Archives for Upgrades and renovations

The 7 Home Design Resolutions That Will Make You Happier

Make 2018 the Year of Happier Homes New Year’s resolutions don’t just have to be for you – they can be for your home too! Whether you’re looking to be more organized, incorporate bolder designs, or are finally ready to update an area that drives you crazy, there’s ways to tackle any resolution. Click here for full article.  
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11 Ways to a New, Fresh Home

11 Ways to a New, Fresh Home It’s a New Year, so why not freshen up your home? Find 11 unique ways to completely update the look of your home. Click here for the full article.  
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Bang For Your Buck: Renos That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

If you are a homeowner, you’ve probably spent money on your property over and above the regular carrying costs.  Investing in your  property has the obvious benefits of making your home nicer to live in, but smart renovations can also have the side benefit of increasing a home’s value when it comes time to sell. Below is a list of some of the home renovations that have been shown to add the most to a home’s value, as well as some renovations to avoid. Flooring Flooring can be a costly renovation, but can also add to a home’s value if
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Missed the Home & Garden Show Last Week? Here’s what’s new for 2017

Indoors-and-out ideas from the Ottawa Home & Garden Show MEGAN GILLIS, POSTMEDIA Ottawa Citizen Online Published on: March 23, 2017 | Last Updated: March 23, 2017 9:45 AM EDT   Whether it’s a high-tech tower to grow herbs in your kitchen or a backyard campfire at the touch of a button, blurring the line between home and garden is a “huge trend” we’ll be seeing more of in 2017. “A lot of people are looking at maximizing their living space and making outdoors feel like inside and inside feel like outside,” explained Robert Johnstone, manager of the Ottawa Home & Garden Show Click
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Why Move? A Look into Canada’s Homebuyers

How many times have you moved (so far) in your lifetime? Once? Twice? For a brief time while in school? Work? Or have you moved far too many times to even count? What about those times that you have moved from one place to another, were they on your own? Were they with your family? Your partner? A few friends? And did you live in these homes for long enough to consider it a home? Sure, the vast majority of us may answer differently to each of these questions, but we do share one common factor: the overall experience. Truth
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The Bank of Mom and Dad: Living as Millennials

  It’s no secret: the cost of living is expensive. Regardless of who we are and what we do, we live and breathe steep living costs day in and day out. It’s a fact of life: if we’re not saving our pennies, we’re spending them; if we’re not paying off one bill, we are another. It’s the never-ending cycle of our (financial) lives. Enter: mom and dad. For the vast majority of us, mom and dad means home; and home is where the heart is, after all. It’s become a common trend among many baby boomers to take part in
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