Winter has arrived earlier than expected here in the GTA. It’s more important now than ever to ensure that your home is ready for the frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and anything the season may bring. Just like how we prepare for winter by changing our car tires, bringing out the winter gear from the basement, and lugging out the shovels from the shed, it’s important to devote time to making sure your home is well-equipped for the season. The busy holiday season is approaching, so your home can sometimes get overlooked. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to take some time out of ...
How to Get Your Home Ready for the Winter
November 13, 2019
7 Popular Residential Architectural Styles and How to Identify Them
August 15, 2019
When buying a new home these days, it’s important to understand the style of design that went into the plan. Many features are borrowed from architectural styles of the past and integrated into present architectural designs. Home styles in North America have changed and shifted dramatically over the course of the past century. The popularity of certain styles reigned supreme in certain parts of Canada and the United States, while not so much in other locations. With so many different building styles, it can be hard to understand and keep track of which characteristics belong to which style. We have ...
Decor Tips to Transform Your Balcony
July 4, 2019
Décor Tips to Transform Your Balcony Small spaces offer big opportunities to get creative with décor. When you welcome the challenge, transforming a small space like a balcony can be a fun and fulfilling project. Balconies should never be overlooked. They are a private and convenient outdoor space with the potential to be developed from a simple patio into an everyday escape. We’ve created a list of some of the best ways to optimize your balcony space so that you can enjoy every endless summer moment. Have Fun with Lighting Lighting is the best way to control the atmosphere in ...
How to Bring Spring into Your Home
April 10, 2019
5 Ways to Bring Spring Indoors There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing signs of spring in the GTA so why not bring some of that freshness indoors? Changing the mood in your home can lift your spirits and put the spring back into your step. You’ll be motivated to elevate the mood and décor of your home with these simple ideas. Here are Spectrum Realty’s top 5 tips on how to bring the sights and scents of spring into your home. Add green – whether you use plants like succulents, ferns, bamboo, or palms or you prefer branches in ...
Year Round Home Maintenance Tips
February 7, 2019
Keeping your home well maintained all year round will not only be more economical, it will keep it in fine working order. It is a good idea to keep this checklist handy so as each season approaches you will be prepared. The tasks involved in maintaining a safe, clutter free home environment is fairly simple and can be completed in no time. Get out of the mindset of depending only on ‘Spring Cleaning’ and make it a habit to maintain your home all year round. Here’s where to start Fall/Winter Hanging Icicles - Remove hanging or loose icicles because it ...
10 Coffee Table Décor Ideas
October 16, 2018
The possibilities are endless! Any coffee table décor, properly planned, can be the focal point of your living room. A sitting room coffee table versus a family coffee room table can be used in many different ways to bring attention to your favourite collectibles, pique interest with a series of books on a treasured hobby, or showcase a collection of plants and flowers. The possibilities are truly endless. Here are ten different ways you can decorate and dress your coffee table. Depending on your décor style, your furniture design and how you wish to use the room, your coffee table ...
Creating a Bedroom Retreat
September 10, 2018
After a long day, who doesn’t want to retreat to a cozy bedroom, read a good book or just put your feet up without any distractions? The bedroom should be an oasis, a place of refuge, a chance to relax and unwind or simply meditate the cares of the day away. The bedroom should be a place where you get your best sleep. Creating a bedroom retreat is easier to do than it sounds. Here are some simple yet proven tips that you can be sure will make your bedroom the first place to get some good R&R. Sweet Dreams ...