Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Murals, often thought to be the domain of day-care centres and restaurants – or perhaps a historical mosaic on the outside of a city building – aren’t so much a thought for décor in the master bedroom, foyer or family room. Local artist Kristine McGuinty wants to change that. The Heritage Lakes resident, whose talents include photography and...
If you can imagine a picture, it's likely such an image can be transformed into a piece of tile art on your bathroom wall, the feature wall in your kitchen or on the floor in the front foyer of your home.
A house is only as good as the foundation it’s built on, so you can’t mess around when any problems occur. And spring is often the time when issues arise, as snow melt, cracks and leaks reveal any potential trouble to the structural base of the house. In fact, not much puts a sense of dread in a...
On Boxing Day 2012, a space heater caused a fire that destroyed a St. Albert home. A few weeks ago in Edmonton, two people were killed in an explosion and fire after a propane heater ignited a gasoline-vapour mixture in a home’s garage. Both incidents could have been prevented, according to fire...
Should you take that rarely-used tub out of your home when renovating, replacing it with a trendy walk-in, four or five-foot shower? Personal preference will determine that answer, but when it comes to the resale of your home, realtors are careful to advise home-sellers to create the broadest...
If you’re in any business that uses colour – home or fashion design, paint or décor – you already know that the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2014 is (drum-roll please), Radiant Orchid. If you don’t think this impacts your life, you may be surprised by how much colour actually creeps into your...
If you thought electric fireplaces were passé and a poor substitute for the crackling sounds and mesmerizing flames that come from a genuine fireplace, maybe it’s time to think again.
In a real estate market that is at a steady simmer throughout the Edmonton region, St. Albert’s condo market is taking it up to a rolling boil.
Want the trendiest of bathrooms? Get rid of the tub. That may sound like heresy to those who look forward to regular “me-time” in a tub filled with bubbles – candles lit and glass of wine in hand. But those who know bathrooms know this: we’re becoming a showering nation.