Winners Drawn in AmeriSpec of Canada Contest

Three lucky entrants have been chosen in the ‘Breathe Better at Home’ Giveaway, courtesy of AmeriSpec of Canada. They have each won a Canary Indoor Air Quality Evaluation and Report. On average, Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. Yet, we have no idea if our home’s indoor air contains anything harmful. The particles may

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Home Exterior Cost Guide

The following home exterior costs are intended as ball park estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information obtained in the Southern Ontario area. Our experience has shown that actual contractor quotations can vary by as much as 300%. Naturally, the quality of workmanship and materials

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7 Steps to Kill Household Mold

Have you noticed mold on your bathroom ceiling or is it growing around the edges of your windows due to wintertime condensation? No home is immune to mold growth. In this video Steve Maxwell shows you the 7 key steps to safely and effectively deal with mold growth whenever it appears in your home. Connect

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GTA Home & Reno Show Ticket Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the below 35 lucky winners of the GTA Home & Reno Show Ticket Giveaway courtesy of eRenovate. They have each won a pair of tickets to the 2017 GTA Home & Reno Show which takes place at The International Centre in Mississauga from Feb 17-20, 2017. Here are the Lucky 2017 GTA Home

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Water Elements in Home Decor

Waterfront property is a dream for many of us. Water generates a sense of creativity and play. It evokes pleasant memories of beach-side strolls and childhood summer vacations. It also generates a sense of calmness. For many, being close to a beach, river, lake or ocean produces an overwhelming sense of mental tranquility. All the

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10 Home Energy Upgrades

There’s nothing like pain in the pocketbook to encourage your clients to take energy efficiency seriously. Here are ten real-world tactics for reducing the energy consumption of the projects you build, while looking like a genius in the process. 1.  Upgrade Loose-Fill Attic Insulation Sounds lame, but more loose-fill often yields the best bang for

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Home Renovations and Asbestos

I am doing renovations on my home and my contractor says there is asbestos, that has to be removed. Is asbestos really a concern, and what types of building materials may contain asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral (a fibrous hydrated silicate) mined in many countries around the world, including large quantities in Canada.

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Painting outdated kitchen cabinets is a cost effective, quick way to transform your kitchen into a bright, modern space. The key is to prepare the old surface properly before painting, use a high quality primer and choose the right type of paint. In this video Steve Maxwell shows you how to make old kitchen cabinetry

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