Home & Garden
Creating Privacy
When it comes to creating privacy in the garden, homeowners are no longer satisfied with a fence around the property line. For many years, that five-foot fence with the piece of lattice on top combined with a few strategically placed trees was the default method for creating visual separation from the neighbours. More
Miracle at McConkey Place
After 20-plus years, this family home was ready for a renovation. But who knew paint, planning and a professional interior designer would transform it? More
Little Prairie House on the Bay
Even with Georgian Bay shimmering before it instead of wheat fields, this Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house is right at home on the beach. More
A Home For All Seasons
A Home For All Seasons
A window ringed aerie nestled in acres of orchards, Hill House has unlimited views of the changing seasons, Georgian Bay and the travels of the Sun and Moon. Read More..
At home on Roberts Bay
At home on Roberts Bay
When longtime Muskoka Realtors Bob and Marnie Clarke decided to make cottage country their home, building their own place came naturally. Read More..
Luxe Log Cabin in the Woods
Luxe Log Cabin in the Woods
Once the site of an historic Muskoka hotel, Montcalm Point is now home to a traditional log cottage with upscale style. Read More..
Luxury and Lifestyle on Dundonald
Luxury and Lifestyle on Dundonald
Nested within one of Barrie's most upscale neighbourhoods, this home was originally built in the 1970s by Jack Stollar of J. Stollar Construction Ltd. Just steps up the hill from Kempenfelt Bay, custom-made front doors welcome you into this elegant abode. Read More..
Versatility Garden
Versatility Garden
Planters and urns can add colour and life to any space whether it's a shady corner of the back deck or a full sun walk way leading up to the front door. The convenience and versatility offered by container garden is the reason its popularity continues to grow with newer, less-traditional ways of designing them developing all the time. Read More..
Hire an Expert Don't DIY These Six Projects
Hire an Expert Don't DIY These Six Projects
At the start of any home improvement project there is always the choice of whether to do a project yourself or to hire a professional. Both sides have their benefits but for those unwilling to face the unexpected surprises and consequences of do-it-yourself projects, GoodLife sat down with a few professionals to find out what they have to offer. Read More..
Comfortable Customized Living in Innisfil
Comfortable Customized Living in Innisfil
Custom building allows homeowners to tailor their newly built abode in the way that best fits their family's lifestyle. Big on entertaining, David Grummett and Sandra Idone designed their Innisfil home to accommodate large gatherings of friends and family. As the owner of GCD Construction, Grummett was able to customize every detail according to their liking. Read More..
Countryside Bungalow Grows with Family
Countryside Bungalow Grows with Family
There are only a couple of options to consider when your family grows to the point that your home seems to be busting at the seams. For Barbara and David Maedel, however, the passion they had for their home, combined with the desire for more space, made it easy to decide to expand rather than search for a new place. Read More..
Chalet Chic
Chalet Chic
Bringing the best of metropolitan style to the rich chalet town, this magnificent home was designed and built by Solcorp Developments. Read More..
Starry Night Inspires DIY Backsplash
Starry Night Inspires DIY Backsplash
Why settle for a typical backsplash when you can have a piece of art instead? When it came time for Andrea Taylor to renovate the kitchen in her newly purchased home, she knew it was time for the mosaic project she always had in mind. Read More..
At Home In The Valley
At Home In The Valley
There's always something exciting to do when you are part of the Horseshoe Valley community. And this active lifestyle is what initially attracted Patrick and Brenda Brouillard to purchase their dream home in this desired neighbourhood. Read More..
The Art of Comfort and Luxury
The Art of Comfort and Luxury
Every home can become a place of comfort, relaxation and inspiration. This is the premise of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of arranging interiors to make the best of energy flow throughout the house. James Lee and Julia Zhu wanted to ensure their waterfront estate was Feng Shui approved so the couple flew a well-known artist from Hong Kong to help design their luxurious Innisfil residence. Read More..
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for  around the house
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for around the house
A visit to a paint store can be very intimidating especially when you stand in front of all of the colour choices, the multitude of shades of those colours and the different colour lines presented by various paint manufacturers. What colour do you pick Read More..
Building Simplicity and Style
Building Simplicity and Style
From the moment you see the house, you think 35 Eugenia Street in Barrie is something quite different. But once you enter through the front door, you are sure the home is one-of-a-kind. Built by Mike Carty, the owner of Level Design Build, the very original dwelling is home to Carty and his family. It features a very modern design that sets it apart from the brick bungalows and two-storey homes in the east-end area of Dundonald and Codrington streets. Read More..
Timber Frame and Stonework Enrich the Swiss-Inspired Chalet in Blue Mountains
Timber Frame and Stonework Enrich the Swiss-Inspired Chalet in Blue Mountains
Timber framing, often referred to as post and beam construction, involves more posts and fewer walls allowing for more open spaces. Knowing this, Andrew Fairweather didn't have to think twice about doubling the size of his Blue Mountains chalet. Read More..
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