Is it the right time to renovate?

Categories Before You Buy, Home Improvements/Design Ideas & Inspirations, Interior and Exterior Doors, Replacement Windows

Sky-rocketing values, more time indoors, and ‘do we or don’t we’ renovate, are issues many homeowners are dealing with these days.

Our home has always been one of our biggest investments. It makes sense that we take care of that investment. This is truer than ever with home prices going up by double digits in many parts of the country.

Over the last few years, many of us have spent more time than ever in our homes…working from home, participating in online schooling, and just spending additional time at home as we learned to live with a pandemic. Read more »

Energy Efficiency Starts at Home

Categories Before You Buy, Energy Savings, Replacement Windows

All experts agree that you should update your windows & doors for energy efficiency. Windows and doors can account for up to 25 percent of total house heat loss. This makes a difference on both our environment and on our energy bills when heating our homes in the winter or cooling our homes in the summer with air conditioning.

This article, with some content provided by Natural Resources Canada, deals with upgrading or replacing windows and doors to save energy. Read more »

benefits of sunlight

Categories Health and Safety

Even though we are all spending a lot more time indoors right now, it is important to still get enough sunlight. Studies show that Mother Earth has been exposed to the sun for at least 3 billion whole years. This confirms that all life forms depend on it. Sunshine is not just important for plants but also for us humans. There are many ways to get more sunlight into our lives. The easiest, and socially-distancing, friendliest way, is to make sure we allow it to enter our homes through our windows and/or skylights and sun-tunnels. Pull back the curtains, open a window and let the sun shine in! Read more »

Doors of Spain

Categories Home Improvements/Design Ideas & Inspirations

We love architecture, especially windows and doors. Whenever we travel we find ourselves photographing them! Thankfully we aren’t alone in our appreciation of this, dare we say, art form. Friends also photograph stunning buildings, windows and doors on their vacations and occasionally we ask for their photos to share (as we did here – thanks Deneen Amarante for permission to use your wonderful photos in this blog). Read more »

Curb appeal

Categories Home Improvements/Design Ideas & Inspirations, Interior and Exterior Doors

Whether you are selling your home or you just want to be the envy of your neighbours, a well-maintained exterior can make a huge difference when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. Luckily there are things you can do, within a range of budgets, to help your home look its best (and sell faster and for the best price – if that is your intention)! We’ve compiled a list of curb appeal enhancements you can work on this summer. Read more »