Author: Lori Sweezey


Let’s assume you’ve already taken the necessary steps in finding the right pro to tackle your home renovation project, now it’s time to talk permits. I’m not going to discuss the “underground reno-trade business” here because that’s not how I roll, nor should you. I play by the rules, and take pride in the fact that my clients can trust me. “Cash renovators” won’t deal with the building department, permits, inspectors, and finally, closing the permit. Any good renovator will already include this service in their quote. You don’t need to be afraid of City Hall when it comes...

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The diversity we, as Canadians, hold so close to our hearts, has never been more apparent to us here at OL Magazine than it is right now. We know how much Quebecer’s love their outdoor spaces and how much they cherish each and every day they are able to spend out of doors. OL Magazine is privileged to bring to you one of the most accomplished and talented landscape artisans in the province. With more than 30 years experience in the field, and a plethora of awards, Montreal based, Glenn Curtis of Plantenance Landscape Group is joining our panel...

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Have you ever had that feeling in your gut? A feeling that keeps screaming, “something is missing!!” Yah, we had that too. We thought our little family was complete…until we met Manny Neves of Hardcore Renos. Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine is incredibly lucky to have this extraordinarily talented builder/renovator and over-all great human being, join our family. His popular on-line renovation show and social media platforms are unquestionably the most informative, engaging and creative work around. With uncompromising dedication to his craft, Neves will ‘wow’ you with his never-ending knowledge, high standard of excellence and his attention to detail and...

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