Home Energy Saving Tips that Won’t Make you Shiver

By: Sylvia Smith

Home Energy Saving Tips that Won’t Make you Shiver

Tags: HOME ENERGY TIPS, SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS, COMFY HOME, ENERGY SAVING TIPS, Vaughan realtor, Vaughan Homes, Toronto homes

We all want to be comfortable in our home and if when can save a little too – what a bonus.  The easiest way to save on energy costs is to reduce your thermostat down.   You will probably not notice a significant difference of 2 degrees either way – and the savings can be quite substantial. If you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips...Read More

The Latest Options in Outdoor Lighting

By: Sylvia Smith

The Latest Options in Outdoor Lighting

Tags: OUTDOOR LIGHTING, SOLAR GARDEN LIGHTS, DECK POST LIGHTS, STREET-STYLE LAMPS, PORTABLE LANTERN LIGHTS, LED WALKWAY LIGHTS, PLANTER LIGHTS

    Outdoor lighting has come a long way from the days of patio lanterns and strings of lightbulbs. These days, there's an exhaustive array of options available to illuminate your outdoor space and make it more appealing and comfortable, particularly in the evenings. Here are just a few ideas:  Solar Garden Lights  These lights are on stakes that can be easily inserte...Read More

One Hour Ideas for Boosting Curb Appeal

By: Sylvia Smith

One Hour Ideas for Boosting Curb Appeal

Tags: BOOSTING CURB APPEAL

You've heard of the term "curb appeal". It refers to the initial impression buyers get when they first see your property from the street. If the impression is a good one, it sets the right tone for the rest of the home viewing. How do you boost curb appeal? Here are some proven ideas that you can get done in an hour or so: • Wash both the inside and outside of the front windo...Read More

Tips on Making Front Door Welcoming

By: Sylvia Smith

Tips on Making Front Door Welcoming

Tags: FRONT DOOR, WELCOMING ENTRANCE, CURB APPEAL

The front entrance to your home makes the first impression, so make it welcoming.  Get inspired to up the game with your home’s curb appeal.  Making your front entrance more inviting doesn’t have to break the bank either and you can definitely have an impact on a budget. All it takes is little creative juice and Pinterest is a great website to browse through to get some grea...Read More

Creating That Dream Kitchen On a Budget

By: Sylvia Smith

Creating That Dream Kitchen On a Budget

Tags: DREAM KITCHEN, KITCHEN RENOVATION, TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE, KLEINBuRG, realtor

We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  The kitchen is the hub of the home; it is where family meals take place, where we decompress from a long day at work and it is where most entertaining starts.   Kitchen upgrades generally have a return on investment of anywhere between 80% - 105% of their cost when a home is sold.  So money spent updating a kitchen is definitely money wis...Read More

Homeowners Spring Home Maintenance Tips

By: Sylvia Smith

Homeowners Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Tags: SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE, SELLING A HOME, HOME MAINTENANCE, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE, KLEINBURG

Come springtime, most of us are eager to throw open the windows and clean out the closets.  But it is equally important to give both the inside and outside of your home a once over to ensure there isn’t any wear and tear or damage.  Home maintenance can be quite daunting, particularly for a new homeowner.  To reduce the likelihood of expensive fixes in the future spring is a ...Read More

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

By: Sylvia Smith

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

Tags: OUTDOOR SPRING CLEANING, LAWN, FLOWER BEDS, GARDEN BEDS, SPRING CLEANING, PROPERTY, SELLING A HOME, MOVING, FRIST TIME BUYER, HOMES FOR SALE, HOME MAINTENANCE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE, KLEINBURG

Spring has sprung, which means more sunshine, blooming spring tulips, and daffodils, and chirping and singing birds.   It also means that the brutal winter has left our home exterior in a little need of tender love and care.   So as you start to do your spring cleaning don’t forget about the exterior of your home.     Fences Good fences may make for great n...Read More