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Some of our thoughts, tips and tricks for renovations.

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…

March Break Checklist

It’s March Break. The kids are home for a week, and instead of packing your bags and hitting the road, you’ve decided to stay in the city. If you’re gearing up for a staycation this week, we’ve got a list of fun activities both you and your kids can enjoy.

March Break at Pier 21
Who said learning can’t be fun? Pier 21 is offering daily activities to keep your kids entertained. Head…

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…

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. Once hit with a fresh coat of powder, stay on top of outdoor maintenance by keeping your driveway…

January Home Checklist

Happy 2017! Kickstart the new year with i love renovations’ January home maintenance checklist. From de-cluttering your space to protecting your home from the outdoor elements, our first checklist of the year is filled with fun and practical ways to beat those winter blues.

Clean and organize closets.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to sort through cluttered closets. Make room…

Countdown to Christmas Checklist

Christmas is just days away (insert shouts of joy here!) and many are crossing off their final to-dos to ensure a holly jolly holiday. To cut down on the stress and because we love a good list, we’ve compiled a checklist of final Christmas preparations to make sure you don’t forget a thing.

Clean and organize your home.

Depending on the state of your home, this may be a big task, so…

December Home Checklist

To prepare for December, i love renovations is making a list and checking it twice. Our home maintenance tasks are fun and festive, and ensure you’ll be warm and cozy all winter long.

Check attic insulation

The attic tends to fall victim to the old adage, “Out of sight, out of mind.” But proper insulation in the attic makes a huge difference on heating your home, not to mention a…

Comfortable & Cozy

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing better than gathering by the fire, getting under the blankets and enjoying a cozy night indoors. While spring and summer are all about creating a fresh, airy feel, fall and winter calls for a different mood. This week, we’re sharing our top tips on how to make your home extra cozy!

Lighting

Lighting is often an overlooked addition that can…

November Home Checklist

November is the perfect month for pre-planning and outdoor grooming. December is sure to fill up quickly so now’s the time to be proactive and attack those tasks that will make for a smoother transition into the winter months.

Safety first.

As the temperature continues to drop, ice and snow becomes a serious hazard. Clear pathways and front steps of any debris and ensure railways ar…

October Home Checklist

We love October. The leaves are changing colours, 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.

Rake leaves

It’s that time of year again. If your yard is surrounded by trees, you’…

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