Renovation Showdown: Where to Splurge, Where to Save

Jan 17, 2020
Home renovations are full of decisions. From design, to colours, to layout, to who to hire for your renovation! One of the top decisions to make before any walls go down is budget. Where to save, where to splurge? The great reno showdown.
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HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

Jan 14, 2020
When it comes to plants, we turn to the experts to get the lowdown on all things green. Enter Emma Terrell, founder of The Urban Botanist! She’s the ultimate plant guru who knows a thing or two on how to get keep your house plants alive, thriving and healthy in your home.
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The Best Advice Bryan & Sarah Tell Their Clients

Jan 09, 2020
Building or renovating a home is a complicated process - one that takes time, money and a whole lot of patience. Bryan and Sarah Baeumler offer advice to help you make the right decisions for your family.
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What is a Tool Library?

Jan 02, 2020
The Ottawa Tool Library is not only about borrowing tools, its about learning new skills, reducing waste and discovering community.
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TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

Dec 13, 2019
Unlike everyone’s favourite ice princess Elsa, the cold does bother most of us, and can make an impact on your home’s efficiency. Prepping for winter and the cold is an important step in general home maintenance and ensuring optimal energy savings. Here are some tips to help make certain your home is operating effectively and efficiently this winter season.
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DIY Gift Idea: Mason Jar Elf

Dec 05, 2019
It can be hard to find the right gift for a colleague or teacher. This year, skip the gift card and try making something homemade. We've got just the DIY present!
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Baking 101: Simple Tips Worth Trying

Dec 03, 2019
Baking is a science and when you add in a distraction (or ten) treats don’t always come out as planned. Avoid baking woes this holiday season with our favorite culinary hacks.
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Festive Style: A Guide to Wreaths

Dec 01, 2019
Need some help decking the halls? Check out our guide to wreaths and find the perfect fit for your space.
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Fall

Refresh Your Space for Fall

Sep 09, 2019
Feeling overwhelmed by pumpkin spice everything and gaudy fall decor? Check out our tips for a subtler autumnal transition, and get ready to welcome fall into your home the smart way.
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Fall Maintenance: 4 Chores to Protect Your Home

Sep 06, 2019
Before fall hits in full force, consider taking care of the following home maintenance items. These are simple chores that can go a long way in protecting your home and your family during the cooler months.
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Sublime Summer Space Savers: 6 Perfect Petite Patios

Apr 24, 2019
Just because you have a small outdoor space, doesn't mean you can't make the most of it this summer. Check out our fun and fabulous outdoor decor ideas for petite patios.
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Easter Eggs

Hip (Hop) Easter Eggs: 7 Stylish Creations to Try

Apr 17, 2019
To help add some style to the traditional dip dye eggs we all know and love, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Easter eggs from a few of the best bloggers out there. Try these cool creations this year!
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Gardening for Beginners: 3 Tips to Get Started

Apr 09, 2019
No green thumb? No problem! We've got three simple tips to help make your garden dreams a reality.
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4 Simple Chores to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Apr 02, 2019
It’s important to ensure that your home is protected in the event of a storm. To spare you some headaches and a few costly repair bills, we’ve outlined our top four home maintenance items to tackle this (and every) spring.
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Spring Cleaning: Home Maintenance Musts

Mar 25, 2019
Is your space ready for summer? Add these maintenance items to your spring cleaning list to help keep your home comfortable this season (and next!).
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The Do's & Don'ts of Remodelling

Jan 21, 2019
Thinking of remodelling your home. We got a helpful list of things you should, and shouldn't do when renovating!
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The 613 Is Full of Humanity

Jan 21, 2019
We’ve asked local celebrities to take a picture of their favourite place in Ottawa to be auctioned off during the Ottawa Home and Remodeling Show. All the proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.
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Tech Trends in Building You Should Know

Jan 21, 2019
Whether you are building a new home from the ground up, or just looking to make some tech friendly upgrades; these tech trends are the ones you need to know about to keep your home on the cutting edge.
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Affordable Home Decor Hacks To Refresh Your Living Space

Jan 21, 2019
It’s the smallest touches that add the biggest impact to your home. These décor hacks can solve little dilemmas while elevating your home’s style.
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5 Fix-It Projects You Can Do Yourself & When To Call The Pros

Jan 21, 2019
There are lots of little projects around your home that need doing. While they may seem overwhelming, here are five simple, easy to tackle fix-it projects you can do yourself (with help from The Ottawa Tool Library).
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