Month: May 2016

Don’t let Electrical Nightmares Dash Your Kitchen Reno Dream

Electrical considerations are a must when it comes to planning a successful renovation project. Despite the fact that more than 25 per cent of electrical home fires are caused by faulty wiring and equipment, only 51 per cent of Ontarians are aware of the legal requirement to hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC). A great […]

Downsizing? Clear Out the Clutter First!

For many homeowners reaching their golden years, the need for multiple bedrooms and expansive outdoor space diminishes as you look to retirement. Thoughts of travel, embracing a new hobby or simply taking it easy begin to take over and tiresome household chores like cleaning bathrooms and mowing the lawn can get in the way of […]

Making Your Older Home More Energy Efficient

For some, owning an older home replete with character and charm is the only way to go. There certainly is something special about pocket doors, original stained glass windows, archways and basket-weave tile floors…features you rarely find in newer builds. But owning an older home does have a downside, namely energy conservation – or lack […]

Make the most of the spring real estate season

It’s no secret that the spring real estate market is a hot one. For buyers, inventory is usually higher, meaning more selection, the snow has melted and it’s easier to see decks, foundation, backyards, etc. and you can ensure that you’ll be in your new home in time for the summer months. For sellers, listing […]