Happy Victoria Day!
Have a great day today.
I really wanted to paint our front entrance door before selling but did not have enough time. I absolutely love front entrance doors with a beautiful paint colour on it. It can be such a welcoming surprise. A beautiful paint colour can add so much character as well. Here are some fantastic painted front entrance doors that deliver!
Glenn Layton Homes – Sherwin Williams Lupine
Lonna Peters – Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar
LDa Architecture & Interiors – Martha Stewart Egg Yolk
Have a great long weekend!
I love the look of area rugs in rooms, they seem to always unify the room and make the room look complete. Sometimes I see itsy bitsy area rugs in large rooms and the rug can sometimes throw a whole room off.
Here are a few guidelines to make sure you have the right size rug.
These are only guidelines and work well if you are staging your room!
Here is an example of a nice sized rug for the living room-DiGiacoma Homes & Renovations
This blissfully beautiful town home has amazing features to please even the pickiest of buyers. The sellers Jasmine and Joel not only checked off all the recommendations of the home staging consult but went beyond to make sure their home was photo perfect.
This home features upgraded tile work, a gorgeous island, beautiful kitchen backsplash, lots of storage and the list goes on. The lighting is also pretty stellar as well!
Jasmine has pretty amazing taste as well as the home features a nicely painted accent wall. Both homeowners were very receptive during the consultation which made it very enjoyable for me as well.
This home looks great and will get a good offer without a doubt!
For more information on this property. Listing Details
Ryan Hoelke from Canadian Woodwork not only builds gorgeous kitchen cabinetry but amazing custom built-ins as well. Lets just say he builds really, really nice stuff! Did I mention hand built? From design to install the kitchen of your dreams can become a reality. Canadian Woodwork is in Eganville, but well worth the drive if you are looking for a custom kitchen and fantastic attention to detail.
I am totally loving this mudroom/laundry room combination. Not only is the cabinetry colour amazing but the pine bench is beautiful as well. We have used him in the past and would highly recommend him!
Here is a look at the amazing cabinetry and bench he built in this mudroom/laundry combination.
Look at this great kitchen as well…
Bathroom updates are less labour intensive and much less expensive than full-blown renovations. I must admit that we have always updated our bathrooms and the end result has always been great! Although we have always had decent tile work so that helps! Updates can totally transform a bathroom and can look great when done properly (when the job is done well). Here are some budget friendly updates for a bathroom that can leave buyers smiling:
Take a look at our bathroom update right below!
Paint – SW Sea Salt
Faucets – Ikea
Mirrors – Home Depot
Quartz & Sinks – Kanata Granite
This home has been an accumulation of so much hard work over the years. It now is so much brighter and much more contemporary. We sold this week and could not be happier. The home was showcased at its best possible way and we ended getting top dollar for it! Of course we could not have done it without our agent and we are forever grateful for him as well.
We have dealt with some pretty amazing real estate representatives over the years in Stittsville. Here are some agents we really like.
Scott Arial – Broker (Royal LePage) We had the pleasure of meeting Scott during a transaction on our first home. He is professional and great to deal with.
Steve Alexopolous – Sales representative Metrocity Property Group. Steve held tight with the price we were asking for and negotiated well on our behalf. Professional and easy to talk to.
Monica Hollands and Chris Hollands – Are you selling in Granite Ridge? Monica and Chris have sold and continue to sell in Granite Ridge (Stittsville) We watch them closely as we feel they know this area very well.
Having your property showcased properly to attract the right buyer is as important as having a thorough home inspection. Both can cost the seller and buyers thousands of dollars if they are not done properly. Both showcasing a home properly and a home inspection should be done by a professional in that field as well! Just like property stagers home inspectors are not regulated in the province of Ontario. Finding a good, qualified home inspector that can do the job well is extremely important!
Why you need them, who to call, and what you can do to prepare your home for one (seller).
Why you need a home inspection: The obvious, it is to make sure there are no unexpected issues in a property that you want to purchase.
Who to call:
The profession is not regulated in Ontario but hiring a home inspector that is a current member (in good standing) with the OAHI ( Ontario Association Of Home Inspectors) is important. Members of this association have taken the required courses, passed exams and must meet standards set out by the Association.
A good home inspector is insured.
Somebody with experience in renovations and home construction is also a valuable asset.
What to do to get your home ready for a home inspection (seller):
Tidy your home to make it easier for the home inspector to see things.
Remove your pets.
Take care of very minor repairs. (Major repairs are done prior to listing)
Home inspections should take about 2 to 3 hours.
Get a written and signed report from the home inspector.
Here are a few amusing home inspection photos…
There are so many reasons to love this kitchen designed by Emma Doucet of grassroots design + build. Lets start off by the cabinetry colour and island colour. The colour Linchen was used for the island and Vert de Terre for cabinets. Both of these are Farrow & Ball colours. What an amazing combination with the gorgeous back splash.
There are so many details in this kitchen that I love. The open shelving adds functionality and visual interest. There is definitely enough counter space for baking or cooking. The windows are not only large but there are so many as well. I love the farmhouse sink open to the eating area.
Designer Emma Doucet not only designed a fantastic kitchen but also captured the historical style of the home. Best of all this amazing design firm is right here in Ottawa!