Home & 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. More
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. More
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. More
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..
Bringing the best of metropolitan style to the rich chalet town, this magnificent home was designed and built by Solcorp Developments. Read More..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..
You may recognize this stunning home from the Charles Bronson's movie Death Wish Five. The exquisite timber frame construction in this Horseshoe Valley home was great for the film's setting. But it was even more perfect for Mark and Christine Munro to raise their family. Read More..
When the double doors open, you are immediately swept away. For a moment you may even forget where you are. Every corner in this house was inspired by the homeowners' global travels, bringing an international sense to the waterfront residence. Read More..
Nested in the highest and most pristine part of Simcoe county, the Berky family's cottage is the perfect getaway year-round. Read More..
The openness of their home and the rich country style interiors create a chalet atmosphere all around. There's no wonder family and friends love gathering at the Curries. Read More..
The water is so close. You can easily see the waves and hear the seagulls right from Derek and Sue Tennant's front porch. Their spectacular custom built home sits steps from the shore of Sunset Point in Collingwood. Read More..
We all have those areas we despise. It could be a dysfunctional front hall that isn't working no matter how many times it is tidied up or rearranged. It could be a dull, worn family room, or an outdated spare bedroom. We think revitalizing these areas means a lot of work and a lot of cash. We are so wrong. Read More..
The kitchen is one area where you likely spend most of your day. Whether it's prepping food or entertaining guests, this space needs to be functional and practical. Read More..