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9 Home Gym Ideas to get you started on your next home gym project

Jan 24, 2023
You're building your dream home gym, but need a bit of design inspiration to make the perfect workout space for you. Check out some of these great ideas and get to sweating, from the comfort of your own home.
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Important considerations and design tips for creating your dream home gym

Jan 13, 2023
You've decided to build your dream home gym rather than opting for a gym membership. Before you start construction, make sure you read these important considerations so you build your gym in a logical and convenient space in your home.
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Gym Membership or Home Gym? Reasons to build a gym at home

Jan 04, 2023
Weight loss and healthy living are one of the most common New Year's Resolutions made year after year. If you're debating between creating your own dream home gym or buying a membership, here are some good reasons to think about creating your own health space at home.
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Should I become a plant parent? Why you should learn to garden.

Dec 29, 2022
Statista noted that "in 2020, over $880 million worth of potted plants were sold in Canada" which isn't surprising considering the popularity of both indoor and outdoor gardening has only grown since the start of the pandemic. If you're thinking of jumping on the gardening train but need some convincing, you've come to the right place.
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How to Hack Your Smart Garden

Dec 16, 2022
The Click N Grow is inspired by NASA technology and does all the work for you. Fresh herbs at your fingertips. Learn how to hack it to save you time and money!
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Holiday decorating tips to help you avoid damage to your home

Dec 02, 2022
'Tis the season for holiday decorating. Make sure you don't leave your house looking worse for wear with some of these holiday decorating tips.
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Hiring a Contractor? What to know before you pay a pro

Nov 25, 2022
*Canadian Edition* The last few years has had an emphasis on DIY-ing and working on many of our own personal home projects as we turn our houses into dream homes. Avoid making costly mistakes by knowing what to do yourself, and how to pick the right pro, when you can't.
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Checklist for designing a reading nook or cozy corner

Nov 18, 2022
With winter fast approaching, there's another type of winterizing you can do with your home. Make the indoors your ultimate relaxing space with a reading nook or cozy corner to help you hibernate for the next few months.
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Holiday Baking Tips for the first-time baker

Nov 04, 2022
Some say baking is more of a science than an art. But holiday baking doesn't have to be scary - even if you are a first time baker. From taking things slow to double checking your measurements, there are a lot of easy things you can do to increase your chances for success.
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Preserving Pumpkin: tips to help keep your Halloween Pumpkin fresh

Sep 27, 2022
Want to avoid pumpkin rot this Halloween season? There are a few tricks you can try in your efforts at preserving pumpkin for the big, scary night.
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Sponsor Spotlight: RenovationFind

Sep 19, 2022
Get the scoop on Ottawa Fall Home Show sponsor RenovationFind before you see them at the EY Centre over the September 22-23 weekend.
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DIY Fall Design Trends for Your Front Porch

Sep 12, 2022
Decorating your perfect fall porch does not have to be a hassle! Check out some easy fall decorating tips to make your porch fall ready.
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Looking to Hire a Contractor? What You Should Know

Aug 09, 2022
Home Renovations are a costly undertaking and it's vital to ensure you are protecting yourself and your largest asset when you hire a contractor. Check out some of these considerations before you begin the work.
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What you need to know if you are considering building a pool

Jul 12, 2022
If you're considering building a pool, it's important to understand all of the considerations and implications of that decision for you and your home. Read about what you should know before you build.
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Working at Home: How to Normalize the New Normal

Oct 22, 2021
Some would say the switch to online and work from home was a long time coming, and the COVID-19 pandemic merely kicked it into high gear. Kathy McEwan, founder of Second Set of Hands, an Ottawa-based organization company shares quick and easy home organizing hacks to ensure a peaceful and productive home office environment.
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Are you ready for house plants? The answer is YES!

Oct 20, 2021
House plants don't have to be complicated! In fact, they shouldn't be. Urban Botanist will be at the Ottawa Fall Home Show at the EY Centre, October 28 to 31. Terrell is bringing a selection of plants and other products for purchase and will be leading live demonstrations to teach event guests valuable skills, like pruning, watering, and re-potting.
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The Times They Are A Changin’

Oct 18, 2021
Pandemic fuels changes in how we live and use our homes in a trend OakWood calls 'Your Home is Your Hub'
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Top Décor Trends for Fall

Oct 13, 2021
As the leaves turn and the weather gets colder, cozy, functional spaces are the hot trend for Fall 2021. We checked in with Dala Décor Furniture Store & Custom Design House for their take on Ottawa’s top trends.
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Sponsor Spotlight: RenovationFind

Sep 27, 2021
Get the scoop on Ottawa Fall Home Show sponsor RenovationFind before you see them at the EY Centre over the October 28-31 weekend.
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6 home repairs you can do yourself

Sep 22, 2021
Being a homeowner or renter has its challenges. It seems like every week there’s a new house repair on your fix-it list, and we get it – the prospect of tackling home repairs on your own can seem pretty daunting. But, knowing a few basic home repairs will help keep your household costs lower, and many can be done in just a few simple steps.
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