articles

Three Principles To Maximize Your Home's Landscape And Exterior Lighting

Posted on

Landscape and home exterior lighting are two of the most important investments a homeowner can make, since they showcase a home’s exterior, yard and garden for literally half the hours during a 24-hour period. Lighting also provides other benefits such as security or even added warmth for plants. However, it is important to properly install and utilize lighting to obtain maximum benefit and avoid causing aesthetic harm. Below are three principles that you should follow to maximize your home’s landscape and exterior lighting:…

Read More »

Mix Up Your Interior Style With These Out-Of-The-Box Window Dressing Ideas

Posted on

The right window dressing can provide privacy, add beauty, and take your space from boring to beautiful. While curtains and blinds are standard, they are often overplayed and tired, and may not suit your individual sense of style. If you’re tired of traditional and could care less for classic, these unusual window dressing ideas will help you to liven up your indoor space, all while creating a look that’s truly your own.…

Read More »

Iron In Your Water: 3 Things You Need To Know

Posted on

Iron may be a critical element in many industries as well as an essential nutrient – but that doesn’t mean you want it in your water. If you’re dealing with foul-tasting water or reddish stains on your possessions, then you may need to rid yourself of this uninvited guest. Here are three bits of knowledge that can help you identify and deal with iron in your water, from tracing its source to employing iron filters against it.…

Read More »

Dealing With Raccoons: Prevent When Possible

Posted on

They look cute and cuddly, frisky and friendly, and it’s true–they are! However, raccoons can prove themselves to be one of the biggest pesky nuisances that you will encounter in your home. When you have a raccoon problem, resist the urge to trap them. Instead, call a company that works with wildlife control. However, if they haven’t come calling yet, work on preventing infestation and making your home and yard an unappealing environment for them.…

Read More »

Tips For Your Pets And Your Hardwood Floors To Live In Harmony

Posted on

If you are dying to upgrade your home to hardwood floors but you have been resistant to committing to the idea due to your dog or cat, you should know that there is no need to avoid hardwood flooring all together. There are a number of things that you can do to ensure that you can have the hardwood floors of your dreams that won’t be immediately scratched up and ruined by your pets.…

Read More »

Make Your Indoor Playground Look And Feel Safe For Your Kids With Synthetic Turf

Posted on

If your kids get bored and restless during the snowy winter season, you might be thinking of adding an enclosed playground to the back of your home or on your patio. However, the natural grass is too difficult to maintain, or the patio’s cement is too dangerous and hard. Your kids can play anytime of the year when you add synthetic turf to the indoor playground’s flooring or terrain. It’s a unique way to make indoor playtime more enjoyable and safe for your snowbound kids.…

Read More »

Six Ways To Stay Cool When It's Hot Outside

Posted on

In most parts of Canada, the summers are rather short and mild. Still, when the temperature rises above 25 degrees, it can get uncomfortable in the house, especially when the sun is shining brightly. Having an air conditioning system installed can make a big difference, but the lower you program the thermostat, the higher your electric bills are going to be. Using some of these methods to cool your home can lower your air conditioning bill while making you a lot more comfortable.…

Read More »