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Four reasons you should choose laminate flooring

Giving your home a makeover isn’t always easy, or cheap for that matter. One of the main things you need to consider, that often gets overlooked, is the floor.

This should be one of the first things you take care of, mainly because it’s the very foundation of the house and isn’t cheap either! For this reason it is understandable that you expect something to last, be practical and of course look nice. So, why not to think about laminate flooring as one of the options? Here are four reasons why we highly recommend laminate floors.


Choosing a hardwood floor for your home? Here is how


When deciding on new flooring for your home, be sure to look into hardwood floors. They have long been a favourite choice of homeowners, and for good reason. They are a classic choice that never goes out of style while also offering a warm and natural look.

Hardwood flooring is also very durable and can last for years when it is properly cared for. Luckily this is easy to do, but it is still important to find the right kind of hardwood flooring for each space. Different types offer different benefits, so don’t be afraid to do your research and ask a lot of questions when picking it out. There are also a few important considerations to keep in mind when browsing.

Type of Wood Flooring

There are two main types of wood flooring available. The first is solid hardwood. This is a single piece plank that is formed from a wooden log. A groove and tongue is cut into the plank as well in order to allow them to latch together with ease. This is done on both the long and short edges of the plank. Solid wood is available as both prefinished and unfinished planks that come in a variety of sizes.

Plush or Polished: How Does Wood Flooring Measure Up Against Carpetting?

Carpet has been the traditional choice of flooring in the western world for over a hundred years now. Wooden flooring has always been there though, usually underneath the carpet. More and more people are moving back towards having wooden flooring as their flooring of choice. In what ways does wood flooring beat carpet and what benefits can you gain from making the change?


Wooden flooring gives your house a sense of style and elegance that carpet doesn’t. The wood flooring in Toronto seems to be thriving currently and this is mainly due to the increased desire to make a return to having a home that looks elegant. If you feel like your carpeted floor gives off a drab feeling that you can’t ignore then switching to wooden flooring is definitely the move you should make.

Easier to Clean

Convenient Interior Design Tips For A More Comfortable Home

There is absolutely no doubt that you’ll want to make your home as comfortable as possible. Not only should your home be comfortable and relaxing for you and your family, but it should also be also comfortable for your guests.

Your home’s interior design scheme can make a world of difference. If your home is too dark, there is a good chance that it is going to be uncomfortable and bleak for everyone. The good news is that you can make a few minor tweaks to rectify this problem in a hurry. Below, you will discover interior design tips that can help make your home far more relaxing and comfortable.

Switch To Carpeting

You should understand that most guests will remove their shoes before entering your home. They’ll do so to keep your home clean and free of dirt. Unfortunately, a hardwood floor may be cold on your guests’ feet. With that being said, you should switch to a warmer and more comfortable flooring option. Carpet is definitely a good choice. Carpeting feels great on the feet. Plus, it is warmer. In fact, you could sprawl out on a carpeted floor and feel great all the while.

Plenty Of Lighting


Creative Ideas to Brighten up Your Office Space

When we think about brightening up an office space, we tend to think about lighting and splashes of colour. Fair enough. However, as many people find, growing space issues and clutter can turn any place into a stressful mess and become a drab interior. Have you ever noticed how bright your office looks just by clearing surfaces? Whether you work from home or in a corporate environment, there are creative and workable solutions that you can integrate into an office setting.

Colourful Canvas Art


Ok, yes, we are talking about the “splashes of colour” part. Purchasing a canvas print IS a great way to brighten up a drab office instantly. In fact, why stop at one? You could switch a print to a different one every couple of months or sooner. Who says that you have to look at the same picture time after time? Go further! With services that can take your pictures to a new level, you can have custom, lightweight artwork that can work well on your walls. These can be pictures that motivate you to work harder, such as pictures of your children, or a beautiful shot of a desired travel destination. Have a new goal? Switch up your wall art.

NASA Green

6 Surprising Ways To Make Your Home More Comfortable

Your home should be your sanctuary away from the outside world. It should be the place where you can kick back, relax, and release your inhibitions. If your home isn’t providing the comfort you need, then you’ll have to make some changes. Here are a few small things you can do to increase the coziness level of your abode.

Regulate Your Home’s Humidity Levels

Most people don’t even consider the humidity level in their home. However, humidity plays a large role in how comfortable you feel. Optimally, humidity levels should be between 40 and 60 percent. Any higher, and your home will feel overheated. Being below that range makes it seem too cold.

One way to regulate your home’s humidity level is to have a whole-home dehumidifier installed. You can also add in ventilation in moist rooms like bathrooms or kitchens.

Pick New Colors

Work Smarter: 12 Modern Desks Reinvent the Standard Office Surface

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

The typical desk design has remained the same for centuries, but we need these surfaces to do more – like incorporate our gadgets, offer privacy in loud offices, fit into our homes, fold up to take on the go or offer proper space for our cat overlords. Maybe even all of these things at once.  These designs are more than just a flat slab on legs, adapting to 21st century standards in all sorts of different ways.

Turia Table by Maxime Mellot Incorporates Nature

Storefront 'Souvenirs'

Yesterday I stopped by the Storefront for Art and Architecture to check out Souvenirs: New New York Icons, which is on display until November 18. The most noticeable aspect of the exhibition design is the transformation of Steven Holl and Vito Acconci's iconic facade by MOS Architects. They cut into the hinged panels and inserted small windows whose surfaces are fairly clear at an angle but are mirror-like head-on. In other words, they created canvases for selfies (no, I didn't take one).


7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

The standard solutions for the kitchen cleaning can be very boring and can even prove to be less effective than some alternative ones. We at the House cleaners – Helpling summed up some of the unusual ways to clean your kitchen. These awesome tricks are not only very efficient and useful, but you will also feel like a scientist doing experiments in his lab. Above all, you will have fun and experience the kitchen like you’ve never done before. Here they are, the 7 kitchen cleaning tricks that really work!

  1. Remove oily, dusty kitchen grime

When you combine cooking oil with dust, you get a cleaning nightmare that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen. The solution isn’t distant at all – grab a microfiber cloth, dip it into in very hot water and remove the dirt. Make sure you constantly dip the cloth into the hot water, since the heat of the water softens the burnt oil – and you won’t have a problem returning the shine to your kitchen surfaces.

  1. Get the dirt out of your kitchen crevices

The Key Elements of a Perfect Master Bathroom

It may seem beyond your reach right now, but creating the perfect master bathroom is something you can definitely have if you put your mind to it. And in fact, it only requires a few must have features to make your master bath ideal for just about everyone in your family.

Doing a beautiful master bathroom is usually done when you buy your own house and want to do something special for your family. If you are, however, undertaking this for your house you are planning to rent to another family, you may want to monitor if they are subletting it and potentially risking the remodeling you just invested in.

If you’ve been dreaming about revamping your master bathroom for a while, we’d like to tell you about a number of incredible features that we feel should make your ultimate wish list.

Hidden Storage Spaces

For some reason, we never seem to have enough storage space in our bathroom. We always need additional room to put things like towels, toilet paper, additional bars of soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, and anything else that you might need to store in this room.