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So you want to make a major home renovation. Congratulations! Now, you’ve got to find the right contractor for the job. While doing a thorough online search or asking family and friends is an important first step, once you find a potential contractor, it’s time to start treating the process like a job interview. Being prepared with the right questions protects you from future headaches, but also ensures that you’re happy with the end result....

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Selling your home can be an extremely stressful experience. Between thinking about moving logistics and financials, it’s easy to miss the small details in between the process. With that in mind, we’ve built this checklist for selling your home to help you keep track of the things that will get a potential buyer interested. Turns out, it’s not as simple as just fluffing pillows or doing a light dusting. “Put your buyer’s hat on and...

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If you live in a condo, you already know that space is at a premium in the kitchen. Not only do you have to store food, cutlery, utensils, dishware, serveware, and small appliances, but it’s often the main communal space in a home. Guests tend to crowd around the kitchen, meals are eaten there with family and friends. So it should not only be functional as a kitchen but as a gathering place to be...

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There’s something eternally cool and effortless about southwestern style. It’s that Cali cool, relaxed, warm sand, free spirited vibe that makes you want to create and cultivate. In this post we’ll explore some of the coolest elements of what makes southwest style so aspirational, and inspirational. Photo credit @houseofsaaj . What immediately catches the eye: Golden hues, geometric shapes, bold design and colours, inviting aesthetic, and a feeling of nostalgia. Selene’s Texas abode is home...

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Cream, pale beige, forest green, deep navy blue, black, charcoal; they may be neutral, but they can convey so much emotion and mood when incorporated into the design of a room. People navigate towards neutrals for a reason; they provide a blank canvas, are uncluttered, clean, and simple. It doesn’t feel like a big commitment painting the walls white, vs painting a wall hot pink. You can easily change your mind about other design elements...

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If your income exceeds your bills, you are surviving. If you are able to put some of your income into savings, then you are doing well. Either way, the less you spend on expenses, the better for you and your family. Here are five simple home habits you can start today to help you save money. 1. Change how you shop for groceries One way to save money is to shop less often, say once...

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HomeBeautiful boho overload

November 28, 201910 min

Bohemian style has a way of transporting you elsewhere; somewhere infinitely comfortable and textured. It makes you want to curl up with a book and a blanket, while burning some sage and listening to a vintage record. I wanted to find different approaches to boho style that didn’t include the same Moroccan floor pouf and fickle leaf fig tree that we’re so used to seeing on social media. Those things are beautiful, but there are...

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*The information below is not medical advice. Always use your best judgement when accommodating someone with food allergies, as there may be additional steps or considerations required outside of what has been provided in this list. Have you ever invited friends over for dinner, only to realize that someone has a food allergy (or more than one) and you’re worried about cooking for them? The feeling is not uncommon. With over 2.5 million Canadians living...

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Buying and selling a home is an exciting experience. But it can also be stressful. The process is easier with a good real estate agent on your side who will help you navigate buying and selling for the best price. But with so many brokerages and agents across Canada, finding the right one can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right real estate agent. Meet with several...

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Photo credit @joelixjoelix . Not just for Spice Girls fans. Pink and yellow especially are having a big moment, with orange making welcomed guest appearances. They’re bright and optimistic colours that spark joy, and feelings of positivity and empowerment. They are reminiscent of lighter times and convey a sense of nostalgia. It’s no wonder so many body positivity, female empowerment and other inclusive, progressive groups and companies have adopted these colours for their branding and...