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How to take care of your home this summer

Sunday Jun 20th, 2021

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summer home maintenance checklist

Summertime is here, and regardless of whether you prefer to spend it indoors or out, there are simple maintenance tasks you can do to keep your home in tip-top shape. Clean your air conditioner Air conditioners provide much-needed relief on sweltering summer days, so it’s important to ensure your AC system is prepared to handle the heat. A good time to clean your air conditioner is before using it for the first time each season, as this will help it function properly. Be sure to... [read more]

Smart ways to keep your cottage safe

Friday Jul 5th, 2019

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Cottage in Georgina

Cottages are a haven where you can relax, unwind and recharge — your home away from the city to run off to on weekends and during the summer months. But like your home, there is maintenance required to ensure everything is in proper working order to keep the place beautiful and safe. Electrical safety. Whether it’s an electrical outlet in the boathouse or bathroom, water and electricity don’t mix. To avoid a potential electrical hazard or risk of shock, ensure you have... [read more]

It’s time to update your cottage living

Monday Apr 22nd, 2019

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Cottage in Georgina

Is your summer home in need of a renovation? Modernizing the old family cottage isn’t just about bringing it into the 21st century. Adding a few luxury features, such as a full-piece bathroom or an outdoor kitchenette or bar, will enhance your comfort and enjoyment. But when it comes time to renovate, cottages pose a challenge. For example, many older cottages use outdated plumbing, which may pose a risk of clogging, corrosion and damage from tree roots. Another problem is that the... [read more]

5 easy home updates for summer

Thursday Jun 14th, 2018

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Your home comes alive this time of year, with barbecues, entertaining and long weekend parties. Give it a makeover with these Do It Yourself projects recommended by Health Canada that will make it a cool, comfortable and inviting space for everyone to enjoy. Grow your greenery. If you live in a house, give your green thumb a whirl and plant trees on the south or west side where the sun hits during the hottest part of the day. Tree-shaded spots could be as much as 5ºC cooler than... [read more]

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