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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Friday, November 9, 2012

Cash-only mentality ruining home improvement scene

Why do home owners continue to take chance with their homes?

Why would you let someone work on your home that is worth $200,000, $400,000 or higher just to save a few hundered dollars of HST

From damaged bathtubs, broken personal items to the dog running off we've heard it all and these accidents leave the home owner with no recourse to recoup money to pay for the damage

The home owner got to save a few bucks because they entered an agreement under the table with a company but, ends up spending hundreds and thousands to repair incorrect work or damage to their properties.

A company on your property not paying its taxes is not going to re-imburse the home owner if their trucks leak oil on your inter-lock driveway or puts a ladder through a window

Why would a company care about it's quality of work and adhere to best practices if the home owner doesn't care? No chance they will offer a warranty for their work and if they do they would not honour it as they wont be back if the home owner called.

Why would a company risk their business, livleyhood and that of their employees?

Time for homeowners and business to turn this trend around -

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