Pauline Hoffman July 09, 2018

You're frustrated, You've tried everything from changing your son's layout of his room to making his space less engaging. Changing the physical appearance and location of a child's "study space" can definitely help, but remember it may not fix everything.




Perry Curiston June 29, 2018

A major kitchen or bathroom remodeling project in your Toronto home can be a hassle and an inconvenience. Before you hire just anyone to begin the project, you must ask the right questions and learn as much as you can about the company and its workers. Here are 10 questions you should always ask before hiring a renovation contractor in Ontario.




Pauline Hoffman June 29, 2018

You've had enough of the clutter. You're looking for motivation!




Heba Ahmed June 26, 2018

A typical renovation project can result in moving walls, prying up and replacing old floorboards, or perhaps a fully updated kitchen. However, a full home renovation is an entirely different type of project that requires realistic expectations, dedicated planning, and a firm understanding about the project's scale.

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Pauline Hoffman May 14, 2018

There's always something to do...There's always a mountain to climb. But we're here to tell you that Rome wasn't built in a day and you shouldn't feel that organizing your home or life is going to be done in a day either. Trust us! We know what we're talking about.




Holly Parsons May 04, 2018

Upgrading your fuse panel to a breaker panel is a smart move that could make your life simpler, make your home safer and save you money!




Shawn Dunn March 06, 2018

Explaining what and where they come from

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C. Gibson February 07, 2018

If you are tired of swimming in an ocean of greys and whites, the good news it this: the days of neutrals are over. The trend for 2018 and beyond seems to be rich, bold colours, and not just as accent walls anymore. Here are a few of the hottest new trends in interior paint colours for 2018. 

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C. Gibson February 06, 2018

Renovation can be an ideal time to think more deeply about the types of materials you use in your home. Fortunately, one of the results of the modern environmental movement is that homeowners now have a wealth of eco-friendly materials to choose from, both for major building projects and for interiors and finishing.

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C. Gibson February 05, 2018

While we’re not quite ready to let the computers do all the work, there are nonetheless many new products that can make controlling the environment in your home more convenient and efficient. 

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C. Gibson February 03, 2018

Winter can be an ideal time to tackle some mid-range projects, things that aren’t the flashiest or most inexpensive renovations, but that can nonetheless add a great deal to the livability of the home. And the bathroom, perhaps the most important yet often neglected room in the house, can be the perfect place to start.

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C. Gibson January 26, 2018

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it might be the right time to show your partner love by beautifying and improving your living space. 

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Andrew Day January 24, 2018

Well researched renovations can be a way to increase the value in your biggest investment, your home. 

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Capital Junk January 23, 2018

In today’s modern world, regardless of your age, it can feel overwhelming to come to a decision of which professional company to select for various services, including junk removal. However, many seniors fall prey to schemes and scams that target those who are most vulnerable. Here are the key characteristics of legitimate companies and employees, which everyone should keep an eye out for.

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C. Gibson January 19, 2018

Here are a few basic winter maintenance tips that will ensure that you aren’t looking at a disaster, or a mountain of repair bills, after the snow recedes.

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C. Gibson January 13, 2018

New season of Bryan, Inc. (premiering this Sunday, Jan. 14th on HGTV) explores the intersection of home ownership and interpersonal partnership

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Holly Parsons January 06, 2018

If it seems too good to be true...it probably is...

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January 05, 2018

While you are setting New Year goals for yourself, consider that the concept of self-improvement can also encompass the space we inhabit. Here are a few New Years resolutions for your home.

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Shawn Dunn December 13, 2017

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Rick Little December 11, 2017

How to identify and address problems with a noisy furnace.

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Shawn Dunn November 14, 2017

8 Ways a Humidifier Makes Winter Life Immediately Better

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Global Administrator November 10, 2017

Bryan Baeumler: Anything you can put in a house, you can put in a cottage.

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Jason Sawers November 10, 2017

At this year’s Calgary Fall Home Show, we at Floorscapes got a special treat. As members of the Baeumler Approved Network, we had the privilege of meeting Bryan Baeumler himself.

Not surprisingly, the HGTV star is as down-to-earth as he appears on camera, a good ol’ Canadian boy with solid industry values.

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Enri Rexhmataj November 07, 2017

There is no doubt that the world's climate is changing. We see it in the increased temperatures across the globe as well as the growing number of severe weather events such as tornados, cyclones, hurricanes, etc. Ergo, the earth is warming up, and it is costing us dearly. We are losing a large number species and their habitats, and the chances that sensitive ecosystems will adapt naturally are slight. Furthermore, there is now an overwhelming consensus that global warming is taking place and man is the main cause of the gasses that are producing the greenhouse effect.

