5 Ways to Take Advantage of Natural Light in your Home

| 10 JUN 2015

Natural light is the best source of light for our homes – there’s simply no way that bulb lighting can compare with the beautiful and natural rays of light entering our home through our windows. Not only is this light itself more pleasant aesthetically and better for your mood (natural light is proven to make you feel happier than artificial light), it’s also completely free, meaning it doesn’t cause a strain on your home electrical bill like electricity does, and natural light also provides a free form of heating for your home. Don’t let this amazing resource go to waste. Take advantage of natural light with the following tips! Colour your rooms to better reflect natural light You want to use colours that will reflect, not absorb, natural light. This not only makes the room brighter, but gives it a wonderful natural radiance. Paint using light or white colours, and match those shades with additional light furniture upholstery and decor. Add more windows, or make existing ones bigger Don’t let small windows squeeze out the amazing natural light in your home. For south-facing walls especially, bigger windows will let more natural light in and allow for natural solar heat. Don’t…

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Four Things to Consider when Getting a New Front Door

| 3 June 2015

It’s the most important door to your house. The front entry door is vital not only because sets the tone for the aesthetics of your home, but also because the quality of your front door can also determine the value of your house. When you’re getting a new front door,…

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Choosing Trim For Your Exterior Door

| 27 May 2015

The colour of the trim on your exterior door is a decision that can majorly affect the look and aesthetic of your house. And it isn’t an easy task to do! Like many design choices in our households, picking the right exterior trim colour is one that many homeowners agonize…

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How to Perform a DIY Home Energy Audit

| 20 May 2015

How do you know if your home is leaking energy? Energy loss through leaks and other problems with your home can not only lead you to consume more resources than you need to, but also ramp up your utility bills. But how do you know if you’re leaking energy? Professional…

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Decorating on a Dime: How to Repurpose Your Old Windows

| 9 September 2014

Decorating on a dime, on the cheap, on a budget, or whatever you prefer to call it usually involves a good deal of patience and creativity. Patience is a surprising thing to list, but it’s necessary because you can’t just jump on every new trend or buy items exactly when…

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Four of the Best Windows for Basements

| 6 August 2014

Since basement windows don’t always add to the curb appeal of a house, it’s easy to push them over to one side and focus on other elements of the property. However, if you have poor quality basement windows, you could end up with water damage and other issues. It’s always important…

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Stop That Draft: How to Improve Energy Efficiency

| 4 July 2014

If your home has been drafty and cold this winter season, you’ve likely been searching high and low for cost-effective solutions; because it’s no secret that air leaks within your home are uncomfortable, irritating and most importantly, will cost you money. Well, we are here to help! Windows and doors…

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