Posted on July 5, 2021
Outdoor lighting has come a long way from the days of patio lanterns and strings of lightbulbs. These days, there’s an exhaustive array of options available to illuminate your outdoor space, and make it more appealing and comfortable, particularly in the evenings.
Here are just a few ideas:
Solar garden lights. These lights are on stakes that can be easily inserted throughout the garden. Powered by the sun, they generate enough energy to cast a soft, pleasant glow along walkways or in flower beds in the evenings.
Deck post lights. These are easy to install because they’re designed to sit on top of a standard 4×4 wood deck post. Most are solar powered.
Street-style lamps. As the name implies, these look similar to old-fashioned street lamps. Installation is a little more complex, but still DIY-friendly. They’re eye-catching and have a dramatic impact on the look of your outdoor space.
Portable lantern lights. These are outdoor lights that are portable and often made to look like a decorative fixture for a coffee table or side table. They can be placed anywhere.
LED walkway lights. These are small lights that fit neatly and almost invisibly under stairs and around walkways. Walkway lights not only look good but also improve safety. Most are battery powered.
Planter lights. This is one of the most interesting options. Each one is both a flower pot and a light in one! The pot itself is translucent which allows the light inside to shine through.
Design experts say you should treat your outdoor space as you would any room in your home. Lighting it up for evening comfort and enjoyment is a good place to start.
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Posted on May 31, 2021
• 3268 sqft , 3 bath , 4 bdrm 3-level split – FOR SALE CAD1,275,000 .
in Broadmead, Victoria
Wagg and Hamilton Architects designed this classic 1977, 4 bed, 3 bath contemporary cedar and glass split-level home. Set amongst trees and nestled beside the cliff, each room has tree and water views. At entry level are two bedrooms, a full bath, sauna and dark room. Up and around a centre column, where an elevator could be installed, is the living room with wood fireplace, vaulted ceiling and wall of windows. The formal dining room opens to the front deck and to the right of that is a large kitchen plus a full-sized laundry room. On this level is the primary bedroom, with beautiful private windows across the front of the house and a full 4-piece ensuite bathroom. There’s an additional full bath and up a few stairs is a cosy bedroom, with its own fireplace. At the next level is a bright craft room with sink and an office with beautiful wood decor. Atop of this meticulous house are two very private decks designed to take advantage of the views of treetops, plus a greenhouse.
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Posted on April 19, 2021
in Bear Mountain, Langford The single story at 404 1395 Bear Mountain Pkwy has been sold.
Updated on April 16, 2021
Buying a home is different than purchasing most other “products” in one important respect: agreeing to the price tag doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the property! There may be competing offers.
Fortunately, there is plenty that can be done to increase your chances of getting the home you want.
The most effective strategy is to be proactive. Get alerted to and go to see properties that match your criteria the moment they come on the market. That way, you’ll get a jump on competing buyers. When you find a home you want, go in at the right price. You don’t want to pay too much, but your offer does need to signal to the seller that you’re serious.
Effective offer presentation and negotiation also play vital roles. Having your offer presented with expertise and skill will maximize your chances of getting the deal.
Yes, competing offers can make you anxious. But, if you have the right expert working on your behalf, you can breathe a little easier.
Updated on April 6, 2021
If you own a stock, you can probably go online and quickly look up its current value.
What about your home? That, too, is an important investment and probably your most valuable one. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could “look up” its current value in just a few minutes?
Well, despite all the real estate data available on the internet these days, there is no site that will calculate your home’s true market value – at least not accurately. So, if you were to put your home up for sale tomorrow, how would you determine what it would likely sell for?
Your home’s probable selling price is influenced by the following factors:
- The type and style of your home.
- The condition of your home. (Is it “move in” ready?)
- How well your home shows? (Is it staged?)
- The desirability of the neighbourhood.
- Recent selling prices of similar homes in the area.
- The current demand for a home like yours.
All these factors, especially recent solds in the area, need to be considered in order to come up with the price range within which your property will likely sell.
Why is this information important? If you plan on listing soon, the benefits of knowing the probable selling price is obvious. But even if your plans to move are far down the road, it’s still a good idea to know what your home is worth – today. That information enables you to plan ahead and make better decisions. It’s something worth thinking about.
Contact me if you are thinking of buying or selling 250-744-0775 or firstname.lastname@example.org