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The Top 10 Painting Mistakes

 It may seem as simple as a swish and a swivel, but painting leaves plenty of room for error. Mistakes in preparation and technique lead to yellowing paint, blistering and peeling. Here's how to avoid the most common errors to prevent a paint job gone wrong. Not Cleaning the Surface Always...

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Top Five Planning Mistakes to Avoid

You just got engaged and you're over the moon with happiness and excitement. You want to jump right into the wedding planning, but please take a breath before diving into any quick decisions and plan wisely. I have saved many couples from making the most common planning mistakes or helped them to...

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Video: Glen Peloso Talks Practical Design, Colour Trends and Common Mistakes!

We're adding formidable designer Glen Peloso to our Design Dilemma epic! We'll see if we could keep Scott McGillivray for as long as possible, but why not keep the advice flowing with a little wisdom from the Restaurant Makeover alumnus?To get a feel for his style, I paid a little visit to Glen...

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Top Four Cottage DIY Mistakes

Bryan Baeumler, host of Disaster DIY and professional contractor, reveals the biggest reno no-nos when it comes to the cottage. Permits People incorrectly assume that because they're at the cottage, building permits and codes do not apply.they do! The attitude of "Oh well, it's only the...

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The Five Biggest Reno Mistakes

A friend asked for advice before he began renovating a house he recently purchased. As he enthusiastically told me about his plans, he made it clear one mistake he was not going to make was to run out of money. He had lots of it and was very proud he knew where to get the best deals on everything....

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Top Ten Bathroom Design Mistakes

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home, which means planning a remodel of this vital nook is not a task that should be taken lightly. Whether embarking on a do-it-yourself job or hiring a professional, it pays to put some serious thought into the planning and layout of your new...

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Top 10 Beginner Mistakes

Spring is finally here, and for new gardeners enthusiasm runs high. Here are the top 10 mistakes newbie gardeners should watch out for: Not Planning Before Hitting the Garden Centres New gardeners often head to the garden centre and pick up everything and anything that takes their fancy...

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Spring Question of the Week: Are Dark Wood Floors a Mistake?

  Freshen up! Lighten up!  Natural wood!  Propelled by the changing season, decor headlines and trend-watchers are commanding you to switch to the light side.  But what in the world are so many to do with their espresso floors?  It was all the rage for so long... ...

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