7 Decor Looks for an Inviting Summer Patio and Backyard

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 38 seconds. With summer on its way, it’s time to pull out the patio furniture and make the most of the warm weather. Here are 7 inspiring looks to transform any garden or terrace into a fabulous outdoor space. 1. The French farmhouse look – rustic and relaxed Although designed for large rural spaces, the farmhouse aesthetic can be transplanted…

Top Interior Design Trends for 2017

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 35 seconds. If you’re planning on staging your home for sale or rent in 2017, you’ll want your choice of decor to reflect the tastes of the times. Here are some trends forecasted by interior designers for the upcoming year, based on user behaviour analytics and interviews with industry leaders. 1. The farmhouse aesthetic According to Pinterest’s…

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value for Under $1000

Reading Time: 2 minutes, 7 seconds. Not all renovation projects will increase the resale value of your home. If you want to increase your profit potential, strategic home improvement ideas in these five categories — all of which will cost you under $1000 — will give you the biggest return on your investment. 1. Painting your walls Cost: $1000 per 500 square feet for a professional…

How to Design an Inspiring Home Office

Reading time: 3 minutes Whether you’re an entrepreneur working from home or simply in need of an inspiring space to work on your personal hobbies,  here are 7  examples of home offices that are designed to boost productivity and creativity. 1. Location is key The first step to creating a dream office space is picking the perfect spot in your home. Choose a location with ample natural…

10 Dream Homes Around The World

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 22 seconds. From spectacular views to dizzying architecture, here are 10 Dream Homes Around The World designed with passion, vision and creativity.  1. Natural elements harnessed by architect Tadao Ando Japanese self-taught architect Tadao Ando is known for working with large expanses of water, combined with simple lines to use both positive and negative space in his designs….

10 Decor Picks for the Holiday Season

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 44 seconds. 1. Coffee table books from Item Decor Winter is the perfect time time stay home and read. Turn your coffee table or your reading nook into a zone of inspiration with Item Decor’s wide range of photography and art books.  www.itemdecor.com 2. Winter Toned Couched from Ludovik Curl up to read your…

Tips for Building a Sustainable Home

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 43 seconds. There are many benefits to implementing environmentally conscious principles at home. Sustainable consumption habits improve your health and overall wellbeing, as well as being good for the planet. Taking steps towards “going green” is simple, inexpensive, and attainable for most people regardless of where they live or what time of home they live in. What exactly is a green home? Sustainability…

7 Easy Home Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 6 seconds. Looking to infuse your home with some Thanksgiving charm, without spending much time or budget on the decorations? Here are 7 ideas for thanksgiving you can do yourself in less than an hour. 1. Make a pinecone garland. Pinecones strung onto yarn or thread make beautiful fall-themed garlands that you can use to decorate your home. There…

The Great Indoors: Staging a Small Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes With prices of condos around the urban core on the continual rise, more and more buyers are making do with living spaces well under 1000 square feet. But while small homes may be lacking in space, they don’t have to lack in design. On the contrary, there are straightforward staging rules that will amplify the perceived space…

10 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Reading Time: 3 minutes, 22 seconds If you’re considering putting your home up for sale this summer, an easy way to attract buyers is to improve your curb appeal. Not only will your facade look more attractive in your listing photography, but it’ll also entice passerby’s to visit your home during open houses. Here are 10 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal to give…

Staging for a Quick Sale

Reading Time: 6 minutes, 23 seconds For most sellers, especially those who are transitioning into a newly purchased home, finding a buyer as quickly as possible is a top priority. Though many sellers may be tempted to drop their asking price in order to attract more offers in  a shorter period of time, there are actually simple and inexpensive solutions in home…

The Great Indoors: 10 Best Interior Design Stores in Montreal

Reading time: 3 minutes, 38 seconds Shopping for your home staging can be a strenuous thing…especially if you’re planning to mix and match items from different stores rather than buying a complete set or hiring a designer. Here are our picks of best design havens to visit in Montreal, ranging from the high end to the budget stores. We recommend…

The Great Indoors : Design Trends for Home Staging

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes, 50 seconds With thousands of options currently listed on Montreal’s real estate market, it’s more important than ever to add charm and character to the interior design of your unit. A beautifully staged home is sure to rent or sell quicker- it’ll look great in photos, attracting more viewers to your open houses, and it’ll make potential tenants fall…

Moving Day Checklist

Reading Time: 1 minute, 47 seconds There always seems to be an endless number of things to plan for before moving into your dream home. Here’s a handy checklist for an easy and stress-free preparation: 1 month- 2 weeks before the move: Sort through your personal belongings and get rid of things that you wont be taking with you. List items of value…

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