Low Cost, High
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Sprucing up your home doesn't need to be a massive project. Small home improvements can pack a punch! Whether it’s a splash of fresh paint, new cabinet hardware or smart lighting, these subtle changes harmonize to produce an impactful upgrade to any home.

Paint: instant space transformation. A fresh coat of paint can create magic, especially if the right colours are applied to the most strategic places. Entryways and hallways are great spots for statement colours that set the tone for your home. Powder rooms are ideal for experimenting with an accent colour or fun wallpaper. Boldly and brightly painted bookshelves and closets can be unlikely windows into your unique style and personality.

Simple and effective lighting system upgrades. This is a game changer because they’re all easy DIY projects that will help you be energy smart. Start by swapping out old bulbs for LEDs – they’re bright and easy on the wallet. App-controlled smart lighting systems let you set schedules and minimize unnecessary use. Don’t forget dimmers to set the right moods. Motion sensor lights are great for lightless closets and pantries. These simple changes won’t only save you money, they’ll also enhance functionality throughout your home.

Update your cabinet hardware. You can seriously jazz up your home by swapping out old, worn-out handles and knobs for hardware that’s in style. Aim for clean lines, simple shapes, and finishes in black, nickel or chrome to give your kitchen or bathroom a fresh feel that matches your personality and decor.

Boost your home’s curb appeal. Give your home an instant facelift. Start with the front door – a fresh coat of paint can work wonders. Throw in some colorful furniture on the porch to add a pop of personality. Light up pathways with solar lanterns for a charming nighttime vibe. And don't forget the lawn – a quick mow and some neat trimming can go a long way. These simple touches can effortlessly boost your curb appeal and make your place feel warm and inviting with little time and money.

Creating a Productive Home Office

As summer winds down and the world returns to work and school, many of you likely continue working remotely, be it full-time or part-time. Designing an effective home office can supercharge your productivity. Here are some tips for success:

Good lighting is a must – natural if possible – to reduce eye strain. Take ergonomics seriously. Make sure your chair is comfortable and supports your spine. Your desk must be set at the proper height for keyboard use.

Keep your workspace clutter-free. Do you really need that huge filing cabinet if you can digitize your files? Is there wall space you can utilize for extra storage?

Aim for both style and function. Just as this space blends your work and home lives, it needs to blend both aesthetics and functionality to create a space where work feels enjoyable and efficient at the same time.

Health & Wellness

Power Up Your Mornings
Fuel your day with these tasty energy-boosting breakfast ideas rich in complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein. Rise, shine, and conquer!

Spinach and egg scramble on toast. Use olive oil instead of butter, skip cheese, and choose lightly-buttered whole-grain bread.

Green smoothie of Greek yogurt, bananas, spinach, and pineapple for the extra sweetness. Add chia seeds for an immunity booster.

Avocado, banana, and kale smoothie. Another version of a green smoothie with vanilla almond milk and honey as the sweeteners.

PB&C berry oatmeal. Simply dust your cooked oatmeal with cocoa powder to your liking, mix in the peanut butter, and add a dollop of maple syrup. Top with your favourite berries.

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