Posts Tagged‘home’

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…

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…

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…

Emergency Plumbing Services – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

An emergency can happen at literally any time. Particularly when it comes to plumbing, you can never be exactly sure when a pipe will burst or a basement will flood. In fact, you can’t even be sure what type of crazy plumbing problem might occur. It doesn’t matter if you are asleep in bed or away on vacation, a plumbing system is not going to wait for you to be ready the next time it breaks down. Plumbing emergencies can cause considerable damage to a home. Whoever created the saying “a little water never hurt anyone” probably never had sewage…

New Home, New Neighbourhood, New Life

One of the best aspects of moving house is the fact that people will be stepping into new surrounds. This gives them a chance to experience a new neighbourhood and add a different aspect to their lives. Read this helpful guide in order to learn how a move can open up new possibilities for people and their families.

Home Alterations to Support Your Changing Physical Needs

At some point or another in life we will go through a change in our physical abilities, this could be as the result of an injury or illness or even just through the aging process. When our physical needs change, we need to ensure that our home is set up in a way in which we can still perform all of the things around the house that we are used to. There are lots of considerations to make and here is just a few of the ways in which you can alter your home to help you out. Stairlift Age…