Sunday, 12 February 2012

Celebrating the Home

HOME Design
THE KITCHEN IS THE HUB
Ever wonder why “kitchen parties” naturally occur every time you have guests?
Well, it’s because the kitchen is the hub of every home. It’s where we get nourishment, refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day. It is a room with real value for family. At RE/MAX we’ve learned that kitchen upgrades can really deliver, with a 44 % higher return on investment over the average return on other popular renos you might consider.
Whether you’re working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, over the traditional heavy oak look of the past. Laminates and marble are great choices for counter tops, but
granite continues to be the most popular surface of all. Check out the latest fixtures in today’s new brushed nickel finishes.

HOME Maintenance
POTENTIAL BUYERS WILL BE LOOKING FOR VISUAL CLUES THAT YOUR HOME IS WELL CARED FOR.
How much work a house seems to require will impact the offering prices you receive, so it’s worthwhile to ensure that everything is in good working order.
BATHROOMS - Ensure all plumbing fixtures are clean and in good working order. Outfit leaky faucets with new washers and clean any visible stains on porcelain fixtures. Replace old, worn shower curtains and bath mats.
DOORS and WINDOWS - Spray WD40 on all hinges so everything operates smoothly. Have windows cleaned inside and out. Potential buyers will be estimating their energy costs, so fix drafts by re-caulking windows and replace exterior doors in necessary.

Did You Know...
RE/MAX is proud to support the Western Hockey League and excited to offer fans a chance to win a group of 24 tickets to see your local WHL team in an upcoming game! By offering this promotion we want you to know that we appreciate your business in the communities in which we live and work.
To enter your group, go to www.RemaxKelowna.com and click on the RE/MAX Home Team Contest link.

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