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Monthly Archives: August 2016

    Positioning carpets, choosing correct wood for outdoor furniture and other decor tips

    By Barry Evans | August 30, 2016

    Use carpet to bring furniture pieces together How should I place my carpet in the living and dining rooms? Should I have all my furniture on it or outside of it? The wrong-sized rug can make a room look cluttered, too small or unbalanced. Determine the reason for the carpet: Is it to unify the... Read More

    How to Have a Haute Home: Aerin Lauder Shares 7 Decorating Tips

    By Barry Evans | August 25, 2016

    Anyone who knows Aerin Lauder realizes that the businesswoman and Estee Lauder heiress is an authority on good taste. After all, her comprehensive global luxury lifestyle brand, AERIN, includes high-end offerings across the realms of home goods, accessories and, of course, beauty. Now, AERIN’s founder and creative director has launched her first-ever collection of wall coverings, as... Read More

    10 Cheap & Easy Decor Tips For A More Sophisticated Look

    By Barry Evans | August 24, 2016

    It’s that time of year again. Everyone is either heading out of their current apartment or moving into someplace new, all with hopes of getting settled in as soon as humanly possible. And as if all the packing weren’t draining enough, moving costs and other fees can quickly deplete your funds — and energy —... Read More

    Protect your home from opportunistic burglars

    By Barry Evans | August 23, 2016

    For many of us, interior design does not necessarily start with the interior, but the way our home looks from the outside. But have you ever considered what the ‘curb appeal’ of your property says to the uninvited guests? In making our homes appealing from the outside to our friends and family, we might unwittingly... Read More

    A Brand New Home Improvement Resource

    By Barry Evans | August 22, 2016

    We are pleased to announce an exciting new resource for homeowners across the GTA –the Metroland Home Improvement section, powered by eieihome.com! With Canadians spending upwards of $70-billion on home renovations, it’s important to inform those purchasing decisions with good quality information. That’s why Metroland and Canadian home improvement specialistseieihome.com have partnered to provide GTA... Read More

    Lighting Tips to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

    By Barry Evans | August 21, 2016

    Sponsored News – Summer is in full swing, but it’s not too late to plan a relaxing staycation or backyard social gathering while the evenings are warm and clear. To make the most of your family and friends’ time, look around your outdoor space to see if the existing lighting works properly and enhances the... Read More

    Tips for keeping the house safe while you’re away

    By Barry Evans | August 20, 2016

    Oh, those Wildwood days! Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it’s also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday. Of course, that isn’t the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49... Read More

    7 property styling tips to get the best sale

    By Barry Evans | August 19, 2016

    I have to admit that along with a good proportion of people in Australia, I am obsessed with real estate. I spend a large chunk of my time looking at what’s on the market and keeping up to date with what is happening in the world of architecture and design. I love searching Domain to... Read More

    How to restore a carved wooden door

    By Barry Evans | August 17, 2016

    Q: Our house has a beautiful, carved wooden front door. The same bamboo pattern is on both sides. The side facing outdoors has small cracks at the bottom and has become discolored because of rain. How can we restore the door without compromising the carving details? Falls Church A: It should be possible to refinish... Read More

    On vacation? Tips to keep your house safe, secure

    By Barry Evans | August 16, 2016

    Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it’s also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday. Of course, that isn’t the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49 percent of all lightning... Read More

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