Trish Bongard Godfrey

Spring Cleaning

08 March 2017
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Back by popular demand, here is a summary of where to donate items and dispose of hazardous waste.


The Top Nine Eco-Friendly Features for Today’s Luxury Homes

22 April 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Earth-conscious does not have to mean “doing without.” Quite the contrary: chic, even dazzlingly beautiful homes around the world are now sporting green roofs, drawing power from geothermal energy, and making use of solar panels year round.


Council Considers Citywide Ban on Pad Parking

03 March 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

On December 9 and 10 last year, Toronto City Council debated a motion by Councillor Shelley Carroll to extend the moratorium on front yard parking pads to the entire city.


The Essential Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

30 September 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

There are a number of annual chores needed to prepare your home for winter – but your fall maintenance spree is the perfect excuse to tackle a few non-seasonal projects, too,


How Low Can You Go? Lowering Your Basement

13 May 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Living space is at a premium for most of us, and one of the most practical places to capture more space in your home is the basement.


Home Inspections, Demystified

03 March 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

A realistic take on what's really involved, and not, regarding residential home inspections.


Stand-by Power Generation

15 December 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Last Christmas, many of us experienced the wrath of rain and cold which left us without power. It wasn't fun....


Winter Vacation Preparation

10 December 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Yes, it's time. Time for snow tires, winter coats and last-chance leaf bagging. It's also time to make sure a few things inside your house are cared for, before taking off...


Fall and Winter Home Close-up Checklist

15 November 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Yes, its time to get ready for winter. Rona Has provided a great checklist which...


Hot Market, Warm Homes, Cold City – 2013 Year End Round-Up

06 January 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

So after that nasty ice storm over Christmas, I thought we'd get a break from the cold...


Making the Bedroom Hot (The R-40 Solution)

06 January 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Ok – I love my projects but this one has had the most amazing results! And I am embarrassed...


What to Do in a (Toronto) Flood

13 June 2013
Trish Bongard Godfrey

When asked about whether all the rain was going to stop, our neighbour in Nova Scotia...


My Fall Stonework Project

01 October 2012
Trish Bongard Godfrey

My front porch has been an embarrassment since we bought this house in 2008...


Furniture Hackers

04 April 2012
Trish Bongard Godfrey

For a few years I served on the Board of Directors of a Canadian charity called...