Toolbox Q&A

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

The experts have the answers.

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Everyday essentials for the toolbox

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

While some power tools fall into the nice-to-have or used-only-occasionally category, others are simply must-haves. These are the tools you will use over and over again, no matter the project.

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Drills: lighter, stronger, smaller

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

By Jack Kazmierski, Special to QMI Agency Whether you’re a handyman, a contractor or a weekend warrior with a never-ending honey-do list, you probably can’t imagine life without power tools. How [...]

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Safety first

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

By Jack Kazmierski, Special to QMI Agency The job site is a very dangerous place. Whether you’re working on the 45th storey of a high-rise condo project or installing hardwood flooring in your [...]

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Do I need a permit for that?

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

By Jack Kazmierski, Special to QMI Agency The old saying “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission” doesn’t apply to building permits. Start a project without permission from [...]

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Dealing yourself a deck

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

By Jack Kazmierski, Special to QMI Agency If the warmer weather has you thinking of summer barbecues and lazy afternoons in the backyard, you’re not alone. And if the smell of burgers on the grill [...]

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Get the job done with green power

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May 20, 2011
By | QMI Agency

By Jack Kazmierski, Special to QMI Agency Lithium-ion batteries have long been used to power fuel-efficient green vehicles like the Toyota Prius hybrid, and they’re the only battery technology [...]

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7 factors that devalue a good home

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May 18, 2011
By | Investopedia

If you're considering selling your home, there are a number of factors that can affect the resale value of your property. Some of these issues may devalue your home or scare some potential buyers [...]

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Recreation re-created

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May 12, 2011
By | QMI Agency

With a blink-and-you-miss-it summer season in most of the country, Canadians have been slow to come around to the idea of outdoor living. But now we want to move the entire living room outside, [...]

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A condo or a ‘real’ home?

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May 10, 2011
By | QMI Agency

Buying a condo has long been considered an affordable way to enter the housing market – a stepping stone to owning a “real” home.

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