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Tradespeople in Nanaimo
People tend to associate with people like themselves.  With that in mind, here are the top three techniques to find Nanaimo trades people worth keeping:   #1: For attorneys and accountants conduct face-to-face interviews   Try using Craigslist and professional trade magazines, along with Internet...
Does Your Home Have Knob And Tube Wiring?

If you own an older home in Nanaimo, one that was built in the late 1800s or early 1900s, you may have something called 'knob and tube' wiring and not even realize it.

Like the name suggests, knob and tube wiring consists of insulated ceramic...

Carriage homes in Nanaimo: What do I need to know?

 

In Nanaimo, the City Council adopted a Bylaw Amendment in 2008 which permits secondary suites referred to as “ Carriage Homes”.  

A Carriage home is intended for rental purposes or as independent living space for family members...

The Top Paint Colour For 2015

Are you thinking about sprucing up your house in Nanaimo for the New Year?

Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive home improvements you can make, but it is also one of the most impactful things that you can do.  A new coat of paint works wonders,...

Five Easy Ways To Lower Your Home Insurance

While home insurance doesn't account for a big part of your mortgage, it is one of those little costs that can quickly add up if you're not careful.

Here are the top 5 ways to lower your home insurance costs:

1.  Shop Around

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How To Paint Your House Without Painting Your Self

Summer is the most popular time to do house painting in Nanaimo.  

While house painting can be a fun project for the entire family to enjoy you'll want to be sure that it's the house that gets painted and not the kids!

Here are a...

How To Stop The Carpenter Ant Home Invasion

Carpenter ants play a vital role in the ecosystem by helping rotted wood to decompose quicker.

Unfortunately, carpenter ants don't distinguish between decaying wood and the good wood in your home.  You can tell if you have carpenter ants by...

How to decrease your home's carbon footprint

Going green . . . how many times have you heard that phrase?

Being environmentally conscious isn't a fad, and the nice thing is that it's not that difficult to take the first few steps in reducing your home's carbon footprint.

Composting...

Springtime Garden Cleanup In Nanaimo

Spring in Nanaimo can be a little unpredictable but that doesn't mean it's too early to get started on some garden cleanup.

Here are a few thing you can do now to get this year's garden off to a blooming start so that when the weather warms up you'll...

Top Landscaping Trends For 2014

Now that you've done your spring landscape cleanup it's time to think about doing a little outdoor updating.

Here are a few of the most popular landscaping trends for this year according to HGTV and the W Network:

Water features like ponds or...

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