Want to Feel Safer at Home? Follow These Tips

We all love that taste of independence when we have the keys to our apartment. Having no one bossing you around or dealing with an annoying roommate can be quite exhilarating for many people. However, living alone isn’t always that grand- especially when it comes to your safety.  If you aren’t feeling safe on the…

Falls on Stairs Fill up Emergency Rooms

The World Health Organization says falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injuries worldwide after road traffic crashes. Here are some easy ways to make your stairs safe for everyone in the family. Scary but true: there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario in 2015, according…

It’s a DIY World out There. Are You Game?

More and more homeowners are looking to save money, gain valuable experience, and take pride in their places by doing their own home fixes and renovations. But when do you know if a project is DIY-worthy or DIY-crazy?  We’re looking at five of the most popular projects to determine whether you can have at it…

4 Ways to Save Energy and Money on your Home

As a responsible citizen of Earth, you understand that our planet could use some help maintaining its fragile balance. You also understand that each person can do their part to help. Reducing energy use is an easy way to provide such assistance and it starts at home with your energy consumption. You can combine style…

Common Metal Roof Repairs

When it comes to roofing materials, there are few choices that offer the durability and performance of metal. They’re the strongest roofs around, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Metal roofs can come in many different shapes and sizes. The types of metal used in roofing all have different pros and cons, what you decide…

How to Get a Jump on Fall Home Projects

Starbucks just released a new pumpkin flavored drink and the Halloween gear is starting to replace the patio furniture outside the supermarket. That must mean fall is near. If you’re anything like us, the first freeze hits us and we remember all those projects we wanted to do and never started—projects that will help protect…

10 Man-Cave Essentials

Having a man cave also means having your own space, which is why a lot of residents try to make it a point to create a space they can call their own. The room doesn’t have to have all the expensive items. You can have simple things like a couch or the best portable radio…

Benefits of Granite Countertops

With so many modern kitchens switching to granite countertops, just what are the benefits of granite countertops? Granite countertops are now found in most establishments from luxury rooms in high-end hotels, suites, doctors’ offices, break rooms in retail stores, apartments and residential homes all over the country. Most home remodels are installing granite countertops not…

10 Homemade Remedies for Bug Prevention

Unwanted pesky bugs and pests can put a dent on the delight you should get from your home. Surprisingly, there are common household products you can use to get rid of flies, ants, aphids, spiders, and other insects you want to steer away from your space. Try mixing some of these natural ingredients and make…

Rise of the Colorful and Cultural Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchens of today strive to be as sleek and simple as possible. They are not a room of the home that we tend to decorate extravagantly. Instead, we stick to minimalistic and monochromatic decor that modern kitchen design advocates. Muted, neutral colours like pastoral whites and creams are the go-to options and bright, vibrant colours…

Bold Patterns: Tips for Using the Trend in Your Home

Like florals? Great! Graphic patterns. Awesome. Stripes? Fantastic. Choose your poison. It’s all about graphic patterns today. The trick to making them look fresh is in the scale. Modern patterns are all about the oversized.  Here are the tips to use to make your space sing.  Start with the walls “Forget about blank walls, because…

Home Adaptations for the Elderly

Growing old can mean everyday tasks become more difficult, and if your mobility is impaired you may find yourself more at risk of falling. Falling is one of the biggest dangers, resulting in high numbers of emergency hospital admissions, and as many as 5,000 people a year will die shortly after falling. According to Live-in…