The importance of home windows

When buying or having a home built, it is important to take windows into consideration. Windows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home's energy efficiency. You can reduce energy costs by installing … [Read more...]

Tis the season to decorate

The holiday season is upon us and festive urns, trees, lights and stockings are decorating our doors, mantels and front porches. To get you in the spirit, here are a few holiday decor trends to bright your home this year. Candy centrepeices Who doesn't love candy? It's … [Read more...]

Shoveling snow safely

It’s inevitable, even when we think we’re ready for it, the arrival of winter can take us off guard. Temperatures plummet, warm summer breezes turn into icy gusts, and the landscape around us can cloak itself in a white blanket in a matter of an hour. While many folks may … [Read more...]

Enjoying seasonal light displays

As the winter solstice approaches and the days get shorter, bright and cheerful light displays on homes and businesses bring colour and light-hearted pleasure on the dark winter nights. Hanging lights on your home can be a wonderful tradition whatever religious or cultural … [Read more...]

Decorate with paint this season

The leaves are changing colours – it’s a sure sign that summer is over and the holiday season will soon be here. It’s time to start thinking about blissful cocooning in home comfort.  But you look around and something doesn’t feel right. Your home needs a change. But what to … [Read more...]

Do-it-yourself energy audit

Today’s typical family living in a three-bedroom, two-story home spends about $2500 in energy costs each year. To better manage those costs, consider conducting your own energy audit. It’s easy! First of all, find out how much energy is being used by keeping a log and … [Read more...]

Tips to get your property ready for winter

Winter is coming! Okay, so maybe it’s not as dire as the warning in the popular TV series, The Game of Thrones, but there are ways to prevent damage from snow, ice and wind. Start with fire, meaning prep your fireplace. Nothing adds more comfort and intimacy than a stoked up … [Read more...]

It’s time to plant bulbs

Whether you're planting in your garden or in containers, here are a few tips to successfully plant beautiful bulbs for spring blooms. Choosing your bulbs: For the healthiest bulbs, you want to avoid ones that are dry, weathered, soft or mouldy. When to plant: Spring … [Read more...]

Tuck your house in for fall

Whether you live in a new house or an older home, there are certain tasks around the house that can easily be done to help your pre-winter maintenance schedule —whether it's replacing old weather-stripping or cleaning out the gutters, here are a few tips to help you tuck … [Read more...]

Create privacy in your townhouse garden

Townhouses are an apartment dwellers dream - not only are they more spacious, they also offer a little plot of land to call their own. Imagine being able to sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee. The only thing that could make it better is to add some privacy to your … [Read more...]