Water damage restoration is not a DIY project
Water damage restoration isn’t something you should take on yourself. We explore why water damage should be remedied by professionals and how to find a service you can trust. Home flooding is no laughing matter. Whether caused by rainfall, burst pipes, or as a byproduct of a fire, water damage can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Not only does it cause damage that you can immediately see, but it also has the potential to produce long-term problems if not dealt with in a timely manner. (more…)
- August 23, 2017

Getting Back to School Ready
It’s that time of year again, the kids are going back to school. The shift from summer back into a school schedule can be difficult. Here are some tips to ensure you and your kids have the smoothest transition possible. (more…)
- August 22, 2017

How to Design Your Dream Cottage
A cottage is meant to be your personal sanctuary, a place to retreat and unwind. However, design and décor can make a huge difference in terms of your cottage experience. Decorating to achieve comfort, relaxation and charm are key when creating the cottage of your dreams. These five simple steps will make the design process a breeze and ensure you end up with your own personal paradise. (more…)
- August 21, 2017

Tips on how to Prepare your Fireplace for the Season
Whether you have a wood burning or gas fireplace it is important to properly prepare them for the fall and winter seasons to ensure both their functionality and your safety. Accidents involving fireplaces  can be  are a major  concern. cause of home fires. However, most of these  concerns  fires can be prevented.  (more…)
- August 20, 2017

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. (more…)
- August 19, 2017

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. (more…)
- August 17, 2017

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. (more…)
- August 16, 2017

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. (more…)
- August 15, 2017

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. (more…)
- August 14, 2017



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