Category: House & Home
|February 10, 2017||Filled under House & Home||
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
When: February 17-20, 2017
Cost: Adults – $15, Seniors (65+) – $13, Youth (13-17) – $13, Children 12 and Under – FREE. Tickets can be purchased at www.gtahomeandrenoshow.com
Details: The 2017 GTA Home & Reno Show will feature some of Canada’s best contractors, designers, and suppliers, who can help you upgrade your property in the smartest ways possible. In its 4th year, the event is the first home show of the year, with more than 28,000 people attending annually, seeking helpful advice, solutions and new products for in and around their homes
More than 300 home experts including W Network’s Game of Homes renowned design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, TV personality and trusted renovation expert Damon Bennett presented by Haven Fire Safety, leading handyman Shawn Monteith, expert interior designer and handcrafter Chris Palmer will be on hand.
To get your home renovation plans off on the right foot, some of our GTA Home & Reno Show experts advised homeowners to thoroughly research and plan ahead before embarking on your home transformation journey.
|November 19, 2016||Filled under House & Home||
With the holidays fast approaching why not make gift buying easy. Home Depot offers some great gift ideas that will be sure to please – even for that person on your list who already has everything.
Milwaukee Heated Jacket
For the handyman that never quits, this heated jacket will ensure he stays warm and protected, even through the harsh Canadian winter. Now with a re-designed look and ToughshellTM Stretch Polyester Material, this jacket is both functional and fashionable, and comes in a variety of styles. $119.88 – $229.88
Sengled Pulse Solo Dimmable Led Light With Bluetooth Speaker
Dancing in the shower has never been so easy. The world’s first LED light with dual speakers in one bulb, twists into any standard light socket and is Bluetooth enabled for seamless control of both light and sound to suit any mood. It’s the perfect gift for the gadget lover on your list. $59.99
Philips Hue Colour Starter Kit
Dim the lights and set the mood. This kit allows you to control your light environment from wherever you are using your smart device. Whether you want to change the colour, tone or brightness in a space, this kit allows you to connect up to 50 Hue LED lightbulbs to a single system and uses as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs. $199.99
|June 2, 2016||Filled under House & Home||
With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away, many Canadians are on the hunt for the perfect gift to wow dad. Whether he’s a tech junkie, handyman, outdoor grill master or a gentleman that likes the finer things, Panasonic and The Home Depot have the gifts to suit any dad’s style. Here are a few of our fav picks.
Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Compact Radio with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
A must-have addition to dad’s tool collection, this compact radio features integrated Bluetooth providing dad with the ultimate versatility to stream audio up to 30 ft. away as well as an on-board USB port to charge smartphone devices. $39.96 at The Home Depot.
NexGrill 5-Burner Gas BBQ with Evolution Infrared Technology in Stainless Steel
For the dad who likes to entertain, look no further than this powerful grill that offers everything necessary to make dad’s next cookout the talk of the block. Perfect for a quick family meal or backyard soiree, its infrared technology system will help in craft-ing the perfect outdoor meal. $699 at The Home Depot.
Noise Cancelling Headphones RP-Hc800K
For the dad who loves to rock, these premium, lightweight headphones offer exceptional noise cancelling performance. Switch off noise cancelling to enjoy clear, immersive sound featuring 40mm neodymium magnet drivers for rich bass and natural treble. Includes detachable in-line mic and control cord for iPhone/iPod/iPad. $199.99 at Panasonic
4K Ultra HD LED TV TC-55CX850
For the dad who likes to be entertained – the 4K UHD stunner with the new Smart Platform designed by Mozilla will grab his attention. Advanced LED Backlight Design produces a wider color range. Firefox OS ensures ease when accessing smart apps and content. Netflix recommended TV. $2499.99 at Panasonic
|May 11, 2016||Filled under House & Home||
Canadians retreat to their backyards to spend time outdoors with family and friends at the first hint of spring. Why not add a touch of Tuscany to your backyard with the new Debbie Travis Collection, exclusively at Sears Canada. Bring the richness of ancient architecture to your outdoor living spaces with innovative, on-trend, comfortable and stylish patio furniture, tableware and accessories.
One lucky Canadian will win the chance to experience Tuscan living firsthand with Sears Canada’s new La Dolce Vita with Debbie Contest. The winner and a guest will travel to a gourmet getaway in Tuscany for a week with Debbie Travis to recharge and indulge in Tuscan style. Each time customers spend $50 or more at Sears and use their registered Sears Club Rewards Card for the four month contest period, they will be automatically entered to win. Customers get a bonus entry if the purchase includes Debbie Travis merchandise. Contest closes at 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2016.
Here are a few highlights from her new collection:
Debbie Travis Rosseau Seven Piece Dining and Conversation Set
Built to withstand the elements, the Rosseau set is made with full weather-proof wicker and has cushions made from Sunbrella fabric and quick dry foam that suit any style. From casual and classic to elegant and modern, it can be transformed by pairing with different fabrics and accessories. Beautiful and versatile, the chairs in the conversation set are built to also work with the dining set. ($2,199.97)
Debbie Travis Dinner Plates and Serving Bowls
Go bold with Debbie’s gorgeous and distinctive European-inspired tableware. Featuring a classic crackle ceramic finish, it’s lightweight, shatterproof and BPA free, making it easy to bring sophistication to your table. Perfect for serving delicious antipasto platters and bruschetta. Buon appetito! ($4.99 – $17.99)
Debbie Travis Reversible Highback, Seat and Accent Cushions
Sun showers don’t have to slow down your outdoor fun. These quick drying cushions feature foam inserts with antimicrobial protection and Sunbrella upholstery that’s UV and fade resistant. Add a pop of fun to your outdoor décor with these highly functional cushions in vibrant colours and chic patterns. ($19.99 – $69.99)
Debbie Travis Medallion Outdoor Rug
Inside or out, this classic rug will give a new splash of style and colour to your decor. With an eye-catching medallion pattern and tough, durable construction you’re going to love this cozy enhancement to your den, family room or patio. Made of durable nylon it is also stain resistant. ($99)
The Debbie Travis Collection of outdoor furniture and tabletop accents is available exclusively at Sears department stores, online at www.sears.ca and through a new “magalogue” which features editorial content and beautiful photography. #DiscoverDebbie
|July 17, 2015||Filled under House & Home||
Did you know that asthma and allergies affect more than 370 million people worldwide and over three million in Canada alone? Now allergy and asthma sufferers can breathe a little easier while they give their homes a fresh coat of paint. Benjamin Moore’s most environmentally friendly paint, Natura, has officially been Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma Society of Canada (ASC).
Natura earned the certification with low odour, zero emissions and zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015 Product of the Year in the interior paint category and being Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver earlier this year, making Natura the most decorated paint by Benjamin Moore.
To achieve a preferred design aesthetic, Natura is available in three finishes: Flat, Eggshell and Semi-Gloss. To locate a nearby Benjamin Moore retailer and learn more about this certification visit www.BenjaminMoore.ca or @BenjaminMooreCA