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THE RIGHT HOME TO RENOVATE

When we're searching for a home to renovate we have a specific list of criteria that the home must meet. Today we're sharing a few items from that list with you!

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QUICK EXTERIOR FIXES

Curb appeal doesn't have to be a huge to-do! Simple, well-thought-out changes and updates can make a big difference in the appearance and value of your home.

Some of...

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BOLD EXTERIOR DOORS 

We mentioned in our post about curb appeal that a new coat of paint on a front door can make the home feel inviting and some visual appeal. Today we're sharing our favourite...

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RED FLAGS

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With the popularity of home renovation shows on TV, many people want to find their own fixer-uppers to renovate. We love that more people are taking on these project homes, and we...

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SPLURGE VS. SAVE

Splurge: The kitchen is the heart of the home and we always recommend splurging on high-quality cabinetry, fixtures, and appliances. They do not have to be the most expensive option,...

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MAXIMIZING VIEWS

6266 McGirr Rd · Nanaimo, BC · When we bought 6266 McGirr Rd we knew that we had incredible views from this home. Our biggest challenge was how to maximize those views!...

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LANDSCAPING

According to research done by the popular home buying website, Zillow, there is a direct correlation between landscaping and a higher sales price. "It's often part of a package of features...

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PAINT COLOURS

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HGTV said it best! "Selling a home with an electric, lime-green living room is going to be more difficult than you originally anticipated. In fact, your home might sit stagnant on the market...

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NATURAL LIGHTING

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Natural lighting can completely transform a home! We try to maximize the lighting in every home we renovate to create an open and airy feeling, and while some are quick fixes, others...

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SIDING

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Bluebird Motel · Nanaimo, BC · When we purchased the Bluebird Motel, the property required some TLC, and one of the first things that we did was to replace the cedar shakes...

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy efficiency is a priority for us when completing a renovation. Small changes can not only create a greener and more eco-friendly home, but can save future buyers money in...

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FLOORING

Too many different types of flooring in the main space of a home can create a disjointed and chaotic feeling, so we recommend using the same flooring throughout the main living area. But,...

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OPEN CONCEPT

Open concept is a popular style of home design, but is it right for every home? Here are a few things that we consider when evaluating whether to make a home more open:

Lighting...

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BATHROOM

Bathroom renovations are the next big value add (second to the kitchen) when you’re flipping a home. Thoughtful choices can make these small rooms pack a big design punch without...

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN 

Using contemporary design style to guide your upgrade choices will never steer you wrong. This style is defined by subtle sophistication, clean lines, simplicity, and the...

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GLASS DOORS

Glass naturally brings more light into a home. Look for opportunities where you can swap out old wood panel doors for glass doors, and look for places where a set of French doors could...

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CURB APPEAL

Look for the least attractive house in a beautiful neighbourhood because there is often potential simply being hidden by an ugly exterior!

Take a look at the exterior renovations...

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KITCHEN REMODEL

When we purchase a house to flip, the first thing we ask ourselves is, “how can we create value for the next owners?” and then we head straight for the kitchen! Look...

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