We’re finally going to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017! A new chapter in our lives shall begin!
Today, Team Leading Edge shares some ideas on how to max out the fun on your New Year’s Eve party.
PREPARE A STRATEGY FOR THE FOOD & DRINKS
1. Cook your own food!
This will be fun. Cost-wise, experience tells us that restaurant/fast-food prices shoot up on New Year’s Eve. Try choosing a meal that everybody loves but you aren’t able to cook often; lobster + baby back ribs. Yum!
2. Sweet treats should be enjoyable.
Think: Candy, cookie, pastry, ice cream! Prepare something that everybody can munch on all throughout New Year’s Eve.
Conserving energy in a home is a good thing. And people insulate, design, and attempt to make their homes run as efficiently and with as little energy as possible. Recent changes in the Solar Energy industry MAY make the economics of this more practical:
Costs are dropping. (Though they are still significant)
The energy you generate is free
There are still tax benefits in many places
Sometimes adding solar increases a homes value (check with us, we can tell you!)
There are downsides. As there are with with any potential improvement to your home. Below is a handy graphic that explains it. Want more details? Would you like to know how this impacts home values in Edmonton? Give us a call today. We would be happy to discuss it
One of the best things about the real estate industry is that we get to work with a lot of nice people as well help people move. Home inspectors are some of those people, and Dave Watson is (in our estimation) one of those nice people.
Dave has put together some home maintenance tips below in a handy graphic. We hope that you find it useful. Merry Christmas to Dave and the rest of the nice people that we get to work with each day.
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It's the time of the month again where Team Leading Edge features some fascinating tech to make your Edmonton smarter. We love the guys at Product Hunt for letting us know of these amazing trends.
If you missed our previous posts about Smart Home Tech, you can catch up here: MAKE YOUR EDMONTON HOME SMART THIS 2016 + SMART EDMONTON HOMES PART-2
Today, we focus the the tech spotlight on your plants and out of a long list of new tech, we picked 4 that can help improve your home and help make gardening more exciting. Yup! Captain Planet will be very proud of you!
Alright! Let's begin with one of the coolest...
1. AIR BONSAI - This kickstarter project is aimed to make your bonsai float! This is one awesome piece to make your living
Check out these amazing tricks to improve the look of your Edmonton home. These are simple stuff that you can do before the holidays! Ready?
1. INSTALL LENGTHY DRAPES
Place your drapes near the ceiling to provide the illusion of having big windows. It will make a small room look big!
2. DUAL FUNCTION
A great way to maximize space is to place a long table along the wall of your living area. This can then be used as a space for your home office or a bar and even a food counter when you throw parties.
3. UTILIZE THE WALLS
Aside from putting a long table along the wall, you can also install floating shelves in it. You can then change the decorations you place in it, depending on your mood =)