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

Curb appeal clean up hacks
The warmer weather is officially here! That means cleaning up the garden, getting your lawn under control, and findung ways to inject interest into your home’s first impression. Of course, spring and summer are also about enjoying yourself and spending time with family and friends. So, here are some quick and easy curb appeal clean-up hacks to help you improve your home’s first impression without having to sacrifice too much rest and relaxation. (more…)
- June 8, 2017

Plan deck lighting sooner, not later!
Why deck lighting needs to be planned at the earliest stage of your new deck project. Preparing to build a new backyard deck is exciting, particularly if it’s something you’ve wanted to do for a while. Second only to remodeling the kitchen, creating a new outdoor living space is a top priority for many homeowners. Canadians have an insatiable appetite for soaking in every moment of the warmer weather, and perfecting our backyard spaces allows us to take it all in comfortably.   (more…)
- June 7, 2017

Preparing your home for staging? Call these 4 stress-busting pros!
As much as we all may love our homes, when it comes time to sell, very few of us can put that beloved house or condo on the market as is. It will need to be tidied, decluttered, and updated. If preparing your home for staging, take that tidying, decluttering and updating that you were planning to do and multiply it all times 5. Trust us! Don’t take it personally, but please know from the start that the stager already hates your décor. (more…)
- June 2, 2017

When the grass is brown on your side of the fence
Have you noticed that the grass is brown on your side of the fence? You're not alone! All across the country, from Antigonish to Abbotsford, there’s been a growing trend among Canadian homeowners. It seems that every summer, as the temperature climbs, having the greenest lawn on the block takes a backseat to water conservation and lawns begin to grow brown and brittle. (more…)
- June 1, 2017

Canada Day must-haves that add sizzle to your celebrating
The 150th Canada Day is on its way! Time for fireworks, food, and a lot of fun! If you’re planning to open your home or cottage to friends and family for a fabulous Canada Day celebration, you may be thinking about making a few updates or improvements to dial up the fun. With that in mind, eieihome.com has compiled 5 amazing must-haves to help you create a festive Canada Day vibe. (more…)
- May 31, 2017

Keeping cool without a pool
Would you love to have a cool refreshing way to relax at home during the summer months, but don’t have the space or want the added maintenance and expense that comes with pool ownership? You are certainly not alone. You’ll find that this is a common sentiment among many Canadian home owners. While our summers may be shorter than they are in other places, for many provinces, the weather can still be intensely hot. (more…)
- May 29, 2017

What to look for in a new pool heater
A good quality swimming pool heater not only keeps your pool comfortable during the summertime, but also allows you to start backyard swim season early or extend it into the fall. When you consider how short Canadian pool season can be in many parts of the country, having the ability to extend it can really help you make the most of your investment. (more…)
- May 25, 2017

Weiser SmartCode gets a Style Upgrade
Popular line of connected and standard smart locks to expand with new contemporary styles  MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Style conscious owners interested in the smart home no longer have to choose between looks, functionality and security when it comes to locking their home. Innovative technology and trusted security come together in the new expanded line of Weiser SmartCode smart locks. The popular product line of push-button deadbolts now includes contemporary styles of the best-selling SmartCode 10 and SmartCode 10 with Z-Wave HomeConnect™ Technology. (more…)
- May 13, 2017

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