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Candace Osmond

Contributing Author

Published articles: 8


Candace Osmond is an Award Winning Interior Designer and USA TODAY Bestselling Author from the rocky east coast of Canada. She worked in construction and flipped houses for ten years before becoming a full-time writer, helping others with tips to improve their homes.

Emergency Standby Generator Installation: Everything You Need to Know

Having an emergency source of power is more important today than ever before. Grids are working at max capacity, fuel sources are running low, and the weather is getting more unpredictable. Emergency standby generators are fairly easy to DIY install, and I’ll tell you everything you need to know to do it. What is an …

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How to Build Porch Steps for Composite Decking

I love composite decking. It’s easy to work with, comes in many beautiful colors, and lasts longer than your standard lumber decking. Yes, it can cost more in the long run, but it’s worth every penny, especially when the deck stairs match. If you’re looking to build porch steps for composite decking, you have come …

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Bathroom Renovations Don’t Have to Be Expensive: Tips from a Pro

Bathrooms are one of my favorite rooms in a home to renovate. They’re often small, so there’s not a lot of square footage to drive up the time and cost. However, bathrooms also have some of the most expensive fixtures in the whole house. But you can revamp your bathroom with any budget, and I’ll …

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5 Important Reasons Why You Should Always Strap Your Ceiling

I can’t tell you how many old houses I’ve helped flip over the years that didn’t have their ceilings strapped. It’s an easy step in building or renovating a home, yet many people skip it. According to our study, more than 70% of homes built before the eighties didn’t have their ceilings strapped. I know …

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Gas Oven Won’t Stay On or Heat Up? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

If your gas oven won’t stay on or heat up, it can be frustrating and inconvenient, not to mention super dangerous.  Fortunately, you can take a few simple troubleshooting steps to try and fix the problem yourself. I recently had to do this for our gas oven at the lake house.  So, here’s my step-by-step …

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How to Easily Relight Your Water Heater Pilot Light at Home

Are you noticing that the hot water in your home isn’t as hot as it should be? Your water heater pilot light might be out. Don’t panic; it’s a common issue I always see and can easily be fixed on your own.  So, before you call an electrician, read my guide to lighting a water …

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