Category Archives: Renovations

Day 5 – Renovating my investment condo – priming and new tile!

Today, Geoff Fandrick, owner of Ontario Stipple Removal, and his helper, Mike, were hard at work putting the last skim coat on the ceilings now that the popcorn is down. Here is shot of Geoff  (sorry it’s so dark: I … Continue reading

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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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