What Exterior Home Improvements Add The Most Value?

The outside of a house is the first thing anybody sees when looking to purchase and it’s appearance its often used a stepping stone to judge the interior of a home. For perspective buyers, curb appeal is everything. Whether you are looking for a quick, DIY project to boost your home’s appearance or to purchase long-term investments that homebuyers are keen on seeing, we have everything covered for...

Designing The Perfect “She Shed”

In recent years, having a section of your home dedicated to relax, unwinding or exclusively for working has gone far beyond a clawfoot bathtub or typical home office. The trend of she sheds has become incredibly popular, allowing anybody (not exclusive to “she’s”) to customize their very own space - typically in the form of a backyard shed. It’s actually quite convenient when you think about, no...

Space Saving Ideas for Small Condos

How to Get More Free Space & Storage in Small Condos With the current house prices in Ontario, the substantial costs are unattainable for many. For those wishing to save some money on a home or hoping to live downtown, apartments and condos are great alternative inexpensive living spaces.  However, the concern for space and storage causes people to hesitate when considering living in a condo or...

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How Can Homeowners Prepare For A Recession

After two very strong years in the housing market, the signs of a cooldown are very apparent. Coinciding with real-estate strength has also been high inflation. While a number of global factors are contributing to our current situation, higher mortgage interest rates are impacting the housing market and giving rise to recession-like indicators. The luxury home market will certainly see the effects if even...

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Exterior Home Improvements That Can Increase Home Resale Value

Whether listing your home for sale or just making home improvements, the exterior of your home is what people see first.  It’s the curb appeal that sets the stage, drawing you into the home. What you do on the exterior of your home can help maximize the return on your investment when it’s time to sell.  Here are some top exterior items that will add the most value.Front DoorGarage...

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Designing the Perfect Home Workspace

The world as we once knew it has completely changed - we have now grown accustomed to the new normal which includes sanitizer, masks, “elbow bumping” instead of handshakes, doing a double-take now when someone coughs. Even though we are now a few years into the pandemic and it has become more comfortable to live with COVID-19, there are some things that still remain… Enter the Work From Home...

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Luxury Home Security: How To Keep Your Property Safe and Secure

Luxury homes come with greater security needs as they can be targets for criminals. That is why it’s important to have a comprehensive security strategy to keep your family, home and valuables safe. Let’s dive into some of the best luxury home security systems to keep your property safe and secure.  Security FencesThe gated entrances that welcome you into estate homes make a grand statement – one...

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Texture in design and how it transforms your space

Texture is an all-important, and sometimes overlooked element in transforming a space from flat to multidimensional, adding layers of depth and richness. Whether its countertops or flooring, creating the right atmosphere is all about the choosing the right surfaces. Below, we feature nine trending surface textures and where to use them. 1. Concrete is a low-maintenance (and economical) way to pour on...

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Home Staging Tips

It’s important to remember that the way we photograph and show homes is not realistically the way we live in our homes on a day-to-day basis. Presenting your home in its best light is key to getting top dollar.  These home staging tips can make a world of difference in how buyers perceive your home and its value. Areas of Influence When staging your home to sell, focus on the main areas of...

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Childproofing Your Home: A Room By Room Guide

As first time parents, or parents for the second, third, fourth time (etc.), one thing that always crosses every parents' mind is "how can I childproof my home?". Although it may seem like a lot of work, removing any possible hazards, electronics, wires, small objects and more... It is well worth the effort to keep your little ones as safe as possible. It is also hard to pin-point exactly what MIGHT...

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