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Paul Bulat October 11, 2017

Hiring a contractor for your home improvement project can be stressful and time-consuming. Luckily, Baeumler Approved helps you find professionals with a great track record. But even good companies can have bad projects. What happens on the off-chance that you hire a company who's not living up to your expectations?

Learn how to recognize the warning signs of and what you can do to turn a renovation around, and protect yourself. 

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Global Administrator October 02, 2017

That bottle of cabernet sauvignon in your basement has probably improved with age. Your house, however, has probably not. Leave aging gracefully to the Helen Mirrens of the world. For your abode to retain its lustre as it approaches its twilight years, some work will be required.

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August 16, 2017

The Worksite Safety Compliance Centre is a Baeumler Approved affiliate and one of Canada’s leading providers of simple, effective, and accessible occupational health and safety training materials.

This month’s newsletter provides some updates on changes to Provincial legislation in workplace health and safety and seasonal hazards.

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Shawn Dunn August 14, 2017

Couple tips on DIY maintenance for homeowners.

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Luc Coutu August 05, 2017

When you are shopping for new replacement windows, it is fun to look at the many designs. These are some of the popular styles of windows that you might consider.

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July 21, 2017

Basements are great for keeping cool in hotter weather, but there are downsides of being 10 feet under. Be aware of the hazards when contemplating your basement renovation. Brought to you by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. 

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Shawn Dunn July 12, 2017

At first glance, it may look bleak: you know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you’re no air conditioning expert, and you want to make an informed decision.

Let the professionals at DunnClimateCare help answer your questions. 

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July 10, 2017

With summer upon us, rain for many across the country, and cottage season in full-swing, Bryan addresses a few questions relating to mould issues in a cottage and leaky chimney flashing. 

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Luc Coutu June 29, 2017

The best time for outdoor events is approaching—fresh air, open windows, and doors, and DIY projects on the patio are in order! This year, as the season for everything outdoors draws near, isn’t it time you update your backyard with a new sliding patio door?

Here are you seven awesome advantages of choosing Sliding Patio Doors for your home. Some great information from Brock Doors and Windows

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Global Administrator June 16, 2017

A home’s insulation not only keeps you warm in during the cold months, it keeps you cool in the summer heat.

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Paul Bulat June 10, 2017

Don't waste your time or money making mistakes on your deck project. We've covered the most important things to know so you can get the deck of your dreams without a headache. Check out these hacks on deck design, decor, and hiring a deck contractor. 

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Bryson Bumstead Bumstead June 10, 2017

The decision has been made…..you are moving from the big city to a slower, more relaxed pace in the Georgian Bay area.  Whether it’s a summer home or your permanent residence, there are important things you MUST keep in mind before making your purchase and why getting that home inspection is crucial. 

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Rick Little June 07, 2017

When you purchase home comfort equipment, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your purchase. Regular maintenance of your home comfort equipment is essential. However, it’s really not up to you to take care of the technical maintenance. The team of licensed professionals at ClimateCare can take care all of that for you. Here is what regular maintenance of your home comfort equipment can offer you and your family all year.

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Heba Ahmed June 01, 2017

When the cold weather finally starts to dissipate and the sun starts to stream through the windows, many people jump into Spring cleaning mode. Spring is a time for new beginnings (and also tax refunds!) and a great time to get your home ready to enjoy during the warmer months.

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Shawn Dunn May 22, 2017

Are you asking “Why Does My AC Smell?” – It’s Time for an HVAC Inspection!

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Global Administrator May 20, 2017

Tile over popcorn? Mildew on bathroom tiles? In-floor heating? Here are some questions answered by the man himself. 

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Holly Parsons May 11, 2017

Skip the frustration and use your custom shades daily with no effort, even in hard to reach places.

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Steve Letendre May 05, 2017

Flower beds against the home look great but can have negative effects leading to water intrusion of the home. Over the next couple of months when you clean up the yard and prepare for summer consider how water can be trapped against your home. Read more and see a list of tips to better understand what you can to to help prevent water intrusion. 

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Heba Ahmed May 04, 2017

The Spring season is a very busy time for renovations and upgrading bathrooms is a popular choice. Whether it’s the warmer weather that gets you motivated to change things up or that you are ready to put the planning you’ve done over winter into action, domilya Group can help you redefine your bathroom. 

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Heba Ahmed May 04, 2017

When you first purchase a home, it is hard to know how your needs may change and how you’ll need your home to change along with you.  If you add kids, pets, a home-based business or hobbies to your lifestyle, the storage and spaces used to organize your items may no longer work. 
 
