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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Interior decorators are miracle workers. They have the ability to turn an ordinary room into a work of art. They see things we don’t notice. They pair colours and furniture that most of us could never imagine would work together. Terry Vendetti is a miracle worker with a magical touch. He  is able to marry [...]

March 1, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Mad about Mustard Garlic Weed

Mad about Mustard Garlic Weed

David Kechnie, Sudbury Living’s gardening writer, has it out for invasive garlic mustard. He writes: “In the last three years I have been cursed with a new neighbourhood weed that I had not seen previously. Reading and looking at the photos in Fine Gardening magazine, I noticed the article and pictures of this invasive species [...]

March 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

This South End garden is a private paradise.

This South End garden is a private paradise.

David Kechnie has been tending flower gardens for more than 30 years. Since retiring 15 years ago as a teacher at Cecil Facer Youth Centre, the garden has become his “main occupation” during the spring and summer months. When people ask what he does he replies, “I’m a gardener.” His wife, Margaret, a university professor, [...]

March 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

More than just a place to go

More than just a place to go

* The smallest room in most older homes, after the broom closet, is the bathroom. It is also the busiest room. American Standard, the bathroom fixtures people, took a survey in 2008 that found the average person enjoys at least 30 minutes of total privacy behind closed doors daily, but one in four people spend [...]

September 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Art and the Garden

Art and the Garden

The gardens at Teen Tree Pah on Long Lake have been lovingly cultivated by Ernie Checkeris and Muiriel McLeod for almost a quarter of a century. Teen Tree Pah means “going into a dark hallow” in Greek. Checkeris, the son of Greek immigrants, tamed the sloping camp property he bought 53 years ago for $250. [...]

September 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Win-win renovations | Retrofit Windows

Win-win renovations | Retrofit Windows

There are esthetic reasons to upgrade windows and doors. They provide an architectural focal point, define a room’s shape and let the sunshine in while adding curb appeal. But according to Fran Paull of Windows Unlimited, most homeowners are motivated to change their windows and doors because they are tired of throwing money out the [...]

June 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

A little Bit Country

A little Bit Country

People walking by this lovely stone house in the city’s West End often stop to admire it and the owners’ country garden and lush lawn. There are few if any other homes in Greater Sudbury like it. This Arts and Crafts house was built about 100 years ago in one of the city’s original neighbourhoods. [...]

June 1, 2009 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Urban Jungle Offers Critter Comforts

Urban Jungle Offers Critter Comforts

I have been chastised by my neighbours in a lighthearted way about the jungle in my backyard. Instead of a conventional, fine trimmed green carpet, I have elected to attract as much wildlife as I can in what might be called an urban habitat. It is a place that creatures of many walks of life [...]

June 1, 2009 Chris Blomme Home & Garden 0

City Hideaway

City Hideaway

The handsome Zulich family home with its clean, horizontal lines is located on Ramsey Lake and hidden from the busy city street by bush. A long driveway leads up from the well-travelled road to the flat roof home which is perched on a piece of rocky landscape overlooking the lake and downtown Sudbury. Located minutes [...]

March 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

The Heart of the Home | Kitchen Cabinet

The Heart of the Home | Kitchen Cabinet

The owner of a new home in Minnow Lake “suffered” for two decades with a kitchen so small she had to keep pots and pans in the hall closet. So when she and her husband started to plan their dream home for their family of five, they selected a design with a spacious and functional [...]

September 1, 2008 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0