12 Must See She Sheds – Move Over Man Cave

We brought you 12 Must See Pub Sheds, now it’s time for them to take a back seat for the 12 Must See She Sheds.  Yes that’s right; women all over the world want their own space too.  She Sheds is quickly become a new trend it backyards in North America.  She Sheds, Pub Sheds or any style of shed is a great way to increase the amount of living space you have and believe it or not, it can be cost effective.

What exactly is a She Shed? – As I mentioned, it’s a way of creating extra living space and it’s all about her.  If you had extra space what would you use it for?  How about a quiet place to read, an art studio, a potting shed, an office, a place to take a quiet nap or even quiet place to escape.  There are endless ideas for a She Shed, what would yours be?

1. Pretty in Pink

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2. Mrs President

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It’s Time To Winterize Your Home – Before It’s Too Late

It's Time to winterize your home before it's too late

Winterizing means to help prepare your house, the structure and its fittings in such a way that the harsh cold climate does little damage to it and the damage done should be easily recoverable. A lot of money goes into it every year, but here are a few things that you can do for cheap or even free that will help you through the winter. Continue reading

How To Close Your Pool For The Winter

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Many families in the Durham Region enjoy summer days lounging pool side. However as the weather has started to cool down, thoughts turn to the unenviable task of closing up the pool for another season. This is an especially important task to ensure a smooth opening in the spring and more importantly, to protect your pool equipment from any damage. Here are a few tips for closing your pool for the winter: Continue reading

Avoid Turning Off Home Buyers With Your Design Choices

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As a realtor in the Durham Region, I show a lot of houses to potential buyers and I have a good understanding of what they want and, more importantly, what they don’t.  If you are thinking it might be time to change the interior design of your home and are considering selling in the near future, this is a must read for you.

There is a lot of inspiration to be found on the popular DIY TV shows and in design magazines.  What you may not realize is that following the very latest trends in design can sometimes backfire when it comes to selling your home.  I recently read a great article on Realtor.com entitled 10 Interior Designs Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers.  This article may help you when it comes to redesigning your home. Continue reading

Tips For Keeping Your Whitby Lawn Greener

green lawnWhitby is the epitome of a community full of pride of ownership. Everywhere you look you see the signs. Well maintained homes, clean driveways, and of course, spectacular lawns. A well manicured and kept lawn can actually contribute to your property value and of course, the overall appeal of the community. Here are some tips for you to have the greenest lawn in all of Durham Region

1) A healthy lawn starts with water but the amount of watering needed depends on the type of soil present. The sandier the soil, the more water required. As a general guideline, your lawn needs about 4 cm of water per week. That breaks down to about 1 hour of watering every 7 days. Watering in the morning produces the best results. Avoid watering your lawn at night as this leaves your lawn exposed to problematic diseases that could undermine all of your hard work. Continue reading

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Spring is in the air and soon there will be a mad rush of people heading to the local nursery spending a lot of money for plants, flowers, top soil, and many other gardening items.  But does landscaping increase the value of your home?  According to a Publication from Virginia Tech, it does! Continue reading

Tips On How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

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First impressions are the most important…  especially to a potential buyer.  They want to walk into your home and have it feel like a place they could make their own.  That is the key to selling your house.  Once you have decided to put your home on the market you have to ensure that it will appeal to as many people as possible and create that warm and inviting feeling that will make people want buy it. Continue reading