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Small Garden Ideas

Small gardens have a lot more potential than you realize. Whether dealing with a long narrow space behind a vintage home, a cramped backyard that lacks privacy, or a shabby garden at the rear of a brownstone, the possibilities are endless. So don’t write off your outdoor space just yet – with the right design,…

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4 Things To Know About Kitec Plumbing

Written by Mark Weisleder Here are 4 things to know about Kitec plumbing and how to prepare when buying or selling a condominium: Is Kitec really a problem? Kitec is a brand of plastic piping used in hot and cold water supplies to plumbing fixtures. It was made from 1995 to 2007.  Usually it is…

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12 Essential To Dos After Closing on Your New Home

Buying a home can be such a whirlwind. Making the decision to buy a new home, looking at properties, getting financed and then finally closing on your new home and moving in. But before you put your feet up and relax, there are a few tasks you will want to do immediately after taking possession…

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Basement Reno: Splurges & Savings

Once you’ve tallied up the cost of your basement remodelling project, the final price tag can be shocking. As with any home improvement project, staying within a certain budget means clarifying your priorities. We have seen just about every possible way to spend money on a basement remodel. These are our tips for getting the…

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Thinking of Adding a Deck?

Here are 8 reasons why you should add a deck this summer: 1. A deck increases your livable square footage, by creating usable space without having to erect any walls. 2. The quality and variety of decking materials are so vast that they can accommodate any budget and vision. Composite decking is quickly becoming one…

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10 Tips for Grilling Season

Barbecue season is upon us! Before you light up the grill, consider these 10 tips to prevent fire-related injuries and damage to your home: 1. Check for gas leaks at the start of the season. To do this: Mix up some liquid dish soap with water Apply the soap solution to the hose that connects…

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Garage Door Trends

Simply put – the white garage door is outdated. There are new designs that offer much more than you could imagine for a simple garage door. As you are browsing for the perfect design you will find unique applications, numerous styles and even more colours. For 2018, here’s what you can look forward to: Bold…

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7 Window Trends for 2018

It’s no secret that homeowners are veering more toward the modern and contemporary in their style choices. This minimalism follows through to the window market, where it’s manifested itself in the form of clean lines, simple shapes, dark colours, and bigger sheets of glass. Beyond looks, homeowners expect high performance, in the form of efficiency,…

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Eavestroughs 101

Many homeowners find eavestroughs to be a big hassle and wonder if they are worth it. After all, it’s no secret that cleaning them out is a tedious and messy task. Not having to maintain eavestroughs may seem like a dream come true, but they help protect many valuable parts of your home by directing…

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Tackle Spring Cleaning Like a Pro

It’s that time of year again…the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the snow has melted. Although it might not feel like spring just yet, it’s a good time to start thinking about spring cleaning. If you think spring cleaning is a little overwhelming and find yourself putting it off until it’s more…

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