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Donation Will Help Fund Equipment Purchases, Improve Healthcare Support for the Area~ Markdale, ON – Flato Developments Inc., which recently launched Phase III of Edgewood Greens in nearby Dundalk, has embarked on an ambitious new community building initiative, in the form of a $500,000 contribution to Markdale Hospital. Read More
In the month of October, as eieihome.com celebrates all things to do with the kitchen, we want to look not only to kitchens of the present, but also the future of kitchens. How will kitchens change over the next five years? Where will lifestyle trends take this busiest of all rooms? What impact will the shrinking home sizes have on how kitchens are used? Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Update Your HVAC During A Renovation
Do you have a home renovation project scheduled for the near future?  One of the big mistakes that first time homeowners make is not properly weighing the benefits of updating their HVAC while the rest of the work is getting done. In order to help you to understand why this is such an important consideration, eieihome.com spoke with Adam Saunders of Martino HVAC, a GTA industry leader, to learn the four main reasons why updating your HVAC during a home renovation is a smart move.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

5 Failsafe Habits of Construction Project Managers
Construction project managers are responsible for executing and managing hundreds of functions. In order to successfully accomplish their job, they need to remain in control of their project from start to finish. This is best done by applying the five basic phases of project management. By doing so, a project manager can help reduce the amount of loss and failure while executing projects in the most efficient way.
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5 Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table
Once again, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Christmas will soon follow, and in the blink of an eye, it will no longer be 2017. You probably have started getting yourself into the holiday frame of mind in preparation for the next big gathering, particularly if you’re the type that is always thinking ahead. Even if you don’t intend to host a big party this Thanksgiving, you’ll still want to have the perfect table settings for the occasion.
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How smart appliances will change how you manage your home
The world is in the process of undergoing a smart technology revolution, and it starts in your very own home. The rise in popularity of smart home appliances in the last decade has been fueled by the simple fact that we all lead incredibly busy lives and, as a result, there is so much value in any product that can make our lives easier by saving us time and trouble. That is precisely what smart home appliances can do for you.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Style File: Transitional
Infusing your home with transitional style is kind of like eating a bowl of quinoa mac and cheese. It’s traditional, but with just enough of a contemporary twist to make it interesting. If there is a happy medium in interior decorating, transitional is probably it. It’s a safe and comfortable decorating style, that while adhering to many traditional ideals, keeps things fresh with the addition of contemporary touches. This style is incredibly popular in many parts of Canada, because it’s easy to work in, and ages extremely well.
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Darla Grant-Braid

The 5 Signs Of An Unqualified Contractor
Having work done on your home, regardless of the size of the project, is a big deal. There is a significant commitment of time, trust and money that is required when bringing in a contractor, especially if it is your first time doing so. You have probably heard horror stories from your friends about jobs that were finished poorly, or not finished at all, and hearing harrowing tales like that is enough to make any homeowner apprehensive.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Take on this home reno project to instantly update your home
Are you interested in taking on a home renovation project but don’t have a lot of time or budget to get into something too involved? At the same time, do you want to make a change that really makes a statement? Renovating your kitchen requires both time and a healthy budget, and rearranging the living room (again), just doesn’t pack enough punch.  So, what about remodelling your entryway?
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Darla Grant-Braid

Huge impact of renos on home prices goes undetected
In the first two parts of [a series from John Melinte, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries] it was established that the return on investment in real estate is not nearly as great as you think and second, we do have an affordability problem. Here's our third major finding based on our analysis of that data (note that this is only for the detached and semi-detached segments of the market – it does not include condos or townhouses), that the level of home reno activity is a a significant contributor to the price of homes.
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Selecting the Perfect Wood Countertops
Changing the countertops in your kitchen to something more durable as well as functional can give the entire space a facelift.  Counters eventually do show signs of wear and tear, especially if they are older or made of materials that have lived past their life span.  There are many different choices available including concrete, granite, marble, laminate, and wood counters for your kitchen.  One of the most appealing, as well as useful counters, made from wood.
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5 things that are ruining your home’s curb appeal
We talk a lot about curb appeal here on eieiehome.com. The reason is because maintaining your home’s exterior is among the most important aspects of ownership. Unless you happen to live on a sprawling rural lot, your home’s exterior has a direct impact on the homes around you and the collective neighbourhood. In essence, good curb appeal contributes to good neighbourhood appeal.
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Darla Grant-Braid



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