Master your mortgage

You just got your hands on the coveted home. The housewarming party was a success, the champagne flowed. While you’re celebrating, a beast was sleeping quietly, coiled up in a corner, with eyes half-open. It appears harmless, but if you don’t show it who the master of the house is immediately, the beast could chew up your budget until you end up bankrupt.

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The beast is the mortgage you contracted. We all know that in too many cases, the mortgage takes control of the owner. Defeated, the owner ends up getting rid of the house with a heavy heart.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), an independent organization that protects homeowners, reminds you that if you want to keep your house for as long as possible, you have to tame your mortgage from the beginning and show it who the master is. Continue reading

Toilet water

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To some people, ecological toilets are a synonym for dry toilets. In searching for an alternative more adapted to our modern lives, I found two models and some great ways to be more ecological.

I found the first model, Eco Toilet Concept by designer Jang Woo-seoka, on buzzecolo.com. The concept literally floored me by combining two utilities, the sink and the toilet. The way it operates is simple: use used water when you wash your hands to fill the toilet tank so you don’t waste our most precious resource: drinking water. It’s a wonder that the concept hasn’t already swept the Canadian market.

There are also models of compact toilets. Some have a macerating pump and an electric flush. With no external tank and using just 4 litres per flush, the toilet offers good opportunities when space or plumbing is a problem.

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Admired by people and critics!

At first glance, it looks like a futuristic boat. Then the entry door jumps out at you. Are we in front of a building? Wow, did you see that giant spider in the foreground? Where are we!

We are in Bilbao, Spain. And we’re in front of a Guggenheim museum. Do we have to specify that it’s dedicated to contemporary art? Like the four other Solomon Guggenheim foundation museums, with the most well-known being the one in New York.

Upon seeing the photo, the more conservative ones among you will say “It’s just twisted metal.” Those who swear by innovation will exclaim “Now that’s true creation!” And they’ll add “Because it’s contemporary art, the average person turns their nose up at it.”

Don’t be fooled! A million tourists pass through the museum doors each year. The building itself attracts just as many tourists, if not more, than the works of are found inside. It’s very popular. The Guggenheim Bilbao is one of the most admired contemporary buildings in the world, by architecture critics and the average person alike.

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Personalize your headboard

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Do you want to put together an original headboard? Let your imagination and creativity run wild to make this future work of art a reality! A personalized touch makes all the difference.

The project design starts with how much you’re willing to invest in terms of time and money. Is it going to be a one-day project or one week? Or is it simply the pleasure of building something with your own hands, regardless of the time it takes. How much are you willing to spend on materials?

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