Your Questions Answered – IS IT PRACTICAL TO RENOVATE AN OLDER HOME?

There’s no one simple answer. Every home and homeowner is different in terms of wants, needs, and budgets. If all things were equal and nobody had a budget or any requirements on their time, we could renovate and repair any old home. Sometimes, it’s more situationally efficient and cost effective to tear old homes down and rebuild them. Other times, factors such as heritage pose reasons to restore them. – Bryan Baeumler appears in Season 4 of Home to Win on HGTV Canada.

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Your Questions Answered – What are the benefits of replacing your kitchen cabinet doors?

Replacing the cabinet doors means that you are replacing the door fronts and leaving the existing cabinet box in place. This will give your kitchen a brand new look and feel without going through the process of an entire renovation. Refacing your cabinet doors with thermofoil MDF keeps you on top of the latest color and kitchen design trends, it is also cost effective because you can actually install them yourself, and it’s highly durable. – The Door Maker, www.doormaker.ca

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Your Questions Answered – How can I keep the air in my home clean and comfortable all year round?

The Sharp KC-850U Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA filtration and humidification is a cost-effective, and energy-efficient solution which combines passive and active air filtration, along with humidification, to keep the indoor air clean and comfortable all year round. This medium-sized room air purifier uses sensors to continuously monitor the air quality in your room, adjusting for air purity and optimum humidity level, and will also indicate when filters should be cleaned. The KC-850U also reduces germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, and fungus by using patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology, which disperses positively and negatively charged ions throughout the room to safely break down microorganisms and odors. It is an ideal solution for allergy sufferers, asthmatics, pet owners, and smokers, and when used in humidification mode, can help relieve congestion, cough, and dry and swollen nasal passages. – Sharp, www.sharp.ca

Your Questions Answered – What is the best hot tub that doesn’t cost a lot to own and maintain?

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Finding a spa that is able to be maintained and serviced back to factory specifications on site, just like your fridge, washer and other home appliances can save you thousands on the cost of ownership. Maax Spas’ engineered spas are the world’s first appliance grade spas. No more messy foam insulation and costly off-site repairs. With the world’s first engineered and patented insulation system, called Northern Exposure, and steel frame construction, Maax Spas are a leader in technology and innovation. This system helps to protect your spa from dipping temperatures and power outages. With over 47 different models to choose from there is a hot tub for every home and budget. – RnR Hot Tubs and Spas, www.rnrhottubs.com

Your Questions Answered – I’VE GOT PATCHY HOLES IN MY SOD ON MY LAWN. HOW DO I FIX THIS?

One easy solution to fix holes in sod is to invest in a bag of soil and a bag of grass seed. Take the soil and open up the top. Then, put the whole bag of grass seed into the soil. By mixing them together in the soil bag, you will cultivate seed to soil contact, which is what grass needs to grow. Take this mixture and fill the holes with it, water it well, and in 20 to 25 days, you’ll have new grass. TIP Carson recommends using an 18 kg bag of soil in conjunction with 2 to 5 kg bag of grass seed. – Carson Arthur appears in Season 4 of Home to Win on HGTV Canada.

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Your Questions Answered – Is an HVAC right for you?

There’s something to be said about well thought out, clean installs when it comes to purchasing an HVAC system. Multi zone air conditioning systems with all the coils hidden in the walls, like the one featured above from WattHVAC, are one great way to fight the heat. The equipment is all tested prior to installation to insure it is all working properly, and is installed professionally and with the utmost care. Stay on top of cutting edge technology and keep your family and loved ones cool this summer without extra clutter. – WATT HVAC, www.watthvac.com

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Your Questions Answered – What is the best way to get a small job done that requires a little concrete?

The traditional solution for small projects was Ready Mix Bags but they have a number of disadvantages. You have to transport the heavy bags, there is a dusty mess, mixes can be inconsistent, you may need to rent a mixer, the final product has poor strength (extra strength bags add $6 plus/bag) and there is time and effort lost to mixing and preparing the concrete. Steve’s U-Cart offers the perfect solution, allowing you to pick up small quantities of pre-mixed, high quality ready-mix concrete in a cart that you can haul yourself (delivery is also available). – Steve’s U-Cart, www.u-cart.ca

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