Home Improvement

>HomeInOn – 4 ways to keep your house cool

HomeInOn – 4 ways to keep your house cool

Summers are getting hotter right across Canada. We list a... Read more
>Install kitchen pullout shelves

Install kitchen pullout shelves

It’s easier than you’d think to install functional, space-saving pullout... Read more
>Installing crown moulding – part two

Installing crown moulding – part two

Sloped ceilings are quite popular in houses – adding crown... Read more
>Working Out of Your Home? Work Smart

Working Out of Your Home? Work Smart

Maintain your productivity and efficiency when working at home by... Read more
>Install a plywood floor

Install a plywood floor

When you need a cost-effective flooring solution but still want... Read more
>Install a sun tunnel

Install a sun tunnel

Installing a sun tunnel to bring natural light into an... Read more
>Awesome Gifts for the Dedicated DIYer in Your Home

Awesome Gifts for the Dedicated DIYer in Your Home

Choosing the right gift isn’t always easy. Here are gift... Read more
>Installing a Drop-In Kitchen Sink

Installing a Drop-In Kitchen Sink

Replacing a top mount kitchen sink isn’t overly complicated. Preparation... Read more
>HomeInOn – How to Choose a Kitchen Sink That Shines

HomeInOn – How to Choose a Kitchen Sink That Shines

We help you make the right choice when the time... Read more
>Cabinet installation – part 5

Cabinet installation – part 5

This is the final installment in the series of articles... Read more
>HomeInOn: Windows

HomeInOn: Windows

Whether installing new or replacing old, we provide the basic... Read more
>How to Replace an Old Window

How to Replace an Old Window

Upgrading an old window can be a great way to... Read more
>How to install a beam to replace a load-bearing wall

How to install a beam to replace a load-bearing wall

With a little planning and research someone with reasonable carpentry... Read more
>HomeInOn – Easy Dust Management for Healthy Homes

HomeInOn – Easy Dust Management for Healthy Homes

Carpeting can be expensive to install or replace. Keeping the... Read more
>Build a classic bathroom vanity

Build a classic bathroom vanity

The clean lines on this vanity look great, and it... Read more
>HomeInOn – Window Film

HomeInOn – Window Film

Increase indoor comfort and lower your energy... Read more
>HomeInOn – Dehumidifiers

HomeInOn – Dehumidifiers

Excessive humidity can be a real problem for your home... Read more
>How to Measure for and Cut Custom Exterior Stair Stringers

How to Measure for and Cut Custom Exterior Stair Stringers

With a logical approach, and a little know-how, creating custom... Read more
>9 Things to Look for When Buying or Renovating

9 Things to Look for When Buying or Renovating

Here are a few of the most critical points to... Read more
>HomeInOn – LED kitchen cabinet lighting

HomeInOn – LED kitchen cabinet lighting

LED lights are an easy-to-install, cost-effective way to improve the... Read more
>Flood Proof Your Home

Flood Proof Your Home

While you can’t entirely protect yourself from Mother Nature’s wrath,... Read more
>Docked and Loaded

Docked and Loaded

A how-to guide to building the ultimate dock for your... Read more
>HomeInOn – Ductless Heat Pumps

HomeInOn – Ductless Heat Pumps

Here's a way to add a heating and cooling system... Read more
>HomeInOn – Entry doors

HomeInOn – Entry doors

The front entry door is not just about a fabulous... Read more
>Create your own great outdoors

Create your own great outdoors

Expand your useable living space into the backyard with these... Read more
>HomeInOn – Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers On a Budget

HomeInOn – Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers On a Budget

When it comes to giving your kitchen a bright new... Read more
>Copper Countertop

Copper Countertop

Using copper as a countertop surface will leave you with... Read more
>Build an interior door

Build an interior door

Building a set of doors is a great way to... Read more
>HomeInOn – Tankless Water Heaters

HomeInOn – Tankless Water Heaters

On-demand hot water systems save space, save energy, and save... Read more
>HomeInOn – Insulation Options

HomeInOn – Insulation Options

Optimizing the energy efficiency of your home includes proper... Read more
>Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home

DIY tips to make your house less drafty this... Read more
>HomeInOn – 6 roofing material options

HomeInOn – 6 roofing material options

Is your roof looking its age? Is there moisture seeping... Read more
>Make a splash

Make a splash

A step-by-step guide on how to install a tile backsplash... Read more
>HomeInOn – Shop and Garage Floor Coverings

HomeInOn – Shop and Garage Floor Coverings

Concrete and plywood are common options for shop floors, but... Read more
>HomeInOn – Siding

HomeInOn – Siding

There are a lot of great choices when it comes... Read more
>WINDOW WISE: A Guide to Planning, Framing and Installing a New Window

WINDOW WISE: A Guide to Planning, Framing and Installing a New Window

With only basic tools it’s possible to add a window... Read more
>HomeInOn – Flooring

HomeInOn – Flooring

Floors can take quite a beating, especially in high traffic... Read more
>Levelling a Problem Floor

Levelling a Problem Floor

From carpenters to floor installers to homeowners, nobody likes an... Read more
>HomeInOn – Countertops

HomeInOn – Countertops

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a... Read more
>Introduction to Interior Trimwork

