Making Room for Holiday Guests

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no Comment.    Dec 15, 2015 | 10:05 am


One of the best things about the holiday season is getting to see all your family and friends, which often means providing accommodations for overnight visitors. Whether they are coming from the opposite side of Ontario or halfway across the world, whether you live in a large multi-room mansion or a small apartment, you want to ensure that your honoured guests are absolutely comfortable throughout the duration of their stay with you. All of us at Norseman Construction & Development want you and your guests to have a pleasant holiday, which is why we have would like to offer our expert advice on how to make room for your holiday guests in your home as well as in your daily routine: Start with preparing their room. If you do not have a designated guest room, rearrange your home office, a child’s playroom or another miscellaneous space so that it can…

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Holiday Decorating: Inside and Out

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no Comment.    Nov 30, 2015 | 11:10 pm


Holiday Decorating It’s that time of the year again! We are less than one month away from Christmas, and although there is still no snow across most of the GTA, the holiday spirit is beginning to emerge once more. And what helps bring out your holiday cheer more than decorating your home both inside and out? There are endless options for holiday decorating, often making one feel lost and unsure of where to begin. If you are facing this dilemma and have trouble deciding on what is best for your home, we hope that the following decorating tips will help you get started:   1. The holidays are nothing without a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! The most common option is a traditional pine or fir tree with a rich palette of red and gold glass ornaments, entwined with a string of colourful lights. Or, you could decorate your tree to…

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Heating Your Home: The Pros and Cons of Different Fireplaces

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no Comment.    Nov 17, 2015 | 10:58 pm


In the distant past, a fireplace was a permanent fixture in every room in the house as the primary source of heat throughout the cold months of the year. Today, fireplace use has migrated mainly to the living room area and its primary purpose is adding elegance and a feeling of antiquity to your home - while also having the secondary purpose of heating your space. If you are a homeowner thinking of installing a fireplace in your new or existing home, it is important to become well-educated about the three common types of fireplaces available today – wood-burning, gas, and electric. To help take the stress out of your selection process, we have compiled a short and simple list of everything you need to know about fireplaces! Wood-Burning Fireplaces [row] [column lg="6" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Pros: A wood-burning fireplace most closely resembles traditional fireplaces, complete with the flickering…

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The Importance of Lighting

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no Comment.    Oct 28, 2015 | 10:46 pm


Types of Lights and their Uses The period between the end of October and early March is a time when you need indoor light for more than one-third of your waking hours – a time when you can truly appreciate the lighting in your home. What you may not realize, however, is that there is so much more to indoor lighting than the illumination it offers! Like any design element, lighting can significantly improve a room’s style and comfort, truly making it your own. Whether you are choosing lights for a brand-new home or hoping to refresh the look of your current home, consider the four main purposes of lighting – functionality, space, accent, and colour management – prior to making the final decision. To assist you with your lighting selections, here is a list of all the common types and their uses: Chandeliers and Pendant Lighting Primary purposes: Space…

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After the Renovation – Choosing the Right Furniture

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no Comment.    Oct 01, 2015 | 10:20 pm


You have recently competed a home improvement project, and now it is time to choose your new furniture and décor to showcase the newly renovated space. Perhaps you have decided to keep a few antiques or items that you are particularly fond of, and you need to find a way to incorporate them into the room where you plan to place them. Thus, you might be asking, “Where do I begin?” To create a beautiful and perfectly harmonious interior design, try some of the following tips and see how easy it is to make a house into a home: [row] [column lg="4" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Choose furniture and décor that matches the architectural style and colour scheme of your home or each individual room. [/column] [column lg="4" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Consider the room’s built-in design elements, such as a fireplace or shelving units. [/column] [column lg="4" md="12" sm="12"…

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