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Attic Insulation Upgrade

Question from Evelyn in Surrey, B.C. -----Dear Shell,My husband and I recently purchased a home. We currently have vermiculite in the attic. The space between the 2x6's is filled...
Crawlspace finishing

We have a 4 level split home (1973 vintage) with a 4-foot crawlspace beside the 4th level (below the 3rd ). It was not finished and is just dirt with the footings about 4" above that. The crawl space is all beneath grade but is too damp for storage and gives a dirty, musty odor into the 4th level. To finish it properly with concrete is too expensive and difficult. Is there a way to finish this area so it can be usable for storage and be damp and smelly?
Shed Some Light on Storage

Every spring there is a line up at Building Supply stores or specialty stores that sell products or materials to construct outdoor storage. This is to accommodate the miscellaneous materials that have accumulated either from moving, downsizing or extra purchases. Often this accumulation ends up in the garage and you are forced to inconveniently park your car in the driveway or on the street.
Get Organized

FYI: Your garage is not a storage locker. It's not a dump, a home for broken equipment or a place for excusable messes. A garage is a place to park your car. It's a place to store sporting equipment, lawn and snow equipment and possibly your tools.
Proper Preparation Can Prevent Mildew Growth

Q: We had some of our summer patio furniture stored in the crawl space. We have brought it out and were surprised to find a strong musty odour, as well as some mildew on some pieces. What can we do to prevent this happening again?
storage in the crawl space

Q. We recently brought out our patio cushions that we stored in the crawl space over the winter only to find everything damp and musty smelling. Is there something we can do so we can use our crawl space to store our seasonal items such as patio furniture, summer toys and Christmas decorations?
Which stain to use on wood storage shed

Q. I have just installed a new wood storage shed and I am trying to decide whether to finish it with a solid stain or paint. What finish would last longer and provide better protection.
Storage Expansion and Kitchen Renovation

This home in South Surrey needed some streamline cabinet storage. Having a wall of white cabinets that were beautifully linked together by crown mouldings at the ceiling gave a calming organized feeling to this busy home.
Turn Your Garage Into a Productive Space

Whether you're a woodworker, mechanic, gardener or outdoor enthusiast, by the end of the summer your garage has likely become the last minute dumping ground for storage; everything from seasonal items, sports equipment, tools and unused furniture. Here are a few ways to find a home for those infrequently used items and reclaim your garage into useable space.
Getting Organized

A New Year is upon us and there’s no better time to get organized and get rid of stuff that’s no longer needed and taking up precious space. Here are a couple of suggestions that can help with the de-cluttering challenge.
CondoSmarts - Alterations and Information Management

Dear Tony: Our strata council has discovered a serious problem in how we manage our information. In 2002, one of our townhouse owners requested permission to install 3 skylights into her unit. The strata consented on the condition that she agreed in writing to be responsible for the maintenance and repair and any future costs related to the damages.
How To Organize Your Garage

Q: Our garage is a disaster! Do you have any suggestions as to how we can clear some of the clutter, get it up off the floor space and maybe even park our cars inside.
(Video) How To Dehumidify Your Basement

Have you recently been in the crawl space to bring out the summer furniture and garden equipment only to find everything damp, covered with mildew and exhibiting a strong musty odour?
Three Good Reasons To Opt For Tankless Water Heaters

I am often asked what exactly a tankless water heater is. Why would I get one? What are the benefits? I see a lot of advertising out there promoting tankless water heaters, but not really explaining what they are, how they work, and how they can be a benefit to you. People are confused. I am going to help you understand what a tankless water heater is, and help you determine if it is the right piece of equipment for you.
Spring Clean Up - Where to Begin

Purge, Purge, Purge: If you don't use it, get rid of it. It is not too late to plan a garage sale but they do take time and effort. Sometimes it's faster and easier to give items to charity or there are Junk Removal Services that will drop off a bin or take the items away for you.
Pacific National Exhibition 2011 Prize Home

When you choose a design-build modular approach you get the benefit of a more efficient and environmentally friendly construction process as well as greater cost certainty and superior quality. Because site preparation and in-factory manufacturing take place at the same time, a modular approach results in a significant reduction in the construction-to-occupancy timeline.
(Video) Tankless Water Heaters

Q: I would like to know exactly what a tankless water heater is. What are the benefits and why would I get one?
Remove Glue From Wood Surface

I have a Palliser armoire that has masking tape around it. A friend used the tape to keep the door closed during moving and then it was in storage for a few years.
What is a Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Todays well informed home owners decide on a tankless water heater for 3 good reasons. First, they know that tankless water heaters are used throughout the World where energy costs are high.
What is the Best Back Up Generator Natural Gas or Propane?

Q: I want to have a generator as a backup in my home for emergency purposes. I am considering a gasoline one, which I would like to have wired to permit switching when needed. Now I see propane portables in some stores. Which type would be best as a back-up emergency system?