Home Improvement

Who better to provide home improvement tips than HGTV Canada stars like Bryan Baeumler, Sarah Richardson and Brian Gluckstein? Whether you’re investing in a major reno or a light makeover, these do-it-yourself home improvement hacks will ensure you get the best return on investment.

12 Cool Traditional Christmas Tree Alternatives

Maybe you're allergic to evergreen trees or perhaps you just don't have room for a traditional Christmas tree in your...


13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor

Glowing reviews on a home service website doesn't necessarily mean a contractor is good. These are the real signs you...


10 Everyday Objects You Can Use for Thanksgiving

Learn how using apples, dental floss, ice cube trays and other everyday objects can make prepping your Thanksgiving dinner a...


Top 10 Finds in the New IKEA Catalogue

Start the car! From retro-revival furniture to high-tech home audio, our design expert is counting down the 10 best buys...


How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement

The first step in learning how to get rid of musty smell is to find the culprit.


20 Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

You can quickly master these yourself, even if you’re not very handy. They're all smallish jobs that can fend off...


25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.


12 Home Renovations You’re Likely to Regret Later

Talk about hindsight being 20-20. Before you start demoing walls and buying everything trendy, consider the wisdom of realtors who...

20 Hilarious DIY Disasters You’ll Be Glad Didn’t Happen to You

It's hard to nail down the 20 dumbest ones we've seen. Let's face it: they're all contenders. But here's our...


11 Hilarious Electrical Fails You Can’t Help But Laugh At

Most of the time, DIY electrical work is no joke…but sometimes it is. These handymen made some pretty big mistakes...


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17 Clever Home Improvement Ideas Under $200

Home improvements aren't just projects that involve a wood, hammer, and nails. Any project that makes your house more comfortable,...


7 Things You Should Know While Shopping for a Mattress

What to keep in mind when you buy your bedroom's biggest investment piece.


15 Minutes With Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott

Drew and Jonathan Scott of TV's Property Brothers talk renovation fever, designing love nests and what it's like to (finally!)...


5 Hilarious (and True) Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Property Brothers

When you’re making a reality TV show, there’s bound to be footage that ends up on the cutting room floor....


8 Festive Flowers to Buy Instead of Poinsettias This Christmas

Poinsettias are the go-to Christmas flowers, but they can be ho-hum. Switch things up by giving or displaying these festive...


5 Ways To Winter Proof Your House

It's never too early in the season to start thinking about how you'll winter proof your house. These expert tips...

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault’s DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags

Add a festive flair to your holiday gift wrapping with this easy embellishment from DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault.


Dollar Store Decor: Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault’s DIY Mercury Glass Vases

Add a splash of glamour to your home with this collection of luxe-for-less DIY mercury glass vases


Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault’s Gorgeous DIY Dining Chair Slipcovers

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault's DIY dining chair slipcover will have you sitting pretty all holiday season. Here's how to make it...


5 Easy Ways to Cut Your Home Energy Bill This Winter

Five strategies to beat the deep-freeze and save money on your energy bills this winter.


Cheap Halloween Decorations: 10 Easy Homemade Ideas

Whether you caught the DIY bug from creating homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, putting together pretty decorated pumpkins, or...

Mike Holmes Reveals the One Mistake All Home Buyers Make

There's no name more synonymous with home improvement than Mike Holmes. The Canadian handyman uses his three decades of experience...


12 Home Improvement Projects You Should Never, Ever DIY

We're all for rolling up our sleeves and saving money when it comes to DIY home improvements. But all the...


7 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Renovate Your Home

Stop. Hammer time. Here's what to ask, answer, and clarify before you reconfigure a powder room, take down any walls,...


Top 10 Finds in the 2018 IKEA Catalogue

The IKEA 2018 Catalogue is hot off the press and on its way to nearly 7-million homes across Canada. We're...


6 Bathroom Renovation Tips From the Experts

When it comes to a bathroom overhaul, creating a beautiful space and boosting the value 
of your home go hand-in-hand....


An Expert Reveals the Secrets of Cottage Maintenance

Whether you call your place a cottage, a camp or a country home, the technical challenges of keeping the property...