Replacing or Installing Windows – Part 2

Last month, we covered many types of windows available for your upgrade or installation, and we conclude that discussion in this month’s issue. Window frames are an important consideration when planning to install new windows in your home. And there are many choices available including: Wood and wood composite – While wood provides excellent insulation,

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Replacing or Installing Windows? Where do I Begin?

When it comes to windows, homeowners today are looking for both style and efficiency. Windows need to blend in with the home’s overall feel and colour palette while providing the specific light and air flow needs of each room. Consumers want more than just a good window that brings light in. Today’s windows fit the

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It’s Easy to Go Green!

Last month, we talked about easy ways to improve the quality of the air in your home. This month, we follow up with easy ways you can go green in your own everyday environment. Read on for ways you can be environmentally responsible in your own home and yard as well as some natural home

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How Safe is the Air in Your Home?

Today we’ll talk about some of the ways you can clean up or modify the air in your home. We all want to be comfortable inside our own homes. We cool it in summer, heat it in winter and sometimes throw the windows open. Which is all fine – except there’s a lot more we

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Are Your Home and Property Snowstorm-Ready?

A generator for backup electricity to service refrigerators and freezers during an electrical outage is a great idea but not everyone has one. If you don’t, instruct family members not to open appliances once power goes out. The exception to this would be if you do so immediately and remove enough food that does not

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Winter Décor for the Cold Months Ahead

Thanksgiving has passed and, depending on the weather where you live, you may choose to keep up your autumn decorations for a while longer or switch to winter ones. Next month’s article will deal mostly with your holiday table, but for this month, we talk about winter. Many or most of these winter décor ideas

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Top 9 Storage Ideas for Your Seasonal Décor

Most of us enjoy decorating our homes with a bit (or a lot) of seasonal items. For some, this might mean changing out pillows and towels, while for others it might include a little seasonal ‘something’ in every room. Whichever way you roll, check out these ways to keep it all well organized and readily

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Updating Your Bathroom Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

While we all may dream of renovating our bathroom from top to bottom, it’s not always possible due to cost. Even on a budget, your bathroom update doesn’t have to become all about utility. Luxurious touches can be added throughout to give you a spa feeling while also adding practicality and ‘green’ eco-conscious touches where

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Even Your Older Home Can Learn Some Smart New Tricks

According to a recent survey*, a whopping 65% of home buyers are looking for modern day technology in the homes they’re considering for purchase. Smart home technology is not just for brand new construction, as there are many simple options available that require little advanced knowledge or skill. Of course, there are others that do

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Ceilings That Won’t be Ignored

When planning a spruce-up for our homes, we tend to run down the usual list: new décor, furniture, area rug… Instead, why not look up at your ceiling? This article highlights some ideas to bring the wow factor into any room whether you’re a beginner DIYer or you need a little help from a contractor

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