Introduction to Interior Trimwork

Learn about the terms, tools, materials, and equipment necessary for... Read more
>Make Your Own Baseboard

Make Your Own Baseboard

If you’re looking for a unique look or a specific... Read more
>Board & Batten Wood Siding

Board & Batten Wood Siding

Vertical wood siding is a time-proven, versatile, environmentally friendly, locally... Read more
>Heritage Homes

Heritage Homes

If your home has been designated as a heritage home,... Read more
>How to Install Beadboard

How to Install Beadboard

Installing beadboard is a great way to transform and update... Read more
>Hidden Hinged Spice Rack

Hidden Hinged Spice Rack

Home Improvement: This under-cabinet spice storage rack will work wonders... Read more
>Giving Our Past a Future: Renovating Corbels

Giving Our Past a Future: Renovating Corbels

Sometimes it’s the smaller details that are the most important.... Read more
>How to Build Solid Wood Countertops

How to Build Solid Wood Countertops

Solid wood counters have been around since the beginning of... Read more
>Accessible Living

Accessible Living

From minor additions to major overhauls, changes to a home... Read more
>Wood Sidewall Shingles – Mastering the Basics

Wood Sidewall Shingles – Mastering the Basics

Wood shingles add style, texture and durability to any sidewall,... Read more
>Common Cents: Renovation Financing

Common Cents: Renovation Financing

Most of us enjoy making small improvements to our own... Read more
>Materials for the Great Outdoors

Materials for the Great Outdoors

Next time you are planning a project for the outdoors,... Read more
>Ramping Up for Access

Ramping Up for Access

Stairs pose an insurmountable barrier to many Canadians, but access... Read more
>Build an Arched Pergola

Build an Arched Pergola

Adding a pergola to your deck is a great way... Read more
>Interior Door Installation

Interior Door Installation

Although it seems simple, hanging an interior door can be... Read more
>Restoring a Historic Porch with Custom Details

Restoring a Historic Porch with Custom Details

Attention to heritage details is the key to restoring this... Read more
>Under the Stairs Storage

Under the Stairs Storage

Six Creative Ways to Make the Best Use of Space under... Read more
>Installing Floating Floors

Installing Floating Floors

How a finished floor turns out is mainly in the... Read more
>Build it Once

Build it Once

11 Tips for a Stronger, Longer Lasting... Read more
>Crafting a Window Seat

Crafting a Window Seat

Use some time-saving tricks to make this window seat, then... Read more
>Kitchen Cabinet Facelift

Kitchen Cabinet Facelift

Breathing new life into a tired, outdated kitchen on a... Read more
>Trim Frames

Trim Frames

A woodworker’s unique approach to making and installing door and... Read more
>Installing crown moulding – part three: curved walls

Installing crown moulding – part three: curved walls

Placing crown moulding on curved walls can seem like an... Read more
>Installing crown moulding – part one

Installing crown moulding – part one

Of all the trim work in a house, there is... Read more
>Refinishing Wood Floors

Refinishing Wood Floors

Make your wood floors look like new with these four... Read more
>Mill-it-Yourself Handrail

Mill-it-Yourself Handrail

Simple tools and techniques for routing this traditional architectural feature... Read more
>Click Floor Tricks

Click Floor Tricks

Take a look at these six woodworkers' secrets for a... Read more
>Wall Beds

Wall Beds

If you need a room in your home to serve... Read more
>Window Shutters

Window Shutters

If you’re looking for a window treatment that adds style,... Read more
>Door Surrounds

Door Surrounds

When I bought my first house I knew there was... Read more
>Entrance Doors

Entrance Doors

Doors are one of the most immediate and welcoming features... Read more
>Entrance gates

Entrance gates

A well designed and constructed entrance gate can add appeal... Read more
>Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring

Walk into any room and chances are that the first... Read more
>Fireplace Surrounds

Fireplace Surrounds

Enhance the look of your living room with a spectacular... Read more
>Classic Wainscoting

Classic Wainscoting

Add charm, character and visual appeal to any room with... Read more
>Easy Kitchen Countertops

Easy Kitchen Countertops

Invariably, if you update your kitchen cabinets you’ll think about... Read more
>Refacing Doors & Drawers

Refacing Doors & Drawers

Don't replace all your kitchen cabinets - save money and... Read more
>Installing crown moulding and baseboards

Installing crown moulding and baseboards

Crown moulding with matching baseboard can add a distinctive look... Read more
>Wood paneled ceiling

Wood paneled ceiling

Incorporate wood paneling into your ceiling for a spectacular... Read more
>Venetian blinds – how to repair

Venetian blinds – how to repair

Repairing venetian blinds is not as complicated as you... Read more
>Special cabinets and countertops – part 4

Special cabinets and countertops – part 4

This article is the fourth in a series of five... Read more
>Building base cabinets – part 3

Building base cabinets – part 3

This article is the third in a series of five... Read more
>Building upper cabinets – part 2

Building upper cabinets – part 2

This article explores various cabinet styles, and related issues to... Read more
>Building kitchen cabinets – part 1

Building kitchen cabinets – part 1

This article details some of the issues involved in design,... Read more