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]

5 tips to keep your dog safe at the cottage

Thursday May 9th, 2019

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As you get excited to spend time in the great outdoors with your four-legged friend, it’s important to be prepared and keep them healthy. Read on for five basic safety tips. Update your contact information. Make sure your pet’s identification tags list your cottage’s phone number and address. If your dog is microchipped, call the provider to give them your details so they know where to reach you. Leash up. Even if your dog has strong recall at home, they... [read more]

It’s time to update your cottage living

Monday Apr 22nd, 2019

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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 For example, many older cottages use outdated plumbing, which may pose a risk of clogging, corrosion and damage from tree roots.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]

What to know when shopping for an all-season cottage

Thursday May 25th, 2017

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Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to wait for cottage season and could spend all winter on your dock? A four-season cottage is ideal because it is accessible yearlong. “It is no surprise that a growing number of cottage-goers are looking to enjoy these benefits year-round by converting their summer homes into all-season properties or purchasing four-season cottages,” explains Ettore Cardarelli, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. According to... [read more]

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