The ideal candidate is someone who values cleanliness, who upholds respect for people’s property, and who has a sense of responsibility. In other words, high-quality tenants are low-risk tenants. So how do you attract the best-of-the-best? Here are a few tips that will teach you how to screen potential tenants.
Even if high-albedo roofs were an “urban-only” thing, it would make a significant difference in energy use during summers.
We are constantly plugged in, on call 24/7, a home oasis is increasingly important. Adding a water feature can turn a plain outdoor living space into a calming getaway spot. Studies have shown that “blue space” or urban water features have positive impacts on health… but is your fountain, pond, bubbler or water feature right for the space?
I have recently discovered the secret of how to get me to accomplish tasks that I do not want to do. And I must say that as a psychologist I am not proud of what I found out!! If I need to clean out a closet, just give me a task that I want to […]
What can a guy do when he gets the urge to do home renovations in the dead of night? Well, sometimes, a man’s just got to do what a man’s got to do.
Terry Hume ponders what the right thing to do would be: buy that sports car or renovate that kitchen? It’s such a tough decision. Really tough.
In this introduction to his mini-series, author Terry Hume relives some highs and lows of a recent home renovation project and imparts some wisdom to couples on how to stay married when your home is being torn apart.
Lorne Daniel discovers the tasks involved in simplifying a person’s home, office and electronic data can be quite complicated.
It sounds crazy, but I really hope my house burns down. I honestly believe that if I lost all of my worldly possessions in a fire, I would be able to escape this house, the clutter and particular memories these boxes of crap represent. I half expect the producers of the show Hoarders to knock […]
A writer renews his efforts to create a clutter-free environment with a focus on what’s really important. But simplicity isn’t always so simple.