October 2016

Found 3 blog entries for October 2016.

Unless you're a fastidious home owner, cleaning out your gutters is often one of those chores you forget to do until the first hard downpour of the year. You know you've dropped the ball when your eavestroughs overflow. All those falling leaves land in the gutters and plug up your downspout. Not to mention dead pine needles, debris from crumbling shingles and the odd dead bird.

Keeping your eavestroughs clear of leaves and organic matter will help them last longer. Gutters are less likely to pull away from the edge of the roof or bend and twist from being too full. The clean lines of your eavestrough will also enhance your home's curb appeal.

It's recommended that gutters be cleaned out twice a year. However, you might be getting tired of

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Resale is all about great kitchens so more often than not, it’s worth your time to remodel this family-centric room. But when you’re allocating resources, there are certain areas within the kitchen where you can save a few dollars, and few areas where you should splurge.  Keep the cost of your kitchen renovation on par with the value of your Cochrane home.  You should spend somewhere between 6 and 10% of the value of your home on your kitchen and see a return of around 70%, ballpark.

Also, consider this spending advice:

Kitchen Appliances

You might want the very best in your kitchen with a European hood fan, six-burner gas cooktop and a fridge that dispenses everything.  Unless you’re a professional chef, you can certainly save a few dollars

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You can’t just pick any old brush off the shelf at the store and expect it to do a good job.  Painting is an art and the correct tools are a must if you want your home to look good.

Get the right quality brush

This is the best thing you can do to ensure a good paint job.  Buy the best quality paint brush you can.  You may not think it’ll make that much difference, but a poor quality brush won’t hold an adequate amount of paint.  It will also leave more streaks which means you have to work harder to get a smooth finish.  And cheap paint brushes will lose their bristles.  Ever try to pick a stray hair from your brush off a wet paint surface?  It’s extremely aggravating and will slow you down.  If you are the kind of person who throws out your

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