Home Improvement

Home Renovations

Home Renovations

Home renovations are a great first step when preparing for your home to be listed. Home renovations can include anything from simple and easy improvements to full on more expensive details. Today we want to talk about things you can do yourself and it’ll help improve your ROI.

If you have lived in your home for a long time, it might be hard to see what really needs to be done. There might be a wall colour that you’re so used to that you might not realize that it needs an refreshment, a fresh coat of paint. That’s really how simple these home improvements can be. Today we’ll talk about paint, doors and hardware and countertops.

Painting Your House

It’s time to pick out some paint colours and get creative. If you’re considering painting the outside of your home, it would be best to consult a professional, as it can be dangerous, leave that to the pros. For the inside of your home, you can use a professional or do it yourself. All you need to do is pick out some colours and choose the rooms that need to have a refresh.

Painting can really go a long way and it’s not the most complicated ways to improve a room. When you’re putting your home on the market, try hiring a professional to come and do the job for you. They can often help you select the palette and they can seal trim and repair minor damage. It might not be the most glamorous renovation but it will help the room feel like new again. Now let’s talk about door and hardware.

Doors and Hardware

When it comes to investing in new interior doors and hardware and replacing the front door, you will see an improvement. I mean, how could you not? The doors and hardware can be updated to something more modern if you’re living in an older home. The new hardware doesn’t have to just apply to door, it can also apply to kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets too.

If you have the budget for it, take an inventory of all the hardware around your home and see what can be updated. Also consider adding a nice quality lockset, baseboards, crown moulding and wainscoting. They’re all good examples of inexpensive improvements that can offer immediate appeal to your home, inside and out. Lastly, we’ll discuss countertops and see what can be done.


Sometimes all it can take in a kitchen is some new countertops to give the room life again. Consider a quality stone such as granite or quartz. There are also less inexpensive countertop solutions that you can find at your local hardware store, such as Home Depot, and they have professionals that will make you have it installed the right way. There are so many choices and so many ways to add little improvements to your home and get it ready to be listed.

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If you have any questions about what other tips there are about curb appeal, we will be happy to help! 

Make sure you contact Lori VanDinther and her team today if you’re interested in buying or selling your home. If you’re interested in learning what your home is worth, try our free home evaluation.

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Curb Appeal houses with snow

Curb Appeal During The Winter

Winter Curb Appeal 

Curb appeal is important even while we’re in the middle of winter and some days can seem very grey and dark. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your home look cozy and inviting, especially if you’re in the process of selling your home during this season. 

It can be the little things that can really make the difference when it comes to winter curb appeal. You can add some door decor, a bird feeder, or a fresh coat of paint can go a long way. The following is a list of tips that you can use to enhance the curb appeal of your home. 

Update Your Homes Numbers

That’s right, it can even be just changing your house numbers to new and fresh ones. Why not try getting a new mailbox, it can give you an instant upgrade. You can try going for something modern and sleek. 

Fresh Coat of Paint

Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door. Since your door is usually the first thing someone will see it’s great to add a blog primary colour, however, you might want to do this before or after the very cold weather. This is because most paints need at least three days of 12 degree weather to dry properly. 

Functional Lighting 

There are a lot of benefits to having good lighting on the exterior of your home, one of them being the safety aspect. Providing added visibility during the darker and shorter winter months is something everyone will appreciate. 

Contact Lori VanDinther and Team Today

If you have any questions about what other tips there are about curb appeal, we will be happy to help! 

Make sure you contact Lori VanDinther and her team today if you’re interested in buying or selling your home. If you’re interested in learning what your home is worth, try our free home evaluation.

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Front Porch Decorated for Autumn

Interior Design Trends for Fall

Interior Design

This fall we have seen some lovely interior design in 2020 fall trends when it comes to design. We have to remember that when it comes to design you’re allowed to give it your own twist and character. After all, this is your home and you need to make it your own. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the trends that we have seen this fall, colours, wallpaper, kitchen, and the bedroom.


Navy Blue Walls
Navy Blue Walls

When it comes to colours we are seeing lots of blues, particularly navy blue. Navy has been very popular, adding a wonderful contrast to any room. Whether that’s blue walls, accent walls, or accessories.

The Kitchen

Fall Trends Beautiful kitchen
Beautiful kitchen

The Bedroom

Canopy Bed
Canopy Bed

We’ve seen a lot of canopy beds this fall, you can see them everywhere this year. What’s great about the canopy bed, is that they are very on trend this fall because this type of bed really acts as a statement piece. It also adds dimension to the room and allows you to make your room stand out.

Floral Wallpaper

Floral Wallpaper
Floral Wallpaper

Now this is a trend we can get behind. Floral wallpaper has been so popular this fall, adding another element of contrast to the room of your choosing. The vintage look is strong when it comes to floral wallpaper, you can get in in peel and stick if you’re unsure, for a less permanent commitment and easy application.

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If you see a design you love, don’t be scared and get out there and try something new. Making your home your own by bringing in elements and designs that you love. This is your home and we should always make sure it’s a place we want to spend time in. Get creative!

We know there’s a lot going on in the world and we know you might have some questions. If you’re looking for more information about market up dates related to COVID-19, Lori will be happy to help answer those questions as well. Or you might be looking to put your property on the market, please make sure you contact Lori and her team today. You can contact her either by email or phone, the team is waiting for your call and to help you find your dream home.

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