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Are You Ready For A Kitchen Makeover

So you've finally made that big decision to renovate your kitchen and you've been pinching your pennies in anticipation of dropping some serious cash. You definitely want to get it right because after all, the kitchen is one of the most expansive renovations in a home. One of the safest ways to keep the design simple yet stylish is to go with white cabinets. White may seem boring to some but white ...

Important Things to Know When Buying a Brand New Home

Newly built or pre-construction homes are the house of choice for many homebuyers. Why? Most people want modern features and the ability to customize their home during the construction process as the top reason for choosing a new build. There’s also the use of energy-efficient materials and systems to up the appeal. However, buyers caught up in the excitement of a brand new, never-lived-in home ...

Fall/Winter project? Start off on the right foot with a basement reno

  If you’re a house-hunter, you probably have established a list of needs and wants. Is a finished basement included as a need or a want? For some families, a finished basement isn’t a priority and many homeowners spend decades in a home without ever taking on this home renovation project. If it is something that is important to you, finishing the basement once you’ve ...

Quick Fall Fix-Ups To Do In & Around Your Home

Fireplace tune-up: proper inspection of a fireplace is vital to ensuring its safe operation—even if it is rarely used. An experienced chimney sweep will check wood fireplaces for flammable buildup (known as creosote) and chimney blockages such as bird nests. A chimney or fireplace professional should also check for red flags such as: improperly functioning dampers, damaged brickwork and ...

Hamilton's west harbour

Big changes are coming to Hamilton's west harbour, with several developers combining their efforts to create new green space, housing, cafés and stores. Would you like to be one of the estimated 2,000 people to move there in the next 10 years? Go to https://www.facebook.com/BillyDeeJ for more info.

Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Season

If you’re planning on putting your house on the market this summer—and your hoping to have it sold by the end of the summer—the clock is ticking. Even before you meet with a real estate agent, you need to get your house, and yourself, ready to capitalize on the summer selling season! Here are some essential steps to take now in order to make your home ready to go on the market: Tackle ...

Home makeover projects that may devalue your home

Generally speaking, when you spend money on your home, you’re adding value to it. The costs of finishing your basement, replacing your furnace and windows or adding a deck will most likely be recouped when it comes time to sell.  But there are some renovations or home “improvements” that may actually devalue your home. Steer clear of these mistakes!  An elaborate garden ...

Effective Ways to Rethink Underused Rooms in Your Home

Many homeowners who have a formal living room and dining rooms rarely use them except for special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. The same goes for unused square footage such as breakfast nooks, laundry rooms, and hallways and even spare bedrooms—space wasted most or all of the year. There is a cure for all the wasted space in your home: rethinking your rooms. The fact is that a ...

Keep your Heating and Cooling System Running Smoothly - For the Transition from Heating to Cooling

  Finally the weather is warming up, and being typical Canadians the first hot, humid day we have we will be complaining and turning on the air conditioning and telling ourselves, and anyone who will listen  - " It's not the heat, it's the humidity".  As the changing of the seasons requires certain maintenance to our homes and properties—snow blowers become lawn mowers, ...

Things to do in and Around Your Home During the Month of May

Nothing rejuvenates your home and your spirit like the arrival of spring. As colour and warmth begin to seep back intoyour life, here are things to do (inside and outside your home) to celebrate spring and the summer months. Get your grill on: the central source of summer entertaining is to make sure your grill is in good working order. Scrub down internal tracks and change lava rocks that ...
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