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Summer Activities For Kids

By |2021-12-20T20:08:21+00:00July 1st, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Family Fun|

July seems like the longest month of summer holidays because it's between June and August. The excitement of summer holidays has worn off and it's still two whole months until September. The days are long with lots of time to fill up between morning and evening. If your kids are looking for new things to

Picnic Essentials

By |2021-12-20T20:06:35+00:00June 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Family Fun, Nature & Wildlife|

Did you know that the word picnic is derived from the French word pique-nique, which is used to describe light meals taken outside. It was popularized during the French Revolution when the classes visited and mingled in parks and areas suitable for relaxation. Food was often simple but could be elaborate affairs depending on one's

Central Vacuums

By |2021-12-20T20:05:15+00:00June 1st, 2022|Cleaning & Housekeeping, New Home Designs|

A central vacuum cleaner is a system that is built into a new home to make cleaning easier and quieter. They feature ducts in the walls that carry dust and debris to a central power unit and collection canister, usually in the garage or utility room. Inlets are strategically positioned throughout the home to make

Paint It A Lovely Green

By |2021-12-20T20:03:43+00:00May 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Home Improvements, Interior Design & Decor|

The word green has the same Germanic root as the words for grass and grow. During the middle ages, it was associated with wealth and the gentry class of England. Today, we associate it with nature, spring, and optimism. It is produced in nature as chromium, vanadium, and copper oxides. Green is one of the

The Owner-Builder Advantage

By |2021-12-20T20:02:06+00:00May 1st, 2022|Buying A Home, New Home Designs|

You may have visited a brand new home while shopping for real estate. They are the benchmark for home buyers everywhere. House-hunters will visit a show home and then compare everything else they see to that standard. The first thing you might notice is that the exterior looks very modern with an on-trend style. Around

Naturalism By Design

By |2021-12-20T20:00:37+00:00April 15th, 2022|Interior Design & Decor, Naturalistic Living|

For some people, their home is the ultimate sanctuary of utter calm. It's place of blissful quietude to reset the day, a refuge from the storms of urban life. It is, or can be, a place to relax, gather, and rest. Creating your ideal space isn't difficult. With some self-reflection, a bit of planning, and

Regular Home Inspections

By |2021-12-20T19:58:56+00:00April 2nd, 2022|Energy Efficiency, Home Maintenance, Home Staging|

Many people don't realize how important it is to inspect their house on a regular basis. You may be able to do a complete inspection on your own, but if not, consider hiring a home inspector. Inspectors are trained professionals, sometimes with years of experience in the construction industry, and will know where to look

Rainy Day Fun

By |2021-12-20T19:57:29+00:00March 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Family Fun|

Wet and soggy afternoons bring their own delights for adults and children. They're an opportunity to indulge in one's hobbies or to escape the house in search of treats and pleasures. A rainy day is the perfect excuse to catch up on hobbies and favourite past-times. If you're home with the kids, set-up a schedule

AirBnB Laundry Tip

By |2021-12-20T19:53:56+00:00February 16th, 2022|Cleaning & Housekeeping|

Luxury hotels make tremendous investments in bedding and towels that is apparent by the way they look and feel. “Hotel quality” is often synonymous with thick, absorbent cotton fabrics. Sheets are measured by the hundreds or even thousands of threads-per-inch that make them softer and more comfortable. To ensure the longevity of their linens, hotels

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