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Feature Walls

Feature Walls

Looking to add an extra wow factor to your space without having to swap all your furniture or add pricey built-ins? A feature wall (or walls!) may be exactly what you need to inject some life into your room. Below are some ideas ranging from subtle textures to bold big designs that are sure to...

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How to prep your home for exterior painting

How to prep your home for exterior painting

Tis the season where those of us with character homes are looking at our tired and faded cedar shakes, water-stained stucco, peeling and chipped wood siding, and flaking window sills and think: It's time for a refresh! So what should you do to prepare your house for exterior painting? The answer...

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The Advantages of Winter Renovations

The Advantages of Winter Renovations

Still thinking about that renovation? Renovating in the winter has several advantages:   Contractor availability: Winter is the off-season for many contractors, so you may find it easier to schedule and negotiate better rates. Faster project completion: Contractors often have more time to dedicate...

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The 411 on Wallpaper

The 411 on Wallpaper

There is no better way to add a statement, a subtle texture and visual appeal to a room than by adding wallpaper to your walls. With hundreds of thousands of options available to choose from at your fingertips, you know you’ll be able to find the perfect pattern to suit your style. But when it...

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Removing your popcorn ceiling

Removing your popcorn ceiling

At Sustainable Painters, we have been doing a lot of popcorn ceiling removal as of late, and I figured I would write a quick note on the process and potential hazards. If you're wondering whether you have a popcorn ceiling and what exactly I'm referring to, a popcorn ceiling (also known as a...

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Tips when buying your first home

Tips when buying your first home

A list of things to consider when buying your first home (or any home really): I will speak personally and quite candidly here, as I have to admit these tips are based on my own personal experience.. 1. Location, Location, Location:  I always tell my buyers to consider the area first and...

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The current housing market in Winnipeg

The current housing market in Winnipeg

I have been asked to share a bit about the current housing market…  As most people know, the market is HOT when it comes to sales and sale prices. It seems like every home in a desirable area is getting multiple offers and selling for tens of thousands of dollars over asking.   Why is that? Here...

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Meet the Expert: Cam Kroeker, CPA, CA

Meet the Expert: Cam Kroeker, CPA, CA

This week’s Meet the Expert interview features Cam Kroeker, CPA, CA, Senior Manager with Magnus Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. Cam provided some fantastic insight and advice for people with investment properties when it comes to tax time (right around the corner!). Where do I start when...

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