2020—Hindsight or Foresight?

Is 2020—the start of a new year and a new decade—the year you look forward or the year you look backward? PJ Wade examines the benefits and shortcomings of your directional approach to context, process, and content. January 2020 is the official “forward-thinking” month since it starts the calendar year and, this year, a new…

Recovering from Pest Damage

Every homeowner has no doubt dealt with the unwanted pests in and around their homes. This guide will explore the steps you can take to identify pests and recover from the damage they have done to the exterior of your home. Common Exterior Pests Exterior pests can take many forms. Some of the more common…

5 Designer Tips on How to Mix and Match Furniture

It is likely that, over the years, you’ve accumulated an amount of furniture from ever-changing trends and from dressers and coffee tables that have been handed down through generations, forcing you to have no other option but to mix and match different styles and designs. Don’t stress – by following only a few tips, you…

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…

Troubleshooting Plumbing Issues

Plumbing issues can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. If you have an idea of what the issue is, there’s a chance you can fix it on your own. Even if you can’t do anything yourself, knowing what the problem could be will let you know what to tell the plumber when you call. Here are…

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…