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DULUX® Paints, a brand of PPG and the largest paint store chain in Canada, has given Toronto-based Indigenous women and their children a dose of something that has been proven to lift spirits: colour. On September 11, the leading paint brand provided dozens of gallons of paint, supplies, financial contributions and more than 40 volunteers to revitalize the four-story, 1900s-era mansion housing the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto. Read More
You might not realize it right now, but there are numerous innovations being developed every day that will completely change the way we build, renovate and decorate our homes. Many of these innovations are already here, taking those dreams of future homes out of science fiction movies and making them a reality. Take a moment to imagine a house of the future. What do you see? How about a house entirely created by a 3D printer, a driveway that can repair its own cracks, or even house paint that can kill diseases? Let’s take a look at 5 of these incredible developments. Read More

What To Look For In A Pressure Washer
If you haven’t had the pleasure of using one yet, you should know that pressure washers simplify even the most challenging outdoor cleaning projects. They save you time, and water while also giving you professional cleaning results at a fraction of the cost of hiring a pro. With fall (unfortunately) around the corner, GTA residents may be turning their minds towards season-end clean up endeavours, making now the ideal time to take consider investing in a pressure washer.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Do Low Carb Diets Make Sense For Busy Parents?
Being a parent isn’t easy, especially once the school year rolls around. As a dietitian, I appreciate that the kids come first and your own wellbeing tends to take a back seat. That often ends up meaning that your food choices suffer and the calories and extra weight may start to rack up. If you have found yourself in this boat, know that you aren’t alone.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Get More Use Out of Your Backyard by Adding an Outdoor Fireplace
Creating the ultimate backyard oasis where you can escape is a goal for many. Now homeowners are adding electric outdoor fireplaces to extend their enjoyment of their backyard. In the recent Hot Spots research study by Napoleon, when consumers were asked where they would like to have a fireplace in their next home, 35% indicated the backyard.
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Do’s and Don’ts for DIY-ers!
Canadian celebrity designer, Jane Lockhart offers her insights on home reno do's and don'ts for DIYers. Home makeover TV shows make it look like complicated, home projects can be completed in an hour episode. Yes, I accept that I’m partly to blame for that (but who wants to watch paint dry?) yet, do-it-yourself projects are as popular as ever. As a pro, there are certain projects I won’t even start without the right tools. So, I’ve put my top five list together for you to use as a guide to save your home … from you!
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The sci fi home becomes reality
If you have ever watched a science fiction movie or tv show, you may have seen and subsequently found yourself dreaming about living in a futuristic home. Instant open and close doors, artificial intelligence, robot maids, and homes that do practically everything for you are often depicted as the norm for futuristic living. For decades, this advanced technology was something we could only dream about. However, with technology advancing at breakneck speeds, these things are becoming realities in homes of the no-so-distant future.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Style File: Contemporary
Contemporary style is much like the name suggests. Namely, it embraces what is current in interior design and decor. By definition, this style is not always easily defined, since things that are popular in design are ever-changing. This means that contemporary style tends to be quite fluid.  However, there are some style guidelines that keep this style anchored.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Plan to take on one of these fall projects
Fall is right around the corner. While some people may lament the end of summer fun, for many other fall is a glorious time of year. It’s filled will colour, comfortable clothing, and family fun, such as apple picking, visits to pumpkin patches, and nature walks to take in the beautiful autumn colours. This is also the perfect time to get outside and take on some projects around the house.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Make the most of a basement laundry
If you live in an older home, one of your most frequent laments may be that your laundry room is in the basement rather than on the main or even top floor of your house. However, we think that what may seem like an inconvenience could actually offer a world of exciting possibilities for your next home reno or redecorating project.
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Darla Grant-Braid

How to be the perfect cottage guest

If you are lucky enough to find yourself with an offer to join some family or friends at the cottage this summer, you know what a rare treat that can be. To ensure you get a repeat invitation the second, third and fourth time around, follow these steps brought to you by the folks at Napoleon Grills to learn everything you need to know about how to be the perfect summer cottage guest. 
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Online Room Planner Review
Arguably, the most important part of any home renovation is planning. That’s’ why we’ve decided to review four of the most popular free room planners online. Room planners are an excellent resource for homeowners who need help visualizing what their remodeled space will look like. They can show you what different types of flooring, paint colours, and furniture will look in your room.
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Darla Grant-Braid



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