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Whitewash a brick fireplace wall House & Home, Adam Sooley Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:21
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall
  • Whitewash a brick fireplace wall

This weekend I decided to take on a personal project in our basement to lighten the room up a bit and to change the style. After watching many different episodes of different home improvement and remodeling shows on I noticed a neat effect that some designers were doing on old outdated brick, whitewashing it.

The far back wall of our basement was a brick fireplace with reddish brick.

03Apr

LED's and the power to save - Part 2

  • LEDs

Last October I replaced 38 #halogen pot lights in our new house with low wattage LED's and got quite a significant decrease in hydro usage (LED's and the power to save part one) but these 38 bulbs did not even account for 50% of the bulbs in the house. Recently Save on #Energy introduced some spring coupons to be applied to different power saving items that you can replace in your house, one of these coupons were $5 off #LED #bulbs, single or multi packs. Canadian Tire had a sale that had the $5 off coupon applied at time of sale for qualifying items.

28Mar

The smart home revolution

  • Smart home

A few months back I purchased a home #security system for our house, but, it was much more than just a security system. It was a whole smart system with the regular security features. The system was purchased from Cannon Security and was installed to a tee with help along the way to help me with all of the new features. Below is a list of the features and items that I added to our system and how they make our house safe, secure, and smart. 

19Sep

Hydro Ottawa and I

  • hydro ottawa

This may seem like a strange post, but if you know me, Hydro Ottawa and I have not had the most trusting and agreeable relationship over the years that I have lived in Ontario.

Back in good ol' 2002 when my now wife and I packed up from Newfoundland and headed West to Ontario for work, we moved into a small one bedroom apartment. We got our utilities and perks installed (hydro, phone, cable, ect...). Then we moved into a house in 2006. Here are some of the issues/problems I have with Hydro Ottawa:

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