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June 2015 - Posts

Protect yourself during extreme heat this summer
Extreme heat is a significant health risk in Canada, one that is expected to get worse before it gets better as our climate continues to change. Read More...
How to bring the natural beauty of the Canadian outdoors into your home
It is no secret that Canadians love the outdoors. There is nothing more soothing than the sun shining down on us while a gentle breeze of fresh air flows by. Just picturing this radiates positive emotions. Bringing these elements into our home is so important to create the ambiance and emotion we want in our living space. Read More...
Proper supervision is essential for summer water safety
Spending time in and around water is lots of fun, especially for young children. However, drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for kids under 10 years of age, and children under five are most at risk. Read More...
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games at a glance
This summer Canada will be the centre of elite international athletic competition when more than 7,000 athletes from across the Americas and Caribbean will put their years of intense training, perseverance and sacrifice to the test. Athletes will compete against world-class competition in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Read More...
Renovations for home energy savings
There is an ever growing importance of sustainable living due to the harsh realities being experienced by our planet earth. For those who dream of a greener home to help save costs and the earth, the solution is not far away. Homeowners can turn their current home into an ideal energy efficient, utility saving, sustainable haven with some smart renovations. Read More...
Give dad the perfect Father's Day this year
Now, if you ask most dads what they want this year for Father's Day, and they will humbly say spending time with the family is enough for them. While that may be true, we can make Father's Day extra special this year by spoiling dad with the perfect gift and a delicious homemade dinner... Read More...
Tips for protecting your home while you're on vacation
The excitement of going on holidays and getting away from the grind starts weeks in advance. With images of lazy days and cold drinks beginning to could your mind, it's important also to think about how to protect your home while you're away. Read More...
5 benefits of adding a skylight to your home
Of all the nations in the world, Canadians should be especially in love with skylights. Confined as we are to our buildings for so many months of the year, we rarely get enough sunshine and fresh air in our lives. Skylights offer a variety of benefits to both your home and your health. Not only do they add an impressive focal element to a room and brightness to your home, but they can improve energy efficiency and even have a positive physical and psychological impact. Read More...
Four tips to ensure moving day goes as smoothly as possible
Moving can be a real headache. For one, it requires a lot of planning: finding a mover, sorting your personal belongings and coordinating the timing of the move. Then, there is the constant worry of whether your belongings are safe as they get packed away, loaded up and moved to your new home. Read More...
Backyard entertaining essentials
Spring and summer are the seasons to dust off the welcome mat and throw open your doors to friends and family. Whether you are throwing a big backyard blowout for all your family and friends or an intimate gathering of those closest to you, as the host you want to establish an atmosphere that keeps everyone feeling at home and free to help themselves. Read More...
5 questions to ask before hiring a real estate professional
So you're ready to buy or sell your home, and you want the guidance of a real estate professional to help you with the process. But how do you pick the one that is right for you? Read More...
How to protect your most valuable asset
Controlling your home from the touch of a smart phone may seem like something from a futuristic science fiction movie or an episode of the Jetson's but in world where technology is constantly shifting and developing, this power is now right at the fingertips of the consumer. Read More...
How to protect your pet from fleas and ticks
A cat or dog with fleas or ticks in their fur is an uncomfortable and irritated pet. But did you know that these infestations can lead to more serious health problems for both your pet and your family? Some animals – and people – can suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva, causing rashes. Sometimes, fleas and ticks can transmit disease. Read More...
Optimize Your Air Conditioning System
Switching your thermostat from “heat” to “cool” is usually a sign that summer is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about your central air conditioning system. While a yearly check-up is best left to a qualified contractor, there are some things homeowners can do to avoid an ill–timed malfunction of their central air conditioning system... Read More...
Tips for every condo buyer
You've decided to purchase a condo and have begun your search. Now some well-timed tips will help you on your condo-buying journey. Read More...