Winter Preparedness 101: Is Your Home Ready?

It’s fall season again. The leaves have fallen from most of the trees and the air is increasingly chilled. Like it or not, we all know that winter is close behind. Time to think about things like: preparing your home for snowstorms the cost of winter heating ways to improve your home efficiency Is your…

How to Pick House Paint Colors

How to Pick House Paint Colors for Curb Appeal

Whether your home is brand new or in need of an update, the best way to make it stand out on the curb is with a beautiful coat of exterior paint. While this might sound like an opportunity to go crazy expressing yourself with bright and busy colors, there are many things to consider before…

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8 Ways to Bring Your Kitchen Cabinets to Life

Is your kitchen bland and uninspired? Do you want to update the look of your kitchen quickly and without a major renovation? Well, you’re in luck! There are a variety of simple ways to improve the look and feel of any kitchen space without breaking the bank with a full redesign. Choose from one or…

How to Install Exterior Trim

  Claymark Centurion™ is the highest performing exterior finishing system manufactured by Claymark from New Zealand Radiata Pine.   Centurion™ is a timber cladding system which has been developed to protect your greatest asset – your home. This product has been developed specifically for the USA market and includes all of Claymark’s state-of-the-art technologies to provide…

How to Apply Chalkboard Paint: A Rookie Guide

Chalkboard paint is gaining popularity due to its eccentric yet practical traits.  Who doesn’t love the idea of writing a quick note on the walls without ruining them?  Kids love it because they can go crazy drawing and doodling indoors, and adults love it because it helps them create and revise lists the easy way,…

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Transform Any Room with A Painted Ceiling

Flip through any home décor magazine and you’ll notice that the ceilings are almost always painted – and, more often than not, in bright, bold colors. Designers never omit the ceiling when designing the color scheme of a space.  After all, the ceiling is the largest area of uninterrupted surface in a room. Therefore, the…

How to Choose Paint Trim

How to Choose a Paint Finish

Picking just the right paint for your interior painting project involves more than just color selection – you also need to determine the right paint finish. Didn’t even think about finish, did you? That’s ok! A lot of people overlook the importance of paint finish, and underestimate the role it plays in the overall appearance…

How to Paint Trim

Thinking of ways to brighten up a space without breaking the bank? Painting the trim around windows, doorways and baseboards is a quick way to brighten up the appearance of any room in your home. Painted trim not only completes the design scheme of any room, it also protects mouldings and transitions from everyday wear…

Kitchen Painting Made Easy: 7 Easy Steps

If the idea of painting your kitchen sounds intimidating to you, then read on! Refreshing your kitchen with a beautiful coat of paint is much easier than you think – and fun, too! The truth is, you really can save the cost of hiring a professional painter while achieving the same great results. Here’s how:…

Canning Tips

Step-by-Step Canning Tips

Canning fruits, vegetables, sauces and preserves may appear difficult at first, but once you become familiar with a few basic techniques and precautions, you’ll find it quite simple, and enjoyable. Here are a few basic canning tips to keep in mind. Canning success comes from always remembering two general rules: Use the best produce you…