The Art of Window Dressing

Sara Augenblick of Model Space Designs shares some of her favorite tips and tricks for modern window coverings. In the past, the trend towards minimalism brought forth a reduction in the use of draperies but a recent trend promoting comfortable, luxurious living has seen draperies returning to the forefront of design. Draperies add a finishing

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Invest in Your Home Insulation

When it comes to home insulation, “overdoing it” today is often ordinary tomorrow. That’s been the trend for the last 30 years and it’s not likely to let up. The question is, when will we learn our lesson? If you could travel back in time to 1985 and ask the average home builder to comment

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HanStone Canada Plant Tour

Cutting Edge Manufacturing in a State-of-the-Art Canadian facility. HanStone Canada is the country’s premier quartz manufacturer; in fact, it is Ontario’s ONLY quartz manufacturer. HanStone Quartz is locally made, readily available and supports Canadian manufacturing jobs. The factory in London, Ontario is state-of-the-art, and offers unparalleled technology and a patented process that has been designed

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Building Permits 101

This article has been prepared to provide some general information on several common questions regarding building permits. For specific requirements regarding building permits in your area, please consult with your local building department. Why is a building permit so important? Building permits are intended to regulate the type of construction that is allowed in a

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Chic Home Design

Global News anchor Farah Nasser and her husband moved into a new two-story home on an established street in North Toronto. It was almost perfect for them. All that was missing was family friendly furniture that blended with their home’s modern aesthetic. “The homeowners had up-sized and really just needed to decorate,” comments Designer Yvonne

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Financial Incentives for Insulation

Canadian governments, utilities and even banks across all provinces offer financial help for homeowners, business owners and industry to increase energy efficiency. The challenge is finding the details. It’s not that easy to see what’s available where you live, when the programs are active, and how to apply for grants and assistance. In this 2

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Lucky Lowe’s Canada Gift Card Winner Announced!

A lucky winner has been drawn in the “Home Energy Loan Program Giveaway”, courtesy of the City of Toronto. They’ve won a $100 Lowe’s Canada Gift Card; the perfect prize to HELP kick start an energy efficient home renovation project. Lowe’s offers a variety of quality products to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Choose

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