360renos - Home Improvement & Decor

How to make your home stand out when selling

We can help your house sell quickly and at a good price -- even in a slow market.

It takes a lot more than sparkling windows, scented candles and chocolate-chip cookies to sell a home in today's market.

Improvements should be made so that the property shows well, is consistent with the neighborhood and does not involve capital investments.

Beyond any doubt, the best investment you can make is new paint. Painting can make a room or an exterior fa├žade look brand-new, and totally transform the look and feel of a room or the entire residence. It is always wise to be somewhat restrained when choosing colors for a home-staging paint project. Avoid choosing colors that are too individual or flashy and favor neutral colors and schemes. This does not mean painting everything white, however.

Use subtle color schemes to accentuate the home's strengths and minimize weaknesses. Dark colors, for example, tend to make a room feel smaller, while lighter colors and pastels can make a room feel bigger.

There is another benefit to painting as well: the process of preparing the interior or exterior surfaces of a home for painting automatically allows us to go over the entire area receiving paint in great detail, and this can often expose items or areas requiring repair. It seems you always discover where the caulking has let go, where the wall is dinged.

It is always preferable that we discover and deal with these items before the real estate agent (or worse, the prospective buyer) points them out to you!

Dave - 360renos

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC)

The HRTC will provide a incentive for Canadians to undertake new renovation projects or accelerate planned future projects,

The HRTC will provide a 15-per-cent income tax credit on eligible home renovation expenditures for work performed after January 27, 2009 and before February 1, 2010.

The credit may be claimed for the 2009 taxation year on the portion of eligible expenditures exceeding $1,000, but not more than $10,000, and will provide up to $1,350 in tax relief.

Benefits of the Home Renovation Tax Credit—
Example –

Sally and Ed are a couple who have recently purchased a house. To take full advantage of the HRTC, they decide to have their home projects completed in 2009 rather than waiting. They are going to have their home painted for $5000 as well as re-furbishing their bathrooms for $2000 for a total of $7000.

Incurring $7000 in expenditures and after taking account of the $1,000 minimum threshold, a 15-per-cent credit will be available on $6,000 in eligible expenditures, providing a tax relief of $900.

At 360renos we would like you to take advantage of this benefit. Don’t delay if you are requiring a free quote for your next project or if you need more information about the services 360renos can offer you.

Please contact
Dave Bennett – Owner
Cell 613.282.2124
E-mail dbennett@360renos.ca
Further Federal Budget details can be found at -

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Fresh New Look

A Master Ensuite with updated decor at an affordable price

New countertop, his & hers bowl sinks and chrome taps

New chrome light fixtures

New mirror frame finished in Raven Black

All finished off with 2 coats of fresh paint.

Contact me today to find out how I can help you with your projects and offer you a detailed quote.

Dave - 360renos