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Freshen Your Home for Spring

The calendar says spring! To get out of that winter rut, we’re sharing some of our favourite ways to freshen your home for a new season.

Don’t block windows.
Your windows are there to provide natural light. Tall items in front of windows, such as bookcases and large plants, block natural sunlight. Move larger items away from windows to soak up as much sunshine as possible.

Light…

August Home Checklist

Where did the time go? We can’t believe we’re already sharing our August home checklist. While summer 2016 isn’t in the books just yet, we’re staying ahead of the game and taking care of those tasks that will ensure a smooth transition into a new season. Check out this month’s top to-dos.

Get your home organized for back to school.

Make sure your home is ready for back to schoo…

WOW Factor with White

When it comes to choosing the colour palette for a room revamp, some homeowners shy away from white as they feel a white room is boring, unwelcoming and not relaxing. We politely disagree. The way we see it, beige can be boring – white is not. Check out our top tips for creating a crisp white space.

White can be cozy.

There’s a misconception that a white room is cold and uninviting. Not…

Ten Tips to Brighten Your Home

Despite the recent snowfall, we’re setting our sights on brighter and warmer days. To get you in the spring spirit, we’ve compiled a list of 10 simple and effective ways to brighten up your home’s interior.

Light furniture.
Too many dark accents can make a room feel small and closed in. Select light-coloured couches, tables, and bookshelves to brighten a drab space. Too much furniture and…

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…

Bathroom Trends

Bathrooms are drifting away from being just a practical space with a sole purpose. This year, a little more thought is going into bathroom design and we’re seeing transformations that ooze relaxation and softly scream serenity. Check out a few of our favourite bathroom trends for 2016.

Cool and calm

These are two commonly used words when describing the overall feel of a bathroom. Coo…

February Home Checklist

Happy February! In honour of Valentine’s Day, this month’s checklist is all about giving your home (and loved ones) some extra TLC. Check out our top to-dos to keep your home clean, cozy and clutter-free.

Keep driveways and walkways clear

Winter weather can be unpredictable and overwhelming (brief flashback to last year’s “snow-mageddon”). Once hit with a fresh coat of powder,…

Learn the Lingo

You’ve just met with a general contractor who’s given you an idea of what your requested renovation will entail. He or she has spewed out a bunch of random words during your conversation and has left you with a basic contract full of terms that might as well be in French. Before you sign on the dotted line, check out our renovation glossary. You’ll be talking like a pro in no…

Open Concept Living

An open concept renovation is a popular request and the transformation is always beautiful. When multiple rooms are converted into one large, open space, the home tends to feel larger and brighter. If you’re considering open concept living, keep these tips in mind.

Load-bearing walls
There are several structural considerations when planning for an open concept renovation. Grabbing a hammer…

Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

While we may not want to admit it, winter is a-coming, and spiking up the thermostat is not the only solution to keep Jack Frost out and warm air in. Checking these tasks off your list will not only result in toasty inside temps, but it will also do wonders for energy efficiency.

Install storm doors and windows

Storm windows and doors are a welcome addition when the cold winds blow. Sealing…

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