Jobs Around the House: DIY or Hire a Professional?

When you start renovating your home, you’ll probably want to cut costs wherever you feel it’s possible. So, sometimes you’ll want to do some of the home improvements yourself. When it comes to putting up curtain rails or adding a fresh lick of paint to a wall, you’ll be able to do so with no issues at all. However, what about when it gets more complex? Do you still persevere and try to do it yourself, or do you hire a professional contractor? It’s a tough choice. Hiring a contractor can be … [Read more...]

Older Plumbing Obstacles & Solutions

If you are reading this article, then you most likely have an older house that might be unlucky enough to spring a leak in the near future. There is nothing more disheartening to either wake up or come home to an indoor swimming pool you have not paid for or wanted. Even without a major problem, water leaks cost money; According to the EPA, correcting a leaky faucet or other appliances in the home it can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills. Research, Research, and … [Read more...]

Top 3 Tips for Designing a Gorgeous Home

Are you in the process of building a new home? Or are you thinking about redesigning your current home? Coming up with the best design choices isn’t always easy, but when you have the experts on your side you can trust their judgment and take advantage of some of their amazing tips. With that in mind, we’ll now share some of today’s top design tips with you right now. If you follow this advice, you’ll be able to design and decorate your home and make it gorgeous in no time at all. 1. … [Read more...]

3 Clever Interior Design Tricks to Revitalize Your Home

Have you just moved into a new home and plan to spruce up the place? Or have you been living in your home for years and you’re tired of the way it looks so it’s time for a change? There are clever interior design tips that make it easy to revitalize your home without spending an arm or a leg. It’s important to realize sometimes the little things have a big impact. You can make minor changes like adding some paint, putting a new plant in the room, adding a mirror, and much more. The design … [Read more...]

Taking the Stress Out of Moving

Moving can be a very stressful event for all involved. Packing up your entire life and moving to a different location can interrupt your everyday life in a big way. While there will always be stress during a move, there are some ways that you can limit the feeling of being stressed out. Today, we are going to learn some ways to cope with stress so that your next move will be much easier. Hiring the Right Moving Company A great way to feel less stressed during your move is to get some … [Read more...]

How to Take Control of your next Home Renovation

Renovating a home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the field of home improvement. However, you don’t need to be an expert to manage a renovation. Don’t sign control over to a building manager or foreman – it’s your home and should reflect your ambition and creativity. When it’s time to get stuck in with your home renovation, here’s how you can take charge and make sure the whole project goes smoothly. 1. Plan Before you start ringing around for quotes and references, sit … [Read more...]

Safety Tips For Living Alone

There comes a time when you find yourself living alone. You may not have chosen it that way, but it happened, and now you wish to feel safe in your own home. Although it’s nice living alone for many reasons, you should always be alert because incidences happen and safety must be a priority; therefore, see safety tips for living alone and keeping safe on your own. Lock the Doors It sounds silly, but it’s easy to forget when you’re busy. When you enter your home, always lock the doors and … [Read more...]

3 Secrets to Thriving as a Single Senior

An increasing number of senior women are choosing to live alone after a divorce or death of a spouse instead of moving to a senior community or co-habitating. Many women are realizing that they don't need to be in a romantic relationship to be happy and that they are fully capable of thriving as they live alone. Even if you are healthy and independent, though, there are a few strategies you can employ to help make the most of spending your golden years solo. Adapt Your Living Space If … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Home

While we all need to feel special sometimes, it can be difficult when you’re coming home after a hard day to mess, clutter, boring décor, and old accessories. Adding a little luxury to your home can be a great way to help you relax and feel great. When you think glamour and luxury, one of the first things that come to mind might be the expense. But, by adding a few small touches you can add luxury to every room without breaking the bank. Here is a look at how you can do this. Bathroom The … [Read more...]

5 Things Every Injury Victim Should Know

You probably wouldn’t think that slipping and falling on a patch of ice could lead to a serious injury until you personally experience it. Women, in particular, can be quick to shrug off an injury or assume that it’s nothing serious because they don’t want to be left unable to care for themselves. Sometimes injuries heal completely within a few months, but others may cause you medical issues for the remainder of your life. If you have sustained an injury because another party was negligent or … [Read more...]

How To Get Fit For Your Wedding

Are you hoping to be in shape and toned when you walk down the aisle? Here are some tips that will come in handy: Map it out Take five minutes each morning to set your daily eating goals. Map out what you hope to accomplish and make sure that you stick to it. However, if something happens to mess up your well-laid plans, you should not be too hard on yourself. Remember what you are grateful for and try to make up for it next time. If you lose enough weight, you can order a custom … [Read more...]

House Flipping in 2017: Is it Still a Good Business Idea?

House flipping has long been a favorite method of starting out for those looking to build a property portfolio and make reasonably quick profits, sometimes on relatively modest investments. As the housing market crash of 2008 moves further away in the rear-view mirror many budding investors are asking themselves whether house flipping still makes good business sense. In the immediate aftermath of the crisis, cheap property was easy to find. Almost 10 years on, however, and it now requires a … [Read more...]

How to Enhance Your Nursing Career

Nurses are passionate, they are brave, and they work hard every single day to give everything they can to their patients. As a nurse, you are constantly learning, and as times change, we are constantly adapting to new ways to provide care to give the patients the most current and effective care. The more we learn and adapt to these changes, the more we learn about providing the greatest healthcare to others. Perhaps you want to learn more, to enhance the many skills you have already acquired as … [Read more...]

Silver Door Homecare™, serving the GTA

Silver Door Homecare™ is a Canadian-owned Certified Age-Friendly Business® providing premium home health care services in the Greater Toronto Area. With an emphasis on personalized service, Silver Door provides high-quality home care support tailored to the specific needs of its clientele. We are extremely proud to be a top provider of premium health care services. Why become a Silver Door member? Because you will enjoy unique benefits not offered by other home care services. Our members are … [Read more...]

How to find quality care for our elderly loved ones

Image: Marlo Sollito With people living longer and our lives becoming busier, it’s hard to give the elderly women who raised us, such as our mothers and grandmothers, the care that they deserve. Finding someone to be there when we cannot is a minefield, and it’s hard to know what to look for when looking for quality in-home care. Therefore, it’s important to keep these four crucial factors in the front of your mind during your search. Companionship 43% of seniors reportedly said they … [Read more...]

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