3 Important Ways to Care for your Condo


Outdoor space, Renovations

Condos are often the property of choice for today’s young professionals. Especially in a city like Toronto, where the average price of a detached home tops $1.2 million (for a fixer-upper), a smaller, less expensive property is a natural choice. Plus, condos are often walking distance to work in the downtown core, offer a gym […]

April 11, 2019

5 Ideas for Your Extra Storage Room


Renovations

If you’ve followed through with spring cleaning and cleared most of the items in your storage rooms, what do you do with all the extra space? From creating a mini movie theatre to a library, having more space is almost always an advantage and potential for making the most of your home. Here are five […]

March 15, 2019

What Renovations Won’t Increase Your Home’s Value?


Renovations

Homeowners start renovating for various reasons – function, style, design and sometimes to increase the future value of the home. But what happens when proposed renovations conflict with the future resale value of the home? Let’s say, for example, that you, the homeowner, have your heart set on giant marble showers, with two rainfall showerheads, […]

January 9, 2019

4 Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions


Renovations

New Year’s isn’t just for making personal resolutions such as getting fit and spending more time with family. For homeowners, it is also a chance to plan out what they want to do around the home, and to set deadlines for getting it done. Whether it be renovating to sell in a market like the […]

January 2, 2019

Does Your Condo Need a Renovation Gut Job?


Renovations

“Does it need a gut job or can I get away with a cosmetic refacing?” That’s the question every condo buyer asks themselves when they put in their offer and start thinking (or dreaming) about what they want to change to make their new home fully their own. On the one hand, sometimes it takes […]

December 17, 2018

What Bathroom Jobs are OK to DIY?


Renovations

Sometimes homeowners are looking to save some cash and a bathroom renovation is where they choose to do it. It seems easy enough – bathrooms are fairly small and a few changes can lead to huge improvements in daily life. A longer counter, a double showerhead, and more storage can really make a difference to […]

November 12, 2018

How to Prep Your Home for a Fall Sale


Renovations, Selling Your Home

What’s not to love about fall? The weather is neither too hot or cold, leaves are becoming various beautiful shades such as orange and red, and most people actually take this opportunity to prep their home to sell, especially in Canada’s largest markets, such as the Toronto or Vancouver MLS. While getting ready to sell […]

September 18, 2018

5 Fall Maintenance Tips for Townhouse and Condo Owners


Renovations

With fall being just around the corner, homeowners are prepping for the inevitable arrival of winter. When buying a semi-detached or detached home, it comes with a list of things that need to be accomplished every season. To avoid this, people look to condos and townhouses for sale where most of the maintenance tasks are […]

September 13, 2018

The Best Renovations to do in Autumn


Outdoor space, Renovations

Ah, autumn. Pumpkin-spice lattes, red leaves and curling up under a wool blanket. It’s also a great time to tackle a renovation project. The brisk days of fall are more motivating than summer, when you’re busy at the cottage, stuck under an air conditioner or desperate to embrace the dwindling days of sunshine. That’s why […]

August 31, 2018

5 Tips: How to Dispose of Leftover Renovation Debris


Renovations

Summer! The time of year where you’re likely making some upgrades to your home or when home owners are preparing their houses for sale. Whether it’s a simple paint job or a complete overhaul of your kitchen, you will likely be left with scraps of renovation materials. Here are some tips on how you can […]

August 21, 2018