Author Archives: Peggy Blair

My new country home – transforming living space!

When I bought my new home, the basement contained a children’s playroom. The lovely thing about the room was that it had huge windows allowing a gorgeous view of the trees and lots of light. I decided immediately that rather … Continue reading

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My new country home – bedrooms!

I had promised to post up pics of the bedrooms in my new home. Now, the previous owner had lovely taste, so this is just really to show how different people can interpret and decorate the same spaces so they … Continue reading

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Staging a rental unit (mine)!

My lovely tenants of three years decided to move back to New Brunswick and moved out yesterday so I decided to spend the day there today doing touch-ups and staging. The transition strips had become pretty worn and there were … Continue reading

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Bathroom renovation finished!

The upstairs bathroom in my new home had one of those acrylic tub surrounds that I really hated. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know that renovating this one was a chore – we had to move venting pipes … Continue reading

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Renovations continue – new lighting!

I move into my new house this week and there is a lot of frenzied activity underway to try to get these renovations finished. One thing I made a lot of changes to were the lighting in this house.  The … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation – day 27!

Normally, I can get a bathroom done within a week or two but as usual, we ran into some glitches. I realized when I went out to look at the tub that the plumbers had put the shower valve in the … Continue reading

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Another bathroom reno! This time – MY house!

I’ve bought a country property and love it BUT I didn’t love the acrylic tub liner in the upstairs bathroom. It was framed in and reminded me of a kid’s stage. Since I haven’t moved in yet, this is an … Continue reading

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Moving to the Country (Part 3) – Well, Water treatment and Septic

Now that I am in the process of moving out to the country from the city, I’ve had to learn a lot about wells, water treatment systems, and septic systems because these properties are not hooked up to municipal water … Continue reading

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Moving to the country? Useful tips Part 2 (Garbage Pick up/Hydro/Propane)

As mentioned in my last post, I’ve bought a property in the country and am having to get up to speed on how to get utilities hooked up, among other things. It’s been a challenge! Hydro. Ottawa Hydro doesn’t extend … Continue reading

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Moving to the country? Useful tips Part 1 (Setting up Email/ internet/TV/Phone)

I just bought a country acreage in Ashton and am busy arranging the details of my move. As someone who has lived in the city in the same house since the early 1990s, there’s a lot to think about when … Continue reading

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