Category Archives: Renovations

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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Concept Drawings – Working with a Designer

As you know, I’ve purchased an investment condo and I am planning on gutting the kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom will be easy; everything is where it should be, but I want to take part of a wall down in … Continue reading

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First steps in my condo renovation!

I purchased an investment condo recently; it’s in an older low-rise building that I’ve been looking at for years. The condo has very good bones but needs some serious updates. It does have a lovely red mahogany engineered hardwood however, which … Continue reading

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