Warm weather has finally arrived, Ottawa! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the kids are begging you to take them outside for the afternoon.
Kids are always looking for new ways to play. If you’re running out of creative outdoor ideas for this summer, we’ve got you covered!
Read on to find out how you can spend some quality time outside with your kids.
Decorate the Yard
Decorating the yard is the perfect way to get two things done at once. You get to catch up on some much-needed yard work while still spending quality time with your kids! Try taking the kids outside to help in the garden. Gardening is a fun family activity, and c...
As the weather gets warmer we all know that spring cleaning is imminent. It’s definitely no one’s favourite job, but it must be done. Want to get going on your housework but don’t know where to start?
Try out some of our spring cleaning tips to get your home organized in time to enjoy the summer:
Clean your windows like a pro
To make your life easier, get rid of the paper towels and cloths full of lint and invest in a squeegee, strip applicator (a mop for windows) and sponge.
Clean off dirt using the strip applicator with warm water and only a few drops of soap – the less suds the better – and wipe off, using the squeegee, working your ...
Are you considering upgrading your windows? Are you unsure if it is the right time to make the investment? If your home’s windows are exhibiting any of the following issues, it may be time to take the leap.
One of the first signs that it may be time to replace your windows, is a worsening of performance. Specifically, when the ease of operation begins to lessen, windows can become burdens and safety hazards within your home. If you notice that your windows are sticking shut, or are fogging up between the panels, they are likely ready to be replaced. Additionally, the inability to lock a window exposes your home to threats, such as home intrusion...
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the temperature is rising. That’s right – we’ve made it through another dark, cold winter, and now it’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Most of us spend winter with the blinds shut - leaving our bedrooms to get stuffy, stale and cold. Now that the nice weather has arrived, here are a few ways to freshen up your bedroom and enjoy the full effect of spring!
Install New Windows
As we inch closer to summer, the days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger. Let the natural light shine into your bedroom by installing new, clear windows!
Install a large window (such as a ceili...
Your backyard may be underappreciated in the colder months, but come spring it can be a place for fun and adventure. Take advantage of your backyard with these at-home outdoor activities:
Backyard Movie Night
Pull out your comfiest lawn chairs and coziest blankets for this outdoor activity. Wait for a clear, warm evening and transform your backyard into your very own movie theatre. Getting your hands on a high-quality projector can be costly, and hauling your entire TV system is not the most efficient. Choose a pocket-sized smartphone projector to project a film onto a sheet hung between two trees or onto a blank wall on the back of your home. Make sure that you are s...
You’ve set the goal of reducing your energy bills, updating your home’s aesthetic and increasing its overall value. What is the best way to do this? Replacing your home windows. Don’t fear the stress of entering into the world of home improvements. Take these steps and make your installation as easy as can be:
Window installation can be quite a burden on your daily routine. Reduce the impact by avoiding busy times when it could be overwhelming, pre-arranging absences from work and finding alternative accommodations for while the contractor is there (for yourself, children and pets). Consider blocking out enough time to do the e...
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