Keeping track during a renovation : A Sneak Peak at my Lists

This past weekend I went on a shopping trip with clients to solidify items for their renovation project.  I don’t typically work on the weekends however this project falls in the ‘special’ category.  What makes this project ‘special’?  This project is on a tight timeline as it is an investment property.  The quicker this property gets renovated, the faster it…

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All I want for Christmas Santa: Kitchen Renovation Timeline

On October 17, 2106, I met my client to discuss a potential kitchen renovation.  One of the questions she asked me is, “Can I have a new kitchen before Christmas?”   As I’m a backwards planner I took a look at my calendar and quickly worked through a kitchen renovation timeline and thought:  It’s totally do-able, but we have to get…

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Creating a master ensuite: From $hitty to stunning!

As you may know if you read my blog, I am currently working in a really cute bungalow that will be totally renovated and flipped to sell.  Last week, I wrote about the overall project and what the home currently looks like.  This week, the focus is on the master ensuite.  Or should I say, CREATING a master ensuite. Creating a…

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Open Floor Plan: Come along this journey with me!

I am currently working on a new renovation project where I will be creating an open floor plan.  The home is a cute bungalow and is a flip property (meaning this home will be updated to sell) and is just over 1300 square feet.  When I first met my clients at the home, I knew this was going to be a great project….

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A Year in Review: What I’ve been up to these last 365 days

It’s amazing to look back at 2016 and create a year in review.   I’ve been so lucky to work on fantastic projects and meet some wonderful people along the way. I’ve put together a little video of some of the projects I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.  Although some of the larger renovation projects are not included in this video…

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I’m taking time off this week to spend with family and friends so there is no blog this week.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2017!

Planning an Investment Property Renovation? You’ll need a renovating budget!

This past month I have had the opportunity to view two properties that were potential flip properties.  Both properties happened to be in foreclosure and both were in dire need of a massive renovation.  While both had great potential, it was important for me to create a renovating budget to see if these properties could be renovated and sold for…

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The Importance of Having a Renovation Calendar

There are many moving parts to ensure a renovation project is successful.  I believe there are 4 essential components to a successful renovation.  One important component is having a renovation calendar.  For the examples in this blog, the project that is used as an example is one that is actually going on as we speak.   1. A design for your space….

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All I Want for Christmas Santa is A New Kitchen

I’m so excited for today.  Today is a demolition day!  You may be thinking, “So close to Christmas?”  Oh yes baby – we’ve got 4.5 weeks from start to end to get this baby done. A New Kitchen The Planning Ms. Client was referred to me by some fantastic clients I worked with the past year.  When I met Ms….

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Masculine home design plan

I have recently been working on pulling together elements for a bachelor.  I have to admit, this client is my very first bachelor that I’ve worked with. With all of my other clients, there has been a Mrs., who for the most part, has been the decision maker.  Not only is this particular client a bachelor, he has been out…

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