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Home Improvement and Renovations A variety of ways to improve, renovate and decorate your home inside and outside!

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Beautiful and Durable, Tile and Natural Stone Add Value

Ceramic tile always adds beauty and value to your home. Whether you use it on floors, walls, or countertops, it adds color, texture, and durability. From terra cotta on patios to travertine all around the kitchen, tile outperforms almost all the alternatives.

Choosing Home Insulation Ahead of Winter

Choosing the right insulation for your home is imperative to conserve energy and stay warm though out the winter. Let's go through the different types of home insulation. Read on...

Choosing the Correct Interior Light for your Home

Add some ambiance and mood to your room and home decor by selecting the right interior lights. There are many types of lighting fixtures to choose from. Let's shed some light on the situation. Read more...

Choosing the Right Flooring for any Room

Whether you are a renter or a home owner, there are certain things to consider when choosing the right flooring for your rooms. Let's take a closer look at the many different flooring types and how they can enhance and effect any room in your home! Read more...

Cleaning the Chimney for Winter

Cleaning the chimney of your home before the arrival of a cold harsh winter is a very important task to take on. Let find out why. Read more...

Fluorescent Lighting

Very simply, a fluorescent tube is a lamp that uses electricity to activate mercury vapor, which causes the atoms to produce ultraviolet light. This causes phosphor to then fluoresce, which gives us light that we can see. But when did all of this begin? Read on and let's find out!

Hardwood Floors

Slowly turn the pages of Architectural Digest. Take a leisurely leaf through Sunset. Pore over a few photos in Home and Garden. You very quickly will discover that the rooms you love, all of the most beautiful rooms, have hardwood floors.

Home Exterior Care for Winter

Getting your home's exterior prepared for a cold Canadian winter is extremely important to preserve it's quality and integrity. Lets walk through some effective methods of preparing your home exterior for the winter. Read on...

Home Interior Care for Winter

Interior home maintenance for winter is an important task to take on. Lets find out some interesting ways to prepare your homes interior before the winter. Read on...

Improve your Home's Energy Efficiency in 3 Steps

Let's face it, everybody is concerned with cutting down the bills on energy costs. Here we have compiled three easy to follow steps on saving money and being more energy efficient around the home. That's something we can all be happy about! Read on...

Improving Home Air Quality During Winter

Most North Americans spend at least 90% of their time indoors during winter. It is important during this time to maintain the quality of the air inside your home. Read more...

Keeping Warm with a Wood-burning Fireplace During Winter

A wood burning fireplace is not only a beautiful ornament in your home but a great way to conserve energy naturally. Lets discover the types of wood burning fireplaces and their differences. Read more...

Lighting Up the Home During Winter

Lets look at 6 ways to light up your home interior during the winter, while at the same tie conserving on energy. Read on...

Maintaining Your Hardwood Flooring During Winter

Hardwood flooring has become a favorite choice for a homes flooring. Let find out how to properly take care of your hardwood during the winter season. Read on...

Plastic Storage for All Occasions

Alexander Parkes introduced the very first man-made plastic at the Great International Exhibition in London in 1862. The miracle material has been evolving and adapting ever since, becoming more durable and less expensive with each new generation.

Protecting Your Air Conditioner During Winter

An air conditioner is a very practical piece of equipment during the summer, but in winter it is virtually useless. However there are important steps to take to maintain it during winter to ensure it works smoothly and properly for the following summer season. Read more...

Reasons to Take Care of Your Attic During Winter

The problem of moisture accumulation in the attic during winter is age-old. Lets find out how to maintain your attic during winter. Read on...

Solar Panels

As energy costs soar, Canadians from Nova Scotia to Vancouver ponder how to reduce the cost of electricity and home heating. Let's take a look at the efficiency of Solar Panels.

Taking Care of the Basement Before Winter

The basement is an area of the house which is, in most circumstances, poorly maintained. Lets discuss ways to maintain your homes basement in preparation for the winter. Read on...

The Difference Between Interior Decorating and Interior Design

Although these 2 trades deal in the ultimate comfort for the home owner, interior decorating and interior designing both involve different tasks to achieve this. Read more...

The Right Set of Tools for General Home Maintenance and Repair

Nobody needs to be hunting around the house for alternative ways to do a spur of the moment home fix-it. Here is a list of must have tools that every home owner should have in their home tool box to handle most general home repairs. Read on...

Yes, Painting is Easy!

Nothing else so quickly, easily, and dramatically enhances a home's beauty as a fresh coat of paint. Dark and dreary rooms grow bright. Kitchens become extra warm and cheery.

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