Beautiful Home

Articles on decoration, improvements and taking care of the house and garden

I plan to list in the spring; what can I do now to prepare?


The post-holiday lull is a great time to catch up on all those projects you’ve been meaning to complete. As you know, buyers are getting more exacting about the features they want in a home. On the other hand, you may not want to spend too much money upgrading your property. You’ve heard it before, …

What can I do now to prepare for spring buying season?


Spring is the best time to sell a home. After a dark winter season, spring is a breath of fresh air – literally. Here are some tips on readying your home to prepare for the upcoming spring buying season. Conduct an early home inspection. Check inside for places where leaks, insects, and rodents can get …

It’s Still Not Too Late to Winterize Your Home


  For most of Canada, snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures are imminent. Is your home prepared? Failing to properly winterize your home can cost you big bucks in service calls and repairs. Here are some winter tasks you should consider. Find — and seal — leaks: Air leakage in your home can lead to …

How to build a backyard ice rink


A backyard ice rink is not only a favourite Canadian tradition it is also a great way to enjoy the wonderful winter weather with family and friends. Ice rink building traditionally begins on Boxing Day and is a great family project, making you and your kids proud to skate on an ice rink you all …

Are Renos Worth the Effort for Resale?


At some point during the chaos of every renovation, one question is asked: “Is it worth it?” Is it worth the upheaval? Is it worth the cost? Most important, is it worth the effort when it comes time to sell? The answer: It depends. It depends on what you choose to renovate. Are you planning …

‘Is It Done Yet?’ How to Renovate With Kids


Spring home improvements can be stressful, especially when you’re living in the middle of it. Add children to the mix, and the tension increases. But you don’t need to take a vacation while your home is being remodeled – even if walls are coming down. Here are some tips on how to continue to live …

Mid-winter home maintenance checklist


The cold, moisture, ice and snow that comes each year with the winter season can take its toll on your home. It’s important to take a proactive role in routine maintenance chores to prevent major problems down the road.  Here are some checks that you should be doing to ensure that all the ‘working parts’ …

The Battle of Hardwood Vs. Laminate


Are you redoing the floors in your home and finding the battle between hardwood versus laminate difficult to duke out? Here are some pros and cons of each of the opponents to help make your decision a little easier. Hardwood Pros Resale Value: Buyers are willing to pay top dollar for homes with solid hardwood. Although …

Make your house a home!


Certain homes just have that magic. You can feel it as soon as you walk in. It’s a space that somehow feels happy and you feel happy being there. How can you make your home (whether it’s brand new or one you’ve had for years) have that same easy, blissful feel? It’s all about making …

Redecorating Your Child’s Room? Start Here


Redecorating a child’s room is enjoyable. Figuring out creative ways to make your kids’ spaces whimsical yet functional is a fun design challenge. And watching their faces light up when it’s all done? Priceless. Home design website Houzz conducted a survey of users who have “recently completed, are working on or are planning a home …

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