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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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Renovating an Investment Condo – Day 17 – Odds & Ends

Today involved progress on a lot of fronts, but all in small increments. The drywall mudding and taping was going to take forever, so I agreed with Alex that we should bring in a pro at a slightly higher cost … Continue reading

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Renovating an Investment Condo – Day 12: Kitchen Cabinets & Tile Surround

Well, the condo is really starting to take shape now. The new Hot Water Tank is in, and the electrician will be coming on Monday to move a couple of junction boxes, install some new lighting and upgrade all the … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day 10 – kitchen and bath

Huge changes in the kitchen and bathroom since I last posted. The biggest transformation by far is the kitchen. Here’s what it looked like before. It was quite dark and felt cramped.   And here’s what it looks like now, … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day 7 – Demolition

We had hoped to move the kitchen cabinets from my garage to the condo yesterday but that blasted rain kept falling and since Alex has an open truck, we finally gave up. He used that time instead to finish demolition … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #5

I think in every reno, there’s a glitchy day where a lot goes wrong. Today was one of them. Once Alex took out the tub surround, he discovered that the existing tub is about 3″ shorter than standard size. In … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #3

I guess technically this could refer to Day 3 and Day 4, which I have spent at the condo painting. Those chartreuse walls in the MBR are now gone, replaced with Behr’s Mortar. I really love the colour ; it’s … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #2

I have a great contractor, Alex Martinez, who is doing what little demolition he can do until we can get our plumbing issues sorted out. We can’t remove  the kitchen sink or dishwasher, for example, because the shut off valve … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day #1

So I just took possession of my investment condo at 50 Burnside this week. We have some plumbing issues to address before we can do demolition,  which requires that we shut off water to the building which we will do on Monday. … Continue reading

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Mixing and matching tiles #Renos

My favourite part of staging and renos is where I’m at right now with my investment condo, finding the finishes I like and developing my colour palette. I found this wonderful hexagonal marble tile at Home Depot for the bathroom … Continue reading

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