13Sep
Tips on choosing the right colour palette for your home
Design & Decor

Choosing the right colour palette for your home is one of the most important and personal decisions you make when it comes to decorating your home. The colours in a room are not just for aesthetics; they also set the mood and even energy level of the space. Read on for tips on choosing the right colour palette for your home.

Tip 1: Use a Colour Wheel to Determine a Scheme that Fits Your Personality and Lifestyle

Choosing the right colour palette for your homes

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27Aug
Back to school: 5 Ideas for the perfect children’s Study Space
Design & Decor

A special, personalized study space will encourage your child to do their homework and to stay organized. The ideal study space should be well lit, clutter free, and have minimal distractions. But the area should also reflect your child’s style and be a comfort zone to learn, discover, work, and grow.  Consider these five ideas for the perfect children’s study space.

1.Set a Quiet Mood in Study Space by Decorating in Calming Colors

Ideas for the perfect children’s Study Space

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24Aug
five kitchen upgrades for your new home that you should not skimp on
Home Improvement

Homeowners today expect a lot from their kitchens. The kitchen must function not just for preparing food but for paying bills, studying, gathering and entertaining.  In general, today’s kitchen is never too large or too extravagant. And, more importantly, realtors agree that if you invest in your kitchen, you will get your money back when it comes time to sell. See what Falconcrest Homes‘ in-house interior designer Anna Jilon recommends for five kitchen upgrades for your new home that you should not skimp on.

Kitchen upgrades for your new home

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11Aug
5 things to consider before choosing a mortgage
Savvy Buyer

Buying a new home is an exciting and wonderful time. But once the process starts, future homeowners quickly find out that a lot of hard work and planning must come first before the highly anticipated move-in date: saving for the downpayment, the exhausting process of finding the perfect home, and obtaining the best mortgage to fit your financial situation. Unfortunately, in the rush to move into their perfect new home, some future homeowners neglect to investigate the best options for a mortgage and instead take the first one that comes along. A mortgage, however, is a long-term commitment and should be entered into carefully. Otherwise, a homeowner could end up with the wrong loan and potential financial problems. Here are five things to consider before choosing a mortgage.

Obtain a Copy of Your Current Credit Report

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05Aug
9 Reasons to Choose a New Build Home vs. Resale
Savvy Buyer

New build Home vs. resale

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28Jul
How to throw the best Summer BBQ party
Community & Lifestyle

Summer BBQ parties are a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to gather, grill their favourite meats, sip cool drinks and reconnect. The most important step in throwing a successful BBQ party is planning: for instance, what food and drinks will you serve, how will you decorate, and what entertainment will your guests enjoy.  Here are several suggestions on how to throw the best summer BBQ party of the year.

Make Your BBQ Party a Group Effort by Going Potluck-Style

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24Jul
First Time home buyers: 5 tips to help you save for a down payment
Savvy Buyer

Deciding to buy your first home is an exciting and fun time. But saving for your first downpayment, which is a one-time cash payment you provide at the closing and is typically 20 percent of the home’s cost, can be challenging and intimidating. However, with a little financial homework, time, and commitment the process of saving for your down payment will go smoothly. Below are five tips to help first-time home buyers save for a down payment.

1.Determine What You Can Afford and Plan a Budget for Saving for Your Down Payment

Tips to help save for a downpayment

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13Jul
6 essential Laundry room organizing ideas
Design & Decor

Whether your laundry room serves multi purposes (laundry, utility sink, handyman area, storage space for shoes, coats, and backpacks) or it is just a washer and dryer tucked away in a tiny closet, an organized laundry area is essential for creating an efficient space to do your household chores. One important hint essential to an organized laundry room is that the area should be well lit with task or accent lighting.  Here are six more essential laundry room organizing ideas that will produce a pleasant and efficient household chore space.

Declutter the Laundry Room by Utilizing all the Vertical Space

Laundry Room organizing

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01Jul
Falconcrest Homes’ in-house interior designer Anna Jilon has over 18-years of experience in residential and commercial design.
Community & Lifestyle

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“What I find most rewarding about being an interior designer is working closely with excited new home buyers who are thrilled about all the options and finishing to choose for their home,” stated Anna.

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25Jun
Secrets to Fabulous Landscape Lighting for your Home
Home Improvement

Gorgeous landscape lighting for your home will not only enhance the beauty of your property but also provide safety and security.  And with the right combination of ambient and task lighting, creating a yard that is as beautiful at night as during the day can easily be accomplished.  When deciding where to place landscape lights it is important to keep in mind your views from indoors, the focal points in the yard you want to highlight, safety and security.  Also, creating a sense of depth throughout the landscape will add ambiance and personality to your yard. Here are several secrets to fabulous landscape lighting for your home.

Landscape Lights Should Focus on Several Important Areas

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