September 2018

what's happening iin town

25 Sep Things to do in Simcoe County in October

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Summer may have graced us with an extra-long visit but fall is fast approaching and with that comes thoughts of bountiful harvests, colourful foliage, and Thanksgiving festivities.

Wondering what's going on in Simcoe County this October? Throw on that cozy fall sweater and head on out to some of the fabulous fall events happening this month.

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things to look for in an ensuite bathroom

13 Sep Features You Need to Look for in an Ensuite When House-Hunting

House hunting? You may already have an outline of what you're looking for in your ideal home, but there are some features which are often overlooked by potential home buyers, and we're here to show you what should be on your list. Wondering about the inside scoop on ensuite bathroom features which are most often missed?

Here are five features you should be looking for in an ensuite when you're house-hunting:

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what should I do about replacing window coverings in my new house

12 Sep Expert Advice on Replacing Window Coverings – 5 Big Mistakes

If you just bought a home and you're wondering what you should do about window coverings, you're not alone. Your window treatment says a lot about you. Not only does it control your privacy, style and lighting, it also defines the way your home interiors come off.

If you want to revamp the ambiance in the home you just bought, replacing the window treatments can be a good place to start. However, there are some common mistakes that you must avoid while doing so. Here are the five most common ones:

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4 decorating mistakes to avoid in your open layout

11 Sep 4 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid in Your Open Layout

You’ve been binge-watching reno shows on HGTV and now you’ve got the itch for an open floor plan. You’ve done the dirty work, taking a sledgehammer to that wall dividing your kitchen and living room, cleaned up the dust and drywall, and are now ready to furnish your new open floor plan space.Take a deep breath – the hardest part of your renovation is complete, however, decorating a space with an open floor plan can come with its own set of challenges. We’ve outlined the top four guidelines to help alleviate any unnecessary headaches when designing your open concept layout – now we want to make sure you don’t spend thousands on the wrong furniture for your open concept space.

Here are four of the most common mistakes people make when decorating an open floor plan space.

1. Going shopping before having a plan 2. Ignoring your existing structures that are going nowhere 3. Bad furniture placement 4. Making it magazine-beautiful at the expensive of the people living in the space
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all the facts about tiny homes

05 Sep Should you consider investing in a tiny home?

They are trendy, minimalist, and they create a small, environmental footprint. Simply Google the term and you will find endless pages and testimonials praising the merits of simple living in a tiny home.

If you're a millennial looking to buy your first home, tiny homes may have crossed your mind. Here are a few facts to help you make your decision:

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how to survive living in a home that's for sale

04 Sep How to Survive Living in a For-Sale Home

Whether you’re interested in putting your house on the market or have already done so, you probably know that the process of listing a home involves a little elbow grease as well as various demands on your family. Everyone wants their home to sell for top dollar, but in order to do this, it must be showcased to its best potential, which involves some work in getting your home ready for sale and keeping it spic and span. Listing your home for the right price is a good way to ensure a quicker sale, so you’re not living in this for-sale home longer then you need to, but in the meantime, while it is on the market, you will have to make yourself and your family scarce for showings. So how do you live in a house that's on the market and still manage to stay positive?
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