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October Home Checklist

We love fall. The leaves are changing, scarves and boots are peppering the sidewalks, and the morning air has a hint of crispness that makes you want to stay under the covers just a few minutes longer. Enjoy your home to the fullest this fall by checking these October to-dos off your list.

Caulk cracks and gaps in siding
As the temperature begins to drop, even the smallest cracks and gaps can…

Kitchen Cabinet Updates

Are you tired of your current kitchen and want to breathe new life into a drab space? One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to give a new look to your culinary oasis is with a kitchen cabinet update. Read on to discover a few of our favourite ways for a fresh look without a complete overhaul.

Fresh paint
A change in colour can have a huge impact on your kitchen. Remove the hardware,…

September Home Checklist

September is a time of transition. The kids head back to school. There’s a crispness in the air. And you slowly ease back into a routine after enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Take your home into the new season with September’s home checklist.

Chimney and furnace maintenance.

While you may not even want to consider using the chimney and furnace just yet, now’s the tim…

Small changes that make a BIG difference

In Nova Scotia, a great party usually starts and ends in the kitchen. It’s where friends gather over a glass of wine and yummy nibbles; where children learn to bake that perfect chocolate chip cookie; and the perfect starting point for a romantic home cooked dinner for two. With so much time spent in this space, you’ll want to ensure it’s always a…

Decks by Design

The deck days of summer have arrived (finally!) and we’re sharing some of our favourite design trends for the sunny season!

Treat your outdoor space as a bonus room

If you’ve got the space, a deck is essentially an extension of your home. Outdoor furniture and rugs, sun and rain shields and grills and outdoor kitchens are all possible with a little planning. Throw in a few throw…

July Home Checklist

Inspect and repair driveway. Examine your driveway for any cracks and/or holes that may have appeared following the winter months. Use a proper sealant or caulk for small fixes or consider resurfacing the entire length of your driveway for a full makeover. Repairing cracks and holes will prevent rainwater from seeping through and undermining the concrete or asphalt.
Create some shade.
If fun…

Kitchen Trends

Are you considering renovating your culinary oasis? Read our top trends for the kitchen before the work begins!

Bold fixtures

Kitchen lighting options are endless. Besides the always reliable pot lights and under-cabinet lighting, homeowners are also opting for eye-catching light fixtures. Industrial pendants hung over a culinary workspace make a serious statement in the kitchen and add…

Prep Your Home for Summer

Summer? Is that you? This week on the blog we’re giving three cheers for sunshine and sharing a few simple ways to say bye bye to heavy layers and heated blankets and hello to sun hats and flip flops.

Kick winter remnants to the curb.

If you’re really ready to embrace the summer season, the first plan of attack is to remove any trace of Old Man Winter. Heavy rugs and thick blankets can…

June Home Checklist

During the month of June, we say 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…

Create the Ultimate Home Office

Check out our top tips for creating the ideal home office.

Location.

Location. Location. Location. A workspace smack dab in the middle of your home’s hustle and bustle is not ideal, especially if clients will be stopping by. That being said, if this isn’t the meeting place for clients and you work well with slight distractions, you may not want to distance yourself too far from your…

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