Month: April 2017

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos was once a popular building material that is now avoided at all costs. Asbestos is a high risk material that has been linked to health issues and has been banned in many countries. While Canada is set to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018, it is still found...

/ April 27, 2017

Home Automation FAQ

Many homeowners are confused, even intimidated by the terms ‘home automation’ or the ‘Internet of Things.’  While it’s supposed to make life around the house simpler, safer and more energy-efficient, some feel it would make life more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today’s catchphrase is the...

/ April 22, 2017

When & How To Paint Your House Exterior

There’s something about a new season that calls for change. Whether that’s switching up the decor in your house or a new haircut, there’s no denying change is good. If you’re looking to make a big change to your home, why not give the exterior a new coat of paint?...

/ April 21, 2017

Flash Prize Friday – April 21

Happy #FlashPrizeFriday! We’re back with another amazing prize available today only! Head on over to HomeStars & write a review for your chance to win this awesome Nest Protect smoke alarm! Start writing those reviews now, the contest deadline is midnight tonight. Share on social media with #FlashPrizeFriday so your...

/ April 21, 2017

Creating A Kid-Friendly Backyard

Backyard season is coming up and what better to keep your kids enjoying the splendid outdoors than a backyard made for kid fun. You don’t need a lot of space, and in many cases, you don’t need a lot of money to make a super fun backyard. Check out the...

/ April 20, 2017

Eco-Friendly Apartment & Condo Living

If you’re looking to go green in your apartment or condo, you might find it more difficult than your friends living in houses. While they can add solar panels to their roofs and grow their own vegetables in backyard gardens, you might feel like there are fewer options for your...

/ April 17, 2017
Landscaping by Dehaas Landscape Design

Eco-Friendly Landscaping From The Ground Up

More Canadian homeowners are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and taking personal accountability for the impact their homes have on the environment. Part of this carbon reduction planning takes place in back and front yards in the form of sustainable landscaping. Perhaps surprisingly, if not optimal, your landscaping can...

/ April 17, 2017

Passive House Design 101

While passively heating one’s house with solar energy has been a concept that has existed since the beginning of time, certified modern Passive Houses are a concept that came to life in Germany and Sweden in the late 80’s. The original goal of this method of home design is to create buildings that...

/ April 12, 2017

Best Driveway Surfaces for Canada

When it comes to deciding which surface is best for your driveway, most Canadians choose between three good options: Asphalt, Concrete and Interlocking Stones (also known as paving stones or pavers). We spoke to the experts to find out the details every Canadian needs to know before deciding on a...

/ April 10, 2017
miDoor: It has a special feature of numerous alarms that will be triggered so that you know when your garage door is prompted unawares.

Opening Your Garage Up to Home Automation

Automatic garage door openers have been around for some 40 years or so, but with advances in technology as well as home automation, garage door openers deserve a second look. Wireless Technology The whole meaning of the word wireless has changed immeasurably in the past 10 years, and much of...

/ April 6, 2017