How to Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan for Your Room

Ceiling fans can be super useful for moving air around in your home — in the summer, they can create a cooling breeze that allows you to turn your thermostat up a few degrees. Reverse the fan’s direction in the winter, and it can push warm air down from the ceiling to make your home […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Sectional Sofa

Sectional Sofas

Furniture manufacturers offer sectional sofas in a variety of modules. This allows for customization well beyond a simple sofa with an attached chaise. In fact, buyers today can create custom configurations for specific spaces and activities!  So it can be tricky. “Shopping for a sectional sofa isn’t like shopping for a simple chair, when an […]

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer!

Carbon Monoxide - the silent killer

Everyone should feel safe in their homes and workplaces and should not have to be concerned with issues such as gas poisoning. Unfortunately, it’s a topic that homeowners need to be aware of due to the existence of and dangers surrounding constantly present gases like carbon monoxide.  There are awareness efforts being made all around the world […]

Are solar myths stopping you from saving big money?

Solar panels work on cloudy days in the same way that you can get sunburn through cloud.

This article was originally written in March 2012. It was last updated on the 16th of March, 2017. If you’re struggling with skyrocketing energy bills, you’re in good company.  In fact, just about everyone else on this planet of ours is facing the same challenge.  And like you, they’re not happy about it! Fossil fuels […]

The Owner-Builder’s Sanity Saving Checklist!

Being prepared is the key to a successful owner-build project

The two most daunting questions in the minds of first time owner builders are: What are the steps or process I need to follow to build a house as an owner builder? and What are the stages of building a house as an owner builder?   How great would it be if you had a […]

Seven Tips for Successful Owner-Building

Attitude is 90% of the game so make sure yours is right before starting your owner-built project.

We choose to owner-build for many and varied reasons. Sometimes, it’s because we have a limited budget and want to save as much as possible. Other times it’s because we want something unique that we feel a commercial builder won’t be able to deliver. And then there’s, what may be the best motivation and reason […]