Month: August 2017

house renovation prioritization

How To Prioritize Your House Renovation Wish List

When it comes to renovations, there’s always something that could use an update. Even if you’ve already renovated your home from top to bottom, by the time you finish your final room the first one may already be starting to look a little too old fashioned for your liking. If...

/ August 31, 2017
on vs off peak hours toronto energy

How Much Do You Really Save During Off-Peak Electricity Times?

Canadians are blessed (or cursed, depending on your feelings towards winter and summer) with living in a country that has four seasons. However, unlike Antonio Vivaldi’s famous violin concerto, paying for energy bills throughout the year is not always music to our ears. Homeowners, small businesses, and renters alike may...

/ August 30, 2017

Cottage Closing Checklist

Once again summer has come and gone and now it’s time to head up to the cottage for one final weekend of fun. While you’re up there soaking up as much summer as you can, it’s important to prepare your cottage (or cabin, depending where you’re from) for the coming...

/ August 29, 2017

How To Help Your Contractor

We’ve all been in situations where someone who is trying to help is actually making things more difficult. You know they’re just trying to be nice, but it’s hard to tell them to stop. Have you ever stopped to think that this is exactly what your contractor is going through...

/ August 24, 2017
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Staying At Home During A Renovation

Let’s face it, renovations are a huge disruption to life on the home front. They leave messy, insidious dust everywhere! Ideally, you should move out for a while to give your reno crew some much-needed breathing room. This earlier article covered how to prepare for such a move-out. This article will...

/ August 23, 2017
Kitchen gadget

15 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets Under $35

For some cooking is a hobby, and for others it’s a chore, but regardless of how you feel about it, cooking can be a lot of hard work. That is why we have searched the web (thank you Amazon!) to find you the best kitchen gadgets to help you get...

/ August 22, 2017

What To Do Before You Hire A Cleaning Company

If you’re currently surrounded by towers of dirty dishes, piles of unwashed laundry, and heaps of unmade beds, then it’s time to call in the professionals. Unfortunately hiring a cleaning company isn’t as easy as making a call. To ensure you find the best company for you, follow these steps before...

/ August 17, 2017
crown molding

7 Ways To Upgrade Your Boring Ceiling

The ceiling tends to be a part of a home that is overlooked and underappreciated as many do not know what to do with it. We are here to show you that things are looking up! Skylights Skylights are the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside. Adding one to...

/ August 16, 2017
home aquaponics guide

Guide To Home Aquaponics

DIY Aquarium Gardens: An Introduction to Home Aquaponics If you’ve ever wanted to combine your love of fish with your love of gardening, then aquaponics is exactly what you’re looking for. That said, it’s also a great solution if you live in an apartment with no place for a garden,...

/ August 15, 2017

How To Be A Good Neighbour During A Reno

Undertaking any kind of home renovation is a daunting task. While you’re focused on the disarray inside your home, your neighbours are focused on the activity outside and how it’s going to affect them. Keeping the peace in the neighbourhood is up to you, and while it may seem like...

/ August 10, 2017