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Refrigerators 101: How to Buy Your Next Fridge

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2014 07:46 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The refrigerator is the heart of your kitchen. And while it’s a big initial investment, the good news is that this sturdy appliance lasts for at least ten to twenty years! In addition, there are a nice variety of refrigerators to choose from based on size, budget, capacity, and energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking to replace your fridge or get one for a new home, these tips will help you purchase the best model for your needs.

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Bed and Bath Essentials for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 11:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it's even more exciting when it’s your first time moving away from home and living on your own. Now that you don’t live with your parents, you can’t always count on them to hold your hand and guide you through every new challenge that awaits you. It's already been a couple weeks into the semester. How do you think you’re holding up? For starters, let’s see if you’ve at least got the basics covered when it comes to your back to school bed and bath essentials.

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Review: Philips Hue Lux and Iris smart lights for your home

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 09:58 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 09:28 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Retrofitting your home’s lighting is perhaps the least invasive form of renovation available to you, and your Wi-Fi network is one of the biggest reasons why. Philips Hue is a family of LED lights that can turn any of 16 million colours, adding more than just hues and shades, but entirely different settings, moods and ambience to any room. While I’ve looked at the Hue Starter Kit, Bloom and LightStrips already, the Iris and Lux are two more unique members to add to the list.

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Dishwashers 101: Top Considerations for Buying A New Dishwasher

by Blogger ‎09-10-2014 08:28 AM - edited ‎11-09-2014 01:50 AM

 

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I've posted articles on Dishwashers before, such as THIS ONE on some very nice Bosch branded washers and THIS more general article on the virtues of portable appliances. Today, however, I examine several key factors to consider when preparing to buy a new dishwasher. As with the purchase of any large household appliance, there are a number of things one ought to consider before buying, but sometimes we get so caught up in the excitement of enhancing our home that we overlook something important and end up later regretting our purchase decision. This blog therefore is dedicated to the hope of not overlooking some key consideration, and thus choosing the best possible appliance the first time around. So read on for a few thoughts on what I consider to be key points to consider when buying a new dishwasher.

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Oven 101: Everything you need to know before buying a new oven

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 04:56 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The oven.  It’s the hearth of the home, and the heart of the kitchen.  It bakes cookies and roasts, and cooks probably the vast majority of your food.  If you’re burning, more than baking, these days or setting off the smoke detector every time you try searing, maybe it’s time to upgrade.  There are a million options as far as ovens go; I’ll take you through some of the newest technology and cool add ons, plus outline the wide range of options available.

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What is N223?

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎09-03-2014 12:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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What is Dyson research project N223? Take a look at what Dyson engineers are working on that will be ready to launch on September 4th, 2014.

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Great Lunch and Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 09:17 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 04:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Great ideas for lunch and snacks for your child going back to preschool

 

Your baby is growing up and going to preschool! Time to get creative by making lunches and snacks your kid will actually want to eat as he or she goes off to play with new friends. Here are a few tips on providing nutritious food that your child won’t toss in the trash.

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How to Find the Perfect Stovetop for your Home

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2014 06:34 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you re-designing your kitchen and thinking about purchasing a new stovetop? Deciding between gas or electric? It’s fair to say that most professional chefs choose a gas stove for their home – but is it right for you? We’ll look into the different types of stovetops and find out the best option for your kitchen.

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He shoots, he scores…oops, I spilled!

by Blogger on ‎07-03-2014 07:46 AM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Soccer fever has taken hold of the world, including Canada. 

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For those not at the big game the next best thing is a seat on the couch, glued to the big screen. Thousands of miles away from the stadium, the goal-scoring celebrations aren’t any less extreme. As the ball flies into the back of the net, ecstasy ensues. He shoots, he scores…oops I spilled!

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Dyson Turns 21: three inventions that never made it

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 11:23 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 09:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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James Dyson launched the world’s first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner 21 years ago after 5,127 prototypes. Dyson engineers thrive on invention, are driven by frustration and achieve remarkable outcomes through perseverance. That said, not everything works out! Dyson recently turned 21 and uncharacteristically, decided to unlock the vault to reveal three of their inventions that didn't make it. 

 

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Review: ZOKU Duo Quick Pop Maker equals instant fun

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 11:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The summer is almost here and nothing goes with kids and summer better than popsicles. On a hot day even I won’t say no to a popsicle.  What I love about popsicles is that you and your kids can make them yourselves. When kids learn that they can make a dessert themselves with little or no help from you, their eyes grow so big as if they learned that Santa Clause is coming early this year. It’s a great bonding opportunity. Folks in New Jersey created the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker which freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Do this sound exciting? It surely does to me, so without further ado, let’s see what this magical machine can conjure.

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How to Prepare for a Major Appliance Delivery

by Blogger on ‎06-06-2014 12:00 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for a major appliance can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many considerations to take into account. How do you remove and disconnect your old appliance? How do you setup and install your new appliance? How do you even know your new appliance is going to fit? Rather than breaking a sweat trying to figure it all out by yourself, let Future Shop do all the work for you! Our professional installers are always happy to give you a hand and make this process as stress-free as possible. To ensure you’re in the know of what our installation services entail and how to prepare for it, here’s a brief guide to show you the way.

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Small Spaces: How to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Bigger

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2014 06:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 09:05 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Whether you use the kitchen frequently or not, there are some basic principles to utilize for a small kitchen. The space has to feel right for you but not feel so constraint. Here are five tips to make your small kitchen feel larger.

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Small Spaces: Decorating Tips for a Small Living Room

by Blogger on ‎05-29-2014 08:27 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 02:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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How to live large in your small living room? It can happen but get out your measuring tape, because the project requires being meticulous to efficiently use the space you have.  It’s also very important to find items that are multi-functional. Here are five tips to help decorate your small living space.

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Portable Appliances Save Space: Dishwashers, Wash Machines, & Air Conditioners

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2014 03:34 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 11:08 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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A significant portion of our day to day lives is spent using household appliances of one kind or another, and many of these appliances are BIG! So what are those of us to do whose homes are microscopic (like many modern condos)? Or the lucky few with RVs or mobile homes to enjoy (certainly not me!)? For these folks, some of the most necessary home appliances are far too big and clunky to be convenient. Thankfully there are portable versions of these everyday appliances that can easily make our lives just a little less cluttered and a whole lot better. That's why in this Blog I examine three portable appliances that are great for those that live (or play) in smallish accommodations. So, if you'd like to see just how well these movable machines can work for you, click through and read all about it. 

 

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