April 2017

Found 4 blog entries for April 2017.

Now that spring has sprung, many people are dusting off the roller and paint brush and giving their home a shiny, new interior coat of paint. However, it's not easy deciding what colour to use or even what colours are in style for 2017. Fret not. We have sourced through mountains of information to bring you five of the hottest spring colours for painting your home this year.  You'll find greens and moody blues are on the forefront for 2017. Hopefully you see a paint colour that you love!

Inchyra Blue (Farrow & Ball)

Part of the moody blue and green group, Inchyra Blue looks fantastic with white and dark wood, while giving off a regal feeling. This aged blue grey is inspired by the dramatic Scottish skies that act as a backdrop for the classic

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Many people who own a home in the Shuswap Lake area use it as a vacation home or rent it out during the summer months to holiday makers. Naturally your vacation home or cabin is a big investment, so it's important to take good care of it and follow some basic maintenance tips for when the home is empty. The last thing you want is to leave it for a few months only to return and find your water pipes are broken and your home is flooded.

1. Shut Off and Drain All Water

This step is essential. And make sure the power is turned off. Turn off the main water valve, then turn on all your taps to drain excess water from the pipes so it doesn't freeze during a deep, cold snap. Also drain your dishwasher and washing machine, as well as the water heater. And

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Looks like a good time to act if you're thinking of selling your home or condo in the Salmon Arm and Okanagan regions.

The latest real estate market statistics report (for March) released by the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (which includes the Shuswap and Salmon Arm areas), show that inventory is very low across the area.

That means it's a seller's market right now. And it's spring, the time of year when many people look to purchase a new home or property.

According to the OMREB, the inventory level is 37% lower than it was at this time last year.

“While sales volumes and other indicators are reflective of this time last year, our market continues to be hampered by a lack of properties for sale,” said Tanis Read, the

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valuable home renovationsMany people ask what are the best renovations they can do in order to not only improve their home's value, but will also allow them to recoup more of the cost. There are many things you can do, but when it comes to bang for the buck, these five do-it-yourself tips will bring the greatest return on the money you spend renovating, according to a new report in Remodeling Magazine.

Add Fibreglass Insulation to the Attic (Costs $1,200-$2,000)

While it's certainly not a sexy renovation, adding fibreglass insulation to the attic will see you recoup 107% of the cost. If you dont' sell your home right away, you'll definitely save a bunch of cash on your monthly heating bill.

Replace the Front Door ($1,500-$2,500)

A super-easy renovation that doesn't

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