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Earlier this week we looked at factors that can lower your home’s value. Now we look at some DIY projects that can increase your home’s value. Continue reading
Mold is present in every home to some level, but that doesn’t mean you have to welcome it in and allow it to thrive. A small amount of mold in the bathroom is normal and easily treated, but mold in other areas, like basement, is a cause for concern. There are steps you can take to protect your basement from the invasion of mold and ensure that your home is clean. Whether you have previously had mold or you are worried about the possibility of mold, follow these steps to keep your home mold-free. Continue reading
There are a number of very common plumbing problems that you can easily resolve yourself with very few tools. Here are 4 of the most common plumbing issues people encounter, and some tips for fixing them. Continue reading
Ah, the garage! A place where things go to be forgotten, a dungeon for the toys, tools, and tasks that we might someday get to. If you want to create more space, increase curb appeal, or if you’re selling your house and need it in tip-top shape it’s time to clean it out. Don’t fret. Here are 5 simple steps for transforming your garage from dungeon to ideal man cave. Continue reading
Air conditioning is almost ubiquitous in homes across Canada. To make sure your air conditioning unit is working properly on hot summer days logical and consistent maintenance is key. With some basic knowledge of the equipment, you can troubleshoot problems with your air conditioning unit at home without having to call a professional. Here are 5 practical tips: Continue reading
Fresh, clear, drinkable water is something most of us take for granted because of how easy it is to turn a faucet and have it pour out. The truth is, though, there’s a few reasons why we should try to conserve more water in the home. Continue reading
Keeping your roof in good repair is essential for protecting your home, and for ensuring its resale value. It’s a big job to undertake, and while we’re often tempted to put off fixing the roof, the consequences of leaving it undone can be disastrous. Here are some basic tips to keep your roof in good repair in the long run, in order to avoid having to do a huge renovation job. Continue reading
If you have hardwood floors that are showing their age, you can properly restore them by following some easy steps. Get your home ready for selling, and save a few pennies in the process!
Replacing your siding probably isn’t at the top of your list of things you want to spend your weekend on. Putting it off, however, can lead to permanent damage to your home so it is best not to procrastinate. Here, we look at different kinds of siding and help you know when it is time to replace it. Continue reading
Adding a nice deck to your house can increase its value. However, when making a material choice, you need to review a number of criteria first to get the most for your dollar. Here is a checklist of questions to ask before you select what kind of wood you will use to build your deck. Continue reading