When you have a pet, buying a condo becomes complicated. Space, lifestyle and specific condo rules are important factors that you need to consider when looking for a condo to buy. Buying a condo also means that you are joining a community that is governed by its own set of rules, which you have to follow. Here are some things to know and procedures you need to follow if you want to buy and live in a condo with your pet. 1. Know the condo by-laws about pets – Some condo buildings allow pets, some are pet-friendly while others ...
Pet Policies to Know Before Buying a Condo
March 21, 2019
Interior Design Ideas for the Perfect Bachelor Pad Condo
October 10, 2018
A condo is easily maintained, centrally-located, comes with a set of amenities and defined space, making it the perfect man cave or bachelor pad. Whether you are decorating your first condo. your move up condo or your retirement pad, stamping your personality and style in your home’s design is a must. Here are some decorator’s tips to make your pad truly yours; Use meaningful items as décor – Bring in meaningful items from your childhood or mementos from the best days of your life and use them as décor. Your favorite bike, a winning football jersey, a few books ...
9 Ideal Colour Combinations for your Condo
October 1, 2018
Condominium units in a building often have layouts that are identical in size and form making them indistinguishable from each other. But you can always add your own character and personality by making sure the interior design is YOU. Primary to designing your condo is the colour scheme of the interiors. It dominates the design, deliver the preferred ambiance, and speaks of your personality. Here are nine color combinations that will let your home stand out and bring that homey atmosphere for you and your family. White and Shades of Brown Though your condo may be limited in space, there ...
10 Space-Saver Musts for Your Condo
August 27, 2018
Condo space is premium, the square footage you bought is the square footage you get. There are no options to extend another room or build an additional floor. With the limited floor space, squeezing in all your appliances, furniture and personal belongings can prove to be a challenge. However, there are ways to make your condo, spacious and comfortable without sacrificing style and aesthetics. 1. Try Convertibles Invest in convertible or multipurpose pieces that can serve more than one purpose without occupying as much space. A convertible sofa that can be your ...
10 Clever Ideas to Add Storage Space to your Condo Kitchen
July 23, 2018
Space-saving is a way of life for condominium residents. Rooms can easily get crowded with the accumulated stuff. The kitchen especially needs to be organised, with all the kitchen appliances, silverware, glassware, tableware, utensils, pots and pans, grocery items and other food items. And while we cannot extend or build another room, we can always get creative and manage what we have. Full-length Cabinets – Go for floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets. You can use the top cabinets for rarely used items, while the bottom drawers can store pots, pans and heavy cookware. Modern minimalist cabinets offer a smooth and ...
Condo Living 101: How to Party in Small Spaces
June 25, 2018
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 ...
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 ...