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5 rooms you can brighten with a skylight

Monday Jun 04th, 2018

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Adding a skylight can enhance any space, making it lighter, brighter, fresher and more cheerful. A skylight can also improve our experience indoors, where we spend 90 per cent of our time but the air quality is three to five times worse than outdoors. In addition to the health benefits of more natural light, skylights reduce the need for artificial light and can lower electricity costs delivering twice the amount of light as vertical windows allowing for daylight to penetrate the center of... [read more]

Why a finished basement is worth the wait

Monday Apr 09th, 2018

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Moving into a newly built home is exciting. Once the boxes are unpacked, most owners want to put their own personal stamp on the space, starting with the unfinished basement. But there are good reasons why it's better to put the dream of a perfect game room, man cave or music room on hold for at least a year after moving in.   Almost all new homes in Ontario come with a new home warranty that lasts seven years. The warranty coverage for the first year is the most comprehensive... [read more]

3 tips for designing your dream kitchen island

Monday Feb 12th, 2018

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From bold patterns to stand-out pieces, the kitchen is getting a lot of attention from designers this year. Whether you are planning a reno or new build, these tips may inspire you to create the perfect trendy kitchen island you've always wanted. Make it the focal point A kitchen island is a natural place for family and guests to congregate, so make it the centerpiece it deserves to be. Not only do marble and granite countertops look luxurious and add significant value to your home,... [read more]

Top 10 ways to revive your dated house

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018

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Our homes are where memories are made, our retreat from the world. However, daily living, growing families, and time can leave your home looking less than its best. Fortunately, there's plenty you can do to breathe new life into a well-loved space. These top DIY projects will ensure your home looks and performs its best. Clean. A neat and tidy home instantly brightens the space, creating a great foundation for other improvements. Paint. This is the easiest way to quickly... [read more]

Add space and value with a basement renovation

Thursday Aug 31st, 2017

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You spend more time indoors during the winter months, so it's inevitable that you might start to feel a little cramped, especially if you live in a smaller home. If that's the case, you may consider finishing your basement to increase your square footage. It can definitely add value and increase comfort, but there are a few things you'll want to do to ensure it's a surefire success: Address moisture. I've seen a lot of poorly executed basement renos, where the... [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