Why We Should Start Building Our Skyscrapers Out of Wood

Photo of Brock Commons Building

When you think of cities, you immediately start thinking of highrise buildings made of steel, glass, and concrete. Such buildings have become icons of urban development and economic progress but two decades into this century, is it finally time to reconsider our construction methods? Our Love Affair with Concrete People have been building with concrete […]

6 Must-Haves for Your Home

6 Home Must-Haves

These days, few would disagree that it can be difficult to navigate new trends in the decor space. There are a million home products out there to crowd our spaces and rooms. From specialized kitchen gadgets, to sofas and throw pillows, the designs and functions are endless.  What is essential and how do you go […]

13 Popular Types of Chair to Make You Sit a While

13 Types of Chair

What are you sitting on right now? Chairs are a necessity. They are also often the easiest pieces of furniture to change when you want a fresh look to your space.  They’ve been around for a while now. So much so that it’s easy to forget that we didn’t always have them.  Early humans sat on […]

10 Apps For Your Home Improvement Projects

10 Home Improvement Apps

Nobody ever means to hire a sloppy contractor, but nearly every homeowner has had to deal with one at some point.  The potential headaches are, of course, all too familiar.  There is shoddy workmanship, inexplicable delays, and the bill that somehow keeps growing. Worse yet, a contractor takes your money, doesn’t finish the job, and then […]

Trees Patiently Grown into Wonderful Pieces of Furniture and Art

Full Grown Tree Furniture

The idea isn’t exactly new but Gavin Munro, and his company Full Grown, are definitely attracting attention in the industry of furniture making. In his furniture, beauty, function and actual preservation of Mother Nature’s well-being all exist! We think it is clearly Munro’s calling. The idea of shaping trees to make furniture has gradually sprouted in […]

Glowing driveways and paths

Glowing Driveway and Paths

Want to have a different-looking driveway or path from the rest of the neighbourhood? It’s possible with glow stones! As you may have guessed, making your driveway glow in the dark is not an inexpensive project. But there are many sources for this kind of material. You can find lots of glowing stones online, that […]

How to Make a Room Look Larger

Do you need more space in your home? (Is there any home that doesn’t?) Every homeowner wants more of it, and the most common approach is extending the home. However, not everyone can afford such huge and complex project. The good news is that there are ways to make a room spacious without having to […]

Welcome to the world of natural swimming ponds!

So much nicer than the traditional pool - a living swimming pond by Biotop

If you ask Wikipedia, “A natural swimming pool or natural swimming pond (NSP) is a system consisting of a constructed body of water, where the water is contained by an isolating membrane or membranes, in which no chemicals or devices that disinfect or sterilize water are used, and all clarifying and purifying of the water is achieved through biological […]

Is a natural swimming pond the solution to swimming pool headaches?

Water feature or swimming pool – you decide! Designed and built by Biotop Natural Pools.

If you’ve got a pool, you know the routine. Everyone’s happy to use it but you’re the bunny that has to maintain it! Doesn’t it make you wonder that while many homeowners consider it a necessity, others see it as a daily burden and a disaster waiting and begging to happen? It’s a fact that […]

Do swimming pools really add more value to your property?

Pools - benefit or burden?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years? Will your children still be living at home? A pool is a major expense. But is it an investment in anything more than leisure? A pool can increase the resale value […]