Home Improvement Tips

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What to Know About Going SolarCanadian homeowners are increasingly looking into clean energy to power their homes—and solar energy ticks that box as a good solution to save money, increase energy efficiency, and reduce your carbon footprint. Professionals can install panels on a rooftop or on a property to provide an additional source of power to a residence or replace more traditional forms of energy. Here are some things homeowners should know about solar energy in Canada.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

The process of converting sunlight into electricity is called photovoltaics, or PV for short. PV cells make up the main structure of the solar panel. Some light is absorbed when the sun shines on PV cells, creating electrons. These electrons flow through wires and create

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Reduce Your Utility Bill With Energy-Efficient UpgradesWith Alberta utility prices on the rise, most homeowners are looking for ways to keep their energy bills as low as possible. Implementing energy-efficient solutions around your home can reduce your property's energy consumption and lower your monthly fees. But exactly how much less can you expect to pay when you choose from the most popular energy-efficient solutions? Keep reading to find out.

Table of Contents

  • Air Sealing & Upgraded Insulation: Take 15% Off Your Bill
  • Optimize Your HVAC: Take 20% Off Your Bill
  • Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances: Take 22% Off Your Bill
  • Energy-Efficient Small Appliances: Take 40% Off Your Bill
  • So How Much Can You Save on Utilities?
  • Canada Greener Homes Grant: Energy Efficiency Is Within Reach
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How to Design a Home TheatreA home theatre has quickly become a must-have for practically every family. From the simple family room setup to a much more elaborate theatre-seating wonder, today's home theatres aren't just for the wealthy anymore.

The décor of a home theatre will eventually influence how well the room functions as an entertainment space as well as how it shows when the lights are turned on. Creating a functional and beautiful home theatre is easy to do on any budget. Here are some ideas for creating a home theatre for all to enjoy.

Arranging and Furnishing the Theatre Room

Start by arranging the space. Choose an easy-to-clean surface or a dark colour carpet for the flooring, and select a dark colour for the walls and ceiling.

A home theatre would not be

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Best Home Improvements for Gen Z HomebuyersIt would be nice to have a crystal ball that reveals what the next generation of homebuyers might favour. Fortunately, we don't need a magical vision to predict what future shoppers prefer.

While millennials account for the most significant percentage of homebuyers, some post-millennials are already buying their first homes. As a result, we can make strategic decisions about upgrades that appeal to the next cohort of shoppers.

Generation Zers—aka zoomers—were born between 1997 and 2012. Their interests are very similar to millennials. However, this generation has unique characteristics that can help us make intelligent remodelling decisions.

If we consider what zoomers want, we can plan for the things future buyers care about the most. So

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4 Ways to Future Proof Your Condo Building SecurityWhether you’re a property manager, real estate investor, or landlord, you should be considering the best ways to make your property easier to manage and more appealing to tenants.​

In a tenant survey conducted by RentPath, 35% of tenants stated that they were most interested in gated access, and 25% indicated that they were interested in mobile-app access control. Security is a top priority for many of your tenants, which means you should prioritize practical and modern security in your apartment or condo building.

Keep reading to learn about the top four amenities to future-proof the security measures in apartment buildings and condos.​

Top Amenities For Apartment Security

Let’s discuss the top four amenities for apartment security and the

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5 Kitchen Design Trends For Your New KitchenIn the past, kitchens were situated at the very back of a house, where they were out of sight and out of mind. Today, the kitchen can be a focal point of any home, functioning as a place that brings families together at the beginning and end of the day. In fact, the kitchen is key to selling your house. The latest design trends and technological advances create warmth, beauty, and convenience.​

As with most modern designs, you should adopt a style that incorporates essential elements for your new kitchen. Remember that space, function, and durability are just as important as aesthetics and technology. Keep reading to learn about a few popular design choices you might want to consider for your new kitchen.​

New Cabinets: The Ultimate Blend of

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In this age of technology and development, we have left behind the radios, black and white television and even traditional LED TVs. Today we have 4K video technology that can make the screen seem like reality. It is in a class of its own but have you ever considered the sound system that comes with this fantastic piece of technology? What if the audio that you hear with this ultra HD display are the same as those that come with a 1980s console television? That would certainly ruin your mood, right?

Home theater systems have been a tremendous addition to our electronics, and quite frankly, the audio quality is not nearly as astonishing as it is when you use a proper home theater. Older models of home theaters had a lot of wires coming in and out of

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5 Tips for Real Estate Investors to Maximize the Potential New PropertyAt JustinHavre.com, we know that buying a property to sell goes beyond the location or the price tag of the neighbourhood, as there are many key considerations an aspiring real estate investor needs to keep in mind.

One of the most important rules is to always monitor the housing market trends and forecasts in order to spot lucrative opportunities and grab amazing properties at the right time.

That said, when you get your hands on a magnificent property, it’s still not ready to hit the listings, nor you can guarantee the sale. Without further investments into the aesthetics and the functionality of the property, you can’t hope to sell it for a higher price than you got it, and needless to say, you won’t be able to attract the homebuyers you

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Fireplace Maintenance Tips For New HomeownersFireplaces need proper care in order to remain safe to use. If you're a new Copperfield homeowner with a fireplace, there are several things you should know about the care and maintenance of your fireplace. The following tips will help you take care of your chimney and fireplace.

Service Your Fireplace Once Per Year

Fireplaces need to be serviced at least once annually, even if they're rarely used. Small cracks that develop in the flu, deterioration that occurs in the chimney, and even bird nests can make a fireplace unsafe to use. Servicing fireplaces can help catch these problems before they lead to chimney fires, house fires and other problems.

Most homeowners get their fireplace cleaned out and serviced at the same time. The technician

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How to Keep Your HVAC System in Good ConditionHVAC systems need regular maintenance in order to work efficiently and reliably. Often, new Altadore homeowners are unaware of what kind of maintenance their HVAC systems need. If you just recently purchased a home, here's what you need to know about taking care of your HVAC system.

Change the Air Filter

Air filters clean the air that flows through your ducts. The air filter keeps contaminants out of your HVAC system and thus helps keep your HVAC system functioning properly. Air filters need to be replaced approximately every three months when the HVAC system is in use. To replace the filter, remove the filter from its slot near the return air duct, then insert the replacement. If you don't have a replacement air filter, use the old filter to

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