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Our Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Upgrade Dollar

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, Sep 1, 2016

tips-getting-most-out-of-your-upgrade-dollar-gabriel-kitchen.pngOne of the best parts about building a new home is the array of choices that come with picking your features and finishes. In addition to choosing a stellar location, home model, and floor plan, you have the ultimate say in flooring, tile, cabinets, and much more! Of course, who wouldn’t prefer soaring ceilings and quartz countertops? You’d do it all if you could, but as the savvy home buyer you are, you know you have to select your upgrades carefully to boost your return on investment and avoid overspending.

We have compiled a list of awesome upgrades that are guaranteed to last and add long-term value to your home. Take a peek at the suggestions below to help you choose which first-rate upgrades are worth your hard earned cash. 

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Topics: interior design, build a new home

Then & Now: What’s Different In Our Homes?

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

then-now-different-home-georgia-basement.pngHow times have changed! From the distinct architectural and design trends of the 1950’s post-war era until now, Canadian homes have transformed in significant ways.

To begin with, houses are bigger. Since the 1950’s, overall square footage of the average Canadian home has grown from under 1,000 to nearly 2,300 square feet by the mid-2000s.

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Topics: decor, interior design

How Much Money Should I Set Aside for Furniture for My New Home?

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

money-for-furniture-for_new-home-furniture-show-room.pngBuying your first home is expensive, furnishing it doesn't have to be. Decide what you actually need and not what you actually want to begin with. You can buy gizmos and gadgets over time but initially keep your costs down by looking at our tips listed below. Remember, if you are on a tight budget, keep an eye out for stores having sales and don't worry if everything isn't brand new, used furniture can add a certain charm to your home and you can get some really good deals on Kijiji and Craigslist!

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Topics: decor, interior design, tips & tricks

Creating a Home Gym - What You Need

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, May 5, 2016

creating-a-home-gym-image.pngAre you considering setting up a home gym? We’ve got some good news for you: it’s easier than you think! Bulky treadmills and Bowflex trainers are a thing of the past. You can now create a home gym without taking up too much space and without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look at the essentials.

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Topics: interior design, tips & tricks

How Much Do You Love Your Pets?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

love-your-pets-featured-image.pngFor most of us with pets, we treat them as though they are one of us. But how far would you go to show them just how much they belong in the family? Would you make renovations to your home to accommodate their needs?

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Topics: decor, interior design, tips & tricks

Ask an Expert: Modern Granite & Marble

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

ask-an-expert-granite-kitchen-featured-image.pngWe're back with a brand new instalment in our "Ask an Expert" series. For this month, we spoke with Elaine at Modern Granite & Marble about the different options a person has when it comes to design with these kinds of products. It's not just for the kitchen anymore!

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Topics: decor, interior design, ask an expert

Ask an Expert: Interior Design with April Dietrich

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

interior-design-great-roomIn this installment of Ask an Expert, we spoke with the lovely April Dietrich, one of our talented showhome interior designers. We wanted to know what makes her tick, and if she has any design tips for you. Here's what she had to say.

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Topics: decor, interior design, ask an expert

Ask an Expert: Audio and Visual Options for Your New Home

Posted by Will Murray on Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Welcome to the newest post in our "Ask an Expert" monthly series! For April, we're going to talk about some of the audio and visual options you have for your new home.

audio-and-visual-options-new-home-imageYour home is your sanctuary. It’s where you relax to some music after a long day, spend time with your family in front of the big-screen television, or perhaps mash some monsters in your favourite video game. When considering the elements of your new home, your audio and visual needs can play a big role. K-Jay Electric can help you.

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Topics: buy a new home, interior design, ask an expert

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