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

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

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

Pro Profile: Phantom Screens
Phantom Screens, a Canadian company has been providing homeowners with attractive screen solutions for 25 years. Delivering retractable screen options that bring fresh air and ventilation into homes, all while keeping flies and other outdoor pests away. We spoke with Holly Attfield, Project Manager at Phantom Screens, (more…)
- May 16, 2017

Keep the Heat out and Enjoy Your Backyard
For the last 100 years, scientists have been exploring the reason why temperatures are so much warmer in the city compared to the rural areas surrounding them. This phenomenon, called an urban heat island, is a direct result of our activities. Unfortunately, with global warming, this increased heat continues to go up in areas with lots of stone and concrete like parking lots and even in our own backyards. (more…)
- May 7, 2017



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