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3 design tricks to make your entryway standout

By: NewsCanada

3 design tricks to make your entryway standout

Tags: Entryway, home, curb appeal

(NC) First impressions are made at the front door, and the entryway gives guests their first glimpse of your interiors. To help you make a strong statement, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three tips for creating a memorable entryway that will set the tone for your entire home. A fresh coat of paint. A great starting point for sprucing up this focal point is by addin...Read More

Expand your living space with a basement makeover

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Expand your living space with a basement makeover

Tags: Basement, renovation, makeover

(NC) If you’re not using your basement for everyday living, you’re losing out on at least a third of your home’s square footage. Here are some tips to transform it into a space where you want to spend time: Control the air flow. Basements that haven’t been well maintained can have a host of problems that cause them to be colder than they should be – many of whic...Read More

Save time and energy with these smart appliance features

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Save time and energy with these smart appliance features

Tags: appliances, energy, new home

(NC) It’s no secret that smart home appliances can make your life easier. Whether you’re starting a load of laundry from your smartphone or creating a digital grocery list on your refrigerator, tech-friendly appliances can save you time and energy. Here’s a guide from Joe Alicandro, senior merchant of appliances at The Home Depot Canada. Phone control. It’s never bee...Read More

How to get your kids to disconnect on a family vacay

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How to get your kids to disconnect on a family vacay

Tags: kids, Summer, unplug, vacation, family

(NC) Going on a holiday with the family is about spending time together, not time on the phone or tablet. To help your kids enjoy the moment, try these tips: Get a real camera. Everyone wants to take photos of their memories, but you can stay away from the smartphone by going old-school. Older kids will enjoy learning to use a DSLR and feel like photography pros, while younger ones will appr...Read More

Smart ways to keep your cottage safe

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Smart ways to keep your cottage safe

Tags: Cottage, Safety, Summer

(NC) Cottages are a haven where you can relax, unwind and recharge — your home away from the city to run off to on weekends and during the summer months. But like your home, there is maintenance required to ensure everything is in proper working order to keep the place beautiful and safe. Electrical safety. Whether it’s an electrical outlet in the boathouse or bathroom, water and...Read More

60 is the new 40: Enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle

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60 is the new 40: Enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle

Tags: Retirement, Home, Real Estate

(NC) When you hear people say 60 is the new 40, it simply means that nowadays, retirees are enjoying active lifestyles and staying healthier longer. If you’re a retiree and looking for a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle as you age, you could consider purchasing a home in a land-lease community. When you own a land-lease home, you are part of ...Read More

8 Beaver Trail

By: Len Skok

8 Beaver Trail

Tags: Home for sale, Stunning bungalow

      $730,000 8 Beaver Trail, Brechin MLS® 30745010 Call today for more details | 705-484-0808 . Stunning open plan brick bungalow in prime position of Lagoon City. Up-graded through & through. Ready to move in and enjoy. 1800 sq ft of living featuring 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, attached double garage (1/2 of garage presently used as extra store room). Open conc...Read More

What if we could eat local year-round?

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What if we could eat local year-round?

Tags: farms, produce, garden, food

(NC) Warmer weather marks the beginning of the growing season for local produce, but what if we could enjoy local fruits and vegetables all year round? Thanks to local farmers using greenhouses to regulate temperature and produce summer-like conditions to extend the growing season, we no longer have to wait until spring and summer to enjoy the first local strawberries or juicy tomatoes. Greenhous...Read More

5 DIY backyard tips to create the perfect summer oasis

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5 DIY backyard tips to create the perfect summer oasis

Tags: Summer, Backyard, Oasis, DIY

(NC) Could your outdoor living space use an upgrade? Refresh your home and give yourself a reason to spend more time enjoying the nice weather with these tips.   Start with an area rug. Adding a water-resistant outdoor area rug to your patio or deck is an easy and affordable way change the look the look and feel of your backyard. If you have a larger space, a rug can also help define...Read More

Space shifting: 5 tips to transition from sprawling to small

By: NewCanada

Space shifting: 5 tips to transition from sprawling to small

Tags: Downsizing, home, condo, lifestyle

(NC) Rising house prices and the convenience of built-in amenities and property maintenance have combined to entice many to make the trade from a larger home to condominiums. To make this major lifestyle change easier, check out these space-saving suggestions : Choose multi-functional furniture. Maximize your space by looking for extra storage opportunities in any new furniture. Storage so...Read More