If you’re planning on building your dream home or renovating your existing home, have you taken the time to consider how your property will stand against the test of time? The future moves fast, so it makes sense to think about making changes that won’t leave your home stuck behind the times but instead are designed for years to come. ... Read More »
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.
The kitchen is, quite often, the hub of the home. Unfortunately, it also tends to be a hub for dirt, grease, slime, crumbs, particles and germs. Cleaning the kitchen can seem overwhelming at times, especially if the dirt has built up over time and across various surfaces and appliances. Heck, it can seem daunting even if it is a regular, ... Read More »
There’s something to be said about a well-maintained lawn and an alluring garden. For starters, the property instantly communicates that there has been considerable TLC put into the establishment. By showing a little initiative and being willing to invest enough time, you can improve the aesthetics of any property. Even if you don’t have the proper tools at your disposal, ... Read More »
With a new house, it’s not always easy to make all the changes you might like to with a baby and a husband to take care of. Especially when you take into consideration that the child (and possibly the adults) are likely to smear stickers, paint and who-knows-what all over the place at some point. It stands to reason that ... Read More »
I absolutely love cooking with herbs. It is my favorite way to add new flavors to a dish, but it can get to be expensive buying fresh herbs in the grocery store. Even though I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on groceries, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice those wonderful flavors that my favorite herbs provided. So, ... Read More »
Believe it or not, you don’t need to keep your plumber on speed dial for every minor drain problem you encounter over the course of owning your home. For the run of the mill clog or leak, it may actually be better to fix it yourself – not only will it be cheaper, but you’ll be able to respond immediately ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »