Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the fantastic moms out there, enjoy your day on Sunday.
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…