The Best Houseplants for Low Light Spaces

Apartment and condo life is really special, but it does require an adjustment period for most people. Smaller spaces, lower ceilings, and, in some cases, poorer access to natural sunlight can mean renters and owners need to get creative about how they decorate, especially when it comes to living plants. If you’re short on window […]

How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

If you live in a small apartment or condo, or just a small home in Ottawa, you know the struggle of dealing with less than optimal living quarters. The good news is that there are tons of easy solutions to make your cozy space look more inviting and spacious. Keep reading for must-try tips for […]

Give Your Fireplace a Makeover for the Holiday Season!

The holiday season is a great time to consider giving your fireplace a makeover. Whether you just moved into your new home in Ottawa or have been in the same home for years, there are things you can do to liven up the focal point of the room and incorporate it with your other holiday […]

Three Easy Tips to Create the Perfect Cozy Kitchen for the Holidays

What’s the best way to convert the kitchen of your new home in Ottawa to a cozy escape, rather than the chaotic frenzy it can easily become during the busy holiday season? These three simple and effective tips are sure to bring festivity and functionality to your kitchen. Perfect your menu planning: Whether you’ve got […]

Prepare Your Home for the Winter

Decorating your home for the winter is fun and exciting, but it can distract you from important winter maintenance. That can lead to some very unfortunate and expensive accidents, so it’s best to enact your maintenance first and decorate after—unless you’ve just bought a fully insulated, new townhome in Ottawa. Just as you dress warmly […]

Holiday Home Design Guide

Dressing up your home or condo for the holidays is always an exciting and engaging process. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start with your ventures. At Phoenix Homes, we specialize in finding people new homes in Ottawa; if you’ve just moved in, don’t be afraid to give us a call about holiday decorating […]

Moving? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Most people will move a few times in their lifetimes. They will move out of an apartment into their first new home, and then again when they retire and buy a condo to downsize into. Other people will move more often, like for a new job, to move into a newly built neighborhood or condo […]

Choosing a Front Door

Although choosing a front door may not seem difficult at first, there are several options that need to be considered. Your front door must not only look attractive but must also be able to withstand the weather and keep your Phoenix home secure. Steel Doors Steel is a popular choice because it can take all […]

Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Architect

There is little that compares to the excitement you get when watching your dream home turn from scribbles on paper into reality. Whether it’s building a brand-new home or watching your old one change before your eyes, homeowners are often taken with delight at this process. What many will know, having been through this process, […]

Five Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

When most homeowners think of increasing the value of their home, they envision expensive outlays, tiresome renovations, and only a little return on investment. What most homeowners don’t realise is that increasing their home’s value is easier than they think and often well worth the added effort. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home […]

How to Choose Wall Colors for Your Home

Choosing a new color scheme for a room isn’t always second nature. It’s easy to look at a photograph of a beautiful room and think to yourself, “I’m going to make that!” only to end up staring blankly at the rainbow of color choices at your local hardware store. This is especially true when buying […]

How to Optimize Your Studio Apartment

Setting up a studio apartment comes with many challenges, all of which require creative solutions. Most studio condos for sale contain one continuous room with no doors (save for a bathroom), making it much harder to achieve the right flow. What they lack in traditional floor plans, they excel at providing more usable, bright, and […]