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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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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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Paint Colours are in for 2019

NationalPost.com, Paint Trends for 2019: Just Breathe by Martha Uniacke Breen. October 27, 2018.   The major paint manufacturers have unveiled their picks for colour of the year 2019, and if all the choices could be summed up in one idea, it would be “relaxed.” That’s not to say next year’s palette is neutral or boring; ¬there are jewel tones and an evolution of strong shades, including near-blacks, from past years. But what distinguishes this year’s picks is a general smokiness, a gentling down of colour, and a sense that many of these colours would work together beautifully, even across
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Insulating a Garage Door and Getting Weed-Free Flagstones

Your questions on insulating garage doors to make the garage a warmer place in your home and obtaining weed-free flagstones answered! Making sure you take the time to properly plan out your projects, and using the proper materials are important to success. For answers and tips, click here.  
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Maintained fences make happy homeownwers and neighbours

NationalPost.com, Maintained fences make happy homeownwers and neighbours by Mike Holmes. October 9th, 2018. Your outdoor structures need as much preventive maintenance and care as the rest of your home does. Many homeowners think of structures like fences and sheds as replaceable, when they are anything but. You need to maintain them. Any structures that fall into a state of disrepair aren’t just an eye sore, they could be a safety hazard! On the positive side, well-maintained outdoor structures can provide overall value to your home, so it pays to do the upkeep. Your fence works overtime: it provides privacy
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Do It Now: Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

A new school year is just around the corner! As exciting as that is, back-to-school time comes with it’s own sets of challenges and difficulties. Trying to stay organized, getting your family prepared, and buying school supplies can be tough to manage smoothly! Click here for some back-to-school tips to help you stay on track.  
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