Gathering your friends or family for a celebration like Canada's day or a get-together could be a challenge if you’re hosting the party at home and you’re living in a Toronto condo or surrounding GTA condo. Condos are not known for large rooms and extra spaces. However, with careful planning and creative arrangements, a condo party can start rolling. Here are easy tips on how to throw big parties in small spaces; 1. Manage the guest list Determine the number of people you can invite. It should be a good number, where your guests should ...
Condo Living 101: How to Party in Small Spaces
June 25, 2018
8 Advantages of Buying New over Resale Condo Units
May 28, 2018
When buying condos, deciding between a new condo and a resale unit is an important step. Your choice will ultimately affect the price, location and other considerations of the purchase. There are pros and cons in buying into new developments as there are when buying a resale condo. Modern interiors and look – New buildings will have the latest and trendiest look and design. When buying condos in older buildings, you will be stuck with its outdated design or need to renovate in order to update the look. With new condos, you can contribute to the design of ...
10 Amazing Condo Decorating Ideas
May 14, 2018
Space is always a challenge for decorating condos. Saving up space is a constant endeavour for condo dwellers. How do you keep your home neat, organised and looking great while dealing with limited space? Here are ten guidelines to follow when decorating your condo; Lighter Tones – Lighter colour tones visually expands the room, making it appear bigger than it is, while darker hues make rooms appear compact. Stick to lighter tones like light creams, pastels, greys and neutral colours. Glass Pieces – Mirrors are popular room extenders. Aside from strategically placed mirrors, glass also extends the ...
The Perks of Living Alone
April 16, 2018
The number of people living alone in condominiums is rising. Going solo is a lifestyle. In an age of social connectivity and collaborative workplaces, living alone provides a break from too much socialisation and interaction. Having a home all to yourself gives you identity, the respite from the everyday hustle-bustle and freedom from all cares, if only for a few hours a day. Live as you like it. You can play your kind of music, bring in pets or friends without having to worry about bothering anybody and go as clean or as messy as you’re comfortable. Go naked ...
Creative Ways to Maximise Use of your Balcony
April 2, 2018
Balconies are integral to the condo lifestyle. While we appreciate the extra space and the wonderful views we get from balconies, we aren’t fully conscious of the many more possibilities we can make use of the space. Here are six wonderful ways we can maximise the use of condo balconies during our warmer months; Breakfast Nook Would it be wonderful to have your morning coffee while enjoying the views and the warm morning sun? The balcony gives you awesome views and ample natural lighting, perfect for a breakfast nook. Create your own cheerful breakfast nook in one corner of ...
5 Reasons to Retire in the City
March 12, 2018
A significant number of condo buyers are baby boomers and Gen Xers. Condominiums are becoming the top choice for a retirement home for baby boomers. While many are still planning to retire in the quiet and peace of the country life, more and more retirees are looking to major cities like Toronto, Markham and Etobicoke for their retirement. Here are five top reasons to retire in the city; Best Health Care – Healthcare is a top concern of the elderly. At their advanced aged, they need the best medical care and attention. It is also important for them to ...
8 Hot Home Trends That You Should Definitely Try in 2018
February 26, 2018
If you are looking to buy a house or condo or just simply want to spruce up your living space, then you need to be on the lookout for the latest trends to try out in 2018. 1. Rich colors throughout the house Enough with the mustard and avocado green colors that have graced our living spaces from the 1970s. This year is going to see a bit of hue and pomp with warm grays paired with earthy reds and yellows, rust, brown blacks, camel, and tobacco. 2. Out with white and stainless ...
7 Things to Help Turn Your Bedroom into the Ultimate Sleep Cave
February 15, 2018
In your condo you have a clutter-free space that’s practically devoted to an affluently soothing nap… A room where everything from the fragrance in the air to the sheets seems to have been cautiously handpicked to augment feelings of peace and relaxation… And to top it all up to you also have blackout shades that block out the light from your room… But something’s still missing. It still feels like you could do a bit more to make your bedroom a little bit more sleep-friendly. Luckily for you, we have rounded up 7 things that’ll help turn your bedroom ...
Ways to Make City Life Healthier for You
February 5, 2018
There are several reasons that bring people to live in a big city such as Toronto, Markham, and Mississauga - bigger career opportunities, better jobs, cultural immersion, higher education or a more dynamic lifestyle. But, when people want to strive for a healthier way of living, they usually go the other way – away from the noisy, fast and the dynamic city beat. But, before you head out, here are ways to make city living healthier for you and your family. Walk the neighbourhood With all amenities and establishments nearby, you can forget about driving in downtown Toronto ...
Reasons Why Condos are the Best Retirement Home
January 29, 2018
Retirement is one of those milestones that call for a change. A change in lifestyle, change of scenery and a new home. Due to the significant financial, physical and lifestyle changes, most retirees will need to downsize and/or move to a more retiree-friendly location. Condos are popular as starter homes for singles and young couples. Here are reasons why they are also the best option for retirees; Comfort and convenience You have reached the phase in your life when you no longer want to drive to places just to get your groceries, watch a movie or eat at ...