Archives for Spring 2018

A list of Ottawa Farmer’s Markets

Who doesn’t love a great Farmer’s Market? Fresh fruit, veggies and baked goods can be found in abundance all over Ottawa. From our urban markets, to rural and even Gatineau, there’s one close by! Click here for the list of Farmer’s Markets.  
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Getting Your Pool Ready for the Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your pool ready, if you haven’t yet! From opening your pool for the season to monthly pool maintenance, you’re covered with this checklist. Click here for the Pool Maintenance Guide.  
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Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale is Happening Tomorrow!

Saturday, May 26 from 8:00 Am – 3:00 PM the Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale will take place. People from across Ottawa (and further) come to the event to enjoy the bargains, great finds and atmosphere. Click here to for more information on the Annual Great Glebe Garage Sale!  
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Things to do in Ottawa this long weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Ottawa has a host of events and activities for you to choose from. With something for everyone, you’re sure to have fun! Click here to discover what’s happening in the capital.   
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Wiring work requires connection with electrical experts

If your home needs electrical work it’s best to call on a professional to get things done. Inspecting and preforming wiring on your own can be quite dangerous. Though bringing in a licensed electrician comes with a bit of a price tag, it will give you peace of mind regarding the safety of you and your home. Click here to learn more.   
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The Best Deck Designs, Layouts & Ideas For Your Backyard

The days for spending time on the deck are finally upon us here in Ottawa! If you’re looking for great design and layout ideas to make your backyard your own personal sanctuary, Lowe’s has great concepts that will suit your needs. Click here for more.  
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8 Fun Mother’s Day Activities in Ottawa

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th and there’s lots to do in the Capital to celebrate how great Mom is! Take her to the Tulip Festival for beautiful sights or to the the House of Targ for arcade games and brunch – whatever Mom likes, there’s something happening in the city that she’ll love. Click here for 8 fun ideas for Mother’s Day in the Capital.  
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May is Bike to Work Month

May is Bike to Work Month in Ottawa, create a healthier and happier commute to work. Sign up and track your bike commutes to work for a chance to win prizes! Click here for more information.  
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Renovation Inspiration for the Floors in your Home

Renovations can be expensive, that’s why finding inexpensive ways to add your design stamp to your home is key. Though there are areas in your home that you shouldn’t pinch pennies (like electrical work and plumbing), there are some projects you can find innovative work-arounds that look expensive. Click here for inexpensive renovation inspiration!  
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is finally here and that means there’s some work to be done to the interior and exterior of your home! Making sure your roof, windows, chimney, foundation and walls are in good condition and haven’t been damaged during the winter season is very important. Click here for Spring Home Maintenance tips.  
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Ottawa PoutineFest Starts this Thursday!

Looking for something fun (and delicious) to do this week? The Ottawa PoutineFest starts Thursday, April 19th and goes until Sunday, April 22nd at Ottawa City Hall. Click here for event information.  
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What to do in a Power Outage

As winter refuses to leave Ottawa, and pelt us with a big ice storm/freezing rain, it has left many without power due to several Hydro poles down in areas across the city. Click here for more information on what to do before, during, and after a power outage.  
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The National Women’s Show Kicks-Off this Weekend

With over 200 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees, the National Women’s Show is sure to be the ultimate girl’s day out! Enjoy the fun features of the event, such as food and wine sampling, celebrity guests, complimentary makeovers, and travel inspiration. Click here for event details.  
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Ottawa home sales jump 12% in March

Ottawa Business Journal Online, April 5th 2018 Ottawa’s residential real estate roared back to life in March with a double-digit increase in sales and an eight-per-cent increase in average house prices, according to the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “Properties that are priced well are selling quickly,” said OREB president Ralph Shaw in a statement, adding that homes are spending an average of 43 days on the market, down from 54 days in March 2017. Ottawa realtors sold 1,660 residential properties last month, up 12.3 per cent from the 1,478 sold during the same period a year earlier, according to OREB
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Design Inspiration to Freshen your Home 2018

If you’re looking to freshen up your home and give it some new life in 2018, look to bright colours and lots of white, bold design choices, and natural textured accents. Many design trends this year are mixing simplicity with bold design elements, and maintaining a modern, but earthy feel. Click here for beautiful design inspiration for your home.  
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Top 5 ways to turn your bathroom into a spa-like retreat

Looking to create a relaxing oasis in your home? What better way to unwind than making a calming sanctuary out of your bathroom. Giving yourself simple luxuries can help decrease stress and provide you with a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. Click here to see the top 5 ways to turn your bathroom into a luxurious spa-like sanctuary.  
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Technology is Evolving to Make Our Homes Smarter Than Ever Before

Technology is always evolving, and that new tech is making homes smarter while making life easier. Homes can be outfitted with seemingly futuristic gadgets such as smart ovens that help you be a better cook, smart mattresses that help you track your sleep, and mirrors that let you virtually try on clothing in the comfort of your own home. Not only incredible tech like that, but smarter lights, smarter security, and smarter basic home functions that can save you money and keep your safer. Click here to see what’s new in the world of smart home technology.  
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Spring is here, bring on the Mudroom!

Though the people of Ottawa are thrilled to see the beginnings of a sleepy Spring take place (and the snow melt), they are less thrilled with the mess it brings into their homes. A well-designed mudroom can help limit the slushy, muddy mess and keep your home cleaner and fresher. Click here for tips on creating a high-functioning mudroom.  
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You Don’t Have to Wait to Start Gardening, Just Take it Indoors

It may be officially Spring, but it’s still fairly cold. You don’t have to wait for it to warm up, or even have the backyard space, to get started on your garden – you can start inside! A great solution to the temperature and space issues, or lacking a green thumb, is starting an indoor Hydroponic Garden. Not only will what you grow be available to you year round and accelerate plant growth, but you don’t need any soil. Click here for more information.  
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