If you are a Toronto-area restaurant owner, you probably have to contend with many creatures including wasps, rats, spiders, millipedes, but the last thing you want is trouble with ants. The majority of ants found in Canada are not combative but according to Health Canada, some are still capable of stinging and no matter what, ants are a danger to the quality standards of your restaurant. Even though ants don’t pose a physical threat necessarily, they are more than happy to eat and contaminate your entire inventory of food (pestcontrolcanada.com). Ant problems can quickly become overwhelming, which can lead to the wrath and ire ofRead More →

Getting a good deal on mortgages is not based on luck, as most people are wont to believe, but on research and hard work. You can end up saving loads of precious pounds by getting a cheap mortgage with terms that suit you perfectly. If you ask your building society or your bank for a cheap mortgage or re-mortgage deal, their limited range would act as a constraint for you. The following are the two options you have. Option I – The Option That Costs Money – In this option, you can go for a broker who would cost around £400/$600. However, for that charge,Read More →

Denver, the Mile High City, is the largest city in Colorado as well as the state capital.  It is frequently rated as one of America’s top ten most friendly places, with a diverse night life, exotic restaurants and plenty of music venues playing everything from jazz to dance music.  Maybe best of all, it is not difficult to leave the urban sprawl behind and get back to nature.  Just take an easy half hour drive and head for the mountains. On the move Planning is essential when preparing to move out of one home and into another, and it is never too soon to startRead More →

Irwin Tools, the world leader of tool manufacturing, is making a contribution for tradesmen such as electricians, welders, and other manual laborers who have made contributions for communities nationwide. We celebrate tradesmen on Friday, September 20; it is a day known as National Tradesmen Day. National Tradesmen Day celebrated the dedicated hard workers in the industry. For every three tradesmen who retire, there’s only one trained person to fill his or her work boots. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one-third of tradesmen are over age 50. A tradesman’s average age is 55. With this in mind, this shows the disinterest in skillRead More →

This summer, two brothers will lead their teams made up of experts to add value to two homes. Brother Vs. Brother is a six-episode show starring identical twins Jonathan and Drew Scott, who will both compete against each other with their own teams for a chance to win $50,000. The show’s judges will be real estate agent and host of HGTV’s Power Broker Mike Aubrey, Kennon Earl (HGTV’s Selling LA), and co-host of HGTV’s Love It or List It Hilary Farr. Brother vs. Brother premieres Sunday, July 21, at 10PM ET/PT. Many of the experts have strengths in various forms of art and home renovation. Some strengthsRead More →

The Craftsman brand, Craftsman Club, a part of the SHOP YOUR WAY Network, Sears Heroes at Home and nonprofit Rebuilding Together are hitting the road this summer to inspire Americans to open their tool box and start working with their hands, all while making a difference in communities across the country. Driving a 36-ft trailer and truck filled with all the necessary tools in tow, the brand will visit dozens of local communities, restoring homes of military veterans, participate in local restoration projects, disaster relief and consumer events throughout the summer.  The Craftsman Make A Difference tour includes the nation’s largest nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together. WithRead More →

    Blog Cabin, a home improvement television series on The DIY Network, is letting their viewers help design a new beach retreat from a 19th century cottage.This July, DIY Network is bringing back DIY Blog Cabin, an interactive home building series, on Monday, July 29, at 9:30 ET. The “Cabin Comforts” sweepstakes focuses on the opportunity for one lucky winner to win a fully-renovated beachfront property. Until May 16th, viewers can vote up to 10 times a day for any additional home features for the three round sweepstakes.      Tool expert and DIY host Chris Grundy presents this amazing six episode series. With DIY remodeling specialists,Read More →

With the Christmas period rapidly approaching, many of you will be delving into your attics to fetch your Christmas trees and decorations.  Whilst you are up there, it may be worth having a look around for any antiques or sports memorabilia, as the market is currently doing very well. If you find anything old and dusty and you’d like more info about it, there is a plethora of useful websites about antiques. This seems to be one of the better ones: http://www.antiques-info.co.uk/ Recently, a tiny, damaged bowl that was bought for only £65 was sold at auction for well over £1.6 million pounds.  The 10Read More →

Those lucky individuals that experience a monetary windfall frequently decide to purchase something quite valuable to enhance their home.  This can be a pricey work of art or perhaps some jewelry for the lady of the house.  While there is nothing wrong with this practice, it may be a little premature if the home still lacks a good burglar alarm system.  Without such a system, a house or condominium will remain vulnerable to break-ins, which can lead not only to the loss of both luxury items and home electronics, but also to physical and mental suffering by members of the family. Why a home alarmRead More →

Downtown Miami’s Paramount Bay has been selected as the grand prize for whomever wins the  2012 Giveaway. The successful person will receive the 20th floor deluxe condominium with state-of-the-art kitchen, a master bedroom with a shower adjacent to the bed, a guest bedroom, and a spacious living room area with a great view of the Floridian surroundings. The mastermind behind the art-filled and colorful residence is designer Lindsay Pumpa. Pumpa placed geometric-patterned pillows on the master bed and white flower arrangements that give off a relaxing tone in the home. Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn gave a tour of the illustrious floor of Paramount Bay. Read More →

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