Archive for August, 2015

Latest & Greatest Technology Apps for the Home

By SIRC

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Autumn’s cool weather is right around the corner, which means less time outside, more time indoors, and for some, the start of the football season. Prepare for kick-off by evaluating and optimizing the spaces in your home to ensure it’s the most comfortable for the rest of the season.

Technology has increasing influence in our daily lives. Most of us have smartphones by our side at all times. Ever used a smartphone to aid in redecorating or renovating? There are a number of apps available that can make life seriously easier.

Here are the 5 latest …read more

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10 Tips to Organize a Laundry Room

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Laundry rooms are infamous for being cramped and untidy; however, with a bit of TLC, they can be clean, organized and designer-worthy as every other room in the house. If you’re looking for new inspiration for organizing your laundry room, these tips can help you save precious space and time.

Here are 10 tips to help you organize your laundry room:

1. Cut down on laundry time with an organized method for pre-sorting clothes. If space is available, add three laundry hampers (colour-coded or labelled) for whites, lights and darks;

2. For those elusive socks, keep another basket …read more

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At Home with Lisa Canning

By iadmag

A graduate of Ryerson University’s acclaimed School of Fashion, Lisa Canning brought her flair for textiles and colour as she transitioned into designing homes. She has had immense success and is very busy with her Toronto-based interior design company as well as working on several interior design television programs.

Lisa’s home in the Yonge & Finch neighbourhood is a true example of her design philosophy. It is absolutely gorgeous, but designed to work for her and her family. We loved the mixes of prints and colours and that you could truly feel the love.

We sat down with Lisa to discuss her …read more

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20 Tips to Make Your Move Painless

By SIRC

Moving out of your home is one of the biggest, most daunting tasks and can be extremely overwhelming. With a bit of planning and effort, you can prepare for your move well in advance and alleviate much of the stress and exhaustion that can happen before, during and after moving day.

Here are 20 tips to help you avoid chaos on moving day:

  • Get organized early
  • Figure out your moving strategy and make arrangements
  • Collect free boxes for packing and newspaper for artwork and dishes to cut costs and be environmentally conscious.
  • Have open communication with your movers
  • Pick the right size of transportation vehicle to …read more

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