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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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How To Declutter Your Home This Spring

Spring is in the air! The energy that comes with longer days and warmer temperatures makes Spring the ideal time to deep clean and freshen up our homes! Spring cleaning is easier if you begin with a good decluttering first. Getting rid of excess means there is less to clean and dust and creates breathing room to reimagine your spaces. Consider starting with these impactful areas when decluttering home this...

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Renovations to increase value and return on your investment

Whether you’re considering minor renovations to update a room, or a full-scale renovation of your entire home, it’s important to be aware of how renovations might affect your property value, especially if you’re thinking of selling. Since most renovations resolve an issue or improve quality of life, many people automatically assume that they also increase a property’s sale price. That’s often...

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The Best Neighbourhoods In Hamilton

With the average home price in Hamilton being up approximately 25% year-over-year and the new average sale price for a home being just over $1,000,000, it is easy to see why people are looking to Hamilton to invest. Once home to the steel factories and other industrial sectors, Hamilton has in recent years become the “go to” place for young professionals, young families, first time home buyers,...

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2022 Interior Colour Trends

Depending on what magazine or paint company you look at, everyone has their own 2022 colour trends of the year.  Interior colour trends for the year  give you the basis to start your interior decorating project. The colour doesn’t have to be splashed all through the house.  It can be a small pop of colour on either one wall, in one room, or used to cover a piece of furniture or accent...

Health and Wellness Trends in Luxury Real Estate | Alex Irish & Associates

Health and Wellness Trends in Luxury Real Estate

Luxury lifestyle isn't just about looking great anymore. It's about feeling good too. Of course the world's affluent still want jaw dropping properties with inspiring views, but they're also looking for more substance included with the home. In today's world where we are spending so much more of our time at home, the Luxury home buyer wants a home that can challenge them physically, calm them...

The Benefits of Condo Living In Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington

While real estate has cooled in some parts of Canada, competition in the Golden Horseshoe area has remained fierce. Aside from their excellent location and proximity to Toronto, their stunning waterfront and high quality of living, the Mississauga, Oakville, and Burlington areas remain local economic powerhouses. At Alex Irish, we are experts in this region, and we want to help you find the right condo for...

Alex Irish & Associates Top Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving can be a stressful process, so it is understandable that it can make your pets anxious, too. All the unexpected activity around the house in preparation of the big day, the chaotic loading and unloading of trucks and the subsequent introduction to a new environment can be overwhelming and disruptive to your pets. We are all animal lovers here at Alex Irish & Associates and have had our fair...

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