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Top Trends For Kitchens This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love watching all those home improvement TV shows. They show how with a few improvements here and there, you can really bring some brightness to your home.

5 Insanely Easy Ways To Transform Your Tiny Closet

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

Declutter. Even if you think that you only have what you absolutely need in the space, do it again. Try to minimize the excess... When you have a small space it is especially important to save room for only what you really need, really love and really use.

5 Hacks To Unlock The Hidden Storage In Your Home

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

I often say that there is no magic wand to get you organized. And there isn't. But there are a few tricks you can use to maximize the space that you already have that can seem like magic (kind of). I recently reorganized a client's kitchen and we cleared out no less than eight junk drawers.

Top 4 Investments You'll Want To Do Before You Sell Your Home

Carmelo Marsala | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
Carmelo Marsala

Now is the time for homeowners interested in selling and looking for ways to catch the eyes of potential buyers to capitalize on above average market levels. If you're one of those people looking to sell and get the most value possible for your home, here are a few investment ideas worth considering before you put your property up for sale.

How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook

Simone Katerine | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Taking time to slow down and treat myself to new stories, perspectives and ideas, feels incredible. As someone with a naturally anxious mind, reading is my go-to reset button. Whenever things get foggy in my brain, I can always focus on someone else's words for a few minutes. Re-set. Repeat.

Your Reusable Water Bottle Is Filthy

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living

And it can make you very sick.

Why Refinancing Your Mortgage May Be A Smart Bet

Samantha Brookes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

There are several reasons to think about refinancing your home. The most common include gaining access to the equity in your home and/or reducing debt, making renovations or major repairs and life-changing events -- and of course to take advantage of low interest rates.

No Rhyme Or Reason Behind Canadian Family's Ordeal In Egypt

Nadia Abu-Zahra | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Abu-Zahra

Swept up in the dream of democracy, it seemed, her hubby took a consulting role. But the civil service in which he served was as short-lived as a drumroll. No sooner had he turned 34 (on his birthday, no less) that he was slammed in jail by a general who ruled the state under duress.

Home Office Decor For Tiny Spaces

Inessa Radostin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Inessa Radostin

Recently I have had the pleasure to start working from the comfort of my home and while working in an office environment can be thrilling and stimulating, being able to stay in your pajamas and sweatpants with ketchup stains on them is much more exciting. However, creating a home office space in a small condo is no small task. Here's what the experience has taught me.

A Sustainability Game For Earth Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

If you missed International Games Day -- held each November to promote fun, camaraderie and learning through the playing of games of all types -- don't despair. Here's a simple way to combine the fun and learning of International Games Day with the sustainability focus of Earth Day.

The Bigger The House, The More Clutter Collects

David Leonhardt | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Before kids came along, we were living in an 850-square-foot condo in downtown Toronto. That included my home office. We were not crowded there. Yet here we are, in a 3,000 square foot house, and it seems that "stuff" collects everywhere. It feels more crowded.

How To Avoid "FOMO" When Buying A New Home

David Lester | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

Many people are rushing into the housing market due to FOMO (Fear of missing out) and there could be some BIG consequences when interest rates go up. There is a good news bad news scenario to buying right now and everyone in the housing market needs to know what to expect. Before you rush in, here is the good and the bad to buying right now.

I'm Not Ready To Let Go Of My Memory-Filled Saskatoon Home

Jacki Andre | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

Last fall, a guy came knocking on my door. He had purchased the derelict house next door and wondered if I would sell my not-so-derelict house as well. I would be lying if I said I wasn't tempted. The housing market in Saskatoon isn't strong. A friend has had her house on the market for four months and hasn't had a single offer.

Programs, Rebates And Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

Jennifer Gorman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Gorman

Along with longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming buds, spring also tends to bring an increase in real estate sales. If you are planning on taking the plunge into home ownership for the first time, you may qualify for a number of programs, credits, and rebates.

5 Things To Think About When Organizing Your Entryway

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

Call it what you want, the vestibule, mudroom, foyer, it's the first impression you have of a home and if you don't have a good organizational system setup that works for you and your family you will constantly be fighting a losing battle. Much like any other room that needs organizing there are many factors that come into play that will help determine what is going to work for you.

Artwork Is A Wedding Gift That Will Draw You Together

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Artwork is that place where you start your adult married life together. You choose artwork as a couple, and thereby visually diarize this time in your life which means so much. Every single day. Why? Because it's on your wall. Not in a drawer.

How A Professional Organizer Tidies Up Under The Sink

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

Yes, the occasional washcloth or dirty towel still finds its way to the counter, but that's just life. It really is the small changes that make a big difference. When you see how many positives can come out of a few small changes, it can be very motivating to tackle some slightly bigger projects.

Update Your Interior Decor Without The Commitment

Yanic Simard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

Falling in love with beautiful design is easy, but sometimes: staying in love with a look? That can be the hard part. Whether you're decorating for a season, a short-term rental, or just one whirlwind week, these ideas will give you the freedom to change up your style as often as you'd like.

Is It Better To Rent Or To Buy?

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently stated that real estate markets in the top cities to live in Canada are currently overvalued. In October of 2015 their Housing Market Assessment listed Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton as examples of cities where buying a home can be very risky.

My Gardener Broke Up With Me

Lisa Abram | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

My only attempt at gardening was when I was living in the Prairies. I managed to keep alive a flowering plant one summer, and carefully washed it as instructed before bringing it indoors for the winter, only to have a scourge of flying aphids in the house! Evidently, gardening is not a core competency of mine.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

The Pros and Cons of Renting Out Part of Your Home

Samantha Brookes | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

On the surface it seems like a fabulous idea: Carve out a portion of your home, rent it out and use the rental income to pay your mortgage. You get to live basically "rent free" while at the same time reaping the tax benefits of writing off some of the costs associated with accommodating a rental apartment in your home.

What to Look for When Buying Candles

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is no secret that I love all things pretty. This especially includes scented candles. I have scented candles going all the time, in every room of my home. When I am working, I find it helps to create a calm work environment.

9 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

There's nothing worse than coming home to a stale or musty smell. But before you reach for a sweet smelling spray, you might want to think twice. A...

Chances Are You Don't Wash Your Towels Nearly As Often As You Should

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living

There's no better feeling than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a plush bath towel. But if you've been using the same towel all wee...