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The extreme cold snap putting most of Canada on ice has not only dampened New Year’s celebrations, and thrown airports into chaos, it is also sparked an invasion of mice, rats and other rodents into homes and businesses across Canada. Read More
Should you build up or should you build out? If there was a home renovation gameshow, this would be the million dollar question. But what’s the right answer? Eieihome.com spoke to Bole Cirovic of Modular Home Additions, one of the GTA’s leaders in home renovation service, in order to find out. Read More

When your wool rug sheds more than your cat
We wanted to title this article “The care and feeding of your pet rug”, because honestly, there are times when you find yourself walking around with little shed-fibres stuck to your black pants, and it feels like you’ve added a new fur baby to the family. Does that mean a switch to synthetic area rugs only? Of course not! What is does mean, is that like a pet, your wool rug may need special care.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Intro to Reno: Brazilian Hardwood Flooring
If you’re in the market for durable, show-stopping, premium hardwood floors, you might want to consider going with Brazilian Hardwood. Made popular by their reputation for exceptional hardness, density, and good looks, Brazilian hardwood flooring can withstand Canadian climates and is excellent against the wear and tear delivered by busy households.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Know Your HVAC Warranty This Winter
How familiar are you with your HVAC warranty? Contractors taking advantage of ignorant homeowners is an increasingly common trend in the HVAC service industry and it’s something you really need to be aware of heading into this winter season.
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Andy DeSantis RD MPH

How Do You Use a Convection Oven?
Whether you’ve gone out and splurged on a new oven that features some fabulous bells and whistles, or you’ve gained a higher end range through the purchase of a new house, there’s a good chance that you aren’t quite sure about how to use a convection oven, or even why you need one. So, we’re taking a top down look at this very popular kitchen innovation.
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Darla Grant-Braid

Floor Heating Systems’ Pros and Cons
Before you invest in anything in your home, it’s always smart to weigh up the pros and cons. Floor heating systems are generally preferred by modern homeowners because they provide an efficient and consistent source of warmth from the floor up heating the entire room.
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Reno and Decor Magazine

How to deal with your neighbour's neglected yard
There is a seemingly endless array of issues that turn a friendly neighbourhood into a battleground. Chances are, your local government office and even the police have heard more than their share of grievances over issues like barking dogs, parking, and trees that cross property lines. One of the most common complaints from neighbourhoods with homes placed in close proximity to one another is over poorly maintained yards.
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Darla Grant-Braid

2018 Kitchen Trends: Open Backsplashes
If you love the look of unencumbered kitchen walls, then this 2018 kitchen design trend is for you. We’re talking about open backsplashes. This trend offers a counter to ceiling backsplash without the presence of cabinetry to obstruct the view.
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Darla Grant-Braid

The Future of Kitchens: Design
Not long ago, people thought that the kitchens of the 2000s would resemble something out of a sci-fi movie. While some people do subscribe to a more ultra-modern design aesthetic than others, for the most part we haven’t reached a Star Trek-esque level. In fact, in many ways kitchens seems to have reached backward as far as design is concerned.
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Darla Grant-Braid

What You Need to Know About Caring for Granite Countertops
Granite has been a staple in Canadian kitchens for more than twenty-years. It has gone from a rare luxury, to a must-have on the checklists of every would-be homeowner or renovator in North America. Luxurious, durable, and available in many different styles and finishes, granite has also been known to intimidate some homeowners.
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Darla Grant-Braid



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