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October 2014 - Posts

Plan a bathroom to boost the resale value of your home
The influences of grand hotels and spa resorts have given bathrooms the design attention they have long deserved. While inspiration and practical ideas can be found online or in books and magazines, creating that special sanctuary may be a daunting process. Read More...
How to Pick the Right Fireplace For Your Home
Cold fall nights can lead to thoughts of cozying up in front of a toasty-warm fire. But wait, you don't have a fireplace. Read More...
How to Prepare Your Home Now for Winter
In the autumn months, just as we take out warmer clothes and put away the bathing suits and sandals, our home also needs to get ready for the change in weather. If you live in a home that's less than seven years old, regular maintenance is also an essential part of protecting your new home warranty. Read More...
Cut indoor allergens in your home
They're all around us. They're even in the air we breathe every day. Indoor allergens like dust mites, pet dander and mold are miniscule menaces that are known to easily aggravate current and pre-existing asthma symptoms. In fact, indoor allergens are more closely associated with asthma than outdoor allergens like trees, weeds and grasses. This is because indoor allergens are in the air year-round and often unavoidable. Read More...
Keep Your Haunted Home Safe For Halloween
Eerie sounds, spooky lights and jack-o'-lanterns aglow—extra efforts at Halloween will keep visitors coming back for both tricks and treats. However, to keep the fun going, it's important to plan your home's scary set-up with safety in mind. Read More...
Update the kitchen for yourself and for future buyers
If you expect to sell your home within a few years, living with an outdated kitchen is a conundrum. Do you invest in a remodel or make do? Read More...
Fire Alert! Overloaded Electrical Outlets Put You At Risk
More fires occur during the winter months than at any other time during the year. Why? People often overlook many potential fire hazards that exist in their home. And, one of these is overloading extension cords and electrical outlets. Read More...
How to add rich hues of autumn to home décor
Autumn is a welcome opportunity to bring a little of the outdoors into your home. To highlight the wonderful rich hues that come with the fall season, applying a fresh finish to wood furniture, cabinets, and accessories is a simple DIY project that emphasizes the natural grain pattern on any wood. Read More...
Spend less on natural gas this winter
Before your furnace kicks into full action during the next few weeks, there are steps you can take to spend less on energy costs throughout the winter. Read More...
How to hibernate your outdoor tools for the winter
The best tool maintenance requires a little servicing before you store them away, not after. “It is not uncommon for people to forget this helpful rule-of-thumb,” says Michelle Sordi, director of marketing at Husqvarna Canada, a worldwide leader in outdoor power products. “Spending some time preparing your tools for storage will go a long way, saving you time and money come spring.” These tips from the pros will ensure a hassle-free start next year... Read More...
Impress your guests this holiday season…secrets for every room of the house
You've been decorating your home for the holidays for years. Why not do something different this time around? “With a little ingenuity, you can turn your house into a wonderland that not only is reflective of the season, but of your personality,” says Sally Morse, director of creative services for Hunter Douglas, a leading name in Canadian window treatments. Read More...
What's new on the home décor front this fall
Revamping our personal environment can not only add beauty, but makes us feel better emotionally, as well as physically, preparing us for the seasonal turn and all that comes with it. Read More...