Do you dream of a perfect kitchen, a layout that flows and inspires, gorgeous hardwood floors and beautifully designed rooms that show off our personal style? Many of us hope to achieve a dream home that is beautiful and functional. As you're working towards your goals in home ownership, have you ever thought about how to make your home a "happier" place? Looking past big renovations and costly upgrades, there are dozens of small improvements you can make in your house right now, that … [Read more...] about Is Your Home Happy?
Have you noticed that people are much happier in the summer? Who doesn't love beautiful warm weather, gorgeous sunsets, lazy lake days and campfires with family and friends? If you‘re lucky enough to live in the Barrie area, or are planning a getaway to Barrie, Springwater, Oro, Clearview, or Innisfil this summer here are some events you're not going to want to miss! 17th Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival Saturday, August 24th It’s held in Barrie’s beautiful Heritage Park with … [Read more...] about Things to Do in Barrie in the Summer
Spring is symbolically a time for renewal. With the much anticipated warmer weather and beautiful fresh spring flowers, it's also one of real estates busiest times of the year for home buyers and home sellers alike. We will start seeing an increase in the number of homes hitting the market, as well as home buyers getting ready to search for their perfect home. Here are a few things to consider for a successful and stress-free home search this spring of the Simcoe County and Barrie real … [Read more...] about Spring Market Home Buying Tips for Simcoe County and Barrie Area
The saying goes "If you don't plan it, it won't happen". If you're anything like the vast majority of people, it's easy to get sidetracked by everyday life, family and work responsibilities. We often forget to recharge and carve out time for us to reconnect and enjoy our surroundings. If you're lucky enough to live in cottage country, I've come up with a list of things to do in the Simcoe County area. From enjoying the beautiful vast landscapes in summer to fun family activities in the … [Read more...] about Things to do in Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario is a city on the west shore of Lake Simcoe and is known for its beautiful parks, outdoor trails, ski resorts, gorgeous waterfront, beautiful sandy beaches, and a thriving art and festival scene. Barrie is located geographically within the Simcoe County and is in the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. There are many advantages to moving to Barrie, whether you're starting out with your career, have a business, are raising a family or planning on retiring soon, we … [Read more...] about Moving to Barrie? Read this before you do.
A fireplace is a necessity for areas where the temperature drops lower and the cold gets harsher. It gives us warmth to keep us cozy and comfortable in the four walls of our home. However, it can create a lot of trouble if it is not handled with proper precautionary measures. There are many different options available for fireplaces such as wood, gas, ethanol, and electric. This blog will talk about tips to follow when you have a wood-burning fireplace. 1. Cover with a Screen When using a … [Read more...] about Tips to Follow When You Have a Wood-Burning Fireplace
A lot of people like to change the look of their homes according to the season. Since it is the winter time, this article will discuss winter decoration ideas that will help you in changing the look of your house in Barrie. Here are some great ideas for you to get started: Turn Your Home Into a White Wonderland White is synonymous with winter, so why not decorate your house in that color? Since winter days are dark in our region, it is a good idea to add light to your home, as that can help … [Read more...] about Winter Decoration Ideas
It’s the holiday season, and just like everyone, you must also be looking forward to decorating your house. Hanging holiday lights may seem like a tiring job, but this article will help you in doing so in less than two hours. Remember that the best time to decorate the house is when the weather is not too harsh, so that you can easily stay outdoors and work on the roof. If you want to decorate the lights right before Christmas or New Year’s Day, then you can at least get started with arranging … [Read more...] about Hang Your Decorative Lights Like a Pro
When buying a house or any other property, people usually prefer the advertisements with photos over ones that don’t. The photos give a pretty good idea of a property’s condition and therefore, it saves time as there is no need to visit every place. They can have an idea through the pictures and then visit only the selected properties. This makes a real estate shoot an essential when advertising your property. People usually post random pictures and with the ad, but that does not give a … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Tips to Photograph a Real Estate like a Pro
Whether it is your room or garage, no one likes a cluttered place. Even the smallest corner where things are just thrown about randomly can make the house look unseemly. No one wants that to happen, and therefore, all the needless things land in the garage. Well, the act is pretty justified because it makes cleaning easy, and that stuff stacks up and you ultimately end up with a huge pile. And when you require something from that pile, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s … [Read more...] about 6 Garage Storage and Organizing Tips