Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Moving House Checklist

house moving checklist
It has been said that during the course of being an adult getting a divorce, changing career, and moving house are the top 3 stress creators that anyone will experience. So to make moving day a little less stressful, here’s a quick checklist to keep you on top of things.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Giving a Sleek Modern Look to our Front Door with Schlage Encode

schlage encode
We recently upgraded our front door hardware to make it modern, simple and functional. The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi deadbolt and the Century Trim handleset worked out well for the look we were going for. The Century trim has straight edges with a minimalistic design which makes it look sleek and elegant against the colour of the door we chose to keep.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Outdoors @ the Shaw Shawground Experience

This summer, we enjoyed the interactive experience of Outdoors @ The Shaw! It was a fun and unique experience, different from the past theatre experiences we have had at Shaw Festival theatre as it was set outdoors without the lights and costumes. The beautiful afternoon we spent at the lush grounds of the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake while immersing ourselves in the Shavian affair was a memorable one!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Benefits of Using Self Storage Units

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When it comes to organizing your home, if you have too much "stuff," chances are you won't feel as organized or as clutter-free as you are aiming for. That is unless you discard items you do not frequently use, only to repurchase them, and the cycle repeats.

Summer Reads

we are not like them book
I have come across people who have said they don’t recognize racism, they don’t see the difference, or even say that it is just an excuse people use to get what they want, while secretly being thankful for their inherited privileges such as the colour of their skin while others can’t change theirs. How many people can genuinely say that they have not judged someone consciously or unconsciously based on a person’s looks?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tips to Make Your Laptop Last Longer

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Buying a laptop is a big investment, so you want to make it worthwhile. Taking care of your new tech and ensuring you maintain it should be a priority if you want to keep it efficient, performing well, and last a long time.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Find out how and why some homes slant

mercantile inn
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

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

home trend accent wall
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

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.