Options for refinishing your stairs
Stairs often end up being a major focal point in most homes and inevitably experience some serious foot traffic over the course of their lifecycle. With time, this foot traffic accumulates and slowly but surely wears down your stairs, especially if you are living in an older home or with a large family. Replacing your stairs, however, is an expensive step to take for most people. Instead, you are more likely to opt for a refinish, which removes all but the worst scratches and restores the lustre to your stairs that may have been lost with time. (more…)
- June 24, 2017

Renovating to accommodate adult children
Did your little chicks come home to roost just when you thought your nest was empty? Or have they never flown away at all? If the answer to either question is yes, don’t worry, you are definitely not alone. In May, New in Homes reported that 42% of Canadians in their twenties are living at home, compared to only 27% of young adults still lived at home in 1981. So, if you’ve been dreaming about turning Jr’s bedroom into a home gym, you may want to think again. (more…)
- June 23, 2017

Renovations adding to debt burden
Many Canadians are making financial sacrifices to complete home renovations this summer. As a result of their planned renovations, nearly one-quarter say they are not paying down debt as fast as they should be, 25% aren’t saving enough for emergencies, and 21% are not saving enough for retirement as they focus on renovating their home (more…)
- June 18, 2017

Canada 150 celebration inspiration
It will be here before you know it, the culmination of an entire year of celebrating –the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. If you’re planning to host a celebration, that means it can’t be just another Canada Day party. This one has to be big (no pressure or anything)! All fabulous celebrations start with a little bit of inspiration, so we’ve gathered some of our favourite festive ideas and recipes for décor, food, drinks, and entertainment to help you get your party started. (more…)
- June 17, 2017

The essential cottage chore checklist
Cottage season has officially arrived and so many Canadians cannot wait to spend long weekends up north in their home-away-from-home. But before we can sit back and reap the benefits of a northern getaway, there are some chores that need to get done in our first few visits. (more…)
- June 16, 2017



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