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Green renovations

When it came to renovating their Muskoka cottage, this couple went green! Choosing sustainable methods for your cottage exterior can make a difference for both the environment and your pocked. The Globe and Mail said, "While this spiffy and sustainable new cottage cover hasn’t been installed long enough to calculate cost savings, it was ready in time to wow the crowds during the Ontario Natural Building Coalition’s Natural Homes Tour this past September." Click the link to learn more about the design process and the materials used in this renovation. 

Muskoka cottage sheds its skin for a sustainable new coat

Riley Snelling Once the old siding had been removed, Ms. Wong had a breathable weather barrier (Solitex Mento 1000) taped to the exterior, then the triple-glazed, wood-and-aluminum windows from Vetta Building Technologies with a 6.3 R-value were installed, most in existing openings.After the

Do you have beech trees? They might be in trouble.

Mature beech trees in Canada are in trouble.  Cottage Life reported, "Beech bark disease isa one-two punch combining an attack...

Protecting your home or cottage from fires

Did you know? Cottage Life said, "Each year over the last 25, about 7,500 forest fires have raged in Canada. And while...

Paint projects to tackle this year

A new coat of paint can completely change a space!  Have you ever considered a bright color for your doors...