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  1. Is a fire pit a good idea for my backyard?

    A fire pit is a perfect addition to your backyard for gatherings after dark. After all, the bright glow and the warm crackling of the fire is the ideal backdrop for a lovely evening’s entertainment. They’ll bring beauty to your outdoor space and perhaps make your home more attractive when it comes time to sell.

    You can build the pit yourself or hire a professional to do the work. A DIY fire pit kit usually costs between $200 and $400. This will include stones or pavers to build the ...
  2. Things to consider when renting a NYC storage unit for your furniture

    Pink storage doors in a hallway.

    Living in New York can be challenging. The city itself is expensive, the rents are high, and life seems like a big fuzzy mess. Only a few of the lucky ones who earn enough money can call themselves the owners of the big apartments. And only a few of the big city residents can enjoy the spacious apartments. If you're in the majority of those who live in a little apartment filled with stuff, there's an easy solution. And it doesn't require moving to the suburbs ...
  3. What should I do after a flood?

    Whether it’s caused by a late spring rain, a broken water main or a backup from some other cause entirely, a flood in your house can be destructive and expensive to repair. How you react immediately following a flood is critical. The steps you take in the minutes and hours after the water starts flowing can make a big difference in hassle, cost and personal safety. Here are some steps to take as quickly as possible to minimize the damage, the cost and the headaches.

    1. Shut off your ...
  4. What summer projects should I plan ahead for?

    The warmer months offer the ideal environment for outdoor work! Because of this, many professionals get booked up quickly. Think about these top summer home improvement projects, and call your pro before they get too busy.

    Repair or replace your roof: $350-$1,500 to repair; $5,400-$12,000 to replace

    Many roof repairs are best done during the summer, which may make it hard to find a pro this time of year. Still, if your roof needs fixing, this is the right time to do it. ...
  5. How can I get rid of spring or summer bugs and pests?

    Spring and summer are prime time for pests. When they come out after sheltering for the winter, it can be an overwhelming sight! Getting rid of bugs can be challenging, but fortunately, you can take a number of steps right now to prevent ants, roaches, rodents and other pests from invading your living space this year.

    1. Maintain proper kitchen hygiene

    Nothing attracts pests as efficiently as the smell of free food. When you leave food out or bags, boxes or Tupperware unopened, ...
  6. The Value of an Outdoor Living Space

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    Creating natural, relaxing and functional areas in your yard will add a new dimension to your home and increase its resale value.

    In Manitoba, people generally enjoy spending time outdoors in the warmer months and are attracted to the idea of having a beautiful outdoor living space. Not only will an outdoor living area enhance your own personal enjoyment of your yard, it will also give you an advantage if you decide to sell.

    Outdoor ...
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