Upcycling: A Second Life

Some of the most precious inventory that we have has been thrifted or given a second life. After a little extra love and time has been dedicated to restoring décor or art it instantly becomes one of a kind. These additions to a room are what make your home stand out...

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The Ultimate Picture Hanging Kit

The Ultimate Picture Hanging Kit

We hang pictures quite often in our line of work and because of this we have run into a multitude of problems, therefore we now have a multitude of solutions. Through trial and error, and years of experience, we have put together the ultimate kit to hang all sorts of...

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The Art of Hanging Art

The Art of Hanging Art

Art is our favourite way to add feeling to any room. Furnished, decorated and fresh, the room will still fall flat without the support of wall art. It is so personal and regardless of your preference or style, there is a wide selection to choose from with varied types...

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Creating a Warm and Inviting Environment in your Home!

Creating a Warm and Inviting Environment in your Home!

Now more than ever it is so important to have a quiet space in your home that invokes a sense of calm and tranquility. A place that will turn off all of the outside noise. There are many ways that you can achieve this! It's all about layering in items into your space...

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Natural Solutions to Clean your Home.

Natural Solutions to Clean your Home.

While we realize that COVID-19 is having a profound influence on our day to day lives, and moreover our society is working diligently on trying to find solutions to safeguard themselves and their families at this crucial time. In our research however, we did notice...

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Great House/Bad View?

Great House/Bad View?

Do you have an amazing house but your view is killing your properties appeal? We feel you pain and so want to share with your our top suggestions to help you in your Resale game! After all, how many times have you driven by a house that is next to a bunch of Hydro...

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Home Buyers; Their Emotional Response to Your House.

Home Buyers; Their Emotional Response to Your House.

Most of us understand that selling a house requires a lot of attention to detail. We want to ensure that we have ticked all of the important boxes such as; cleaning, paint, general repairs or upgrades, good curb appeal, and a strong marketing campaign. However, some...

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Emergency Kit for your Guests

Emergency Kit for your Guests

Have you ever visited someone and low and behold you forgot something that you know is fundamental to the day to day lifestyle needs that you require and now you have to go out and purchase that thing! How frustrating right! With that in mind, and as an attentive...

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10 Space Saver Kitchen Storage Solutions

10 Space Saver Kitchen Storage Solutions

The options are almost overwhelming when it comes to storage solutions for your kitchen. With that in mind, we have compiled a variety options for you that are our personal favorites for your everyday needs. Finding solutions that not only make your life easier, but...

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10 Tips on Hosting your Guests

10 Tips on Hosting your Guests

We've all travelled and spent time at the home of a family member or friend, and while we want to have an enjoyable stay, we also want to be the type of guest that our family and friends want to invite back. So, if you are planning on having a house guest for any...

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Top 8 DIY Quick Tips to Ready your House for Sale.

Top 8 DIY Quick Tips to Ready your House for Sale.

We would like to share with you our 8 easy quick fixes that many homeowners can do 'on their own' to improve their properties appeal. These are simple yet effective strategies, and trust me, although they seem trivial and small in comparison to say a kitchen or...

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Why Neutral’s are the Perfect Staging ‘Go To’ Colours

Why Neutral’s are the Perfect Staging ‘Go To’ Colours

When I am in a Staging Consultation, many of my clients ask me why I choose Grey's or neutral's as my 'Go To' paint colours. The simple answer is that they are the perfect Move in Ready Paint colour. Benjamin Moore - Balboa Mist OC 27 When you look at the Living Room...

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A Practical Guide to Getting Your Home Ready for Sale!

A Practical Guide to Getting Your Home Ready for Sale!

If you have a property you are ready to put on the market, you know that there are going to be some things you are going to need to do, to get your home ready for market. When we complete our Home Ready Consultation with you, we know all to well that our clients can...

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10 Ways to keep your home smelling fresh!

10 Ways to keep your home smelling fresh!

Ever Wonder if your House Smells?  So, i'm confident that someone out there has asked themselves if their house smells fresh or funky, or is it just me! I have pets, so for me the question begs asking from time to time. I happen to have two cats (Gaston and Gracie...

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Does Your Art BORE You? RE Frame It!

Does Your Art BORE You? RE Frame It!

