Author Archives: Peggy Blair

Are Realtors Behind the Crazy High Prices? Short Answer: No.

A Twitter pal posted a tweet today blaming realtors for the hot real estate market in Ottawa, because most listings these days hold off on offers until a specified date.  So let me debunk that popular myth. There are a couple … Continue reading

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My country home – new front door!

So, while there was nothing wrong with the front door and side lites in my new country home, I found the entry a little dark and I had really loved the front door that I had in my old home … Continue reading

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Very proud of this one!

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My new country home – transforming living space!

When I bought my new home, the basement contained a children’s playroom. The lovely thing about the room was that it had huge windows allowing a gorgeous view of the trees and lots of light. I decided immediately that rather … Continue reading

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My new country home – bedrooms!

I had promised to post up pics of the bedrooms in my new home. Now, the previous owner had lovely taste, so this is just really to show how different people can interpret and decorate the same spaces so they … Continue reading

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Staging a rental unit (mine)!

My lovely tenants of three years decided to move back to New Brunswick and moved out yesterday so I decided to spend the day there today doing touch-ups and staging. The transition strips had become pretty worn and there were … Continue reading

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Bathroom renovation finished!

The upstairs bathroom in my new home had one of those acrylic tub surrounds that I really hated. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know that renovating this one was a chore – we had to move venting pipes … Continue reading

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Renovations continue – new lighting!

I move into my new house this week and there is a lot of frenzied activity underway to try to get these renovations finished. One thing I made a lot of changes to were the lighting in this house.  The … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation – day 27!

Normally, I can get a bathroom done within a week or two but as usual, we ran into some glitches. I realized when I went out to look at the tub that the plumbers had put the shower valve in the … Continue reading

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Another bathroom reno! This time – MY house!

I’ve bought a country property and love it BUT I didn’t love the acrylic tub liner in the upstairs bathroom. It was framed in and reminded me of a kid’s stage. Since I haven’t moved in yet, this is an … Continue reading

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