Four Reasons Not to Renovate Before Moving In

With the urban housing market these days, many people are buying homes with ‘potential’— homes they feel have good bones and can be transformed into a space they will love. The prospect of living in a house that is not ideal or in poor condition means most want to renovate before moving in. Other motivations [...]


Continuing from Part I which focussed more on renovations, there are several misconceptions about renovations and rebuilds that often lead homeowners to make bad assumptions, causing them to end up in uncomfortable places. Remember, your home is as much about living your life today as it is about a financial asset that helps you pursue future [...]

Three Valuable Takeaways from Parkdale Renovation from Hell Tale

As much as Toronto Life’s article on the Parkdale renovation from hell inspired a big backlash on social media regarding housing affordability and homelessness, the cautionary tale behind this story should not get lost in this response. Toronto’s challenging real estate market is impacting all levels of society and pushing many into more creative housing [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Renovating old homes, What You Need to Know|

Renovating an Old Home is Like Surgery

Renovating an old home is like surgery: you are piercing through the protective outer layer and have to be mindful not to disturb the underlying systems and structures, unless careful thought and analysis has determined this is the correct option. Unfortunately, homeowners are often unaware of the structural and systemic impacts of their renovation and [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Creating Your Ideal Home, Renovating old homes|