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4 unexpected upgrades to increase your home's value
With home prices increasingly steadily, now is the time to invest in your home. Whether you're ready to sell now, or want to boost your home's value for the future, there are a few upgrades that can make a big impact. Read More...
5 landscaping tips to increase your property value
Investing in landscaping can bring some of the biggest returns for homeowners, yet too often it remains overlooked or underdone. The same care and attention we apply to interior renovations should be applied to the garden. “Curb appeal plays a huge role in selling your home and adding value to it,” says Michelle Sordi, director of marketing at Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products. “Enhancing your outdoor space with smart landscaping solutions is a great way to invest in your home.” Read More...
Spring cleaning for your kitchen
Spring is a great time for a fresh start, but spring cleaning is something that most people dread. That dusty refrigerator top, cluttered cabinets and an oven that smokes when you use it have been ignored long enough. It may seem like an ominous task but here are some tips to make spring cleaning a breeze: Read More...
How to clean up the house quickly for spring
Out with the old and in with the new. Sally Morse, director of creative services for leading window fashions company, Hunter Douglas, offers the following tips to give your home a blast of spring fever... Read More...
Quick and easy ways to bring order to the bath
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a house, which means it can also become home to a lot of clutter. But, that doesn't mean getting organized has to be difficult or even complicated. Read More...
Transform your home today to stay safe tomorrow
While many can only dream of the day they'll retire, for Baby Boomers, that dream is becoming a reality. But retirement doesn't necessarily mean relocating to a senior community. More and more, adults choose to “age in place,” remaining in their current home, even after retirement. Here are a few ways to add extra convenience today – and ensure a safe home in the future. Read More...
Making the most of your storage
Finding storage solutions to organize a home can be a daunting task, whether it's for a small condo closet or a spacious family room filled with toys. These simple DIY tips will overhaul key areas in the home to give you a more efficient space from top to bottom. Read More...
Arm yourself effectively to tackle household messes
Our lifestyle dictates a lot of things: what we eat, what we buy and even how we clean. If you live a busy lifestyle, it's hard to devote a lot of time to cleaning, even though the job still has to get done. So how do you save time and maximize results, while minimizing your efforts? One high-impact solution is to invest in quality cleaning equipment. Read More...
How to maximize energy savings throughout the winter
As temperatures decrease during the fall and winter months, energy usage and costs tend to climb. These are five of the most important energy-saving tips for the comfort of your family––and your wallet Read More...
Five quick tips to get your home winter ready
If boots, a warm hat and a tuned-up snow blower are the only items on your winter preparation list, your home maintenance plan may need a makeover. These simple home maintenance projects can help to lower your energy bills, avoid more costly repairs and/or increase the lifespan of your home... Read More...
4 tips to prepare your lawn for winter
Many people feed their lawns every other month throughout the spring and summer months. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most important application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the extra nutrients it needs to survive the winter and bounce back in spring. Read More...
Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher
Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? And as importantly, do you know how to use one? What good is a fire extinguisher if you don't actually know how to use it? Unfortunately, most people don't know how to use them and are unclear about what they should actually be used for. Read More...
Storage Wars - Hibernating your outdoor tools for the season
As the weather cools and homeowners begin to begrudgingly pack away their tools and equipment from the summer, it's common for tools to get piled haphazardly and forgotten. The result of this approach is often a garage or shed that looks like an abandoned storage locker. Read More...
Fall weather means increased concerns about the silent killer
You may know that carbon monoxide (CO) is called the silent killer because humans cannot see, smell or taste it. But do you know what concentration this deadly gas must reach before a CO alarm sounds? Do you know if CO gas is heavier or lighter than air? 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...
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