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Jan 08

Basement Rescue 101

As real estate prices continue to rise, many homeowners are opting to renovate their current homes rather than purchase new ones. According to design expert Kimberley Seldon, if you’re on the hunt for more square footage, rescuing your lower level is a great way to create more room for the whole family to enjoy. Turning …

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Dec 12

Top 5 Pitfalls of Kitchen Renovations

A gorgeous kitchen can definitely make your life better, but before you start your reno, find out more about five common pitfalls and how to avoid them. 1. Kitchens are expensive. It’s easy to spend $25,000 to $50,000 on a mid-range kitchen makeover. Even budget remodels of a small kitchen can run up to $15,000. …

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Oct 21

Give Your House a Vintage Modern Mix

Perfecting the trending look of vintage modern décor is all about striking the right balance between old and new. Although gorgeous versions of this style can be found everywhere, it can be difficult to know where to start. Get ideas for your next project with these creative ways to fashion vintage-inspired décor from Sharon Grech, …

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Oct 08

4 Tips to Get Your House Winter Ready

Severe weather elements can put a strain on the outside of your home. Getting it ready for winter can help avoid costly repairs and could indirectly keep your insurance premiums low. “There are a few simple steps that homeowners can take to prepare their homes for winter,” advises Tracy Laughlin, Vice President, Personal Lines, Ontario …

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Sep 18

Fall Home Decorating – 8 Great Tips

Although some of us are still experiencing 90 degree weather, this is a great time of year to begin to play your fall home decorations. If you have children like we do in the Giverny family, you will undoubtedly be hanging Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations for each holiday but you can carry you basic fall …

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Aug 25

10 Autumn Cleaning Tips For Your Home

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but it has been suggested by health experts that such a deep clean should be carried out twice a year – with the second time being autumn. Autumn is an essential time to give your home a deep clean due to the falling temperatures outside and the heating being …

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Jul 30

How to Dry Hydrangeas Naturally

Beautiful, colorful hydrangeas are amongst the most popular flowers to be used in dried floral arrangements. The most important step in preserving and drying hydrangeas is choosing the right time to cut them. Follow the helpful steps below and you’ll be on your way to creating a beautiful dried floral arrangement. 1. Hydrangeas have two …

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Jul 30

Ten Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do your flowerbeds and pots look like weed beds? Does the paint on your house look faded? Are your shrubs hiding your front door? If so, it may be time to boost your home’s curb appeal. Try these ten tips to help you improve your home. 1. General yard maintenance is the number one and …

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Jul 30

Creating a Summer Flower Arrangement

Summer is a great time to find colorful flowers to create cheerful arrangements for your home. Take advantage of this flowering season by choosing flowers in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, such as the ones listed below: Teddy Bear Sunflowers – a small version of the original sunflower. It grows to 3 feet …

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Jul 30

Color Choices In Your Home

As we all know, color choices play an important role in our daily lives from the clothes we wear to the cars we drive. According to studies, our choice of one color over another color may have something to do with the way color makes us feel. For this reason, color choices in our homes …

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