How High Can You Build Your Deck?

By: David Ruff

How High Can You Build Your Deck?

Tags: Renovations, Backyard, Deck Building

Have you ever thought of upgrading your property by adding a deck? Let's say you have that really nice patio in your yard. The only thing is that it’s only a couple of inches off the ground. You then realized why not put up a raised deck instead. The question is, "How high can you actually build it?" Well, there’s actually bylaws for building a deck in your yard. But yo...Read More

By: David Ruff

Creative Cohesive Design Tip

Tags: Accent Wall, Interior Design, Renovation

Try this trick to create a unique feature wall that will tie your space together. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Tips For Looking at Basement Units

Tags: Rental Unit, Income Property, Fire Code

If there is a livable space in the basement of a home, there are clear requirements to comply with Fire Code. Who knew window wells can tell us so much? ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Maximizing the Value of Renovations

Tags: Home Updates, Renovations, Resale Value

Before you renovate it's a good idea to think about how what you're planning to change or upgrade impacts your resale value. Your Realtor can help you make strategic moves to maximize your return when you sell. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

A Key Home Building Tip

Tags: Building a House, Well, Septic System

Building a property with its own well? Proper placement of your septic tank is essential to save you money and health problems.   ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Beautiful Feature but With a Downside

Tags: Toronto, Home Design, Floorplan

We've all seen the big beautiful grand entrances in movie and thought  "I'd love to have that in my house!"Something to keep in mind is that grand staircases transfer noise EXTREMELY well. Pros and cons to grand features.   ...Read More

Crucial Features To Know When Inspecting Brickwork

By: David Ruff

Crucial Features To Know When Inspecting Brickwork

Tags: Toronto, Home Inspection, Buyers

One way of ensuring the conservation of your home is to inspect its brickwork. A well-maintained property not only helps preserve its architectural features but also gives it a higher market value. WHAT SHOULD I WATCH OUT FOR WHEN INSPECTING BRICKWORK? These are two important points to be cognizant of when inspecting a house’s brickwork:   1. Brick Cracks. Bricks at the bottom of win...Read More

By: David Ruff

Decorating and Designing Unique Spaces

Tags: Toronto, Home Decor, Home Design

A feature wall is a great way to add pizzaz to your space. Try this trick to create a beautiful one that ties it all together, and is a creative way to use up materials you already have on hand. ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Don't Be Afraid of Offer Dates

Tags: Toronto, Bidding War, Home Auction

Offer dates that reate auctions or bidding wars can incite fear. The best remedy is being well educated.   ...Read More

By: David Ruff

Clever Landscaping Ideas for a Beautiful Yard

Tags: Toronto, Landscaping, Backyard Design

Not sure what do to with your yard to fit in everything you want? Garden, sitting area, gate... Here's a clever way to do it beautifully. ...Read More

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