Category Archives: Home Tips and Tricks

Tips, tricks, hacks– those are my middle names. If there’s a way to do it easier, faster or cheaper I will find it and then I’ll share it with you.

In this section, we’ll go over some common decorating tips and home improvement hacks to help you live your homey lives to the fullest.

You also might find a few odds and ends posts in this section since if I don’t know which category to put a post in it will end up in here.

Tips on Landscaping Lights to Match the Roof Paint


You’ve gone an extra mile to make your house and yard appear world-class. But why let all your hard work and endeavor fade away at dusk. While many of us think this can be avoided by a simple flick of light, try matching the colour of the roof paint and the lights you choose for garden landscaping and see the ... Read More »

Big Event Coming Up? Get Your Sofas Cleaned

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When hosting parties and events in your home, it is not unusual to have a last minute panic of the state of the furniture. If the upholstery has a few stains or marks, where will your guests sit? Will they notice? Unlike simply living in a home, hosting an event there can lead you to turn a critical eye over ... Read More »

5 Surprising Home Staging Tips When Selling

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If you are like most people, once you put your property up for sale, you want it sold quickly and for top dollar. Unfortunately, the real estate market fluctuates quite a bit and it will not always be in your favor. Sometimes it seems like you’ve tried all the home staging advice in the book, and it’s still not going ... Read More »

7 Steps to A New House: A guide to tearing down wallpaper

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The minute we walked into the house, we knew it was the one for us. We saw its potential immediately, even through the five layers of wallpaper that were covering the kitchen walls. My gut reaction was to rip the paper down with a sledgehammer, but my wife reminded me that my hasty response to the yellowed grime covering the ... Read More »

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