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COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

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Of all the fruit and vegetables home gardeners love to grow, tomatoes top the list. Even though plentiful, local tomatoes fill our supermarkets every summer, impassioned tomato growers — driven partly by the superior taste and sheer variety of this popular home-grown fruit — abound in all co…

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Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21, 2020) is a quintessential time to learn about the various potential hazards that can be found in your home – many of which are impossible to detect but can cause serious harm and even be deadly. Here are a few common household dangers along with simple ti…

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Flooding – one of the most common and costly natural disasters – is a situation many homeowners aren’t prepared for. Though it can happen at any time and in any region, the change of weather, snow and ice thaw, and heavy spring rainfall bring an increased risk. Take protective measures to se…

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As we get ready to spring forward on March 8, help your readers prepare for more than just changing their clocks. Daylight Saving Time serves as an ideal time to also change alarm batteries. Below are additional, easy tips to help keep your homes and families safe from the threats of smoke, …

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According to a report released yesterday (January 15) by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada (sothebysrealty.ca), Canada’s two largest top-tier metropolitan real estate markets rallied in 2019, gaining steady traction throughout the year. After a tentative start to 2019, the Greater Toront…

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The holidays often mean hosting guests at your home and keeping up with your own household plus extras can be draining. However, a little planning can go a long way — in helping you prepare as well as saving your sanity. Here are some ways of getting your home ready for guests so you can enj…

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Move over neutral ceramic and stone. The year ahead will see trendy homes outfitted with tiles and slabs that feature bold colours, luxurious patterns, surprising textures, unique shapes, metallic and lacquered finishes, richer veining and floor-to-ceiling wrapping. That’s the message of ind…

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If you were not among the devoted gardeners who managed to check everything off their winterizing to-do list before last week’s surprisingly early snowstorm, you are not alone. Just days preceding the snowfall and sudden plummeting temperatures, spring-flowering bulbs were being planted, gar…

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An estimated three million Canadians have one, and they have emerged as the single largest contributor to the growth of household debt in Canada. Yet many consumers do not appear to fully understand how they work. No, we’re not talking about credit cards or car loans. We’re talking about hom…

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Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase of your life. It’s a time when you’ll want to get things right and not miss any important details. Use this list to make sure you are doing what you need to be doing to protect yourself and your family from costly surprises in the future.

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Every year, the winners of the Habitat Design Awards Contest celebrate the talent and creativity of artisans in the field of residential construction. These distinctions — around twenty were awarded this year — aim at celebrating excellence in the construction of new dwelling units in the gr…

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The start and end of Daylight Saving Time have become synonymous with reminding people to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. While bi-annual battery replacement continues to be critical and encouraged, First Alert urges consumers to change their clocks and c…

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A lot of sellers have the misconception that it’s a good idea to price their homes according to the listings they see of similar properties. But these sellers aren’t privy to the actual selling price of the property. With expectations that are higher than actual market value, they can end up…