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September 2015 - Posts

Playing it safe in the play area
Keeping your children's play area both safe and fun can be a difficult balance to reach. Here are a few hints to achieve the perfect kid-friendly play space Read More...
Colour updates for your kitchen this fall
If you've been waiting to give your kitchen a new look and freshen it up for the change in season, now is the time. As we move away from the bright warm hues of summer, colour experts look to new cool and calm shades to create a chic and modern look. Whether you're going for modernized trendy or classic, or just want a change for an outdated space, there are always updates you can make to incorporate trendy colours Read More...
Buying or selling a home? Now is a good time for both
The second busiest season for buying and selling homes is upon us, but what is it about autumn that causes an upswing in real estate activity? Read More...
Create atmosphere for the indoor seasons
As the temperatures cool down, it's time to add warmth to your home – for both appearance and comfort. Trade in your lawn chairs for a cozy seat by the fireplace and take care of the small things around the house that can make a big difference for you and your family as you head indoors. Read More...
Transform your Bathroom in a Weekend
Your bathroom is more than just a place to wash up. It's a space to relax, unwind and refresh. This small room can make a big impact on your home and can easily be transformed into a personal spa. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour & Design Expert, helps to transform your bathroom into a relaxing oasis over a weekend in four easy steps. Read More...
What to expect when buying a new home
Buying a brand new home is a milestone that can signify the start of a new chapter in a person's life. But before you can begin to enjoy it, there are steps you must take to help ensure your new homeownership experience goes smoothly. Read More...
5 Tips For Painting Like A Pro This Fall
Like the changing of the leaves, fall is the perfect time to update the colors in your home. With open windows, a cool breeze and the tips below, you can check painting off your list in a snap and head back outdoors to enjoy your favorite autumn activities. Read More...
Fall into the habit of fall home maintenance
Too many homeowners make home maintenance an annual event. They often use spring cleaning as the only excuse to get things done around the house. In reality, proper home maintenance should be done year-round – even for a brand new home. Read More...
How to avoid damaging water infiltration
Water damage can easily turn into a terrible nightmare like this: Melanie Smith of Toronto says she woke up one morning to an inch of water across her basement floor. This catastrophe was not part of her weekend plans, nor were the hours of clean-up and repair that were needed. Many of her treasured possessions could not be replaced. Some of the risks of water infiltration, however, can be prevented. Regular inspection and rigourous maintenance of the roof, gutters and foundation will give you the best protection since problems usually start in those areas. Read More...
Get your property ready for fall with these quick tips
As the days grow shorter, it's time to think about preparing your yard, gutters, windows, roof and heating system for the coming winter. Check these essentials off your list and you will be finished in no time. Read More...
Buying a new home? Remember your homework
There are so many decisions to make when buying a new home. The location, the layout, the finishes - the choices can seem overwhelming at times. But the biggest and possibly the most important decision is choosing a builder. So, before you make any commitments on which model home you like, whether to have three bedrooms or four, and what floor tile you want, be sure you have the right new home builder. Buying a new home might be the largest purchase you ever make so do your homework and make an informed decision Read More...
What's trending in home décor
Here's a look at some key trends being seen in homes across Canada, according to Karl Lohnes, a home interior and product design authority. Read More...
Fall decorating tips to warm up your home
When fall comes, the days get shorter and there is a chill in the air. We start decorating our homes again, anticipating the holiday season and the long winter ahead. Kim Kiner, an expert with Hunter Douglas, a leading window treatment company, offers the following tips for warming up your home for fall. Read More...
Add intrigue with colour on accent walls
Looking to add dimension and style to your space? It's as easy as adding an accent wall. This is a quick way to add depth and intrigue to any room, especially if there's a vibrant colour you love, but feel it's too much for an entire space. Read More...
Make a splash with fresh paint colours this fall
Embarking on a cost-saving, do-it-yourself painting project for the first time may seem intimidating, but the steps are quite simple. With the following tips, you'll easily go from novice to knowledgeable on how to handle interior paint updates. Read More...