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Closing the Cottage with Dave

Closing the Cottage with Dave

I hope that everyone has taken the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful summer that we have had. From what I’ve heard, the fall is also going to be nice, and long. Fall is so beautiful here in cottage country but it is also a reminder that I need to get the cottage ready for the

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Contractors Corner: It’s Just a Tree Fort

When I was a young lad, my friends and I had a competition to see who could build the best fort. My father was a builder and luckily I had access to his leftover materials. My father was a busy man, so I learned on my own through trial and error. Not nearly as much

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Contractors Corner: Deck Talk with Dave

Summer seems like it has finally arrived and if you are like me, you love to spend a lot of time on your deck, enjoying the weather and some quality time with friends and family. To truly enjoy your deck, you need to make sure that it is safe while still looking good. A thorough

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Summertime Projects

My idea of coming to the cottage is to relax and not have to work the entire time. My guess is that your thoughts are similar. Do yourself a favour, hire qualified contractors for the larger jobs such as a new roof, windows or siding.  Some of you are talented enough to do the big

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Your Cottage Season Checklist

The moment you have been dreaming about all winter is here! Along with spring, the time to open the cottage has arrived. In all the glorious excitement that is the start of cottage season, there are some things you need to plan ahead for. Despite wanting to get there and get into the swing of

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The Ontario Building Code is Your Friend

For those of you that are planning a summer project, remember to reference the O.B.C. to help in your design and from there, help in doing an appropriate material list. Always check for municipal guidelines and set backs if you are waterfront. These are available from your local building department or online. Always get permits

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Winter Maintenance at the Cottage

A trip to cottage country is always time well spent and it’s always a good idea to check in through the winter, to make sure everything is OK. Certain items should be on your things to do list before getting on the road. • Make sure you have the keys!!! • A snow rake and

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Deb and Dave on hay bale

A Farm Wedding Story in Cottage Country

Deb and Dave wanted a wedding that was special and beautiful, yet uniquely expressing their individual style. They decided on a farm country wedding that was casual and comfortable for both them and their guests. It was a record hot day on September 23rd of 2017 and no one expected the 31-degree temperature, on a

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