Identifying Dangerous Products in the Home

Thousands of new products are introduced for consumer use every year, providing convenience and recreation for every member of the household. But every now and then these new products present unexpected dangers. Last year, the Consumer Products Safety Program (CPSP), part of Health Canada, received 2,355 reports about dangerous products, of which 22 involved a…

5 Surprising Ways to Invest in Your House

For many people, a home is their largest and most important investment. The good news for people around the country is that housing markets continue to appreciate. After the housing crisis several years ago, home values have increased every year. With additional equity in their homes, many people are starting to think about investing money…

Holiday First Look: 2019 Color Trends

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations? We think not, frankly. When it comes to the decorating itself, studies show the earlier you start, the happier you are. While early November might be a tad too early to actually start putting…

Five Chic Fall Home Trends

Yes, a menagerie of pumpkins and autumn leaves gathered about speak to the time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to turn your home into what could pass for a fall festival in order to capture the spirit of the season. Leave the gourds behind and embrace these fall interior design trends for…

How to Make Your Home Animal Friendly

If you are a pet owner, you know the challenges of keeping a pet, specifically, the challenges of keeping a house with a pet. Pets can sometimes be destructive. Even the animals that are not directly destructive add an extra degree of wear and tear to the environment. There are ways to make your home…

Four Ways to Make Your Ceiling a Standout

The floors: gleaming. The walls: painted. The knick knacks: perfectly placed. So why does your home still feel…unfinished? Maybe it’s time to look up. Yes, all the way to that blank, boring ceiling. “A creative ceiling can completely change the look of a room, taking a space from so-so to stunning,” said House Beautiful. Here are four ways…

Halloween 2019 Home Décor Trends

It’s no secret that Americans love Halloween, and they’re showing their appreciation for the holiday more now than ever. Halloween spending is expected to reach $8.8 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.  A whopping $2.7 billion of that haul is expected to be spent on decorations. Clearly,…