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Lofts Quarries https://pixabay.com/en/construction-site-bulldozer-backhoe-2086535/ Building a home from scratch is an exciting opportunity. You get to build your home however you want; complete creative freedom. A great benefit of building your own home is the ability to make it as energy efficient as possible, saving you money in the long term. A great way to build an energy efficient home is to use energy efficient building materials. To give you an idea of the options available to you, check out our article where we’ve listed the top 5 most energy efficient building materials. 1. Recycled Steel Did you know that two…

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Homebuyers and sellers today are constantly on the lookout for more resources on reputable real estate agents, information on local homes and property for sale, and home marketing tactics for sellers. This is why as a real estate agent, you need to fully optimize your website to create the nicest user experience possible for visitors. Doing so will help boost your name recognition in your area and potentially get you more clients. Here are six tips you can use to improve your website right now: 1. Focus On Headlines The headlines of your individual posts are what people will see…

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If you are building a new home or renovating an existing one, you may find the time come where you need to choose a roofing material for your home. In Canada, we have a variety of options to choose from, and sometimes the plethora of options can become overwhelming. Because of this, we have created this list of the pros and cons of the most common shingle varieties around to help you in this potentially difficult decision. One need only look around or ask any professional roofing company in the area, like Professional Roofers, to know that asphalt shingles are…

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Have you taken the time to look around your home lately? If so, are you happy with what you see? For many homeowners, the idea of doing renovations and improvements to their home can be a daunting idea. For starters, there is the time that the home is torn up, in some cases; you might think a bomb struck. There is also the money end of home improvements and renovations. If you are on a tight budget, you may feel like now is not the time to do work around the home, though you know deep down that it surely…

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Windows and doors are gateways into the house, providing light, fresh air, security, and comfort, but unless they’re high quality and energy efficient, they can turn into sources of frustration, discomfort, and high costs. As hydro bills climb and weather becomes more unpredictable, with colder winters and hotter summers, more builders in Kitchener and Waterloo Region are turning to Energy Star products to increase the values of the houses they build. Now that consumers have turned onto the value of energy efficiency, they look for durable, low maintenance, and good-looking casements, awnings, and patio sliding doors that won’t break the…

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Image by Rothlisbegerthomas via Flickr If you are an employer, then it is important that you make sure that the workplace you provide, is up to code. You can easily access all of the information on the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 by visiting the government website. If your flooring is not up to specification, then you may find that you will need to address this as quickly as possible. No matter what type of flooring system you are looking to install, using a checklist can help to make sure that the job is done correctly, and prolong the…

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As the world’s population rises, cities become increasingly crowded, and house prices go up, more and more people are exploring alternative ways of living. In fact, across much of the world, communal living isn’t considered alternative at all, with most people living in extended family groups in villages where caring for one’s neighbors is considered a natural obligation. The Western focus on the nuclear family certainly has its benefits, but it’s not for everyone, and some people find that community living brings a range of benefits – practical, psychological, and spiritual – that make it well worth a try. Types…

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So, after finally making the big choice to renovate the home, there has to be a list of do’s and don’ts which will make the big change run all that much smoother. This shall result in getting a happy ending after all the work is completed. Here are 10 home renovation don’ts that one should heed in order to ensure that things work out as they should. 1 – Don’t forget to plan ahead. All major battles were won by planning ahead. After completion, smiles will only result by making all decisions before the work starts. A quality builder will…

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Purchasing that first home is an exciting event in the lives of most people. After perhaps living in rented properties, the positive feeling which comes from owning a home can make anybody wonder why they never did it earlier! Having that pride of ownership is the major reason why most people long to own their home. It means simply being able to do all those things that can’t be done in other people’s rented places, such as paint the walls that perfect colour, turn up the volume on the TV or music player, attach all kinds of fixtures and decorate the…

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Image by: Heleen van Vliet via flickr If you are looking for ideas to increase the curb appeal of your home, you can search for some tips online. You can check the Better Homes and Gardens website as it has lots of cool ideas. Of course, one of the easiest ways to make a drastic change to your home’s exterior is to add cladding to your home. However, there are lots of different types of cladding available, so it is important to make sure that you choose the best cladding to install for your home. Traditional Wood Cladding For hundreds…