Unique ways to Decorate your Home Around Christmas


Indeed, this is the period to be jolly, and the season to make your house look jolly too! During this time, people rush about, busying themselves with shopping for presents, raiding the grocery store shelves for ingredients needed for the traditional Christmas feast, and of course, and brainstorming over how to make their houses look doubly beautiful.

In decorating your home, you should keep in mind that what you are doing is not only for your family or guests. Above all, it is about you. It is all about how great you would feel when you see that you have succeeded in beautifying your home.

The first thing is to think of a theme. Would I like a Winter Wonderland look? Or would I want it to be like Santa’s Toy Factory? No matter what theme you decide on putting up, it is best to stick to one and work hard in creating it. You would not want your guests to get all confused as to what you are trying to portray, would you?

Next, you should be able to identify what materials you need to decorate your home. Of course, you should start with those that you already have. It will also be off assist if you come up with a budgetary scheme. This way, you would not have to go through the hassle of going over your allotted balance (there are more important things to spend on, you know).

Also, be aware of the space of your house. Yes, be realistic. If your home offers little space, do not crowd it too much with bulky decorations. A medium-sized tree decorated with bows, ribbons, and even crystal ornaments could do well. If your home has more room, do not under-decorate it if there is such a thing. Do not leave bare spaces.

Lastly, make sure to seek help from either from a family member or friend. It is never wrong to ask someone else’s opinion. Who knows? They might help you better your work.

3 Tips to Decorate Your Home For Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone is busy decorating their homes to make it as inviting and exciting as possible. With the wide variety of choices around you may be overwhelmed to decide on the kinds of decorative items to be induced to spice your home décor. After you have prepared the list of the cakes to bake and cookies to make and presents to be purchased and wrapped, you need to be sure you have everything in place to start decorating your home for the upcoming festive season.

Here are three tips you can use right away.

Tip#1: Different Colors
When others are busy with their usual red and green theme, why not include other colors in your décor such as white, blue, yellow and orange for a nice effect. It would add more life and energy to the overall effect. Red and green is mandatory, but it would be nice to add a splash of other colors to enliven things a little.

Tip#2: Lights
Christmas wouldnt be the same without a set of lights to brighten things up. Consider undergoing a christmas light installation on your home. Do not be constrained to the natural lights on the Christmas tree but rather you have to be creative and light up every corner of your home including the patios and backyard. Place strands of colorful lights across your wall, and let a brilliant umbrella of bright light fall from a tree in your lawn.

Tip #3: Candles
The candle can add romance and passion to any space. Place scented candles over the house and along the walkways. This can create a dramatic effect if you are planning to have a lavish Christmas party.

The key to creating an excellent home décor is a sense of adventure and be willing to think outside the box to create a different effect.


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Exterior Home improvement with Landscaping


On Today’s article regarding home improvement we are doing a feature on gardening and how very simple landscaping modifications can improve the value of your home as well over all appearance. Roses add a splash of color to any backyard, but they must be planted and tended to with care. In choosing the type of rose to plant, you must primarily consider what will grow well in your region based on climate and soil quality. Next, you can think about rose characteristics such as shape, size, and color that you find appealing. Once you’ve chosen a good variety of rose, pick an area of your backyard that gets about six hours of sunlight every day, and that has loose soil with plenty of drainage. This means that the ground won’t become over-saturated and also isn’t too dry. The area also shouldn’t be too crowded with the roots of other plants or shrubs.
Once you’ve picked an appropriate variety you need to choose a sunlit location that will provide heat to the plant for a large amount of the day! Plants do not like shade! Next you need to appropriately calculate how much water the plant will receive. Too much water is not a good thing, too little is choking the plant. Next you need to dig an approximately 18 inch by 18 inch hole, which should be large enough for most plants. If you’re planting multiple bushes, dig the holes at least 18 inches apart to give the plants’ roots enough room to grow. Mix the dirt with fertilizer, place the plant in the hole, and back-fill the hole around the plant. The union of the rose buds should sit about two inches below the surface of the dirt to keep the rose plant from being affected by frost. Continue to regularly water, fertilize, and prune the plants, and enjoy the natural beauty of your roses!

