(NC) Too many homeowners make home maintenance an annual event. They often use spring cleaning as the only excuse to get things done around the house. In reality, proper home maintenance should be done year-round – even for a brand new home. The Fall in particular offers some essential maintenance
Over the years, we have some ask us why we support CityKidz. We have personally seen how this organization has changed the lives of underprivileged children in our city. We have personally participated in packaging gifts for Christmas, Coleen and our kids have assisted with their programs and home visitations.
(NC) Many couples consider buying a house together. Whether it is your first home or an investment property, buying a house together does have its perks. In fact, according to the 22nd Annual RBC Home Ownership Poll, 43 per cent of Canadians bought a home with their spouse or partner.
(NC) Buying from local businesses injects money into the community, helps create jobs, and reduces environmental impact due to shorter shipping distances. If you haven’t yet made a habit of shopping in your neighbourhood, here are five easy ways to support local businesses: Make a goal of it. Commit
Did you know that phantom power can cost approximately the same amount as running a second fridge? Also known as phantom load or standby power, phantom power is the energy consumption that is being drawn by many household gadgets, electronic devices and appliances while they are switched off or not
(NC) This Fall, why not take some extra steps to keep your family safe and make a positive impact on the environment at the same time? It’s true that with the arrival of daylight savings time many of us relish getting that extra hour of sleep – and that rest
Before your furnace kicks into full action, there are steps you can take now to spend less on energy throughout the winter. In Ontario, natural gas continues to be the most affordable choice for heating the home. While rates do change from time to time, natural gas continues to provide
Consider your hallways as an extension of any room in your house, be it your dining room, kitchen, living room, bathroom or bedroom. Small spaces with plenty of foot traffic should not be left bare. For most homeowners, it’s important to make the most of every room and wall, even those transitional spaces that are
Here are five simple steps to organize your basement so you can look forward to spending time there. Basements are often the most cluttered areas of the home. It’s easy to keep shoving items down there when we don’t know where else to store them. However, the basement is the foundation of a house; if stuff
It’s an unfortunate fact that stories about tragic fires, from large ones involving several buildings to smaller fires in homes, appear regularly in the news. Statistics bear out this sad and sobering truth: The place where we feel the safest is where we’re most likely to die in a fire.