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Smart Homes – Risk & Reward

These days everything in your home can be controlled by a single voice command. Weigh the pros and cons before you follow the masses and purchase a smart home device. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Learn More
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Find a Good Contractor

Nobody likes being disappointed. Avoid the headache that comes with finding a reliable contractor to do renovations for your home. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you land a good one. Get Starter Now! 
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Save on Utilities This Year

Are you looking to reduce your utility bill this year? Learn the difference between a hands-on and automated thermostat. It could be the solution to your overheating problem. Start Here! 
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Holiday Fun This Weekend

  Happy holidays, Ottawa! Get out and about this weekend by partaking in some of the festivities this weekend. Dive into events like Alight All Night, Stanley’s Christmas Village, free wagon rides in the ByWard Market, or the Survival of the Slowest exhibit. Find more holiday fun here.   
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Protect Your Home From Melting Ice & Snow

  Melting ice and snow, especially with the fluctuating temperatures, can cause serious damage to your home. Left unchecked, it can lead to flooding and other damages to your property which can be very expensive to fix. However, if you focus on preventative measures to ensure that your home won’t become damaged, instead of spending money and time to fix it after the fact. Click here to prevent flooding from the melting snow and ice.  
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8 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

  Winter can make your home’s air dry and stuffy! Bring on the dry skin, stuffy noses, increased chances of becoming sick, and lots of static. Your home’s air quality has a major impact on you and your family’s overall health and comfort, right off the bat you may start noticing sinus congestion, excessive static cling, dying house plants and dry, itchy skin. But, there’s good news – you don’t have to buy a humidifier or break the bank to add more moisture to the air in your house.   For 8 ways to help improve your home’s air quality,
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Forget Big Home Renos this Holiday Season

  This holiday season, focus your energies on the smaller, easy-to-fix projects, instead of large project with long timelines, to get your home prepped for holidays. When you take on large projects this time of year, you unfortunately open yourself up to facing big delays, big messes, half-done renos, and potential disasters. Your time would be better served by doing projects like making your fireplace safe and preventing slips and falls! You’ll not only have more time with friends and family, but you may even have time to relax. Click here for tips on home safety for the holidays.  
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12 Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal This Winter

  Even in our winter wonderland called Ottawa, creating curb appeal this season can seem like an overwhelming task. Luckily, it comes down to a few key areas for you to devote a bit of time to. Look to DIY projects, topiaries, beautiful hanging lights, and gorgeous wreaths. Click here for your 12 Curb Appeal Tips.  
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Know an Avid DIYer? See These Great Tool kit Gift Ideas

  Do you have an avid DIYer in your life? Think about helping them build their tool kits with ergonomic tools, better safety and protective gear, and creative storage solutions. That is if you aren’t hoping they’ll hire a professional to do any future home renos! Check out these great gift ideas here.  
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Things To Do Nov 30 – Dec 2

  It’s finally the weekend, Ottawa! If you’re looking to enjoy great winter holiday events, live music, and parades – look no further! Ottawa has several great events and family-friendly activities taking place in and around the city. Click here to plan your weekend!  
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