Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability.


When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to include the cost of nails, tape and plaster. It's easy to overlook these small items thinking they won't...

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Homeowners are often inclined to renovate to suit their individual preferences and lifestyles. However, while turning a garage into a music studio may be your heart’s desire, it’s important to be cognizant that future buyers will likely just want to park the car. Regular and systematic home maintenance provides the best return on investment.

Although, there are a few renovations that consistently offer above average return on investment. To protect your investment, be sure to obtain work...

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Tips that Won't Leave You Shivering or Sweating. 

If you want to reduce your home energy costs, the easiest way is to turn the thermostat down to 20'C (68'F) when you're home. Studies show you use 3-5% more energy for each degree the thermostat us set above this number.

However, if you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips that are relatively easy to implement.


* Get smart with your thermostat. Most thermostats these days are programmable. Program yours...

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It’s important to get into the habit of completing these checks annually leading up to each season. Protect your investment with the following regular and good maintenance practices. This is a list of simple things you can do yourself to help you keep your home a safe and healthy place to live year-round. 


  • Check and clean or replace furnace air filters. 
  • Clean your humidifier regularly during the winter season.
  • For proper ventilation, vacuum bathroom fan grills. Look up once...
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