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In With the New, Out With the Old – Smart Home Renovation Tips

November 19, 2013

Lately Canadians have been interested in knowing the “smartest” household renovations to receive a good return on their investment. There are many variables that affect the value of the home, Appraisal Insitute of Canada shared these general tips to homeowners:

1. Choose improvements with long life expectancy – When renovating your home choose improvements that will last. Roofing, energy-efficient heating, cooling systems and windows can provide homeowners worry-free home improvements for up to 15 years.

2. Invest in modern updates – Invest In high-traffic areas of your home. Update the core rooms of your home such as the kitchen and bathroom. This can be as simple as changing door knobs, resurfacing cabinets, or replacing fixtures and countertops.

3. Do not underestimate the value of inexpensive updates – A fresh coat of paint, modern light fixtures, light landscaping or gardening can give your home an updated look for a low cost. Kitchen and Living Area Home Renovation

4. Get Personal – Think about personal needs. How much you spend on improvements will depend on how long you plan to live in your home. If your thinking short-term, smaller and less expensive home improvements will be your best bet to recover your investment.

5. Hire a designer and/or contractor – I cannot express how important it is to hire a designer or a contractor. They are professionals who can help you draw up a plan, provide renovation advice and assist in construction. This will add to the quality of the renovation and go a long way in preventing cost over runs.

Home upgrades do not always have to be massive, be smart with your home renovation. Were here to help, e-mail us any questions you many have or check out our previous blogs. “Add a glimmer of Gold” has fantastic ideas for quick, fresh and easy updates.


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