Do you need to move? Not necessarily!  There is so much you can do within your current home to maximize the space and still make it work for you.  It is worth speaking to a trusted home renovation professional about custom renovations to find out more about building more storage for your home.

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May 03, 2017

As Spring arrives, many encounter issues with water and humidity. This month, Bryan Baeumler addresses some of these issues encountered by homeowners.
 

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Steve Letendre April 12, 2017

Is asbestos present in your home. Find out before renovating.

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Shawn Dunn April 08, 2017

Prevent water leaks and breakdowns by servicing your equipment and having peace of mind.

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Global Administrator April 04, 2017

All the people who write in with questions will finally get to see my family go through every possibility. The things that go wrong, the changes that are made, the expenses you incur and the stress. Even people like me, who do this every day, encounter surprises.”
 

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Holly Parsons March 28, 2017

Create your perfect outdoor space with custom lighting so you can enjoy your outside space as much as you enjoy your inside space.
 

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Don Edmondson March 22, 2017

A few things to think about when hiring a contractor from The Candu Group. www.thecandugroup.com

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Global Administrator March 17, 2017

Q&A  - Sure, there’s a mounting list of DIY projects on your fridge right now. You’ll get to them soon enough. But before you begin, start with this question: are they really worth it?

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Shawn Dunn March 08, 2017

Frustrated? Asking Yourself "Why Does My Furnace Make Loud Noises?" Get an Inspection Today!

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William Young March 07, 2017

Knowing how you got to where you are is determined by what you did to get there.

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Holly Parsons March 07, 2017

Limiting your screen time doesn't mean you need to limit your options when it comes to home control.

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Holly Parsons February 22, 2017


Home control for new parents is a must have.
 

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Shawn Dunn February 14, 2017

Stop Asking “Why is My Furnace Filter Black.” Get to the Bottom of It!
 

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Global Administrator February 11, 2017

Wiping off your vanity countertop is not enough. The bathroom may be your hub of cleanliness, but mould, bacteria and other irritants could well be lurking underneath your tiles, especially if you love long showers. Bathrooms are an area where you get a high concentration of moisture, which can lead to mould, mildew, failing grout, rotting walls — you name it. So everything you put in there — whether a shower or cup surround — should be moisture-resistant. You should always be thinking about how to reduce the amount of condensation in that room. Otherwise, you’re looking at a lot of problems.

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Heba Ahmed February 08, 2017

How renovations impact you psychologically.

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John Ambrosio January 21, 2017

Selecting the right tile for your backsplash can be overwhelming. Here are some points to consider before venturing out to your local tile store.  

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Capital Junk January 13, 2017

The benefits of renting a dumpster and how it can make your house project easier and less stressful.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

When humidity is high, it's inevitable that the wood in your house will expand. But too much movement might mean you need help. Spring is growing season. The climate is prime for your tulips, lilacs and trilliums to bloom to their fullest. But “growing season” also applies to your hardwood floor.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

Bryan Baeumler answers questions. Whether you're insulating a basement or an attic, a vapour barrier could be a key component.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

Some answers about how to ensure moisture is a dry topic of conversation.  “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect,” once said Irish author, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. It also shows straightforward common sense on the part of home owners.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

With just days left until fall begins, you may be considering how to cushion the blow of summer’s end.
Here’s a suggestion: cushion the inside of your home. It’s the perfect time to gird your home for the upcoming seasons. Now’s a good time to poke your head up into the attic and check how much insulation you’ve got. You may want to blow in some more insulation to save some money over the winter.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

How to embrace the transitions — both in the weather and within your own home. Pay close attention to the things happening in your home, from creaking noises to drops in temperature. No house exists in a vacuum. External factors affect them, whether it’s the climate or time.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

Homeowner would like to avoid opening up the wall
Spring has sprung, and that’s well and good.
But with the seasonal shift comes an inevitable thaw — a particularly big one this time around, considering the brutal, record-setting winter we just had.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

With winter showing its cold, cruel and true-Canadian nature, there’s nothing wrong with seeking some inner peace away from the outside world. Well, inner-household peace, at least.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

Forget New Year’s resolutions. Reno-lutions are what you really need.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, but don’t become too mesmerized by autumn’s gorgeous performance. Now’s the time to fall into winter home-maintenance mode.

This is the time of the year that the leaves start changing colour and falling. They may look pretty, but they can also cause headaches. Periodically get up there and empty those eavestroughs, because if they’re full of leaves they’ll fill up when the ice and water start coming down and won’t drain well. That could lead to a leak in the attic.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

Our wintry weather this autumn has been the source of a lot of unhappiness — and complaints.Don’t let unseasonably cold weather, whether it’s due to polar vortex or plunging jet stream, keep you from tackling your DIY to-do list for your home. This time of the year is ideal for taking on some projects around the house. You’re spending a lot of time holed up inside, anyway.

