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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...
Five quirky facts about Canada you may not know
With three coastlines, six time zones, 10 provinces and three territories spread out over almost 10 million square kilometres, Canada is one of the most geographically diverse nations on earth. We also have one of the most diverse populations Read More...
Simple ways to save on household expenditures
As a homeowner, there are many simple ways to reduce monthly expenditures and realize savings, and the easiest place to start is with your monthly energy bill. Here are a few changes you can make that can have a lasting impact on your wallet and the planet... 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...
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...
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...
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...
Making the Christmas tree the heart of your holiday home
The Christmas tree is one of the oldest holiday customs. It brings warmth to the home and is at the centre of many family traditions. According to Cindy Jardim, Style and Trends Director at Lowe's Canada, a growing number of Canadians are opting for artificial trees. Read More...
The festive holiday home made easy
There's nothing like the welcoming charm of a beautifully illuminated house on a snowy winter night. In the past, cold, ice and blustery winds made decking out a home's exterior challenging. “Today there are a broad range of products available to those who want the whimsy without the work,” says Lowe's Canada Style and Trends Director, Cindy Jardim. Read More...
How to achieve a greater level of household clean this holiday
Do you wash and condition your hair? Of course you do, since we would never dream of doing just half the job. So how about when it comes to cleaning your home's floors? Are you getting a complete clean? With holiday entertaining upon us, it's more important than ever. Read More...
Deck your halls with seasonal style
Creating a festive feel is integral to merry celebrations, and today's hostess doesn't skip a beat. Cindy Jardim, Style and Trends Director at Lowe's Canada shares two holiday trend directions. 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...
Teach kids responsibility with regular household chores
Getting kids to help out around the house is often a struggle. Yet, encouraging your children to do household chores will benefit them in multiple ways, from teaching responsibility, organization and routine, to instilling a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem and affirming that they play a valuable role within the family unit. It can improve their judgement, independence and help them to sympathize with others. Read More...
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