HOME RENOVATIONS THAT INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE HOME – Part 1: Increasing the square footage
A fundamental question that many homeowners deciding to upgrade or renovate their property is: will I see the return on my investment when I am ready to sell this home? There is no easy, one size fits all answer to this question. What a prospective purchaser may be looking for varies greatly from one buyer […]
Address the issues first, then make it pretty.
Hello everyone, for those that don’t know me, I am Jessica Velazquez, the First Home Design Specialist. I have a deep passion for working with first-time homeowners who have big dreams and small budgets. Whether you are purchasing a house for the first time, upgrading to your forever home, or downgrading, I believe the dancing […]
DECORATING YOUR FIRST HOME BEDROOM ON A SMALL BUDGET
Your bedroom is and should be your private sanctuary where to unwind, relax, rest, and recharge. It’s the perfect place to practice self-love and implement self-care routines. Your personal time deserves a space that brings joy, happiness, and peace. I know you agree, but why is it that so many of us focus on creating […]
12 Tips to make your master bedroom look larger
12 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR MASTER BEDROOM FEEL LARGER THAN IT IS In my years working with 1st timers, there have been a few who’ve questioned the size of the home they bought. I have heard from “It seems smaller than the show home” to “Should I measure the rooms to make sure they sold […]
Beautiful new bathroom Ensuite in Tuscany Meadows
This Old Bathroom – Renovation of 120-year-old bathroom This master ensuite in Calgary went from 90´s builder grade to spa status. The owners traded their unused tub for a luxurious double vanity and a makeup area. The addition of new lighting, wall-to-wall mirror, and new flooring contributed to the wow factor of this bathroom. To […]
120-year old bathroom renovation in Bridgeland
My client’s home, located near Downtown Calgary, had all the charm of a 120-year-old home, and only one bathroom. Renovating it implied attention to every detail to avoid as much discomfort as possible. The owner had very clear goals in mind: change the tub into a walk-in shower, provide as much storage as possible and […]
3 options for a Tuscany Master Bedroom
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3 Bedroom Makeovers in Cougar Ridge
Let’s talk kitchens.
If your new nest had a previous owner, then most likely refreshing (or renovating) the heart of your home is on the top of your list
The Lack of Planning is Killing your Dream Home
Your first home is a financial investment and needs a design strategy. Don’t furnish it, don’t remodel it before knowing where you are heading first.