Home improvement

The weekend gardener

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon right now in Toronto – the sun is out, but it’s a bit cool. The perfect time to do some gardening. If you’re considering selling, a well-tended garden is the easiest way to add a little curb appeal and entice buyers.

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Let your kitchen see the light

Is your kitchen in need of a revamp? New appliances and counter space might be high on the list, but popular trends in finish-outs and appliances are also impacting kitchen lighting choices. And a look at trending tastes indicate that kitchen design is once again trending toward the contemporary side.

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Set in stone: give your driveway some love

Whether you go with classic black or a more modern concrete or stone, a neat and presentable driveway is not only functional but also attractive to look at. A well-maintained driveway can also improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its resale value.

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Getting all up in your ceilings

Few things date your home more than the craggy, pockmarked facade of an acoustic – or popcorn – ceiling. The spray-on technique for finishing ceilings was made popular in the 50s and fizzled out somewhere in the late 80s. Once the standard for bedroom and residential hallways, it was favourited for its ability to hide…

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The Colour of the year

In December 2017, the Pantone Color Institute released its spring 2018 colour trend report, predicting the shades we can expect to see from fashion designers in upcoming collections, and interior design trends and accessories.

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Stop condensation from ruining your home

Ah, winterfall: that cold-yet-humid time of year that’s perfect for snow outside, and window condensation inside. A problem in many homes (especially older builds), this type of moisture build-up can lead to mold, woodrot, and can cause other issues within the home as well. To prevent condensation, you have to control the humidity and moisture…

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