Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Find out how and why some homes slant

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Homes don’t usually slant, but they do sink sometimes. It's common for some homes to sink about 1-2 millimeters every year. At the end of 20 years, it is no surprise if the home has sunk about 2 centimeters. By that time, you will probably want to see about repairing the foundation. But what if the home is slanting and it's pretty new? Sinking and leaning are not the same. Sinking is natural and unstoppable. The ground beneath the foundation is moving and compacting. It usually is not fatal. However, slanting is unnatural and is a sign that the home’s foundations are in serious need of repair.

Home Security

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Whether you are planning on living in a home  temporarily or for years, the safety and security of a the inside and outside of the home is as important as the upkeep and curb appeal. Here are a few things that can be done to ensure you have kept your home safe. 

Changing Home Trends

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These days home trends are constantly and rapidly changing. For a long time neutral colours have dominated the home. Usually, modern homes are showered with wall colours such as white, beige, grey, and cream. Although it may make the home look sophisticated, it's been overdone. With many people being indoors due to the pandemic, paint colours in earth tones such as brown, orange, red and yellows have made a come back. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Simple And Affordable Ways To Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your House

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Enhancing curb appeal on a limited budget can be difficult. However, if you look closely at the exterior of each home, you will notice that ambitious projects are not always what attracts a person's attention. Small details entice them and tie everything together.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Road Trip to Stratford

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Stratford Ontario, a quaint little town couple of hours from Toronto, is perfect for a weekend getaway or an impromptu road trip. Theatre is what has always attracted us to Stratford, but once you are there the serene atmosphere by the river, beautiful gardens, and all the little retail shops and restaurants around town will surely keep everyone in the family busy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

How to Attract Buyers When Selling Your Property

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One of the most frustrating elements of selling a property is having it on the market and not having any viewers through the door. There are several things that can be done to avoid this frustration, and have more people view the property in the hopes to attract the correct buyer. 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Summer Activities: Board Games and Creative Workbook

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To keep ourselves occupied during the many rainy days we have had this summer, we have been playing a couple of fun board games and doing creative projects. This trivia quiz game, Totally Trivia, and a hilarious speed drawing game, Speedy Scribbles are quite engaging. We agree with the author of The Bright Book that art helps process thoughts, emotions, and ideas, and this workbook has been inspiring are creativity.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Simple Effective Ways to Cut Costs and Save Money

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If you are a parent looking for new ways to cut costs in your household, then you are not alone. With the rising cost of life and increasing needs, it’s a tough balancing act to run a household. This post suggests simple but effective ways to save money and cut costs to run the household smoothly. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Things To Check After Storm Damage

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After a storm has passed, the first thing you should do is inspect the interior of your home to see if there is any damage after the storm. Then, go around the outside of the house looking for indications of storm damage. Of course, it might take more than a quick tour all around to uncover some less obvious storm damage issues, but it's an excellent place to start. Read on to find out where some of the worst damage could be and what to look out for.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Breathe Fresh Air in Your Vehicle with this Simple DIY

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Having clean air to breathe in our car is as important as clean air in our home. A lot of people take this for granted and you will be surprised how dirty the air is inside our cars if we fail to change the cabin air filter in our vehicles. Since we will be spending a lot of time in our cars traveling this summer, it is vital to have clean fresh air inside the cabin.