Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3

Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3

Converting a Closet into a Shower! – ORC Week 3 In the fall of 2015, I joined almost 200 Designers/Bloggers in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home where we have 6 weeks to transform a room of our choice from boring to stunning! I picked our Master Bedroom & En-suite because it was, quite frankly, dated,boring and I so desperately wanted a change.  But at week 4, I ran into…

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Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Everyone knows that if you put an extension on your house, you will require a building permit. But what about for the smaller renos like a new kitchen, a new bathroom, installing larger windows or a new basement? Do you need a building permit for that ? Do I Really Need a Building Permit for Renovations? When we were visiting friends one day, we went out for a walk around their neighbourhood after dinner. We couldn’t help…

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Living in a house while renovating: 6 Survival Tips for Living Through a Renovation

Living in a house while renovating: 6 Survival Tips for Living Through a Renovation

Living In a House While Renovating 6 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR LIVING THROUGH A RENOVATION Living in a renovation is MESSY.  You will have drywall waiting to be installed, dirt and dust that needs to be swept up DAILY.  Rooms out of commission for days or weeks on end. LIVE IN OR MOVE OUT? Should you live in it or move out? It will depend how long your renovation will be (double your estimate).  Also factor…

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Should I replace my builder installed brass door knobs to sell my house?

Should I replace my builder installed brass door knobs to sell my house?

Should I replace my builder installed brass door knobs to sell my house? What is the first thing you touch when you walk into a home? It’s the door knob.  What does a cheap brass doorknob say? “I’m not fancy.  May a low offer.”  What does a pitted, tarnished door knob say? “The house is not kept up. Low ball me.” What does a contemporary new looking door knob say? “Come on in. I have…

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