Category Archives: Renovations

The renovation continues: here’s the before and “during”photos!

So in yesterday’s blog post, I shared some photos of my clients’ home at the early stages of renovations; I popped by on Saturday afternoon, after a showing, and here’s where things are at now: This is the kitchen “before,”  … Continue reading

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Another renovation underway for clients – here are the “before” shots!

As most of you know, I do four or five renos a year helping my clients get their homes ready for sale. I have one on the go right now that should be finished next week. My clients had original … Continue reading

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Renovations that don’t add value to your home.

A lot of people do renovations without really thinking of their impact on resale.  I walk through other people’s homes most days and see hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been wasted or worse, that will reduce the value of … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day 24 – FINISHED!

My investment condo is finished and I think it’s an amazing transformation. The room that is most changed, I have to say, is the laundry room. That’s the one that had all the crazy venting, electrical  and plumbing issues. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Need to sell; can’t afford to update. What can I do?

One of my blog followers contacted me to say she has to sell and can’t afford to renovate. She writes: I would like to sell my terrace condo but due to a sudden financial crisis,  I can’t renovate the home … Continue reading

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Renovation Tweaks #MyInvestmentCondo

As I start to get a handle on the costs of this project (I’m renovating an investment condo), I’m having to make some tweaks. For example,  I’d spent around $ 750 for bathroom tiles in a hexagonal marble that I really … Continue reading

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Kitchen concept plans, finalized!

I spent two and a half hours today with Belinda Bass at Home Depot in Barrhaven, finalizing the plans for the kitchen of my investment condo, and I couldn’t be happier.(I also picked out, and paid for, all the appliances. … Continue reading

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