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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

Creating a little privacy
For many years, that 5-foot fence with the piece of lattice on top combined with a few strategically placed trees was the default method for creating privacy from the neighbours. Then houses started to change. Bigger houses on smaller lots became the norm. More square footage on the inside meant that houses were being built taller and wider, closer to the property lines.
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Electrical requirements when building a high-tech home
With the continued interest in advanced technology in the home, homeowners need to ensure their home’s electrical system can comfortably accommodate their tools and devices. For existing homes, retrofitting is generally required, particularly in homes of a certain age. There is an advantage for those who plan to build a custom home.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Alternative fall décor
Back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means Thanksgiving won’t be too far behind. When it comes to altering your home décor to reflect the seasonal change, many people are happy to stick with the traditional colours and motifs that come hand and hand with the season.  Pumpkins, leaves, corn, and acorns, colours of rust, mustard, sage, and earth are all commonly enjoyed. Traditional décor is great … unless you just aren’t into it.
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Darla Grant-Braid

What To Look For In A Pressure Washer
If you haven’t had the pleasure of using one yet, you should know that pressure washers simplify even the most challenging outdoor cleaning projects. They save you time, and water while also giving you professional cleaning results at a fraction of the cost of hiring a pro. With fall (unfortunately) around the corner, GTA residents may be turning their minds towards season-end clean up endeavours, making now the ideal time to take consider investing in a pressure washer.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Do Low Carb Diets Make Sense For Busy Parents?
Being a parent isn’t easy, especially once the school year rolls around. As a dietitian, I appreciate that the kids come first and your own wellbeing tends to take a back seat. That often ends up meaning that your food choices suffer and the calories and extra weight may start to rack up. If you have found yourself in this boat, know that you aren’t alone.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Get More Use Out of Your Backyard by Adding an Outdoor Fireplace
Creating the ultimate backyard oasis where you can escape is a goal for many. Now homeowners are adding electric outdoor fireplaces to extend their enjoyment of their backyard. In the recent Hot Spots research study by Napoleon, when consumers were asked where they would like to have a fireplace in their next home, 35% indicated the backyard.
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Do’s and Don’ts for DIY-ers!
Canadian celebrity designer, Jane Lockhart offers her insights on home reno do's and don'ts for DIYers. Home makeover TV shows make it look like complicated, home projects can be completed in an hour episode. Yes, I accept that I’m partly to blame for that (but who wants to watch paint dry?) yet, do-it-yourself projects are as popular as ever. As a pro, there are certain projects I won’t even start without the right tools. So, I’ve put my top five list together for you to use as a guide to save your home … from you!
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The sci fi home becomes reality
If you have ever watched a science fiction movie or tv show, you may have seen and subsequently found yourself dreaming about living in a futuristic home. Instant open and close doors, artificial intelligence, robot maids, and homes that do practically everything for you are often depicted as the norm for futuristic living. For decades, this advanced technology was something we could only dream about. However, with technology advancing at breakneck speeds, these things are becoming realities in homes of the no-so-distant future.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Style File: Contemporary
Contemporary style is much like the name suggests. Namely, it embraces what is current in interior design and decor. By definition, this style is not always easily defined, since things that are popular in design are ever-changing. This means that contemporary style tends to be quite fluid.  However, there are some style guidelines that keep this style anchored.
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Darla Grant-Braid



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