Darla Grant-Braid

Darla Grant-Braid

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Darla is a digital Content strategist and writer with nearly 15 years of industry experience. She specializes in the creation of targeted, optimized content that speaks to consumers throughout all stages of the buying cycle. In addition to eieihome.com, her home improvement and renovation articles can be seen on thestar.com, insidetoronto.com, Toronto Sun and The Epoch Times.

Articles By This Author

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

Living Large in Small Spaces
Establishing your roots as a homeowner in and around large city-centres like Toronto and Vancouver can often mean settling into a smaller home. That’s the tradeoff –a shorter commute to work and livelier nightlife options usually equal less square footage at home. This is particularly true for first-time home buyers, as noted in a recent article by New in Homes. Of course, small space living isn’t only about location. Some people are choosing the tiny life for reasons of sustainability and financial freedom. (more…)
- June 15, 2017

It’s time to sell your home … to yourself
If you’ve ever had to prepare a house for sale, then you know just how busy a time it can be. Then, after weeks or months of home improvement, many homeowners take a step back, and look around at their newly repainted, decluttered, much improved space and wonder why they hadn’t done any of it prior to putting their house up on the market. (more…)
- June 13, 2017

Great gifts for dads
Looking for some last-minute Father’s Day gifts? Whether you’re shopping for a handyman or car buff, grill master, beer lover, or a guy who already has everything, we’ve got a list of some fantastic ideas that are sure to make dad smile. (more…)
- June 12, 2017

Know your pool deck options
The pool deck is an essential part of your swimming pool installation or renovation. While the pool itself may receive the majority of your attention, taking the time to carefully select the right decking materials is just as important. (more…)
- June 9, 2017

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