Family day was yesterday and it still has us in a family mood. I mean when it comes down to it what is better than a loving family? What lifts you up more than a supportive family? Families are the best, and spending quality time with your loved ones does not require sitting in the living room of a 3500 sq. ft. house. You can also spend quality time in your smaller sized condo. A couple of well-placed sofa's and you have a living area that can rival any house. Take it a step further and impress your family ...
Family Time a la condo
February 21, 2017
First Time Home Buyers in Ontario Get Higher Tax Refund
February 1, 2017
With the increasing prices of real estate in Toronto, the refund of up to $4,000 for first time home buyers, which is effective by Jan. 1, 2017, is a move by the government to help young members of the community to purchase a home. This is a small step towards easing the hesitation felt by many regarding whether or not they can afford their first real estate purchase. The refund, slated to be up to $4,000, should offset the land-transfer tax from the first $368,000 off the home price of a first time home buyer. This is almost double ...
Pantone 2017 Colour of the Year and Other Exciting News
December 19, 2016
There has been some exciting news that has come out in the past week or so. One item being Pantone has picked it's colour for 2017 and wait for it..... it is Greenery! Sure, we look out the window now and everything is covered in white but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the fresh, outdoorsy feel of Greenery throughout the year by incorporating the colour in our condos. Greenery on an accent wall, or perhaps a Greenery pillow or a Greenery throw thrown on the couch. The whole couch Greenery you say? That may be a bit ...
Checking off that Christmas shopping list - Millennium edition
December 5, 2016
It's that time of year to start chipping away at that Christmas shopping. (Although some "I'm so cool" people probably finished their shopping in Sept). But for those of us who still have a lot of shopping to do and have no idea what to give anyone, we'd better get off our butts. If you have a Millennial on your list, I've come up with some ideas through my extensive Googling. Apparently Millennials like experiences more than actual gifts, although I'm sure they won't complain if you buy them a car. So if you've got a Millennial on your ...
Congrats Team Canada - Live Close to the Action
September 30, 2016
Last night's World Cup of Hockey championship game was amazing. Team Canada was clutch and won the game with a heroic last-minute shorthanded goal. The talent on Team Canada was off the charts with Sidney Crosby being named MVP of the tournament. The excitement of the World Cup of Hockey tournament had downtown Toronto even more alive and buzzing than normal. It is such a thrill to live in such an exciting city where there is always something to do or see! For those who love sports and find themselves at a lot of games at the Air Canada Centre ...
Train like an Olympian in your fitness room
August 15, 2016
The summer Olympics are on and it is amazing to see all the wonderfully skilled people in the world! The friendly good sportsmanship of the Olympics makes it a truly inspiring event! It is also pretty motivating, as let's face it, these athletes are in great shape! Us non-Olympic athletes perhaps could use more time in the fitness rooms. Does your condo have a fitness room? Chances are it does, even if you choose to ignore it! So bring out your inner Olympian and see what amenities are yours for the taking. Most condos nowadays come with a pretty ...
Setting up shop in your condo
July 18, 2016
When designing an office space in your condo there are lots of decisions to be made. If your condo unit comes with a den then more likely than not your office will go in there. If you do not have a den then finding a small corner in your bedroom or living area will do the trick! I've noticed a lot of condo residents making use of the front hallway if there is enough space to set up shop there. Along with finding a spot for you to create your masterpieces or do your daily grind, another question would ...
Of course condo living has outdoor space
May 9, 2016
Mother's Day was yesterday and we hope that all the loving, caring, hardworking moms out there had a wonderful day! Motherhood comes with many challenges and many rewards, and at the end of the day moms just want their kids to be happy and healthy. And let's face it, we want those little rug rats to get outside and blow off some energy on a daily basis. A misconception of condo living is that there is no outdoor space, when in actuality that is not true at all. Not only is there outdoor space but it's outdoor space which ...
Come At Me Snow
April 4, 2016
So what if it's snowing in April? It's not anything we Canadians aren't used to. We know Old Man Winter has a bit of a warped sense of humour and likes to give us one last salute when we think that Spring is here. It's ok with us because we like snow. It's the one thing you can throw at your significant other, friends and kids that won't hurt (except for ice balls don't throw them, a black eye from middle school taught me that lesson). Snow is quite beautiful the way it lightly falls to the ground. It's ...
Space saving furniture that multi tasks
March 23, 2016
Chatter about the full moon and lunar eclipse tonight has reminded us that whether your condo is big or small, the best way to utilize space is to have furniture that moonlights as other pieces of furniture. Take for example the everyday stool. This stool can be used as something to stand on when you're reaching up for something, but did you know it could also be used as a last minute seat or fill in for a side table holding your magazines in glorious sight? And if Ottomans are your thing, be sure to get one with an internal compartment that ...