, no matter if they are large or small. Embrace this space and make the most of it! Simple tricks can give you a lot of extra storage in an otherwise half-used space. There are several different pieces of furniture that are perfect for maximizing storage in a small space!  Read more

Flooring Trends of 2015

One of the best ways to update your home, aside from a fresh coat of paint, is to update your flooring. There are a lot of choices when choosing flooring, giving you a range of materials, colours and patterns, and cost.

The biggest flooring trend of 2015 is switching your flooring choice to an environmentally friendly option. Read more

Chef’s Delight – Indoor Herb Garden

No matter what type of cook you are, having some fresh herbs to add brings your cooking to the next level. An indoor herb garden is the best way to grow your favourite herbs, because they’re easy to maintain and can add to your home decor!

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Perfect Lunch for Spring

We love when spring comes around. Not only is it Home Show season, but it’s also the time when a variety of fresh produce hits the shelves! Our favourite spring star: Asparagus! Read more

CHEK News Feature

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 1st Annual Early Spring Home Renovation & Decor Show last weekend at Pearkes Community Centre! We had a fantastic turnout with record numbers attending the show over the weekend.

CHEK News covered the event on the 5 o’clock news on Sunday, March 1st. You’ll find the coverage at the 9:30 mark below!

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Yurts in the Modern World

A yurt is an ancient portable dwelling, typically used by Mongolian nomads over 3,000 years ago. While modern yurts have changed, they are still based on the same concept; a circular frame holding a cover.  Read more

Float Homes – New Home Trend

For coastal communities, like Nanaimo, “harbour living” will soon have a new meaning. Floating homes are an emerging household trend for many BC communities, with many unique benefits that no home on land can offer. Read more