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At times, sustainability can seem downright intimidating. Not just that, but some green initiatives can be impractical and expensive. They need not be. Do you always wish there were better, easier ways to live more sustainably? Well, here are simple changes you can make in your bathroom to help you do just that. 1. Make Green Purchase Decisions Numerous stores today stock green products. Some examples of these  include silk floss that is more environmentally friendly than traditional plastic floss. Others include bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic ones. You can also choose biodegradable toilet paper. These are seemingly minor changes,…

Ken Julian is a general contractor with over three decades of experience in residential and commercial remodeling. With an established history of quality work and customer satisfaction, Ken has become a trusted name in remodeling services for many homeowners and businesses throughout Nova Scotia. Passionate about his trade, Ken loves nothing more than seeing the dream of home improvement come to life through his clients’ eyes. So when it comes to DIY kitchen renovations, Ken had some tips for making your project succeed. 1. Think big and design the kitchen around your lifestyle: “You wouldn’t buy a shirt that’s three…

There are plenty of considerations you would have to decide on when you are planning to install a vanity in your bathroom, regardless if you are replacing an old unit or building a bathroom from scratch. Truth be told, it’s exciting to make such a choice – but you shouldn’t let this distract you from practical matters, either. And with the array of vanity unit options out there, it can quickly become overwhelming.  So how best to choose? Here are the top aspects you should consider when selecting the proper bathroom vanity.  The general guidelines  Of course, you should think…

Appliances can simplify your life to a great extent, and it is most apparent in the kitchens, where the presence of both large and small appliances can significantly help save time in your routine life. Today, technology has advanced to the extent that newer appliances are added to the market. Of course, large kitchen appliances, such as dishwashers, ovens, and refrigerators, are pivotal, but at the same time, the smaller appliances are equally important. These add to the convenience in the kitchen and thus are important. This article will address a few small and big kitchen appliances, which are a…

Staying at home with your family members is the best possible way to prevent the Coronavirus particles from entering your house. However, if someone wants to visit your, improving your home’s ventilation and airflow will keep virus particles at bay and prevent them from accumulating inside your home’s atmosphere. After all, proper ventilation, along with social distancing and wearing personal protection equipment, will allow you to stay Covid-free for the foreseeable future. That said, proper ventilation is amongst the necessities for homeowners to make their living space as comfortable as possible. Ventilation allows you to maintain indoor air quality while…

Houses are selling fast this year. Considering the number of individuals looking to buy in today’s market, now might be the time to sell yours if the urge to do so has been on your mind. No matter the location of a property, sellers can always do a few things to enhance their living space and make their homes more saleable when they are ready to do so.  Michael Eisenga, a successful and experienced real estate investor, says that certain areas in the home can increase property value after a few improvements, including the bathroom, kitchen, flooring, and landscaping. Eisenga…

Laminate Not only is laminate nice and wallet friendly, it is also a fantastic care free choice when it comes to maintenance and care. All it needs is a classic mop, no specialist floor cleaner, and a sweep a couple of times a week (it won’t show the dirt too easily!) As well as this, it is also stain, scratch and stain resistant, great for rooms that see high exposure to these, however just be careful with any spillages as larger abundances can cause damage if they’re not removed quickly! The main issue with laminate is that if it is…

Solid wood flooring is famous for it’s beauty and classical elegance, but this does come at a high price. Like anything, we pay for luxury and quality, and most of the time we will do nearly anything to protect our investment, especially when it comes to flooring! There’s nothing worse than staining something you like, especially when you have spent a significant amount of money on it like your floors! Imagine this: it’s a Friday night and you’ve just spilt a load of red wine all over your new solid wood floors. But don’t panic, there is a way to…

During the past year or so, as we’ve all lived through a challenging global pandemic and related stay-at-home orders and other restrictions, many of us have taken up new hobbies or returned to old ones. Cooking became a huge passion for many during 2020, as did at-home fitness, reading, and crafting.  If the latter is a topic you’ve grown to love more than ever, you might be keen to develop your skills by setting up a devoted craft room at home. If so, here are some tips for doing so.  Add a Sink Something many people don’t think of at…

In today’s times, inverters are not only considered to be a luxury product, but a necessity. All appliances in home and offices require electricity to function, which would not be possible during power outages. Thus, inverters have become essential. Additionally, power cuts can hamper your work schedule, personal comfort, and can even damage your appliances. Thus, getting an efficient and effective inverter is a no-brainer, especially if you already possess an old inverter.  Upgrading or getting a new inverter would be the answer to the frequent power outages, thus allowing you to carry on with your daily schedule without any…