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5 Failsafe Habits of Construction Project Managers
Construction project managers are responsible for executing and managing hundreds of functions. In order to successfully accomplish their job, they need to remain in control of their project from start to finish. This is best done by applying the five basic phases of project management. By doing so, a project manager can help reduce the amount of loss and failure while executing projects in the most efficient way. (more…)
- September 9, 2017

5 Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table
Once again, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Christmas will soon follow, and in the blink of an eye, it will no longer be 2017. You probably have started getting yourself into the holiday frame of mind in preparation for the next big gathering, particularly if you’re the type that is always thinking ahead. Even if you don’t intend to host a big party this Thanksgiving, you’ll still want to have the perfect table settings for the occasion. (more…)
- September 8, 2017

Huge impact of renos on home prices goes undetected
In the first two parts of [a series from John Melinte, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries] it was established that the return on investment in real estate is not nearly as great as you think and second, we do have an affordability problem. Here's our third major finding based on our analysis of that data (note that this is only for the detached and semi-detached segments of the market – it does not include condos or townhouses), that the level of home reno activity is a a significant contributor to the price of homes. (more…)
- September 3, 2017

Selecting the Perfect Wood Countertops
Changing the countertops in your kitchen to something more durable as well as functional can give the entire space a facelift.  Counters eventually do show signs of wear and tear, especially if they are older or made of materials that have lived past their life span.  There are many different choices available including concrete, granite, marble, laminate, and wood counters for your kitchen.  One of the most appealing, as well as useful counters, made from wood.  (more…)
- September 2, 2017

Weiser introduces Obsidian, the industry’s most low-profile smart lock
Pushing the boundaries of design and technology, the Obsidian — the latest addition to Weiser’s line of smart locks — is a slim, modern and key-free lock that will keep your home secure while adding a flashy new element of style to its look. The Obsidian, introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, is the lowest profile smart lock in the industry, with a dark, sleek touchscreen that pushes the boundaries of design in the touchpad and touchscreen lock category. Obsidian has been available for purchase since Spring 2017. With the introduction of Obsidian, Weiseroffers consumers a sleek, modern smart lock that completely eliminates the need for traditional keys. (more…)
- August 27, 2017

Shape Your Space at the Toronto Fall Home Show
Enercare Centre | Exhibition Place | September 15-17 Get the inspiration and tips you need to organize your space at Toronto’s 29th annual largest Fall Home Show at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto) beginning Friday, September 15 and running until Sunday, September 17. Discover ideas and answers to overcome household challenges and find innovative products for your next project whether big or small, plus shop great deals from over 300 retailers. (more…)
- August 26, 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

Get More Use Out of Your Backyard by Adding an Outdoor Fireplace
Creating the ultimate backyard oasis where you can escape is a goal for many. Now homeowners are adding electric outdoor fireplaces to extend their enjoyment of their backyard. In the recent Hot Spots research study by Napoleon, when consumers were asked where they would like to have a fireplace in their next home, 35% indicated the backyard. (more…)
- August 13, 2017

Do’s and Don’ts for DIY-ers!
Canadian celebrity designer, Jane Lockhart offers her insights on home reno do's and don'ts for DIYers. Home makeover TV shows make it look like complicated, home projects can be completed in an hour episode. Yes, I accept that I’m partly to blame for that (but who wants to watch paint dry?) yet, do-it-yourself projects are as popular as ever. As a pro, there are certain projects I won’t even start without the right tools. So, I’ve put my top five list together for you to use as a guide to save your home … from you! (more…)
- August 12, 2017