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A Professional Answers Common Drywalling Questions

Drywalling is something many people do as a DIY task in their own home. In order to make sure they do things the right way, and don’t end up with huge repair bills later on, it is important that they properly prepare themselves, preferably with professional help. As a leading expert on drywalls, Lloyd Claycomb has answered a number of the most common questions. Q. My drywall has water damage. Can I fix it, or does it need replacing? Drywall can cope with quite significant water exposure before it cracks. In many cases, when it does get damaged, it is…

How To Keep Up In A Rapidly Shifting Real Estate Market

You know that Toronto real estate bubble that everyone keeps talking about? The one that’s been growing for years and years? So many times, it seemed as though surely the bubble was destined to burst, and yet it just kept growing and growing like a radioactive mutant monster, devouring more and more houses at higher and higher prices – it’s become completely surreal. Today, the bubble is so outlandish that it is hard to justify purchasing property in Toronto even if one is so lucky as to be able to afford it. The average price of a detached property in…

3 Ways Spring Showers Can Threaten Your Roof And Home

The truth is, we rarely focus any attention on the roof of our homes until we are faced with an emergency. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, March 20th marks the start of the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that we have officially entered the spring season for 2017. Why is this significant? Constant and significant rain will inevitably compromise the integrity of your roofing system, and we have officially entered the season of spring showers. There is definitely no time like the present to inspect your roof. You don’t need to be a professional to notice…

How to Move Offices Like a Pro

Maybe it is time for your business to move out of your back bedroom, or maybe the lease is up on your current office space. Either way, moving offices can be a real pain in the – wait, this website is rated G. Anyways, relocating offices does not need to be a hassle. It just requires some planning and partnering with the right professionals to make sure everything goes off as planned. With that in mind, here are some tips to move offices like a pro. First, Don’t Delay the Inevitable No matter what the reason, moving offices is inevitable…

4 Common Roofing Errors To Avoid This Spring

When it comes to something as important as your roof, mistakes are not only inevitable in a DIY job, but they are also incredibly costly in the long run, and can lead to further exponential damage to the rest of your home. Professional roofing services in the GTA exist for a reason, and the dangers of hiring an inexperienced roofer (or of trying to fix the job yourself) are myriad. In the end, it pays to ensure you choose a qualified, reputable expert when you renovate your roof. Consider the following roofing faux pas to avoid when you need to…

How to Install Laminate Flooring

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If you are looking for a floor covering solution that is inexpensive and hard wearing, but provides a smart, contemporary look to your home, then laminate flooring is probably right at the top of your shopping list. The only thing that puts some people off is the thought that it might be complicated to fit, or need special skills and expertise. The truth is, however, that anyone can install laminate flooring, provided they have a modicum of DIY skill, patience and the ability to follow a basic set of instructions. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started. Preparations…

Ideas to Refresh your Living Room this Summer

Your living room should be just that – a place where lives are lived, and families come together. As such, it also needs to fulfil a wide variety of purposes, from kid’s play area to visitor’s reception to adult hideaway for a relaxing evening. If your living room isn’t a place where the family wants to spend time together on a summer’s evening, then maybe it is time to give it a makeover and restore it to its rightful place as the focal point of your home. Here are some ideas for doing just that and brightening up your living…

Should You Move or Improve For More Home Space?

The large majority of homeowners in America will follow a similar path and whilst we all may be on different stages of the path, we will all experience it in full one day. This usually looks something like this. You buy your first home with a partner in your early years whilst you are both starting in the world of work. As you continue through life, you perhaps see an increase in wages, a better job or a promotion and you decide that you can afford a better place. In your new home, you start considering the idea of having…

Handy DIY tips for the kitchen

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Your kitchen is the engine room of your home. Food is stored, prepared, and sometimes served there, and this provides you and your family with the fuel to be active and enjoy life to the full. Dishes are washed by hand or machine, and sometimes kitchens also include laundry facilities so that they are at the heart of the smooth running of day-to-day life. All this spells busy, busy, busy, so if you want to make the most of your time spent in the kitchen, there are a few handy “do it yourself” tricks that you can employ to make…