Congratulations on finally purchasing your new home! Renovations are a great way to help modernize, add a personal flare, and help add value to your home. Here are three of the most popular rooms in a home to undergo a renovation. Basement Chances are the home you just bought had an unfinished basement, leaving you with concrete walls and floors, which isn’t visually appealing to anyone. Basements can be overlooked for gatherings, but believe it or not they can be a great place to unwind and bring people together. Renovating your basement can help add value to your property ...
3 Most Commonly Renovated Rooms After Buying a Home
July 6, 2018
5 Tips To Help Your Yard This Summer
June 21, 2018
No one wants to look out the windows of their home and be greeted by brown patches on your yard or pull into your driveway only to see a dying flower bed. While the summer sun can anyone’s green thumb capabilities, here are some helpful tips to give your plants and grass a chance this summer. Let it Grow While the recommended height may vary, depending on what type of grass you have, one of the most common mistakes is to cut your grass too short. The grass will look nice, but it will be a problem once the ...
Cottage Country in Your Backyard
April 4, 2018
Don’t have the budget to buy a recreational home? No problem! Creating a backyard oasis will help to expand your living space and help to provide with a getaway in your own backyard. A lot of savvy homeowners are now creating an outdoor living room just outside of their own backdoor. One of the biggest advantages of this is that there is zero travel time to get to your new staycation spot. A great starting feature for your backyard cottage is a focal point with a water feature. This could be something like a hot tub, pool or pond ...
More Households in Canada Investing in Renovations
March 27, 2018
Statistics Canada recently released its quarterly report on residential construction investment, announcing a significantly year to year income. In total, $35.8 billion was invested in residential construction in the third quarter of 2017, which is a 9.1% increase compared to the same period last year. This is the largest increase since the fourth quarter of 2012. So, for the first time in five years, investment was up in every province. This was led by Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Ontario was the leader with $14.7 billion invested, with more than 40% of the country’s total investment. Quebec followed ...
New Construction Advice
March 27, 2018
You’ve found the home you’ve been looking for and you’re ready to make the deal. Below you will find some helpful tips and hints when it comes to buying a new construction home Determine a comfortable price range Review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale with a real estate or condominium lawyer before signing to ensure you understand exactly what is included in the price of the home. If you are a first time home buyer, the first thing you should do is figure out how much of down payment, then work out a monthly debt load so you can determine a comfortable price ...
Helpful Tips to Help Maximize Your Kitchen Space
March 27, 2018
In a small kitchen it is always best to maximize the use of storage space. One thing to think about is installing ceiling height cabinets and when it comes to corner space try to use corner cabinets. Play With Angles A good way to make use of space in the kitchen is to use a corner sink or cabinet. With all the new technology available, it is easy to find functional models with pull out shelves and organizers in them. Extend Your Kitchen To increase the space in a smaller kitchen, extend it to another room. The island or work ...
Buying a New Home vs. Buying an Existing Home
February 26, 2018
If you are planning on investing in real estate, then you have two main options: buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a home that has already been lived in before, while a new home is a house that has just been constructed and never lived in, though this also refers to homes that are in the preconstruction phase as well. So, when it comes to choosing between the two, here are some advantages and disadvantages of each. Customization Options for New Homes If you decide to buy a home that is still ...
A Home Office Everyone Needs
January 16, 2018
If you plan on running a business or plan on setting up dates and times for family outings, every residence needs a space to carve out for a home office. A practical space is crucial when it comes to a daily workspace or as a centre for paying bills and organizing schedules. When it comes to creating a home office, consider some of the following tips: Aim to create your office in a suitable place. It could be in the central hub of the home or tucked away in a quiet area of the home, even in the lower ...