Autumn Decor on a Budget

By: Shirley Hanlon

Autumn Decor on a Budget

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Autumn is such a fun time to dress up your home for the season. Stores make eye-catching products and decor pieces that are hard to resist, but also hard to afford. With these easy tips you can decorate your home for the season without breaking the bank.   Second hand shopping Second hand shopping is easier now than ever. With endless second hand stores, and online free and for sale groups th...Read More

Fall Exterior Home Prep

By: Shirley Hanlon

Fall Exterior Home Prep

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When autumn officially makes itself known with cooler conditions and rainy days, it’s an important time of year to maintain your home’s exterior. The following tips can serve as your guide to tidy things up, in order to prevent any damage that could occur during the fall and winter months.   Your backyard probably has a lot of twinkly lights and lanterns for the evenings you spent...Read More

Fall Lawn Care

By: Shirley Hanlon

Fall Lawn Care

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Now’s not the time to ignore your lawn. Keep it healthy and help it over winter with with these lawn care tips!   Feed Your Lawn As temperatures cool, the top growth will slow down but the roots will continue to grow. Feeding your lawn now will give it the nutrients it needs over the winter. Giving your lawn two applications of fertilizer in the fall will help it recover more quickly. T...Read More

Easy Room Makeovers for Fall

By: Shirley Hanlon

Easy Room Makeovers for Fall

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Fall has us with thoughts sitting amongst comfy home décor, sweater weather and all things pumpkin. Changing your décor in the fall is easy with just a few simple touches.   The Family Fold Swap your pillow covers with fall themed designs in stripes or plaids. Add thick, plush blankets in wool, cotton, chenille or even luxurious cashmere for those cooler nights. Place one or two...Read More

The Benefits of Buying and Selling in the Fall

By: Shirley Hanlon

The Benefits of Buying and Selling in the Fall

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Spring and summer are often thought to be the best times of the year to list your home, but that may not be entirely true. There are actually many benefits to buying and selling in the fall.   Benefits of Selling There’s less competition on the market because there are fewer listings – a seller’s advantage. Now that the kids are back in school it’s easier to keep y...Read More

Tips to Clean Green for an Environmentally Friendly Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

Tips to Clean Green for an Environmentally Friendly Home

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Those cleaning products we use are called ‘harsh’ for a good reason: they’re harmful to the environment and to us, humans. Incorporating ‘green’ cleaning methods keeps everyone in your home safe and still ensures you have a clean home.   Harmful chemicals aren’t necessary to get things spic and span. You can get the job done most often with natural ingredie...Read More

Reasons to Renovate in the Fall

By: Shirley Hanlon

Reasons to Renovate in the Fall

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Fall is a great time to consider renovating your home, and with good reason. It’s important to determine which of those changes to your home will give you the best return on your investment.   The days may be shorter at this time of year, but there’s still a lot of daylight to work with. Workers can get to your job site early and they won’t be too hot or too cold.   Con...Read More

Late Summer Lawn & Garden Care

By: Shirley Hanlon

Late Summer Lawn & Garden Care

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As summer dwindles you might be preoccupied with back-to-school routines, but don’t neglect your yard! Keep your landscaping healthy right up until you cut the lawn and trim the hedges for the last time this season.   Well Water Give plants a deep watering once a week. A good single soak is better than a few smaller waterings here and there. Not only will watering keep your plants looki...Read More

Take the Fence From Bland to Fancy!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Take the Fence From Bland to Fancy!

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Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbours." He was right, but something that takes up so much visual space in the backyard doesn’t usually look very inspiring. Changing the look of your fence entirely could be an option but there are other budget-friendly ways to transform these neighbourly barriers into something more attractive.    Insert Here Fencerts are ...Read More

Sprucing Up the Driveway

By: Shirley Hanlon

Sprucing Up the Driveway

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Most times we settle for a ‘traditional’ driveway that’s plain old asphalt. Even though it’s practical and economical, there are many other ways to add more interest and elements of design. Take a look at these ideas for your pathway:   Concrete Many options are available with concrete.  Stamps, patterns, and colours make these options almost limitless. A smooth t...Read More

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