Archives for Winter

Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

  Are you thinking of selling your home this holiday season? Before you decorate your home, think about what type of decorations will help sell your home. Your social calendar tends to be packed with lots of family, friend and party goodness, which means you may not think you have time to stage your home to sell. Set aside a couple of hours to tackle the actual decorating and planning.   Though this time of year may seem dismal when trying to sell, remember that those who are out hunting for their next home now are traditionally seriously looking. When
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Choose Safe Home Preparations Over Big Reno Projects for the Holidays

  Focus on smaller, easy-to-fix projects this season and get your home prepped for holiday safety. By taking on huge projects this time of year, you open yourself up to facing big delays, half completed renos, and potential disasters. Put your energy into projects like making your fireplace safe and preventing slips and falls! Click here for tips on home safety for the holidays.  
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Ottawa: Things To Do This Weekend!

  This weekend it’s officially December! Show your holiday spirit by attending some of the amazing events and family-friendly activities happening this weekend. Try Get Your Glow On at Nature Nocturne tonight, Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland at TD Place on Saturday, or the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks. Click here for weekend inspiration!  
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12 Winter Curb Appeal Tips

  First impressions matter, especially when trying to sell your home. Winter can seem like a difficult time to try and create your home’s curb appeal. But, there’s hope to be had! There are several ways you can foster a great first impression for your home with potential buyers in the winter season. For example, you can get creative and give your mailbox (or even walkway lights) a makeover, decorating your front and backyard with beautiful ice luminaries, or fashion your own gorgeous topiaries. Click here for your Winter Curb Appeal tips!  
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3 Common Mistakes Made when Finishing a Basement & How to Avoid Them

With our winter season upon us, many Ottawa residents may be thinking how nice a warm, finished basement to escape our freezing temperatures would be. If you’re planning on or thinking of renovating/finishing your basement, there are three common mistakes that many homeowners make when finishing their basement. With that said, there are easy remedies and better approaches you can take on to ensure your basement is properly finished.   Click here for more details.  
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Ottawa: Things to do this Weekend!

Looking for great events to attend this weekend or fun activities for the whole family? Ottawa has a lot to keep you entertained, like Let’s Get Lucky the 70’s game show style activities, games and disco music at Casino Lac-Leamy, or enjoy the musical talents of A Tribe Called Red at the NAC, and then peruse the Holiyay Freewheeling Craft Market at Makerspace North. Click here for a full list of events!  
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Indoor Air Quality: Get it Right & Air-Tight

Indoor air quality is a key factor in your overall health and how you feel day-to-day. Especially in the winter, when we close up our homes and there isn’t much fresh air coming in, the air quality should be top of mind. In order to tackle this so that you and your family are breathing in clean air, it comes down to education and forgetting the biggest misconceptions. Click here for more information and tips.  
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Ottawa: Things to Do this Weekend

  With a snowy start to the weekend, you may be tempted to curl up indoors. But, Ottawa has plenty of events taking place in the city like 613flea, DJ Skate Night at TD Place, and the Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair, Ottawa Comicon: Holiday Edition. Even visit Bruce Pit with your furry companion and enjoy a stroll through a winter wonderland. Click here for more fun events this weekend.  
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What to do in a Power Outage

As winter refuses to leave Ottawa, and pelt us with a big ice storm/freezing rain, it has left many without power due to several Hydro poles down in areas across the city. Click here for more information on what to do before, during, and after a power outage.  
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