For many homeowners, the need for things such as multiple bedrooms diminishes as you look to retirement. If you decide to sell your family-sized home to purchase something smaller, you will inevitably have to get rid of some furniture and other belongings. To help ease the stress of giving up some of your cherished items,…… Continue reading Downsizing Tips
If you’ve noticed that your barbecue isn’t performing quite as well as it did last summer, it may be time for some maintenance, or perhaps it’s finally time to upgrade. When deciding whether to replace or repair your barbecue, here are a few things to consider. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, most…… Continue reading Repair or Replace? BBQ
“Carpe Diem – seize the day” is one of the oldest philosophical mottos in western history. This motto was said by the Roman poet Horace 2,000 years ago and it still resonates with us today—though, how we go about seizing the day is very different from how it was done in Horace’s time. According to…… Continue reading How to Seize the Day during tough times.
The hot market has rolled right along into 2021. 🔥 🏠 Cambridge saw a regional high 32% increase of avg. sale prices over January 2020. Days on market dropped from 23 to 13 with homes selling on average for 116.3% of their listing price. Kitchener also saw an extreme jump in sales prices rising 26.2%…… Continue reading January 2021 Statistics
Something to think about. When you suffer damage to your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out what’s covered and what isn’t. For…… Continue reading Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?
Researchers discovered that the lighting in your home can have a much greater impact on your health and well-being than originally thought. Better lighting can boost your energy, help you sleep better, and even enhance healing. So, it pays to make sure the lighting in your home has a positive impact on the health of…… Continue reading Healthy Lighting Tips for Your Home
There are many reasons why the air quality in your home may not be at its best. A faulty furnace or an aged carpet are just two potential culprits. Until you get those issues addressed, how can you make your indoor air healthier – today? Here are quick and easy ideas that may make your…… Continue reading How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality
On a typical Father’s Day, you might celebrate the father figures in your life with a fun cookout, tickets to a baseball game, or even a visit to a theme park. This year, however, is different than most due to the coronavirus outbreak. While some states have lifted their stay-at-home orders, many local businesses are still…… Continue reading Quarantine Father’s Day Ideas to Give Him the Celebration He Deserves
Painting is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to give a room a face lift, but are you breaking these all-important painting rules? Before you start your room makeover, read these must-know tips for first-time painters. It’s time to lay down the law—there are three immutable laws of painting. These are the secrets of…… Continue reading Expert Painting Tips for Novices
I can’t believe it is already almost summer. Time seems to be flying by, but at the same time we feel like we have been stuck inside forever. May is upon us though, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the last phase of the spring garden checklist. In late spring, you can…… Continue reading Late Spring Garden Checklist
A trellis fence or screen is the perfect way to add a sense of privacy and structure to your backyard. Whether the design is wood or metal, a garden trellis creates a beautiful backdrop for outdoor living spaces. These trellis ideas will help shape your patio or garden in style. Small-Space Trellis Ideas WERNER STRAUBE…… Continue reading Trellis Fence and Screen Ideas to Turn Your Yard into a Private Escape