It WILL eventually get cold! Get your home prepared!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Heating System Heaters and fireplaces are the most important tools to warming your home. Have a professional come and check yours if you think there might be a problem. Some tips for using your heater effectively: Maintain a minimum of 55 degrees in your home, even if you love the cold. In addition, instead of […]

The first 5 improvements an interior designer makes!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

1. The colour and style of the home When I walk into a house, the immediate thing I get an impression of is the style of the home. What is the owner’s style of luxury? This can be demonstrated through various senses, both visual and tactile; from scent through to sound. I find that lush linen curtains, […]

Painting? Here are some tips from the pros!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Paint the Trim First, Then the Ceilings and Walls Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier (and faster) to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls. And you certainly don’t want to tape them […]

Easily breathe new life into these four components of your home!

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Give Your Wood Furniture a New Finish After years of use and abuse, your precious wood furniture might start to look a little worn out. But the great thing about solid wood furniture is that it can nearly always be repaired. The first task is to assess the extent of the damage. If you’re only […]

Mildew on Foundation Walls? The damage it can do and how to fix it!

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mildew on Foundation Walls Potential problem: Overgrown foundation plantings can channel water down exterior walls, leading to mold and sill rot. What’s more, roots can work their way into foundation walls and pipes. Fix it now: Trim shrubs yourself. Better yet, replace them with dwarf varieties that won’t be a perpetual pruning headache. In many […]