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How to Remove Rust on Tools

How to Remove Rust on Tools

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Have you been neglecting your tools? If so, you may have noticed rust beginning to form. Unfortunately, rust can lead to corrosion so it is very important to care for your tools properly to ensure their longevity. The good news is that you do not have to throw away your tools if you notice rust. You can easily rehabilitate them by removing rust from the surface as long as they have not begun to corrode (holes in the metal). Follow our easy tips to ensure that your tools are ready to use when you need them.

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Laminate, Quartz or Granite? How to Choose a Countertop.

Laminate, Quartz or Granite? How to Choose a Countertop.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

There are so many different countertop options offered that it can be overwhelming trying to pick which solution will suit you and your family best. So to make your life easier, we have taken the time to list all the things you need to know about the three most popular options - laminate, granite, and quartz - before you make your decision.

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How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

If you have been spending any amount of time staring at the blank spaces on your wall, thinking to yourself, “I should really hang some artwork”, you are in luck. We have a handy-dandy trick for you that will help you safely drill holes into your wall without the use of a stud finder. All you need is a flashlight.

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How to Select White or Grey Paint for the Interior of Your Home

How to Select White or Grey Paint for the Interior of Your Home

Saturday, January 18, 2020

We often have people reaching out to us for our recommendations on what paint colours to use. Therefore, we’ve put together this blog post to help you select the perfect match for the interior of your home. Before we get started, all of the colours we list below are from Benjamin Moore, but feel free to colour match with other companies as all brands have their own version of similar colours.

 

white paint suggestions

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You're Invited: Holiday Family Skate

You're Invited: Holiday Family Skate

Monday, December 16, 2019

We're celebrating the holiday season by hosting a family skate for our community in partnership with Hyland Precast. We hope to see you all there!

 

DATE: Sunday, December 22, 2019
TIME: 
11:45am - 1:15pm
LOCATION: Comox Valley Sports Centre Ice Rink 
3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay, BC 
ADMISSION: 
Donation to our Food Bank 
(non-perishable or cash donation)

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How To Build an Energy Efficient Home

How To Build an Energy Efficient Home

Thursday, October 31, 2019

There are a number of reasons to consider building an energy efficient home, including saving a considerable amount on your heating bill. Whatever the reason for your interest, we've put together a list of the best ways to building an eco-friendly home. To start, the most impactful ways are to invest in heating and smart technologies: 

Heating

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Are You Ready to Make Your Move from Renting to Owning?

Are You Ready to Make Your Move from Renting to Owning?

Thursday, August 8, 2019

If you’re renting, you may dream about owning a home of your own — a place to furnish and decorate as you like, set down roots, entertain friends and family, in a great neighbourhood. But you may be uncertain whether you’re ready to make your move from renting to buying, especially if you haven’t started saving. Fortunately, with today’s low mortgage rates and more flexible down payment requirements, your first home may already be within your reach.

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A Homeowner's Guide to Selecting Flooring

A Homeowner's Guide to Selecting Flooring

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Picking flooring for your new home can be a daunting task. It isn’t just a matter of finding the best-looking product. Many other factors, such as moisture, durability, price and more, go into selecting the perfect flooring for your lifestyle. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things to consider so that you can make the most informed decision when choosing between laminate, hardwood, vinyl, and tile.   

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Bathroom Design 101

Bathroom Design 101

Friday, June 28, 2019

If you're in the middle of a bathroom renovation or are looking to build a new custom home, there are a few things you'll need to know. In this blog post we touch on the difference between a fiberglass and tile shower, and tell you all you need to know about the latest in bathroom design trends. 

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8 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make & How To Avoid Them

8 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make & How To Avoid Them

Friday, May 24, 2019

Becoming a homebuyer and applying for a mortgage can seem overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. To help you feel more confident and prepared for becoming a first-time homeowner, we’ve enlisted the help of John Hudey, RBC mortgage specialist, to put together a list of eight of the most common pitfalls to avoid.

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