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It’s a beautiful day! The sun is shining and the temperature is heading in the right directions, which means you have no excuse not to make the drive out to Mississauga to attend the GTA Home and Reno Show! We spent all day yesterday wandering the aisles, meetings the vendors and taking in tons of informative presentations (always our favourite part). Read More
3 Holiday Mishaps and How to Deal with Them
As much as we all want to have a hassle-free holiday season, sometimes life can throw a grinchy curveball. This is especially true if your household is the one hosting a large crowd of family and friends for dinner. The good news is that holiday mishaps happen to everyone. Which means someone has already found the solutions.
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Darla Grant-Braid

12 Days of Giveaways: Prize #3

A Closer Look at the $150 Travel Voucher from Polo Travel Ltd.

The winter weather has finally hit us and the bitter chill is in the air. This is the perfect time for you to book a winter getaway. This $150 gift voucher to Polo Travel will save you money towards a cruise, package vacation (family vacation or exotic couple getaway).
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Less is more
Sometimes fewer good rooms, say Colin and Justin, are better for your home than a higher number of lesser rooms.  Even where real estate values are concerned… The science of property development is frustratingly fickle: many improvers reckon that, to attract optimum value, homes should be arranged with as many rooms as possible. Others believe that quality – and not quantity - attracts profit at sales time.
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Government programs make renovation more affordable
  Homeowners in the GTA can take advantage of a number of programs and grants to make renovating easier financially. Run by different levels of government and partner organisations, the programs range from hundreds of dollars in savings to well into the thousands.
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Top 7 seasonal electrical safety tips
While you’re busily enjoying the holidays, it’s important to take a moment to stop and assess the electrical safety in your home. Fires and other electrical accidents are tragic at any time of year, but seem especially heartbreaking during the holiday season.
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Darla Grant-Braid

12 Days of Giveaways: Prize #2

A Closer look at the Touchless Toilet Flush Kit from Kohler

Can you picture yourself in the distant future, using nothing but the wave of your hand to flush your toilet at home? Well the future is right now with the Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kit. The Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kit allows users to flush their toilet simply with the wave of a hand, without making contact with the handle.
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6 Creative Uses for Bar Carts
Bar carts have been enjoying a renaissance in fashion-forward homes all across the country. Not only are they a gorgeous statement home decor piece on their own, but bar carts are the perfect  showcase for your beautiful decanters, eclectic glassware and fancy trinkets. Of course their usefulness doesn't begin and end with happy hour.
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Devon Gleed

12 Days of Giveaways: Prize #1

A Closer Look at The Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Hamilton Beach

We live in an age where we are constantly on the run and have almost no time to do anything for ourselves. Our mornings are stressed, they go by too quickly and sometimes we don’t even have time to eat. Hamilton Beach has created an appliance that will change the way you do your mornings.
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Great gifts for home chefs
Do you know someone who loves nothing more than to be in the kitchen, whipping up a tasty meal, baking treats, or simply enjoying a really good cuppa? If so, we’ve good a selection of gift ideas that are sure to make you the gift-giving VIP this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of our favourite gifts for the home gourmet.
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Darla Grant-Braid

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