How to Compromise on Home Decor with a Partner or Roommate

Whether you are moving in with a partner, friend, or roommate, there are bound to be some challenges when it comes to co-decorating your place. Chances are your vision of how you want your home to look will not directly line up with their vision, so compromise here is key....

/ November 23, 2017
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Aging in Place Tax Credits, Grants & Loans in Canada

If you’re planning on staying in your home as you get older, the costs associated with aging in place can quickly add up — especially when you’re retired and on a fixed income. According to our 2017 Aging in Place Report, 62% of Canadian homeowners are unaware that tax benefits are...

/ November 22, 2017
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A Lazy Person’s Guide to a Clean Home

For some, keeping a clean home is a joy in itself. For others, it’s a job best left to an hour before company comes over. If you find yourself in the latter group then odds are you’re just a little bit lazy when it comes to housework. Fear not, even...

/ November 21, 2017
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Home Warning Signs That Could Lead to Big Problems

Picture this: You’re having a big dinner party for some very important people and you want the evening to be perfect. An hour before the guests are set to arrive, you can’t help but notice an unpleasant odour coming from the basement. You open the door leading down to your...

/ November 16, 2017

10 Important Questions to Ask a Potential House Sitter

If you are planning on going away for an extended period of time, hiring a house sitter is a great way to keep your mind at ease. We know that leaving your home and all of your belongings with someone can be quite intimidating, so we have come up with...

/ November 15, 2017
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Functional and Stylish Aging in Place Home Modifications

When thinking about a home that’s ready for senior living, chances are you picture things like bathtub benches, stairlifts and grab bars. Although these are important modifications for many aging homeowners, they are by no means the only aging in place enhancements to choose from. In fact, there are many home...

/ November 14, 2017
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How to Safely Get Rid of Your Old Electronics

Electronic devices like computers and televisions are among the most prized possessions we have in our homes; unfortunately, they are also the worst things that we can send to landfills. These devices contain materials that do not break down easily and chemicals that over time pollute our air and water....

/ November 9, 2017

10 Easy Renos To Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Many homeowners can attest to the fact that, once you buy a piece of property, the hard part is not quite over yet. While it still is exciting and fun to decorate, organize and plan for the future, homes require a lot of work and upkeep. Even if you don’t...

/ November 8, 2017

6 Low-Maintenance Houseplants to Grow This Winter

As much as we all do not want to admit it, winter is coming. With the leaves falling off the trees, we are seeing the last of the fall colours before they disappear for good. Not to worry though, houseplants can provide the same amount of colour for the cold season...

/ November 7, 2017
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Daylight Savings Lighting Solutions

Just like the clockwork, Daylight Savings is set to end on Sunday, November 5th at 2 am. Even though Daylight Savings happens around the same time every year, we always seem to be caught off guard by it. More than just changing the clocks, Daylight Savings can have a strong...

/ November 3, 2017