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  1. Should I install outdoor lighting?

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ID:	11222Just as you rely on a well-designed lighting plan inside your home, you should pay careful attention to how you illuminate the exterior. Outdoor lighting can ensure your family's safety, improve home security and enhance how you use the space.

    DECORATIVE LIGHTING

    Judicious use of outdoor decorative lights gives your home character. They can be used to highlight flower gardens, decorative architectural components and landscaping. Small, low-voltage ...
  2. 5 Ideas To Decorate Your Porch With Furniture

    Winter is nearly over and itís time for this warm spring sun to shine on our porch. For those folks who possess a front porch thatís perfect for welcoming guests, or a back porch that is ideal for personal amusement, decorating needs to be one of the most fun elements of it.
    The idea that we can transform our porch into an entirely new room, that will be ideal for dinners and spending some time with family and guests, is the thought that any DIY-er keeps him excited. It is important to maintain ...
  3. Essential Things to Consider When Installing Doors and Windows in Mississauga

    With the extremely harsh climate in Mississauga, and unpredictable seasonal swings, there are many things you should consider when planning for the installation of doors and windows Mississauga for your home. Selecting doors and windows that are appealing is great, but if you are operating under a tight budget, energy efficiency and reliability comes first. It is important to maintain optimal temperatures in your home to keep energy bills as low as possible.

    Choosing the best windows ...
  4. How to avoid these 5 common new homeowner mistakes

    So you've just purchased a new home. Naturally the experience is filled with lots of excitement and anticipation. From renovation and remodeling ideas to design, a number of projects and considerations likely come to mind. Poor execution and planning can derail or delay a homeowner's opportunity to enjoy a new home to the fullest. Here are some common new homeowner mistakes and how to potentially avoid them.

    1. PURCHASING FURNITURE IN ADVANCE

    This is a common mistake of ...
  5. How can I ensure my family will be safe in an emergency?

    June is National Safety Month, making it an excellent time to review your family's safety systems and procedures.

    Do you know how to turn off your utilities? An emergency may require you to shut down your water, electrical or gas lines in a pinch. None of these are difficult to do, but you don't want to be fumbling around to figure it out when seconds count. Learn where your home's shutoff points are, and how to access them.

    PREPARE FOR HOME FIRES

    At least ...
  6. Signs of water and water damage in your home basement

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ID:	11215Basement water damage is a common occurrence. From leaky pipes to excess rainfall, many factors can result in this damage. And regardless of the damage caused, it is essential to look into the matter and remedy it at the earliest, else it will give rise to severe issues.

    Unattended and untreated water damage in the basement can lead to property damage. It can pose a risk on a buildingís structural integrity and also lead to health risks. It is essential ...
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