Monthly Archives October 2018

Paint Trends for 2019: Just Breathe

NationalPost.com, Paint Trends for 2019: Just Breathe by Martha Uniacke Breen. October 27, 2018.   The major paint manufacturers have unveiled their picks for colour of the year 2019, and if all the choices could be summed up in one idea, it would be “relaxed.” That’s not to say next year’s palette is neutral or boring; ¬there are jewel tones and an evolution of strong shades, including near-blacks, from past years. But what distinguishes this year’s picks is a general smokiness, a gentling down of colour, and a sense that many of these colours would work together beautifully, even across
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Halloween in Ottawa

  It’s already the end of October! And you know what that means, it’s time to celebrate Halloween with all of the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. If you’re looking for spooky events this weekend check out the Barnyard Halloween at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, or the Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure at the Diefenbunker Museum. Click here for a full list of haunted events!  
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Preparing a safe home for visiting trick-or-treaters

Mike Holmes, National Post online October 19, 2018 Bad walkways or unsafe lighting shouldn’t scare off young Halloween revellers   Expecting a lot of trick-or-treaters this year? Getting your house ready means more than putting out a jack-o’-lantern. Here are some tips to make it safe.   Click here for full article
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Fall Give Away Weekend

  Do you have unwanted CDs, books, DVDs, furniture, small appliances (and more)? Don’t throw them away! Instead, this weekend bring your gently-used items curbside for the Fall Give Away Weekend. Then hit the streets and tour the Ottawa communities in the search for hidden treasures! This is a great way to reduce our waste and help protect the environment.  Click here for the Fall Give Away Weekend guidelines.  
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Why Choose Tile Over Carpet

  If you’re looking to update the flooring in your home, you may want to consider choosing tile over carpet. Not only are there many beautiful options available, but there’s also a host of benefits that come with choosing tile such as: durability, health and low maintenance. Click here for more reason you should consider tile for your home!  
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Mid-Season Home Maintenance

As we slowly approach the winter season, doing some mid-season maintenance on your home will help you stay toasty during the cold months. Not only will this home maintenance checklist help keep you warm, but it will help ensure that your home won’t run into issues in the middle of winter. Click here for the full article.  
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Ottawa: Things To Do October 12th – 14th

  Looking for great events and activities that the whole family can enjoy? This weekend enjoy spook-tacular events like Aces of Terror at the Cannamore Orchard or Haunting Season & Fright Fest over at Saunders Farm. If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet, try out TimeLess or Nature Days at Philippe Lake! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Lighting a Room, Simplified

  The right lighting in a room serves as an important tool in every room, as it can influence your mood, set the tone, and completely change the look. From which rooms need the most light, light layering, to banishing bad lighting and how to fix it. There are many elements to consider when you’re picking out new light fixtures and the proper light bulbs.   Click here for tips and tricks on how lighting a room.  
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