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(NC) Ready to repaint but not sure how to pick the perfect neutral? Benjamin Moore colour and design expert Sharon Grech shares her top four tips to help you choose the perfect white paint for your space.

Know your exposure.

Overall lighting and the orientation of your room are the most important considerations when choosing paint colours, especially when it comes to selecting the right tint of white. Whether your room faces north, east, south or west, there is a white paint designed to bring out the very best in your space’s natural light.

“If you have a north or east exposure, opt for warmer whites. Look for options with cooler tones to counterbalance south and west exposures, such as Decorator’s White OC-149.”

If you’re in a space with limited natural light such as a basement or small den, consider Chantilly Lace OC-65, a bright designer favourite to bring an added sense of space and light to any room.

Pay attention to the undertone.

When selecting neutral...

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I have listed a property at 17737 95 ST in Edmonton.
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Welcome to this fantastic townhouse in Lago Lindo. Clean and well-maintained, there is nothing to do here but move in and enjoy. Updated light fixtures, tile and hardwood flooring throughout main floor. Tastefully painted and updated modern kitchen with stainless/black appliances, microwave hood fan, double sink, newer countertop, tile backsplash and plenty of counter/cupboard space. The living room is bright and open with classy feature wall and large sliding door opening to the private fenced yard with grass, patio and gate to green space. Upstairs there is plenty of storage and two bedrooms including the inviting, spacious primary bedroom with laminate floors and unique LED light fixture. Upgraded bathroom. Updated vinyl windows throughout. Downstairs is a large laundry/utility room with newer hot water tank, sink and extra storage. More storage under the...
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I have listed a property at Blue Quill.
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Cute & updated condo in a family-friendly complex in Blue Quill. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath top-floor unit has in suite laundry with an updated bathroom and kitchen. Parking right near the door. 5 minutes drive to the Whitemud or Henday; 8 minute bus/20 minute walk to Century Park Transit gets you to where you need to be. Close to shopping, walking trails, and rec center. Condo available now for qualified tenants. Credit score, job letter, references, and proof of renter's insurance required for consideration.
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(NC) Fire can spread rapidly through your home, and the National Fire Protection Association predicts you may only have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once smoke alarms sound.

“We encourage everyone to evaluate their level of preparedness against potential dangers,” says Ashley Gocken of First Alert, a leading fire safety brand. “It’s imperative that people develop and practice a fire escape plan and install, maintain and regularly test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. These are life-saving practices that can make a real difference.”

To ensure you and your family are prepared and protected, follow these steps:

Check your alarms.

Early detection is critical to preventing tragedies. Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in every bedroom and on every level of your house, including the basement. Test them regularly and change the batteries every six months. To eliminate battery replacements for a decade, upgrade to 10-year battery alarms.

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I have listed a property at 615 10503 98 AVE in Edmonton.
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Welcome home to this fantastic condominium in the heart of downtown in trendy Terrace Court. This open-concept unit on the 6th floor is sure to impress. Hardwood flooring through the dining, kitchen and living rooms. 9' ceilings throughout. A spacious kitchen with sit up breakfast bar and plenty of counter and cabinet space. Natural light streams through the west-facing windows in the living room. Space for a full dining room table and chairs. There are two good-sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms here, including a spacious primary bedroom with walk-in closet and 4-piece ensuite. Enjoy more conveniences like in-suite laundry, a covered balcony, gas BBQ hookup and a heated underground parking spot. All of this while conveniently located within walking distance to numerous amenities including shopping, restaurants, LRT, the beautiful Edmonton river valley...
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(NC) This year’s home must-have is an office space that offers flexibility to go seamlessly from video calls to virtual classroom to everything in between. To help you create a workspace that works for you, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three affordable tips to create a stylish office no matter your style or budget.

Choose colours that promote productivity.

Struggling to find focus when working from home? Your wall colour can help promote a sense of calm and concentration to help you through your busiest days. “Tints and shades of green such as Spa AF-435 or Flora AF-470 can help foster a sense of calm and support your productivity,” recommends Grech.

Giving your home office a coat of green paint is a project you can do yourself, and the increased focus and reduction in eye strain will help you work smarter all year long.

Make room for your workspace.

If you don’t have a dedicated home office, you can easily create a place where you...

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I have listed a property at 105 Windermere DR in Spruce Grove.
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Welcome to this beautiful home in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Woodhaven. Just walking up the sidewalk you'll admire the gorgeous front yard. You'll enter into the warm, inviting living room with a unique freestanding gas fireplace, large windows for plenty of natural light and hardwood floors. The upgraded kitchen is bright and spacious with newer counters, backspash, sink and taps and plenty of cabinet storage and counter space and newer stainless steel appliances. Step down into the sunken living/dining room with another fireplace (wood-burning) and patio doors to the wonderful back yard. The spacious deck includes a gas BBQ hookup and newer pergola. Other upgrades include garage roof (2019), new sump pump, new high efficiency furnace, newer kitchen appliances, new washer, added insulation and so much more. Downstairs, the basement is fully...
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(NC) With Canada’s housing market hotter than ever, saving up a down payment can feel impossible. But wise spending and saving decisions can add up over time. Here, Vanessa Bowen, money expert and accountant, offers simple yet effective ways to save for the home you’ve had your eye on.

Ensure you have a good credit score
A better credit score means that you can qualify for lower interest rates and loans that you may require when investing in a future property. Working to improve your overall credit score, such as by avoiding late bill payments, will help make your savings go further as you look towards purchasing the house or condo of your dreams.

Contribute lump-sum payments to your savings
Large annual payments such as a work bonus or your tax return can be added as lump-sum contributions to your savings. Contributing larger sums helps you reach your end-goal more quickly, so remember to save these payments. It’s money you don’t count on in your day to day anyway,...

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