Cottage care

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 3.23.03 PMHD&R chats with Peter Khatami, co-owner of Nostco Construction, on getting to work at the cottage, so that you can enjoy your summer longer!

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Creating a sanctuary in your home

1f6119224f797e1d2589b5d3730299caBy Stephanie MacDonald

Call it a meditation room, or a reading nook, or a sacred space, but regardless of how flaky a name you give it, having a calm sanctuary in your home  can have a tremendously healthy effect on your life. With more demands on our time and attention than ever before, your mind and body need a break every once in a while, so here are a few tips on creating a place in your home free of demands on your brain and your body. Whether you use this space to do yoga, read quietly, to meditate, to catnap, to pray,  journal or something else that makes you feel calm and centred, it's up to you, just make the modifications to suit the space to your needs.

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Style meets sustainability with cork flooring

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 11.01.25 AMEdited by Sara Duck
Today’s wide array of cork flooring finishes give cork a chameleon-like versatility, making it adaptable to the aesthetics of any style; from rustic retreat to an urban loft. Its versatility and sustainability have earned cork preferential treatment among consumers focused on an eco-chic style and present design-conscious families with fashion-forward decor alternatives that are both comfortable and stylish.
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