Managing change: The people behind the machines
Part 4 of a 5-part series of articles to help small and medium-sized businesses manage their tech resources and grow their business.
Watch renovation themed shows on Netflix – White Gold and Tin Men
First off, this BBC Two series now airing on Netflix is definitely NSFW
Consumer show survival guide
Fall Home show season is just around the corner. Setting up a booth at a consumer show can be a great way to generate business.
Save a Sample, Sept. 18-19, 2019
Since 1999, the Save a Sample program has been collecting unused brochures, fabrics, and other samples from across North America
GPS tracking of light/medium duty fleets – increasing profitability through driver accountability
Drivers that are held to a clear, unbiased standard perform better for the company – and themselves
Judgement day – five tips for a great renovation award entry
Receiving accolades adds an additional layer of credibility and confidence, and gives homeowners one more reason to trust doing business with you.
Earlier this spring, our associate publisher, Kim Barton, flew down to Minneapolis, Minn., to dig into the history of the family owned quartz manufacturing company, Cambria.
Fake News, How a coffee-loving construction worker who became an internet sensation…
How a coffee-loving construction worker who became an internet sensation…turned out to be just another ad.
The Graduate: Good help is hard to find. Unless you know where to look
In today’s labour market we constantly hear about a skilled trades shortage. The struggle is real!
Digital Marketing: Four Steps to Optimizing Your Online Presence for the Best ROI
When it comes to your online presence, you need to put more into it than a basic website and some Google Ads. This article will highlight the four key factors to consider maximizing your Website ROI.
Escape from Down Under: Code-compliant egress is a must for homes with basement living areas
When basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency egress and rescue openings are required in each sleeping room.
The NewsTicker: Landscaping edition
Would you want to live next door to the Flintstones? Apparently, residents of Hillsborough, Calif., have decided they would not. They’re suing the owner of the local “Flintstone House” to stop, um, enhancing the décor.
Tiles in the Garden
For years, ceramic tile artist Cristina Delago has been installing tiles outdoors.
Iron Clad, Climate change and changing tastes have inspired a host of exterior material options
Choosing exterior materials has never been an easy task for either homeowners or contractors.
Animal proofing your backyard
Life in the big city wouldn’t be the same without our critters.
PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings
SYMFONISK is a collaboration between Ikea and Sonos that has created new ways of blending sound into the home. The product line includes a shelf speaker (shown here) and a table lamp.
The WOW Factor: Like a Brick, House
While doing some interior renovations at a client’s home a few years back, I noticed a significant sag in the centre of the garage roof. My curiosity got the best of me so I grabbed a ladder, lifted the attic access lid, and got the shock of my life.
Get ready for C-Caps
The new Canadian aging-in-place specialist program is launching this fall.
Buy Not – Renting equipment can be a cost-effective way to access the latest technology
More and more, builders, contractors, and construction companies are relying on rental equipment to meet short-term project demands, manage costs, and stay on schedule.
The robots are coming…for your job
This video of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology HRP-5P shows the robot lifting a sheet of drywall into place and screwing it in.
It’s a well-known fact that money doesn’t necessarily by style or taste. The McMansion Hell blog, by architect Kate Wagner, regularly showcases some of the most atrocious exterior design combinations she’s come across.
Choosing the Right Technology
Part 3 of a 5-part series of articles to help small- and medium-sized businesses manage their tech resources and grow their business.
It’s all a bit GAUDI
Our managing editor checks out two of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s iconic projects in Barcelona
Six secrets to NOT share with customers
Oversharing blunders that annoy customers and limit careers
Hot town summer in the city
Built-up urban areas trap heat. Help your clients buffer the burn.
How to prepare and plan the perfect backyard for your clients – even if you’re not a landscaper
How to prepare and plan the perfect outdoor space for your clients – even if you’re not a landscaper.
Siding options go way beyond aluminum and vinyl
For years siding choices were restricted to wood, aluminum, or vinyl, but thanks to advancements homeowners can now choose from a wide array of materials to finish off their home.
Geeks everywhere will love the new garden-oriented robotics.
Field Tested: DRICORE Subfloor
It’s one of the best products I’ve used for time saving. The total floorspace was approximately 1,400 sq. ft. and I had the whole thing done in about three hours.
Thinking outside the box – Five exterior trends that your clients will fall in love with
Delight your clients by showcasing these trends that are ramping up curb appeal and creating spaces that are uniquely their own.