Vacation Rental Property Renovations: When It’s Time

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to go on holidays with my family.  Hawaii is our favourite destination and just recently, we spent some time on the island of O’hau.  When we come to Hawaii, whether it be to O’hau or Maui, we always rent a condo through VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner).  We

Main Floor Renovation: Villa With A View

As you know, I love to give my projects a little nickname.  This main floor renovation project was no different and I’ve called this, “The Villa With The View“. I met my clients at the Calgary Home + Garden Show where I was at the Ask an Expert: Renovating booth. It was clear off the

3 Simple Changes to Refresh a Space

February – the month for love!  But how many of you truly love your home?  I mean L-O-V-E your home?  Maybe it’s a 90% love you have?  Perhaps it’s a 55% love?  If you were to rate your home, what percent would you say that you love your home? I know I’ve said this before,

Bathroom Renovations

I’ve started a new renovation project for an entire home.  Since there is a lot that is going to be done in this home, together with my clients, we have decided to break the projects into phases.  The first phase included 2 bathroom renovations. Bathroom Renovations Phase 1 consists of the powder room and the

Preparing for a Renovation: The Rollercoaster of Emotions

When it comes to renovating, there are definite ups and downs, highs and lows. In my experience, it’s best to mentally prepare yourself.  What exactly are the emotions in a renovation? Preparing for a Renovation I kid you not, there are a variety of emotions when dealing with a renovation.   Preparing for a Renovation:

Organize and Design Your Home

It was at this time last year that I was busy putting together a 6 week webinar series to help others organize and design specific spaces in their homes. The beauty of a webinar is that anyone can take the class at their convenience, at any hour of the day, wearing your P.J’s if you

Why Pre Renovation Work is So Important

It’s the week of Christmas and although I’d love to be ‘winding down’ for the holidays, the truth is I’m gearing up for January!  With a number of projects that will be starting in January there’s no time to rest.  So what exactly is involved in getting ready?  There’s a ton of pre renovation work

Designing A Dream Home

I am so lucky to be working with an amazing lady in designing a dream home for her and her husband.  I met Betty (her real name has been changed) at the Calgary Home + Design Show.  The minute Betty and I (and her daughter) started to talk, I knew we would be a good fit.  We

Planning out a kitchen

One of the projects that I am working on is a renovation flip.  The owner of this property, Neil Fifer with Fifer Equities, and also happens to be the General Contractor.  We’ve been putting on a few video updates on our Facebook pages (Get It Together and Fifer.Info) and have had some good laughs along