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April Home Checklist

April is the perfect time to give the inside and outside of your home a bit of a refresh. Check out this month’s top to-dos.

Amp up your curb appeal.

The outside of your home offers that all-important first impression. Step back and examine what could use some work on your home’s exterior. Are your house numbers visible? Is there a clear, groomed pathway to the door? Has siding…

Entertaining Oasis

If you’re someone who loves to host, then this week’s blog post is for you! Check out our top tips to transform your home into an entertaining oasis.

Open concept

Closed-in spaces are not ideal when entertaining. That’s why we love a well thought-out open floor plan. Creating flow between the kitchen and living area with several areas to congregate and different seating arrangements…

March Home Checklist

Spring is in the air! This month, we’re gearing up for a new season by giving the inside (and outside!) of your home a little TLC. Check out this month’s top to-dos!

Inspect and repair roof.

Once the ice and snow melts, it’s the perfect time to inspect your roof for any cracks, leaks or damaged shingles. A heavy rainfall will reveal any moisture entering your home. Fixing these issues…

Deck Planning 101

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

We’ve all heard this old adage used when emphasizing the importance of planning. And we firmly believe detailed planning is the key to a successful renovation – whether big or small. That’s why we’re sharing our top planning tips for each space in your home. To kick things off, we’re getting in the spirit of the summer season…

Backyard Oasis

Summer is finally upon us and we can’t wait to spend as much time as possible outside with friends and family. For those who thrive on hosting a backyard bash or two during the warmer months, we’ve provided a few of our favourite ways to create the ultimate backyard oasis. Take advantage of the summer sun with these timely tips.

Create an outdoor living area.

Bringing the indoors out is a…

June Home Maintenance Checklist

June waves goodbye to another school year and hello to fun in the sun. Make sure your home is ready for the upcoming summer season with this month’s home checklist.

Clean grill grates.

Barbecue season is upon us! For those who don’t grill year-round, make sure your grates are clean before the first cookout of the summer season. Select a grill cleaner, use ammonia or vinegar to remov…

May Home Maintenance Checklist

With the unpredictable April weather behind us, we’ve got our fingers crossed that May will bring plenty of sunny days and warmer nights. This month, our checklist focuses on giving the outside (and a bit of the inside) of your home a good spruce.

Clean windows and doors.

April showers can turn your window panes into a cloudy mess. Plan a day to clean your windows and glass doors. Water…

What to Ask Your General Contractor Before the Work Begins

Spring has officially sprung! Around this time of year, many homeowners begin to re-evaluate their abode and make a list of any areas which are in desperate need of improvement. If you’ll be hiring a general contractor for projects big or small, ask these 10 questions first before signing on the dotted line.

What is the timeline?

No matter the project, it’s nice to know how long it w…

Deck Safety Checklist

We’ve been counting down the days to the first signs of spring and look forward to that inaugural gathering outdoors with family and friends. While you may be eager to step outside, fire up the barbecue and take advantage of the longer, brighter days ahead, first things first. Decks are exposed to a smorgasbord of outdoor elements and need regular care and proper upkeep. From freezing rain and…

Fix Now-Save Later

Putting off simple home maintenance tasks now could mean major and costly repairs in the future. Just like your body needs regular checkups to make sure everything is in good working order, your home needs that same TLC.  Consistent upkeep and care is all it takes to ensure a safe and comfortable home.

Deck boards

Deck boards and railings become loose over time. Soft boards can lead to a…

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