Transform your art piece into a masterpiece! Art work is one of those pinnacle things in any design scheme that can truly pull a room together and can stimulate many a great conversations. It is a KEY player in creating a focal point, adding colour and texture, and it...

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DIY Staging Gone Wrong.

DIY Staging Gone Wrong.

Save your precious time and money and do it right the 'first' time! What is Home Staging? Property Showcasing (or Home Staging as it is commonly known) is; effectively mapping out a design plan. that creates visual guidance for your buyers, with a lifestyle aspect...

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Total Home Welcomes YOU!

Total Home Welcomes YOU!

Welcome to our website! We hope that by visiting us, you will learn a little bit more about us, and see for yourself that we take pride in our work, but also in the level of service we bring to our valued clients. Total Home is your 'One Stop Shop' in caring for your...

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Why Prepare a ‘Scope of Work’ for Your Contractor

Why Prepare a ‘Scope of Work’ for Your Contractor

We want to talk about creating a 'Scope of Work' before you start your search for the right contractor. Its important to give your contractors who are bidding on your project, a detailed scope of work. The reason for this, is, that all contractors have their own idea...

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Window Treatments when Selling Your House

Window Treatments when Selling Your House

Lets talk about window treatments Window treatments in any home are of huge importance. Not only in the overall look of your décor when decorating to live, but also to your buyer when shopping for a home. Window treatments do so much for a space. They layer in warmth,...

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We are an Award Winning Company!

We are an Award Winning Company!

I cannot begin to tell you how truly proud we are to be able to share with our clients are future potential clients that we are an award winning company! We have worked very hard to demonstrate care and consideration with each of our clients and the projects we work...

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Who says Retirement Living Can’t Have Beautiful Design?

Who says Retirement Living Can’t Have Beautiful Design?

Being Grateful Love, Love, Loved this showcasing project! This was the perfect opportunity to challenge my creativity, organization, and time management skills. Not to mention working with the elderly and its staff, which really brings out that compassion and team...

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Every Room in your house is for sale!

Every Room in your house is for sale!

Sell your property with your Target Market Buyer in mind. I love the title of this article... Why? Because it highlights the importance that when selling a property, it is important that no stone be left 'UN-turned' when showcasing your home for sale.  When your buyer...

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Is Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Is Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Staging in the Market Place Something that is becoming a very attractive resource in helping to sell houses quicker and for more money is 'Property Showcasing' or 'Staging' as it is commonly known. More and more vendors are hiring Stagers because it has proven results...

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What’s Behind YOUR Pretty Painted Walls?

What’s Behind YOUR Pretty Painted Walls?

Ahh The Dream Begins So with pen in hand you begin the exciting task of making your detailed wish list, for your dream 'home renovation project'. Its going to be great! Its going to have beautiful bamboo floors, with radiant heat (see info on pairing bamboo flooring...

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Caution Tape on your Closet?

Caution Tape on your Closet?

Wow, There's Lots of Storage! Every single Ohhh and Awww is music to a sellers ears. If you are hearing this when your buyers are touring your house, then you are doing it right! Take pleasure in knowing that your hard work has PAID off! When you feature your closets...

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Choosing the Right Flooring

Choosing the Right Flooring

Overwhelming Options! Ok, so you want to change your floor, or better said at times, you need to change your flooring... so where do you begin. With the endless options of materials and colours available today, how do you decide which is the best product for your...

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Common Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

Common Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

No Pain, No Gain! Most buyers are attracted to 'move in ready' homes, it's like fly to fly paper. After all, the move is already overwhelming, not to mention adding painting, repairs and/or cleaning to the list. You can do several things to prepare your home to be put...

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5 Incredible Ways to Upgrade Your Home Using Paint!

5 Incredible Ways to Upgrade Your Home Using Paint!

It's all in the little things You would be surprised, at how you can update a space buy making some simple and interesting changes that will really surprise you and won't cost you the bank!! Interested....? Ok let's get to the good stuff. Railings Adding a 'new'...

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7 Methods to Clean your Stainless Steel

7 Methods to Clean your Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel A general understanding of it and how it may affect the cleaning of it.  Many stainless steel appliances are not actually made from 'Stainless Steel' but are made from what is called 'catering stainless steel' which starts from stainless steel and then...

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