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Renovation & Design - Less is MORE

Less is MORE

Gardens and flower beds with a small footprint and a big impact

Size matters. A discussion of size, though, in the example of garden space, has less to do with overall dimensions and more to do with the same design principles that apply to any garden, big or small. Unity, texture, scale, and balance are all essential to achieving the vision for . . .…

Renovation & Design - Removing old grout best done with special tools

Removing old grout best done with special tools

QUESTION: The grout on the floor of my home entrance looks terrible. It is crumbling and impossible to clean. Is it possible to grout over of the existing grout or should I remove the tile and start over? Ken, WinnipegANSWER: Although it is not necessary to remove each tile . . .…

Renovation & Design - Professional interior designers do it right

Professional interior designers do it right

Saving time and stress are well worth the investment

Hiring an experienced interior designer to plan your renovation may be the best investment you make. Designers are not just people who know where to place the furniture. They are educated individuals who, in many cases, work side-by-side with a contractor and crew to complete every aspect of your dream . . .…

Renovation & Design - Let your decor get a little rough around the edges

Let your decor get a little rough around the edges

A decor that's too perfect can be boring and static.Matching sets of furniture and lamps, clean and polished surfaces and everything in its place just doesn't leave room for drama or individuality.Yes, it's helpful manufacturers of home decor products try to help us with colour schemes and matching sets of . . .…

Renovation & Design - THE DEVIL is in the details

THE DEVIL is in the details

Detailed renovation went off without a hitch... almost

Monica and Morgan Whiteway recently moved into their two-storey renovated home on Lyndale Avenue. We featured a preview of the renovation in November and Cory Kloos and Desmond Sweeney of Macanta Design Build Inc. started the construction last winter -- following an extensive design process. Kloos said he believes detailed . . .…

New Homes - Last two days for Fall Parade of Homes

Last two days for Fall Parade of Homes

The formal portion of the 2015 Fall Parade of Homes ends tomorrow at 6 p.m. No need to worry though, almost all of the show homes featured will remain open for viewing well after the Parade of Homes ends. The weather has been outstanding this year and terrific crowds came . . .…

New Homes - Tailor made

Tailor made

Oak Bluff home offers buyers array of choices

Jeff Baertsoen of Paradigm Custom Homes said the concept behind the company's newest show home at 29 Big Sky Dr. in Oak Bluff West was simple."We wanted it to be rustic, but also have a modern flavour, " he said of the 1, 819-square-foot bungalow. "I'd say the front elevation . . .…

New Homes - Fall Parade of Homes drawing terrific crowds

Fall Parade of Homes drawing terrific crowds

The comfortable weather the past two weeks has been bringing interested visitors by the thousands to the Fall Parade of Homes. Sales agents are reporting people were lined up outside the door in anticipation of visiting their home. The absolutely fantastic weather projected for the rest of this week ensures . . .…

New Homes - Fashion meets function

Fashion meets function

Bridgwater Trails bungalow features an uncluttered design

As intoxicating as all-out luxury can be, in many cases, less is more.The reason is simple. When a builder makes a concerted effort to balance fashion with function, the result is a home that's not only fabulously fashionable, but very functional, too.That was the intent behind the design of 133 . . .…

New Homes - Refreshingly different

Refreshingly different

Sage Creek two-storey features bold new design

Builders will sometimes say the plan of a show home is brand new. Often, however, a plan has been tweaked in a few minor areas and represented as a fresh new design.That certainly isn't the case with the Parkwood, a newly-built Kensington Homes show home found at 71 John Pelland . . .…

Resale Homes - SOLD OCT 3


SOLD:RiverbendADDRESS: 66 Red River Boulevard W.ASKING PRICE: $279, 900SOLD PRICE: $269, 000TAXES: $2, 030.21SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 211BEDROOMS: 3BATHROOMS: 2.5LOT SIZE: 52 x 125LISTING & SELLING AGENT: Apee Panchhi, RE/MAX Executives Realty, 204-771-5500SOLD:Sinclair ParkADDRESS: 549 Atlantic Ave.ASKING PRICE: $219, 900SOLD PRICE: $200, 000TAXES: $2, 858.54SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 460BEDROOMS: 4BATHROOMS: 2LOT SIZE: . . .…

Resale Homes - House of content

House of content

Fort Richmond bungalow packed with features

Sometimes, you walk into a home and find features you didn't expect.That's the case with 47 Valence Ave., said Blake Vasko of Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate. "First of all, this home has four bedrooms, which is rare for a bungalow of its size (1, 317 square feet), " he said. . . .…

End of the line

Corner condo packed with poise and purpose

It's been well documented that condominium living has its pros and cons. On the one hand, you get a turnkey lifestyle -- no maintenance to perform, just come and go as you please. On the other -- whether it be an apartment-style or townhome unit -- space, storage, and, to . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold


SOLD: Island Lakes ADDRESS: 52 Surfside Cres. ASKING PRICE: $394, 900 SOLD PRICE: $380, 000 TAXES: $4, 712.07 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2, 030 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 4 LOT SIZE: 50 x 120 LISTING AGENT: Bridget Bourbonnais Bettens, Bourbonnais Real Estate Inc., 204-791-8060 SELLING AGENT: Dave Saran, Century 21, 204-987-2100   SOLD: Island Lakes ADDRESS: 34 Lands End Cove ASKING PRICE: $419, 400 SOLD PRICE: $418, 900 TAXES: $5, . . .…

Resale Homes - Sage Creek two-storey MOVE-IN READY

Sage Creek two-storey MOVE-IN READY

If you're looking for a new home, but don't want to deal with the construction mess that comes with it, 162 Tallgrass Cres., a 2, 120-square-foot two-storey in Sage Creek, could be the answer to your quandary.RE/MAX Performance Realty's Ryan Davis said the home is in superb condition, in a . . .…