Month: July 2017

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How To Baby-Proof Electrical Outlets In Your Home

When your phone or laptop has 1% battery left, the sight of an electric outlet can be incredibly satisfying; however, when there’s a baby crawling around your living room, that same outlet becomes a major source of dread. Think about it from the point of view of a baby or...

/ July 27, 2017
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6 Backsplash Ideas That Aren’t Tile

Tile seems to be the conventional choice when it comes to kitchen backsplashes (especially subway tile). It looks great and is very practical, but so are many other materials. Bored of the whole tile trend? Keep reading to see some stylish alternatives. Wood Adding a wooden backsplash gives the kitchen...

/ July 26, 2017

Choosing Practical Paint Colours

Giving a room a fresh coat of paint is an easy and cost-effective way to totally transform the space. If you’re thinking of trying a new colour for your walls, there are a couple things to consider before you can sit back and enjoy the new space. Once you find...

/ July 25, 2017

How To Make Moving Easier

Moving is all at once an exciting and hectic time. While you’re excited about a fresh start in a new place, you have to somehow manage to live your day to day life while packing it all up. If you’re lucky enough to be getting ready to move, then you’ll...

/ July 21, 2017

How To Clean A Grill With Everyday Household Items

One of the joys of barbecuing is how simple its components are. All you need are a flame, grill and some meat or vegetables, and you’re all set for the perfect summer meal. To ensure your food tastes its best, it’s important to regularly clean your barbecue grill so that...

/ July 19, 2017

The 5 Best Bedroom Paint Colours For A Restful Sleep

A good night’s sleep: something so necessary, but so hard to come by. There are many little things that you can do to ensure you get your much needed beauty rest, such as painting the colour of your bedroom. According to a study done by Travelodge , these 5 colours...

/ July 18, 2017

How To Keep Your Contractor Happy

If you’re about to start a new renovation project, you probably have a lot of questions you would like to ask your contractor but might not feel comfortable asking yet. Like any relationship, you want to ensure you and your contractor are getting what you both need out of it,...

/ July 13, 2017

6 Eye-Catching Exterior Paint Trends For 2017

We are all told not to judge a book by its cover, but that is easier said than done. First impressions are everything, and your exterior paint colour can really set the tone for what the rest of the house is going to look like. By updating your home’s exterior,...

/ July 12, 2017
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Yard Maintenance Myths

It’s beginning to look a lot like a hot, sizzling summer. For those of you raring to get some yard work done, here are some good-to-know facts (and some maintenance myths) before you snap on those gardening gloves. Dog pee makes your grass lush Myth Man’s best friend is not really...

/ July 11, 2017

Thinking Outside The Box: The Moving Story of Cargo Cabbie

Javier Lirman is the president and founder of Cargo Cabbie, a 5-time HomeStars “Best Of” award winning moving company in Toronto. We spoke with Javier to learn more about being a business owner and how he turned a run-away moving van into a successful business opportunity. What is your company and...

/ July 7, 2017