Archive for April, 2015

Why Neutral is the Magic Word

Why Neutral is the Magic Word

It’s true you want prospective buyers to come into your home and feel like they could live there — even move in tomorrow! But that doesn’t mean that your house needs to look like a generic white box. What will make your home the most appealing? It’s a look we call the “new neutral.” Here, 3 ways to “neutralize” your home the right way. 1. Finished but not fussy Think

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Sneaky Ways to Hide all the Clutter

Sneaky Ways to Hide all the Clutter

A place for everything and everything in its place — that’s what prospective buyers want to see in your house. Here’s how to lose (or disguise) the clutter. Ditch the Coat Rack As handy as coat racks are in your entry or hallway, they may be sending the message to potential buyers that you don’t have a coat closet or adequate storage. Put coat racks away while you’re showing your

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Plants that repel mosquitoes

Plants that repel mosquitoes

Whether you’re busy weeding or lounging in the garden, nothing disturbs the calm serenity faster than a pesky mosquito buzzing around your head. You can always cover up with long sleeves and a hat or apply insect repellent, but there may be another way. Have you ever thought of adding some mosquito-repelling plants to your garden? Oils found in certain types of plants, especially herbs, are natural mosquito deterrents—lemon balm,

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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing House Paint Colors

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing House Paint Colors

Ready for a change of hue? See how three homes dial up their curb appeal with fresh color combinations, and use these simple tips to transform your exterior with paint. Watch the video here!

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15 Kitchen Counter Top Trends

15 Kitchen Counter Top Trends

Personal taste is front and center in current decorating trends according to a recent survey conducted by Houzz and your next kitchen counter top is no exception! With so many counter top choices today, staying informed can be a challenge. Choosing what’s right for you can not be merely based on looks but should complement the activity of your family needs and of course your budget. Finding the right kitchen

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SOLD – 1800 SQFT Semi in Ancaster

SOLD – 1800 SQFT Semi in Ancaster

Status: Sold Stunning 4 Bedrm/4 Bath semi w/1800 sq ft of lux finishes & upgrades + a fully finished lower lvl. Wood flrs thru’out. Porcelain tiles. Quartz counters. Sharp tile B/splash. Extended Kitch Cabinets. Gas FP. 9’ceilings w/pot lights. 1.5 Garage. 2 yrs New! Great West Mtn location. Showings 5-7 Tues-Fri & Sat 10-12, no showings Sun or Mon. 24hrs notice. Don’t hesitate. Fast Facts Home Style: 2 storey Lot

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Sold – Mature Meadowlands Neighbourhood

Sold – Mature Meadowlands Neighbourhood

Status: Sold Great flow of space, accented with striking features & desirable mature landscaping on very quiet street. Impressive entry. Vaulted ceilings. Open wood staircase with hardwood in principle rooms. Built-in cabinetry. Professionally finished lower level. Inviting private fenced yard. You’ll love all the conveniences & amenities this home offers for the entire family, along with the great location. Fast Facts Home Style: 2 storey Lot Size: 43.01  x  112.17 feet

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Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Spring Cleaning has typically been known as cleaning your home inside and out – however, Spring is the perfect time to revamp your garden as well. Remove the Weeds: One of the most important jobs is getting rid of any weeds before they start to grow out of control.  If you’re going to spray your weeds, ensure you cover up your feet and hands – the weed treatments are very

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Storage Shed: Build or Buy?

Storage Shed: Build or Buy?

Each year as spring approaches many homeowners begin to think that a little extra storage space would be a good idea. Generally the longer they’ve been in a home without doing so, the idea of adding more space becomes more desirable. So, if you’ve decided to begin the process BetterSheds.com has a good discussion of how to choose wood, metal or vinyl for your shed; wikiHow  has a good article

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