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“Spring up” your Home

There are several fast and inexpensive ways to do home improvements that brighten and lighten up your home for spring!

Paint
Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings. Whether you rent or own, painting a family room, kitchen or bedroom adds immediate impact at an affordable price. Aqua blues and spring greens are great colours to take you through spring and summer.

Lighten Up
Everything now should be clean and refreshing, light and tranquil. Choose sheer fabrics, linens, and open weave textiles. Move from ceramic to crystal and glass, and replace dark cushions with heavy fringe or beading with light, simple covers.

Windows and Doors
Spring is a great time to finally replace an old door or unattractive windows. Properly fitted doors and windows with built in screens keep out summer’s heat but let in cool breezes in the evening.

Get Decked Out!
As soon as the weather warms up, Canadians head outside to the barbecue. Now is the time to draw up plans for a deck, or an enlarged patio space. This adds an extra room at a very affordable price!

Home Renovation Tax Credit
The Canadian Government has implemented a tax credit for home renovations. For details Google Canada 2009 Home Renovation Tax Credit.