Friday, 4 May 2012

Home Design and Maintenance

Revamping Your Home Décor without spending a King’s ransom:

Paint is the classic makeover potion. Instead of repainting a whole room, just paint one wall in a focal color or paint a contrasting rectangle over a sofa to use as a “gallery” space. You can also paint the insides of bookshelves in an unexpected color or paint your ceiling a lighter version of the wall color.
Update your window dressings. IKEA and other home stores have reams of ready made draperies you can hem to the right size (or leave to puddle on the floor), or you can make your own from sheets or lengths of designer outlet fabric. Hang from an attractive new curtain rod.

Spring Maintenance Tips for Inside the Home:

Try out your air conditioning system. If you wait until the first hot day to check your AC and it doesn't work, you will have a long, hot wait before the repairman can get to it.
Check and clean the clothes dryer vent and stove hood.
If you have a coil-back refrigerator, vacuum the coils at least twice each year. Your refrigerator will run much more efficiently with clean coils.
Remember to inspect/replace your HVAC filter monthly. Clean everything, top to bottom. Use non-toxic soaps for better indoor air quality.

In Canada, RE/MAX continues to be a strong corporate contributor to Children's Miracle Network with $3.7million in 2010. With funds contributed by national sponsors like RE/MAX, affiliated hospitals are able to provide needed medical care and equipment for more than 2.6 million Canadian children each year.

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