Colour of the Year!

Benjamin Moore announced its 2017 Colour of the Year, and if you were disappointed by 2016’s plain vanilla pick, Simply White, chances are you’re going to be very pleased with this dramatic departure. The 2017 Colour of the Year? Shadow, a deep, saturated purple. “Allusive and enigmatic, Shadow is a master of ambience. It is a colour…

Why So Drafty?

Air leaks cost us dearly. According to the Energy Star™ program, most people could save about 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs by sealing up air leaks. A surprising number of older homes are riddled with holes in the “building envelope,” which is made up of the outside walls, roof and foundation. These…

Spring Into Action

#1 Aerate your lawn If you’ve never aerated your lawn, Spring is the time to do it! This process involves special equipment that punches holes in your turf, creating air pockets to improve the health of soil and roots. The holes in the lawn will allow for much needed nitrogen from rainfall to enter your soil…

9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Given that most people spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, air quality matters. Furnishings, upholstery, synthetic building materials, and cleaning products in homes and offices can emit a variety of toxic compounds, like formaldehyde for example. Indoor air pollution can also be caused by pollen, bacteria, and mould, because outdoor air contaminants find their way…