May 20 Home Decor
White kitchens are making a come back of sorts. After years of dark coloured cabinets being the popular choice with consumers, there seems to be a return to brighter and lighter kitchens that start with the most prominent object being your cabinets.
White has the advantage of hiding scratches and being more forgiving of light spills and water marks where with darker cabinets these same mishaps can make your cabinets look more worn and prematurley aged. Lighter cabinets offer you a beautiful crisp look if you extend the similar white colour on your walls and floors. Add hardwood floors to a white kitchen in a warm brown colour and it warms up and softens the sometimes cool feel. White cabinets also fit nicely into a very modern and sleek style of kitchen.
Another advantage of installing white cabinets, is that it frees you up to bring in punches of colour with your wall art, decor items on your counter, your dishes etc. As these accent colours come in and out of fashion, making a change becomes an easier and less expensive change than having to replace or paint your kitchen cabinets.
*Photographs of kitchens from: http://www.home-designing.com.
For a recent article by Houzz.com shows a beatiful example of adding a punch of colour with a magnificent blue. Click the following link to read the article and view the lovely photographs.
May 18 Buying a Home
Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of moving and what needs to be done? No need to be! We have created a Moving Check List that you can print out so you will be super prepared and organized. It contains tips on what to do and when.
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May 18 Home Improvement
Annual inspection and maintenance will ensure that you have a beautiful deck that will serve you well for years to come. I have encountered many a home's deck that has been neglected and instead of requiring a quick and relatively inexpensive fix of cleaning and staining, it now requires a much more expensive solution of demolition and total re-built from scratch. Follow these steps for refinishing your deck to its original beauty.
The following link is for the complete guide as provided by Houzz....
May 17 Press Release
Highlights from the April Market Report provided by RAHB are as follows:
To view the full Market Report and to see what the April 2014 sales statistics were for the various areas serviced by the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington click for ...more.
Valley Town, as Dundas is affectionately known, is a wonderful town that was incorporated in the 1840's. There are many century homes of humble and of grand stature. There are many casual cottage style homes, and many 2 and 2 and a half storey homes built with impressive and ornate architecture where many are adorned with ample sized porches. The downtown features in excess of 100 shops,which consists of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, clothing retailers, and home furnishings to name a few.
If an older home is not your cup of tea, then Dundas also has a couple of newer subdivisions. One of the subdivisions is off of Governors Road and the other is off of Sydenham Road. Both offer your typical 2400+ square foot newer home with en-suite bathrooms, main floor laundy and powder rooms. There are also a couple of subdivisions that were built some 40 or so years ago and some of the main streets in those areas are Mayfair, Pleasant Avenue and Robinhood. Dundas really has quite a lot of variety of style and age of home to choose from.
There are many events held in this community at different times of the year. Most noteable are the Dundas International Buskerfest in June and the Cactus festival in August. Both are great fun for the whole family to enjoy. Dundas also boasts the Dundas Golf and Country Club and many conservation lands to explore.
If you live in Dundas, I bet you cannot take a walk downtown without meeting someone you know. Dundas is the perfect compliment of old and new, small town without removal from the city. Click below to view the community video.