Pet-Proof Home Upgrades: An Owner’s Guide

Smart home

For many of us, the perfect home is not complete without the addition of an adorable, furry friend to greet you at the door. However, the responsibilities of a pet owner don’t end with feeding, grooming and the occasional potty break. As your home is no longer just your own, you will need to make […]

February 28, 2019

3 Easy Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint this Winter

Smart home

Winter is not an easy time to be environmentally friendly because heating your house often uses non-renewable energy sources. Although there are ways to live in harmony with one’s environment even in -20 degree weather, our society isn’t built for it — and there’s rarely enough ice in Toronto to build igloos  anyway (igloos hold […]

February 8, 2019

6 Types of Hands-Free Tech For Your Home

Smart home

We all know too well the struggle of successfully carrying all your groceries to your door, only to fumble through your bag, searching for your house key. Smart phones and smart cars have already showed us the benefits of advancements in technology. Now, people are looking into smart homes, and how convenience, going-green and safety […]

January 18, 2019

What Renovations Won’t Increase Your Home’s Value?


Homeowners start renovating for various reasons – function, style, design and sometimes to increase the future value of the home. But what happens when proposed renovations conflict with the future resale value of the home? Let’s say, for example, that you, the homeowner, have your heart set on giant marble showers, with two rainfall showerheads, […]

January 9, 2019

4 Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions


New Year’s isn’t just for making personal resolutions such as getting fit and spending more time with family. For homeowners, it is also a chance to plan out what they want to do around the home, and to set deadlines for getting it done. Whether it be renovating to sell in a market like the […]

January 2, 2019

Does Your Condo Need a Renovation Gut Job?


“Does it need a gut job or can I get away with a cosmetic refacing?” That’s the question every condo buyer asks themselves when they put in their offer and start thinking (or dreaming) about what they want to change to make their new home fully their own. On the one hand, sometimes it takes […]

December 17, 2018

5 Money Saving Hacks for Your Thermostat

Smart home

It’s getting cold out and that means the thermostat wars are starting: constant bickering with family members over your home’s ideal temperature. And let’s face it – it’s a challenge to please everyone, as what’s comfortable for one person will always be too hot or cold for another. Not only does this create chaos at […]

December 7, 2018

5 Tips For Staging Your Home During the Winter

Selling Your Home

Winter typically ushers in the slowest real estate market, as home buyers are scarce and available houses for sale sit idly until the coming spring. This means that it makes sense to hold off from putting your home on the market until things pick up. However, don’t be discouraged if you’re trying to sell your home […]

November 28, 2018

What Bathroom Jobs are OK to DIY?


Sometimes homeowners are looking to save some cash and a bathroom renovation is where they choose to do it. It seems easy enough – bathrooms are fairly small and a few changes can lead to huge improvements in daily life. A longer counter, a double showerhead, and more storage can really make a difference to […]

November 12, 2018

How to Prep Your Lawn for Cold Weather

Outdoor space

Not much survives a Canadian winter, and especially not your green grass. Yet, it’s still important to prep your lawn for cold weather after a long, hot growing summer. Just look at pictures of Toronto real estate and the homes for sale online to see what a difference a well-kept lawn in the winter makes […]

October 19, 2018