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Ahhhh, the tiny closet. I feel like it must be some kind of inside joke between home builders and architects. ‘Hey man, I finished the hallway. Crap, I forgot to build a closet! I’ll just carve out this miniscule one foot space in the corner... they won’t notice that the door doesn't fully o…

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2020 was predicted to be a great year for the Montreal real estate market, but once the provincial ordered shut-downs came into effect, many would-be buyers began to speculate that numerous homeowners would be financially-strained and have to sell their homes, easing prices and pressure on b…

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Summers past were all about getting together for a barbecue with friends and family in the backyard, enjoying the warm weather and long, leisurely weekends. With this year’s pandemic and social distancing rules, it can be tricky to host get-togethers. You, as the host, want to be safe, but y…

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Creating a shade garden has its challenges. Without sunlight, plant choice is limited with popular, floriferous varieties such as roses and lilacs out of the realm of growing options. Ditto for sun-loving edibles such as tomatoes, squash and peppers.

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As more of Canada’s population ages, seniors are finding new and creative ways to enjoy their golden years. Retirement living is being reimagined and new types of homes are being created to suit each family’s unique situation. Read on to learn about some of the most interesting trends in sen…

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Packing up all of one’s worldly belongings and moving them from one abode to another is never an easy feat. Whether you are single or the head of a family of eight, moving day can be a stressful event.

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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, …