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7 Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget

There’s a common misconception that you have to spend a lot of money on a home renovation – in this case, a kitchen renovation – for the new space to make a statement. We have good news for you – you can have the kitchen of your dreams without a hefty price tag to show for it. Your kitchen is meant to be functional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t …Read More

Protect Your Home From Electrical Problems

Protect your household from electrical problems this winter season Gone are the summer nights when the sun would light up the house, essentially eliminating the need to turn on laps or any lighting. Winter has been upon us for several weeks now and as such, it becomes dark early in the evening. Lighting up your home with candles, lamps and lighting is a necessity, but so is staying safe throughout …Read More

Home Renovations That Increase Your Home Value

What are the home renovations that can significantly increase your home’s value?  Homeowners choose to renovate their home for a few reasons: the house or a specific room no longer accommodates a family’s lifestyle and they are simply looking to upgrade, or are planning to move. No matter what your reason is for renovating, a home renovation should increase your home’s value, however we know that some home renovations have …Read More

Heat Your Home For Less!

Heat your home and save money at the same time Have you ever turned down the temperature in your home to save money on your heating bills, only to leave you freezing and layering on several sweaters? We know it’s a tempting feeling, especially since your energy bill takes a surge over the course of the winter months and to be honest we, here in Ontario pretty much pay the …Read More

Kitchen Renovations: Cabinet Repainting vs. Refacing

Renovating a kitchen is a great opportunity to personalize the space you’re often working in. Think about it – how much time do you spend in the kitchen cooking on average? For most families today, the kitchen is the hub of the home; it’s the place where families cook together and spend quality time together over a prepared meal. Your kitchen might be up-to-date with the latest gadgets that help …Read More

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist For Indoors And Outdoors

Spring weather is here! Well, almost. This past April, we’ve seen sun, showers, snow and more. It’s all a sign that spring is well on its way, which means spring cleaning! Spring cleaning isn’t a myth; it’s a great opportunity to give the whole house a deep clean inside and out. Since it usually happens only once a year, it’s an important task. If the thought of spring cleaning seems …Read More

How To Handle a Power Outage

People often think power outages occur in the winter season. While that’s true since they’re often caused by snow and ice storms, power outages are pretty common in the spring and summer seasons. What can cause power outage and how to handle it properly: High winds and hurricanes High winds that have the power to blow tree limbs across power lines causing them to touch can lead to a power …Read More

Spring Clean The Outside Of Your Home

The spring season has finally arrived. It’s that time of year when homeowners build a list of spring cleaning tasks and chip away at it little by little. Cleaning out the closets, putting away all the boots, taking fine china out of cabinets to clean the shelves; there’s no shortage of cleaning tasks! But most spring cleaning lists are for items and tasks that belong inside the home. Your home’s …Read More

Fireplace Safety Tips

The importance of fireplace safety in the winter season  The winter season is naturally the most common season for households to experience a fire. The fire is on to keep everyone warm and meals are prepared and cooked indoors. You may even plug in a space heater to give your furnace a break. It’s so important to be mindful of fireplace prevention and safety this winter season. Remember the following …Read More

Bathroom Trends for 2016

Bathroom renovations are a great opportunity to transform a very important room in the home. But before you begin picking out paint chips and shopping for plumbing fixtures, there’s a lot to learn when it comes to what’s trending. We put together this guide for you to help you better understand the trends, but while trends are great make sure you add your personal likes as you will start and …Read More

Why Home Renovations are NOT DIY Projects!

There are so many home renovation shows on television and they often have the same premise. There’s a significant problem with the house. The television personality in charge of the renovation will completely transform the house in what feels like no time. The homeowners will even get on the action and tear down some drywall, or saw some plywood for the renovation itself. But home renovation shows are not realistic. …Read More