A Guide to Countertop Surfaces | Part 1

How do you choose the right countertop surface for your kitchen and other areas of your home? There’s a lot to choose from today and before you dive into a large purchase, check out your options below so you can find the best and right material to use for your home spaces.  Quartz Countertops Known…
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A Guide to Countertop Surfaces | Part 2

Find the best and right material to use for your home spaces in Part 2 of our Guide to Countertop Surfaces. If you missed Part I, you can view here. Tile Countertops Offering a wide range of looks for craftsman-styled homes to contemporary ones, tile is a versatile and attractive, inexpensive countertop material. Tiles come…
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The Joy of Bespoke Stationery for the Holiday Season

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s blog Luxury Defined. Bespoke stationers understand the importance of the personalized, and how the perfect event begins with the perfect invitation—Luxury Defined looks at where to go when only the best stationery will do. When the holiday season comes around and a beautiful invitation or letter…
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How to Reduce Exposure to EMFs in Your Home

Electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure can affect your health if left unchecked and unaddressed. Here are some solutions to minimize exposure, increase your awareness and create a healthier living space. What are EMFs? EMFs or electromagnetic frequencies are essentially electric and magnetic fields that radiate energy. The sun gives out EMFs as do power lines. Many…
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Top Private Schools in Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph

Majority of data provided by Our Kids™. “Every family has a different reason for considering a private school education, but nearly all agree that private schools provide their children with: Smaller classes More structure Preparation for post-secondary studies Enriched and focused academic setting More emphasis on specialties like art, music and athletics Extracurricular activities Many…
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Why The Direction Your Home Faces Matters

When you buy a home, you have many factors to consider from the size of the home to its layout, amenities, neighbourhood, accessibility and more. One aspect you may want to move to the top of that list is home orientation or the direction in which your home faces. Why does the direction your home…
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Pumpkin Patches in Stratford – Kitchener – Guelph

Fall commencing means it is time to enjoy pumpkin flavours, delicious homemade pies, freshly baked farm goods, tractor rides and taking trips to celebrate the change of seasons. There are several pumpkin patches near Stratford, Kitchener and Guelph where you can enjoy delicious local favours with fresh coffee and go on a hay ride, push…
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Tesla Solar Shingles: The Future of Roofs

Current solar panel owners are required to sell their solar energy back to the grid in Canada, entering long-term agreements with solar panel companies that install their equipment. Tesla’s Solar Roof may soon disrupt this, allowing owners control over their own solar shingles. There’s been a flurry of activity around solar energy and electric vehicles in the…
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The Covered Bridges of Canada

Canada had over 1,400 covered bridges in rural areas at the end of the 19th century. Today, there are only 140 that still stand, located primarily in Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island.  Considered an engineering marvel for its time with seven Howe trusses supporting six piers, the Hartland Bridge, the longest covered bridge today…
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Work Life Balance: How to Design a Home Fit for an Artist

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. All artists need somewhere to make their art, where creative urges can be explored and energies expended — these inspiring spaces reside happily within domestic interiors, proving that it is possible to combine home with work successfully. Many of us work from…
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