4 05, 2018

House vs. condo: Investment property renovation tips

By |2018-04-24T13:14:10-07:00May 4th, 2018|Investment Properties|

There are a lot of factors to consider when weighing up a house versus a condo as an investment property. One of the central questions, however, is how easy each one is to renovate. That is why we have put together a list comparing investment property renovations for houses versus condos. Investment property renovations: houses versus condos 1. Permits Major renovations to houses often require building permits in Vancouver and surrounding cities; you’ll also need permits to do work that changes or moves electrical wires, gas lines and plumbing. By contrast, most condo renovations just need the approval of the condo board – as long as electrical, gas and plumbing systems are not affected. In some cases, that can make the process easier; but, in others, it can become difficult to get any renovation through the board. 2. Materials With

27 04, 2018

Should you design your own home renovation in Vancouver?

By |2018-04-23T14:52:33-07:00April 27th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

We all know the simple answer to this question, so let us get it out of the way… No, you should not design your own home renovation in Vancouver. But why not? And how much of a problem could designing your home renovation in Vancouver be? The top 4 reasons you should have a professional design your own home renovation in Vancouver 1. A professional knows the costs of renovations Knowledge and experience go a long way toward creating a home renovation design that fits your budget. That means you could start your project only to find that it is impossible to finish without a lottery win! On the other hand, if you are working with a professional team like the renovation project managers at Flipside Homes, they will make sure your home renovation in Vancouver fits within your budget.

30 03, 2018

Where to splurge and where to save on your Vancouver home renovation

By |2018-03-21T14:12:07-07:00March 30th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

A Vancouver home renovation can be a lot of fun, but your costs can easily spiral out of control. That is why, if you are working within a budget, it is important to know where to save and where to splurge so you get the biggest bang for your buck.   So what are the top savings and splurges to go for? Where to save on your Vancouver home renovation The top place to save on your Vancouver home renovation is with your flooring. There are now many beautiful flooring options that are also affordable. It is also easy to scratch a floor, especially if you have pets or children in the home. Flooring is also generally not a make or break issue for renters and home buyers, meaning splurging on it will not help you with your property value.

16 03, 2018

Planning a Vancouver home renovation – how to set a budget

By |2018-03-20T13:37:30-07:00March 16th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

Planning a Vancouver home renovation can be exciting. You get to chose your inspiration, style and materials. When making all these choices, it can be easy to find yourself spending more than you expected – or wanted – to. That is why it is important to set a budget for your Vancouver home renovation. But how do you set a budget for your Vancouver home renovation – and stick to it? 1. Have a goal in mind What’s the purpose of your Vancouver home renovation? Making your home more family-friendly? Adding to its resale value? Flipping it? While these options are not mutually exclusive, you want to make sure you have one primary goal in mind for any renovation. That way, when you are trying to figure out where to splurge and where to save, you can decide how to

25 11, 2017

Flipping a house? Where to spend your renovation dollars

By |2017-11-18T12:58:45-08:00November 25th, 2017|Investment Properties|

If you’re flipping an investment property, you will want to be smart about your renovation budget. For a flip, every dollar counts as we consider the resale value of the home. By thinking practically – rather than emotionally – about the best places to invest in your renovation, you can create a look that appears to have a high price tag, but was achieved for only a small investment. Flipside Homes specializes in helping property investors flip homes and condos with well-managed home renovations in Vancouver and area. Use the tips below to plan a profitable renovation on your investment property.   Renovate the kitchen A renovation to the kitchen, even on a budget, almost always results in a higher resale value for the home. Although kitchen renovations can be expensive, they can also be done well on a tight

11 11, 2017

Home renovations Vancouver: 8 tips for a successful remodel

By |2017-10-24T15:47:21-07:00November 11th, 2017|Renovation Tips|

It’s time to transform your space into an inviting, updated home that suits your family’s lifestyle with a home renovation. To get the most from your renovation, we compiled eight tips to make your project successful. Know when to DIY it There are some minor cosmetic renovations that you could do yourself: update the light fixtures, upgrade the hardware and fixtures in your kitchen and bathrooms, add a fresh coat of paint and install new window coverings. Simple changes like these are perfectly DIY-able! They’ll save you the cost of labour, can be done by almost anyone, and don’t take much time to complete.   Know when NOT to DIY But knowing when not to DIY your renovation is just as important! Tasks that are more involved, potentially dangerous or frustrating for those who have limited experience are best left

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