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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...
Is buying a home in the winter a good idea?
Consider this: It's a cold winter day and you've just sat down with a mortgage professional to figure out how much house you can afford. You've determined that your finances are in order and you're ready to start looking for a home. You've heard that spring is the best season for buying and selling real estate. Does that mean you'll need to put your search on hold until the tulips start to bloom? 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...
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...
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...
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...
How to reap the benefits of an energy-efficient home
Did you know that you're just an afternoon away from saving money on your utility bills? Take on a few easy DIY projects this weekend and you'll get immediate savings, while making your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly for the long term. Now is the perfect time to improve your home's energy efficiency for a warm and comfortable winter inside. Read More...
The shocking truth about carbon monoxide poisoning in winter
Canadians who use oil space heaters to heat their homes or who barbeque food in their garages are increasing their risk of fatal poisoning from carbon monoxide, according to indoor air health experts at Health Canada. Exposure to carbon monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America and can also be the cause of headaches, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath within a few short minutes. Read More...
Save money immediately on home heating costs
It's that time of year again: your toes are numb, your cheeks are rosy, and it's time to turn up the thermostat. As Canadians, we know these signs all too well – Old Man Winter is back in town. Read More...
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