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  • How to chop remodeling costs when wood prices are high

    Wood costs have skyrocketed over the last year, leaving would-be home renovators to choose between waiting in price purgatory or moving forward and possibly overpaying.
  • How to chop remodeling costs when wood prices are high

    Wood costs have skyrocketed over the last year, leaving would-be home renovators to choose between waiting in price purgatory or moving forward and possibly overpaying.
  • How to plan an eco-friendly remodel without overspending

    When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas , home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars upfront and lowered their bills was a nice bonus.
  • 5 Home Remodeling Trends to Watch for in 2021

    After a year of spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes fit their new realities. Open floor plans are out; dedicated spaces for remote work and learning are in. Yards are being transformed into entertainment spaces and walls are being repainted. At the same time, increased demand and safety concerns can make the remodeling process much longer than before.
  • Behind deadline: Home projects suffer from worker shortage

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labour.
  • ASK A DESIGNER: Creating the perfect kitchen island

    Interior designer Abbe Fenimore knew that adding a kitchen island was one of the most important decisions she'd make in remodeling her 1940s-era home in Dallas. A well-designed kitchen island can offer storage space, a work surface, comfortable seating — even a cooktop or spare sink.
  • Ask a Designer: Closet organization that lasts

    Most people don't start out with a messy closet. Even when a closet is carefully organized at the beginning, however, it might not take long for order to turn to chaos.
  • Bubble wrap bonanza: Museum packs up treasures for a remodel

    DENVER - Anyone who has lived through a major home remodeling project can sympathize with Laura Elliff Cruz, collections manager for the Denver Art Museum who is in charge of relocating or trying to protect tens of thousands of treasures during a building upgrade expected to take a year.
  • DIY work on older houses takes extra know-how, flexibility

    Dwain Livengood can save money on his home renovation project by doing the work himself. But he also knows that do-it-yourself projects in historic homes like his 100-year-old farmhouse require extra planning and research, and that mistakes can be costly.
  • Yo quiero margaritas: Taco Bell to serve alcohol at Chicago location featuring new design

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer.
Cutting taxes on craft spirits in Kamloops, Okanagan could boost Canadian economy
Small craft distilleries are struggling to get a tax break from a federal government that has made them the least competitive in the world. “The birthplace of craft spirits in Canada is in the Okanagan, with Okanagan Spirits and spill
The Kamloops Farmer's is set on a street and lovely parklike setting.
Kamloops Farmers' Market is a delicious adventure
The Kamloops Farmer’s Market is a bi-weekly market that beautifully showcases the bounty from the surrounding areas of the Thompson Valley. The big market happens on Saturdays with around 100 vendors on site selling their products. We

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