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Global Administrator December 20, 2016

So you used the wrong paint. Or you didn’t get the right permit. Or you bored into your brick wall with the wrong tools. Don’t hammer yourself over the head about it. When it comes to being a DIY ace, failure is the price of admission. 

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Allen Shaw December 17, 2016

Everything you need to know about roof top snow removal. Does it need to be done, and if so, when and how.

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Donovan Illig December 07, 2016

Explanation and solutions for excessive condensation and ice forming on interior of house windows in cold weather.

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Luc Coutu December 01, 2016

When you are looking for different ways to save money as a homeowner in Toronto, a great place to start is your windows. When you replace old, inefficient windows, you can save money on your energy bills as well as get better comfort during the hottest and coldest months of the year. To get the most out of your energy efficient window replacement, have a look at the valuable tips in this insider guide from Brock Doors and Windows.

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Dominic Blago November 29, 2016

Blago Home Inspection is to serve the community that makes up Southern Ontario.  Inspecting homes from London to Toronto, and just about everywhere in between.  To give back, we are seeking to give a family a free home repair of an essential item that they may not normally be able to afford.

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Shawn Dunn November 17, 2016

Showcasing the importance of your furnace filter and why changing it is a good idea.

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Air Dunrite November 16, 2016

Our winters are long, dark and cold, and heating our homes is a necessity of life. But it doesn’t mean we can’t take a hard look at how much we’re paying to heat our homes and think about what we should be paying. 

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John Ambrosio November 15, 2016

Planning on starting a major renovation?  Here are 5 common mistakes home owners can make during a home renovation project.

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Holly Parsons November 15, 2016

A properly designed home control system can help increase your energy savings and save you money.

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Andrew Day November 10, 2016

Our clients Keith and Adrienne made the HUGE decision to completely gut their 1970’s bungalow and add an additional 1200 square feet of living space to their home.  With 6 year old twins and an infant, it was quite the undertaking to say the least, but they got through it in one piece and are happy with their new space! Check out what they had to say about the renovation process and how they are settling in now.
 
 

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October 26, 2016

Sometimes when we advise a potential client that the next step in their renovation process is to enter into a “Design Build Agreement”, it becomes clear that this is a term the homeowner is both unfamiliar with and intimidated by. Fortunately, a design build is less complicated than it sounds – in fact it is the opposite of complicated! Here are some common questions we are asked when discussing a Design Build Agreement.

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Holly Parsons September 12, 2016

When you make the decision to do a renovation it's an exciting time and no one would fault you for wanting to jump in with both feet.  Before you do hire the first contractor that comes up as result on your Google search though, there are a few important things you should consider.

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Darryl Exelby September 08, 2016

Yes, they can. In Vancouver of course but did you know they can grow in Southern Ontario? In fact at our location in Brantford, Ontario we have a few different varieties that will withstand Canada's Winter. With a little help there's no need to shy away from these ever popular exotic plants.

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Allen Shaw August 18, 2016

There are many roofing companies to choose from in most urban areas. Many claiming multiple years in business or to have the most expertise. That said, one will quickly discover that from one roofing company to the next you may find big disparities in the work to be performed.

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Holly Parsons August 17, 2016

Having a consultation with your Licensed Electrical Contractor about the specific, custom needs for your project can save money and time.

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Holly Parsons August 12, 2016

What you need to know before you hire an Electrician for your home or business.

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August 10, 2016

Spring has thawed and rejuvenated our outdoor spaces and now Canadians are enduring the summer heat. domilya Group is always working to help people love their homes that’s why we wanted to share a helpful list of summer home maintenance projects to keep your house in great condition.

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July 20, 2016

Creating a space that is as functional for entertaining as it is for relaxing, is ultimately what we all want – indoors and out. So when designing your outdoor space, don’t stop at the furniture and the gardens. Whether you have a city condo or a huge lakeside property, lighting and music are critical elements to create the mood – day or night.

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July 15, 2016

Walls Alive Painting, Bespoke Maintenance, and Lionsgate Design have joined forces with a shared emphasis on assurance and quality insured trades.  We have created a special Baeumler Approved 'Member to Member' service to help you from decoration concept to completion....and beyond.

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July 14, 2016

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the new Baeumler Approved blog space, and the inaugural blog! Continue to check this space for blog postings by our members. You'll be able to read more about them, their services, experiences and perhaps learn something along the way! Blogs are a great way for our members to stay in touch with you and another means to help you choose a Baeumler Approved member to work with on the next project in your home.

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