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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...
What new homeowners need to know about renovations and repairs
Attention new home owners. We know you've waited a long time to finally move into your home and make it your own. But we offer these words of advice: Hold off on doing any renovations or repairs. Since your new home is under warranty, it's your builder's responsibility to take care of any defects which you identify. What's more, renovating a new home can actually jeopardize your warranty rights. Read More...
Tips from top designers to make open-plan designing easy
Increasingly, people are foregoing the traditional kind of home they grew up in – a warren of rooms separated by walls – and opting for open-plan homes featuring multi-purpose areas such as great rooms that combine the kitchen, dining room and living room. And, no surprise, decorators are devising new techniques to enhance this most livable style. Read More...
Bathroom renos continue to top lists
Home renovations continue to be important investments for Canadians, According to a recent report by Scotiabank, Canadians spent over $53 billion on home improvements in 2015, and this trend is likely to continue. 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...
Value-added projects to do this winter
The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn't mean that your home improvement projects need to wait. In fact, tackling projects during the winter will give you more time to enjoy spring when it finally rolls around. If your intent is to sell your home, now is the time to start preparing it for sale. Read More...
Renovation options for budget conscious homebuyers
It's important to explore all options when searching for a new home. While we often think new and shiny is always better, don't overlook that fixer upper. With Greater Toronto Area prices at record highs, potential home buyers need to be savvier than ever when it comes to making a home purchase decision to get the most from their investment. Read More...
'Tis the season to refresh home décor
A crisp breeze and falling leaves are tell-tale signs that the holidays are just around the corner. If home entertaining is in your plans this may also be the right time to redecorate. Here, Sharon Grech, the Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her tips on how to refresh your home in time for the revelry. Read More...
Top 5 renovation tips to create more space
As real estate prices continue to climb, the cost to trade up an existing home for a larger one has increased substantially. As a result, more and more Canadians are choosing to renovate their homes, rather than relocating. In fact, it was recently revealed that renovation spending in Canada reached a record $68 billion last year, outpacing spending on new home construction. While the hunt for more square footage can be challenging, homeowners shouldn't feel like a costly second story or complete addition are the only options. Read More...
Smart House: 5 Thoughtful Design Ideas To Raise Your Home's I.Q.
Do you remember the first time you met that “out of this world” family, the Jetsons? While we may not have flying cars or robot maids just yet, the idea of a “smart home” is very real. Take a step closer to this futuristic way of life with these five thoughtful additions that can go a long way in boosting the intelligence of your home. Read More...
Reds are a go for design in 2016
We've all done it. Gone down the rabbit hole of Pinterest and countless other sites, spending hours looking at beautiful homes and yearning over them all. The aftermath is that you're now inspired to redesign your own space, but don't quite know where to begin. What will the design be? What style do I choose? A good place to start is with colour. Colour is emotional and has the ability to awaken the senses. And no colour radiates passion and vitality more than red, so why not start there? 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...
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...
How to avoid expensive roof repairs
Canada's harsh weather can take its toll on your home. Year after year, the wind, rain, snow, ice and blistering sun take years off your home's life. It's no wonder that the aging process is most noticeable and expensive on the area that suffers the most – your roof. Read More...
Style and design tips to achieve your dream kitchen
hether you're in for a complete remodel or are looking to make cosmetic updates, the latest kitchen design trends will help you create a fresh, bold and inviting space. Read More...
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