Here at Motivated by Theory we like to explore all types of home renovations, home exploration and improvement, if you have an article you would like to share with our team or want our team to write an article on a relevant topic please send it to us. We are a team that is passionate about design, interior design, construction as well as interior modification.

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New Home Purchases In Canada


If you are a new home buyer than this article we have composed may be of use to you. Firstly we come from a background of the real estate market in western Canada. Regardless of the type of home you want: whether a single family or multi-family, townhouse, or a condo, they all have the advantages and disadvantages.

Most of the time the biggest concerns will be associated with location and budget as purchasing a home is most of the time the heaviest weighted investment you will make in your life you should weigh all of your options. A couple questions we always ask individuals is what is it that calls your attention for your ideal house?

You should list down all the features that you prefer the house to have, because it is a huge investment you are making and no errors are allowed.

Consider the amount of mortgage you are going to absorb, 90% of current Canadians purchase homes on a mortgage and selecting the most appropriate model for your lifestyle is important. This includes amortization, payments, interest rates and insurance so please take all of these variables into consideration. This is important because when you are shopping for a home you could potentially choose a home that is higher priced and lenders in some cases will offer you different rates based off of the actual home information. Another thing to keep in mind is you should find out what is the rate of property taxes around where you want to buy the house, how much it will cost to refurnish the house all of these things come into play when your developing a budget. This is to help you know how much to spend as well as how much need to raise and or save in order to actually take the plunge and purchase the home. When looking for a house, it is better to contact a real estate agent. We always recommend pursuing a real estate agent as their job is to generate leads and show them to you, it takes the backwork out of having to constantly search for properties. Some realtors can actually even automate the system and put you on a automatic email list that searches for properties that are relevant to you needs. These variables could be type of residence, cost, neighborhood etc.  The agent will no doubt be of assistance in looking for a house that suits you and your budget. He or she will give you a hand in the negotiation of the house and even getting all the paper work done.

We have attached a couple real estate agencies below that really offer in depth services in the western Canada area, feel free to check them out! Please comment on our blog below, we are always looking for feedback on our articles as well as areas of improvement.




Ontop of the actual brokerages that we have listed above we also recommend all new buyers to check out MLS or http://www.realtor.ca/ this is one of the most advanced search tools for real estate shopping, you can input all of your variable and easily search for content.

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Home Exterior Modifications and Re-Roofing


Being a homeowner means big responsibilities and damage prevention, not up keeping a home can lead to expensive repair costs that are unforeseen. Tell tale signs appear all over the place and in today’s article we will be referencing residential roofs and insulation on your home. Now A couple of major factors as to why you want to really undergo periodic checkups on your household roof is because problems sneak up on homeowners and slowly get worse and worse over time.

Anytime after a hail storm we advise individuals to inspect their roofs for damage, hail can damage roofing shingles, eaves-troughs and other important parts of your roof, in most cases basic homeowners insurance covers these damages that incur and they label them as acts of god, they don’t increase your premium you owe. If you don’t feel like crawling up on-top of your house to inspect your asphalt shingles for damage we recommend calling a roofing contractor that can easily come out and give you a second opinion.

Your roofing contractor will also be able to identify problems like damaged flashing and algae growth, if any of these things start to appear! Your roof is likely in need of repair, Hail is a gateway to problems that will grow almost invisibly underneath your shingles. It is important to keep all aspects of your roof dry and also ensure insulation is always dry.

Be sure to check all of the following aspects of your roof and make sure that things are staying in tip top condition. As stated if you don’t maintain your roof you will run into issues down the road that could potentially be much more costly than dealing with a small problem when it initially occurs.

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