Found 7 blog entries tagged as seasonal.

 Thanksgiving in Less Than Two Weeks? Let's Talk Turkey! Featured Image

Thanksgiving elicits thoughts of tables filled with loved ones, plates piled high with food, and warm memories to last a lifetime. Besides the time spent with your friends and family, the highlight of the Thanksgiving holiday is that crispy, juicy, golden turkey that sits front and centre on your table. Do you sit up the night before Thanksgiving, wide-eyed and caffeine-fuelled as you obsessively Google how to prep and cook a turkey or search through hundreds of pins on Pinterest for the perfect recipe? This year, shut down the computer and relax with a glass of wine or sneak a piece of pie because with these tips, you won't have to worry about a thing. 

Don't Set Yourself Up for Failure 

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is putting the…

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Updating Your Home Decor for Autumn Featured Image

It seems as if everyone has a certain love affair with fall. The cooler weather and crisp, colourful leaves always elicit the wonderful feelings of home, family and warmth. This celebrated season of fantastic foliage and pumpkin pie can provide a wealth of inspiration for your interior décor. A few simple updates will invite the raw beauty of autumn into your home so you can enjoy the season indoors and out.

Warm Up Your Living Room

As cooler temperatures set in, you’ll want to create a warm, inviting living space to cozy into during your free time. Substitute accents made of lightweight summer fabrics for those crafted with rich velvet or fleece in gorgeous autumn hues. Just as you layer your clothing in the fall, you’ll want to put this same…

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall Featured Image

Summer’s end triggers thoughts about the coming months when weather changes cause additional stress on your home’s external structures and internal systems. Homeowners can use the cooler days of fall to do a thorough inspection and minor repairs that will help to keep your home cozy and secure throughout the winter months. 

Foundation

In the fall, take a walk around the perimeter of your home and check the condition of the foundation. Take note of any large cracks, missing pieces or water stains. These signs can indicate a potential water problem in your basement. Consult a reputable foundation contractor for advice about repairs. 

Roof & Gutters

Your roof system may have sustained damage from spring and summer storms. A thorough…

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring Featured ImageSpring has sprung, and it's time to perform some much-needed maintenance on your most precious investment: your home. "Spring cleaning" isn't just a figure of speech; proper maintenance of your home will help protect your investment in the long run. In addition, home maintenance doesn't always require extensive labour or time investment...it can be quickly, and easily, done in a relatively short period of time!

So, without further ado, here's our handy home maintenance checklist for spring!

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

Realistically, most homes should have this already. It's great for both summer and winter. And for about $250 for a top-of-the-line digital programmable thermostat, you can save about $200 a year on home energy costs (so the…

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Spring Cleaning Hacks Featured Image

It’s time for you to grab your mop buckets and yellow rubber gloves; Spring is here! While that may sound exciting, it almost never is. Still, spring cleaning is a must for any home. From shower heads to door knobs, you’d be amazed at how dirty your commonly overlooked fixtures can get. To make this process easier for you, we've exhausted our resources to find the best tips to make your spring cleaning go quicker. 

Your Sponge Needs to be Disinfected

You know that little yellow square you use to wipe counters and clean dishes; it gets dirty. If you’re like most people, you’ve rarely thought about it. Why would this object you use to clean get dirty? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Well, yes, it does...if you don’t clean it. The quickest way to…

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Tips to Update Your Home for Spring Featured ImageSpring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than bringing some of the sunshine inside your home? Shake off the icicles and welcome the warmth-- plus, create a sanctuary for any lingering winter days-- with these quick decorating tips!

Use What Mother Nature Gave You

Nothing says spring quite like fresh fruits and flowers. Give your home a festive feel by grabbing a clear glass vase, topping it with water, and throwing in some sliced lemons, limes, and tangerines for an instant colourful centrepiece. Up the ante by topping with fresh cut flowers. This easy trick comes with the added benefit of giving your space a fresh, clean scent! Not enough colour for you? Pick up a fruit bowl and fill with a variety of fresh fruits. This gives you the…

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Outdoor decor imageIt’s one of those evenings. You don’t sit on the back deck, you flop. It’s all about you, a beer and the great outdoors right outside your back door. You have embarked on a staycation for the weekend, all thanks to the improvements and refinements made to your little slice of heaven. Eclectic, bright and personalized describe the way homeowners are building up their landscaping and play areas this year.

It’s Home

Sure, a multi-million dollar mansion has meditation gardens, pathways and living art pieces. You have three kids, two dogs, a new house and you and the spouse would like to spend time enjoying your yard rather than always tending and building it.

Prioritizing what you want to do with your yard is the first step to making a welcome…

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