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Monday, August 14, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Design and Decor Tips for Creating a "Wow" Familyroom

The family room is like the jeans of a house - a place where we relax, bond, and indulge in our favorite activities. It should be both comfortable and chic, a sanctuary that reflects our personal style. In this blog post, we'll explore design tips to help you create a functional and fabulous family room that will leave everyone in awe.
1. Intentional Design:
Understand how your family uses the room and create a purposeful layout. Arrange furniture to cater to activities like movie nights, board games, or quiet reading corners. Ensure a clear flow and ease of movement in the room.
2. Focal Point Magic:
Every wow room needs a focal point. Start with a statement piece that grabs attention, such as a striking fireplace, unique artwork, or a beautifully crafted furniture item. Let this piece set the tone for the rest of the room.
3. Play with Colors:
Balance your color palette, whether it's embracing calming neutrals or splashing vibrant hues. Consider a bold accent wall or colorful. ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

DIY Easy and affordable ways to Remodel and Update Your Home - Part 1

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Top DIY Renos to Elevate Your Home's Value - Part One
Hey there, Home Warriors! Are you ready to embark on a transformation journey for your living space? Whether you're looking to add value to your property or simply craving a fresh look, we've got you covered. Welcome back to our channel, where we reveal the top 10 DIY home renovation secrets that'll elevate your space without breaking the bank. Buckle up, because these simple and inexpensive touches will turn your dream into reality!
The Heartbeat of Your Home:
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and a minor kitchen remodel can work wonders. Spruce up your cabinets with a fresh coat of paint or update the hardware for a modern touch. Consider adding a stylish backsplash to add character without overwhelming your budget. The results will leave you amazed!
Bathrooms That Wow
Don't underestimate the power of bathrooms in influencing your home's value. A few simple updates c! ...

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Friday, December 3, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.
But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in real estate, they’re all centred around home life. From the coffee snob to the sports enthusiast, these presents are the perfect way to bring beauty, function or a touch of whimsy to your loved one’s home this holiday season.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN
We all know someone whose kitchen is their happy place—but once all the basics are covered, it can be hard to find the perfect present. These gifts will be a treat for the chef, baker, or food lover on your list, no matter how well equipped they are.
1. The Coffee Snob
Glass Pour-Over Coffeemaker - $75
Have a java lover. ...

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Friday, February 19, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodelling Trends for 2021

We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing colour palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats.
 
Even if you don’t have immediate plans to buy or sell your home, we advise our clients to be mindful of modern design preferences when planning a remodel or even redecorating. Over-personalized or unpopular renovations could lower your property’s value. And selecting out-of-style fixtures and finishes could cause your home to feel dated quickly.
 
To help inspire your design projects this year, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest trends.  Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in every house. If you plan to buy, list, or renovate your property, give us a call. We can help you realize your vi ...

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Monday, November 9, 2020   /   by Evelyn Lopes

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

Circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages might have made you assume that the housing market would lose steam, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. As Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) senior economist, Shaun Cathcart noted, “records [are continually] being broken” in the residential property market.1
 
Indeed, rather than a slowdown, we are continuing to experience a surprisingly robust real estate market across the country. And experts estimate that these conditions are likely to last into the new year. TD Bank Group Economist Rishi Sondhi predicts that high home prices will persist for the rest of 2020.2
 
Market conditions like fewer available listings, changing criteria for desired homes, and record-low mortgage rates are changing the way people buy and sell homes, most likely in a lasting way. But this sustained acti8 ...

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