18Apr
Designer Secrets to a Perfectly Styled Living Room
Design & Decor

We all have that one thing in our living room that bothers us. Maybe it is excessive amounts of trinkets with nowhere to put them, or maybe it is the layout of the furnishings, but regardless of what your living room woes may be, it bothers you day in and day out. That is what we are here for! Here are some designer tips on how to create a perfectly styled living room and transform your “woes” into “wows”.

Stylish Storage:

Do you have too many trinkets and books lying around? Today’s trend in the living room is to navigate away from the traditional bookcase and replace it with a stylish shelf with tasteful fabric boxes to hide anything you may not want on display. As an added bonus, you can choose boxes that compliment the colours in the room! Other storage ideas include a tiered coffee table, ottomans, and nesting tables.

Perfectly styled living room

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18Apr
Get Outdoors! Our favourite parks and conservation areas close to Summervale in Bowmanville
In the neighbourhood

Spring is in the air, and the weather is getting warmer, which means it is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer! If you are wondering where to go, here are some of our favourite parks and conservation areas close to Summervale and Bowmanville.

Longworth Park

Situated right in the heart of Bowmanville, this park is perfect for the whole family. The park is a total of 2.02 hectares, and it features a paved walkway, two playgrounds (for different age groups), a baseball diamond, benches, a gazebo, and a splash pad. So whether you are looking to go for a nice walk, or spend an entire day with the family, this park is perfect for whatever your plans may be!

 favourite parks and conservation areas in Bowmanville

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10Apr
Must Have Kitchen Upgrades for Your New Home
Design & Decor

Are you bored of your same old, everyday kitchen? Maybe you are feeling like it is time for an upgrade. Lucky for you, we asked our interior designer, Anna Jilon about some of the current kitchen trends and upgrades that are popular today.

Kitchen upgrades for your new home

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03Apr
The History of Woodbridge, Ontario
Communities

Deep in the heart of Ontario lies a small community rich with history and Canadian heritage. Woodbridge, Ontario was officially established in 1855 when the post office first opened as a result of growing population and industry. The settlement was developed around the Humber River, with perfect conditions for agriculture, which resulted in a thriving farming community.

History of Woodbridge Ontario

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19Mar
Our Favourite Spring Cleaning Apps
Savvy Owner

The sun is out, and the weather is getting warmer! This can only mean one thing: spring is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about your annual clean up! This time, however, instead of worrying about how to get the tidying and cleaning done, let us help you out with a list of some of our favourite spring cleaning apps.

Depending on whether you use an iPhone, or an Android, there are different apps for each type of phone. The following is a list of iPhone apps:

1.Cleaning Checklist

Are you a list person? If you enjoy checking things off a list as you complete them, then this app is for you. Cleaning Checklist allows you to organize your spring cleaning tasks on a per room basis, and check them off as you complete them! The best part about it is as you clean, the app will track the percentage of cleanliness you have completed. The app also features a built in reminder list for items you may need to replenish, such as cleaning supplies. The Huffington Post offers more information on this app.

 Spring Cleaning Apps

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10Mar
Tips to Enhance Your Home Entryway
Design & Decor

The entrance to your home is one of the most important areas of the house, because it is the first room visitors and guests see. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make your entryway the room that everyone will envy:

1.DIY Decor Ideas

Are you one of those creative souls, with a flare for do-it-yourself talent? Revamp your entryway with some of these handy DIY decor ideas to add that extra creative accent to the first room your guests see in your house:

Personalized Frame Gallery:

Tips to enhance your entryway

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02Mar
March Break Activities for the Whole Family in Bowmanville and Area
Communities

March Break: It’s the time of year when the weather is getting warmer, and you and your family are itching to get out and do something together. Lucky for you, there are many activities in Bowmanville and the surrounding area that are fun for people of all ages!

1. Get Outdoors

Getting outdoors at this time of year is an activity the entire family can enjoy. The Long Sault Conservation Area offers over 18KM of trails that feature mountain biking, cross country ski trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. The park is part of the Central Ontario Conservation Authority, is open year round, and is only a 19 minute drive from Bowmanville. For more information, you can visit their website at  http://cloca.ca/con_areas/CAlongsault.php

march break activities in Bowmanville

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24Feb
First time Home buyers! Read this before you start your home buying process
Savvy Buyer

Buying your first home is a major life achievement. Financial planning, along with deciding your needs and desires for a house are essential to ensuring the process of purchasing your first home goes smoothly. If your are considering purchasing your first house, read this before you start the home buying process.

What Type of Home and Neighborhood Best Fits Your Lifestyle

 First new home

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17Feb
The New Home Construction Process Explained by Pat Galati of Falconcrest Homes
Communities

Building a new home is thrilling. It can also be stressful. The more you understand the construction process, the more enjoyable the experience will be. Read on for Pat Galati’s, construction manager with Falconcrest Homes, explanation of the stages of new home construction.

The Stages of New Home Construction

New Home Construction Process

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10Feb
Unconventional Valentines day Activities in Bowmanville and Vaughan!
In the neighbourhood

Every year on February 14 we are faced with another Valentine’s Day. For singles and couples alike, the pressure is on to celebrate this day of passion. The task of showing your love doesn’t have to be cookie cutter. There is more to romance than fancy dinners, roses and chocolates. An adventurous, fun day, possibly outside your comfort zone, can create a special memory. Break away from routine Valentine’s Days with these four unconventional Valentine’s Day activities in Bowmanville and Vaughan.

  1. Volunteer on Valentine’s Day at the Clarington Animal Shelter

Valentines day in Bowmanville and Vaughan

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