We are just a few months into the New Year but we are already seeing a few renovation trends emerge. Here is a list compiled by Scott McGillivaray (real estate expert and host of HGTV Canada’s Income Property, Moving the McGillivrays and Buyers Bootcamp) on his picks for the big home renovation trends for 2019. Read more »
The Blog Window
As 2018 comes to a close we wanted to say a warm thank you to everyone who supported us through it all! Here is a glimpse into our year at Aaben Windows and Doors… Read more »
As I stare out my window looking at the trees that have now changed colours, I am trying to think about what to write for this latest installment of The Blog Window, but all I can think about is how beautiful and colourful the leaves look: bright red, orange, yellow, green, gold, even shades of purple, blue, magenta, tan, black and brown.
And then I see my neighbour drive up to their house and it hits me. Many of these stunning hues can now be beautifully blended into your home’s exterior (and interior) through window frames and doors. Read more »
Replacing windows consistently makes the top ten list of Canadian renovation projects in any given year. But what are the top trends when replacing your windows? Here is our pick for this year’s top three: Read more »
As Fall approaches many people start to think about Halloween, witches and pumpkins, ghosts and castles. If there ever was one building in the Thousand Islands perfect for Halloween, it would have to be Boldt Castle.
For those not familiar with this famous landmark, it’s located on Heart Island on the St. Lawrence River in New York. It is a popular tourist destination on both sides of the border accessible only by boat. Many tour boats feature this attraction and if you have your Canadian passport, you can get off on Heart Island and tour the six-story “castle” and four accompanying romantic masonry structures.
We did just that this summer with family visiting from Australia. The tour did not disappoint. If you read The Blog Window regularly, you know that last summer my family and I visited Italy. I wrote about the magnificent architecture and photographed many of the spectacular buildings featuring stunning windows and doors. A visit to Boldt Castle made me realize that we had similar remarkable sites right in our own backyard. Read more »