What's New in Bathroom Make Overs?

By: Irene Bilinski

What's New in Bathroom Make Overs?

Tags: Interior Design, Ottawa Real Estate. Ottawa Homes For Sale, Orleans Ontario Homes For Sale, Bathroom Reno's

Bathrooms continue to be one of most often updated rooms in a home. Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is used on a daily basis and a major remodel will often see a high return on investment. These are factors that many homeowners consider when choosing a home improvement project. So what are the latest trends in bathroom design? According to a recent survey conducted by Houzz, a website and on...Read More

7 Tips For Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

By: Irene Bilinski

7 Tips For Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

Tags: Home Safety Tips on holidays, Real Estate Ottawa, Homes For Sale Orleans Ontario, Home for sale Ottawa

If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll be packing your bags soon and heading for some much needed fun. Vacations should be stress-free so be sure to take a few measures before you leave to ensure your home is just as you left it when you return. Don't share the details of your trip with friends on Facebook or other social media sites. No sense in letting the world know your home is...Read More

Smart Home Devices You'll Want To Get

By: Irene Bilinski

Smart Home Devices You'll Want To Get

Tags: smart home products, home smart devices, best smart home devices

Smart Plugins Smart home automation newbies might want to start out with using a smart outlet due to their versatility. Smart outlets are great for controlling your lamps, fans, and other appliances — basically, anything that plugs into an outlet.  So it’s no surprise that that a smart outlet is popular with most people. This one is  CommandKit Wireless Smart O...Read More

Detangle The Stress Of Family Ties

By: Irene Bilinski

Detangle The Stress Of Family Ties

Tags: How to reduce stress during the holidays

The holidays are a wonderfu opportunity to spend time with family. But sometimes the pleaure of being with our loved ones comes with a few tangled ties to stress. Here are a few strategies to make sure you experience maximun joy from being with family. Get Rid of Fantasy. If your image of the perfect holiday has Tiny Tim's voice ringing "god bless us, every one!" your great expectat...Read More

Best Christmas Displays In Ottawa

By: Irene Bilinski

Best Christmas Displays In Ottawa

Tags: Christmas lights Ottawa, Ottawa Real Estate

Orleans Taffy Lane, Taffy Lane becomes the place to get that holiday spirit in Ottawa during the month of December. Each house is fully decorated with the most amazing holiday decorations.It sure makes you feel like a kid again. Grab those camera's, this street is Instagram worthy.  The National Gallery of Canada  puts up what is probably the biggest &n...Read More

Tips To Decorating Your Home For The Holidays For Home Sellers

By: Irene Bilinski

Tips To Decorating Your Home For The Holidays For Home Sellers

Tags: Real Estate Ottawa, Home Seller Tips, Decorating Your Home For The Holidays

You don't have to take your home off of the market during the holidays if you use these 10 tips on how to decorate and showcase your home when selling during the holidays. You never know, you might wake up on Christmas and have your wish come true. A sold house. Don't put up those big decorations. You want to keep the floor space free for home buyers to be able to walk around and get a ...Read More

Your Christmas Event List For Ottawa & Area

By: Irene Bilinski

Your Christmas Event List For Ottawa & Area

Tags: Christmas Events Ottawa, Holiday events Ottawa, Homes For Sale Otttawa

Stanley's Christmas Village  Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm  Check their website for dates. Take your family on a horse drawn carriage ride to the Elf Village Don't forget to dress for the weather. You can make reservations online on their website too. Stanley's Christmas Village Alight at Night  At the Upper Canada Village  Check their website for dates You wa...Read More

How Not To Kill Your Indoor Plants

By: Irene Bilinski

How Not To Kill Your Indoor Plants

Tags: Tips for keeping plants alive, real estate agent Ottawa, Real Estate Agent Orleans

The secret to healthy indoor plants is starting then out right in the first place. You can take these 5 tips for indoor plant care and apply them to exisiting plants that look like they are going to die. 1. Choose the pots. Indoor plants need to be potted in containers that have one or more holes in the bottom. If your lovely pot doesn't have 1 hole or more in the bottom then the roots will r...Read More

3 Home Repair Skills You Should Know How To Do

By: Irene Bilinski

3 Home Repair Skills You Should Know How To Do

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes For Sale, Homes For Sale Orleans, ont. Home Maintenance Idea's

Removing Stripped Screws – It's so hard to remove screws that no longer fit into the screwdriver because they are stripped. Use a screw extractor or put some wool over the screw and try taking it out.  Toilets that keep running your water –  This is usually such and easy fix you can do without a plummer. Remove the lid from the top of the tank that's behind the ...Read More

3 Easy Storage #Hacks For Your Garage

By: Irene Bilinski

3 Easy Storage #Hacks For Your Garage

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes For Sale, Homes For Sale Orleans, ont.

Your garage can still hold your car in it if you use some of these easy to do Garage Decluttering tips.  Put up some pegboards on the wall of your garage and you'll be able to hang those garden and snow tools up for easy access. You could put some hooks that are big enough to hold a bike.  (Image: http://structuretech1.com/) Often we have lots of ceiling space that is under utilized...Read More