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Renovating? What to do if you find asbestos

Monday Feb 3rd, 2020

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Home improvement projects often come with unexpected setbacks and hidden expenses. One that can be especially worrying is finding asbestos. Health Canada recognizes that breathing in asbestos fibres can cause cancer and other diseases. But the important thing to remember is that asbestos is a hazard to health only when fibers are present in the air and we breathe them into our lungs. Therefore, if the asbestos can be crumbled, pulverized or powdered, resulting in small fibres and clumps of... [read more]

Minor renovations that make a major difference

Wednesday Mar 20th, 2019

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Renovations can be a daunting task. If your goal is to increase your property value, smaller upgrades can provide a higher return on your investment. Here are some budget-friendly projects for key areas of your home that can boost your property value: Kitchen. You don’t need a complete remodel to increase the value of this space – it can be as simple as focusing on one thing, such as cabinets or countertops. Refacing old cabinets by adding a fresh... [read more]

3 perfect gifts for DIYers

Tuesday Nov 27th, 2018

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Upcycling and recycling old things into something new is a hot trend that we can all benefit from. Costs can start to rack up when buying new all the time and buying new can lead to more environmental waste, but thankfully do-it-yourself projects can help you save some extra cash — and the planet.  It might be difficult to find a gift for a DIY-aficionado, but there are some fundamental items everyone needs to get inspired... [read more]

Increase resale value with new countertops

Tuesday Aug 14th, 2018

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Want a quick way to boost what your home is worth? According to a recent survey conducted by Houzz, countertops are the top upgraded feature in most homes and the material most likely to be splurged on. There are several materials to consider when replacing your countertop. Here, The Home Depot shares insights that will help you decide which style is the best for your lifestyle. Consider these tips not only when you are looking to sell your house, but also when you are searching for a new... [read more]

Simple home updates before the holidays

Monday Nov 6th, 2017

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Holiday entertaining can be stressful, and every good host wants to impress. Before the cooking begins and the guests arrive, consider tackling a few projects that will refresh your space to make a great impression without breaking the bank. Depending on your skill level, here are a few quick ideas from The Home Depot Canada to inspire and inform. Beginner: Modernize your hardware. Stay on trend by upgrading your cabinet knobs and pulls. To give your space a contemporary feel, look for... [read more]

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Robin Evans, Sales Representative & Georgina Blyth, Broker are Realtors with Sutton Group Future Realty Inc, Brokerage in Newmarket, Ontario serving Bradford, Innisfil and Barrie Real Estate
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