If you’re looking for a home to buy or have recently bought one, you’re likely all too aware of how far your dollar goes (or doesn’t go) in the current real estate market. It would be fabulous if your budget got you the home of your dreams, complete with all the bells and whistles, in move-in ready condition, but that’s not reality for most home buyers. Cash-strapped as most new home buyers are, you’ll need to invest your renovation dollars to get the most impact and the best return on your investment. And with a hefty price per square foot, you’ll need to make the most of every square inch of your new abode. So let’s talk basements.
built in cabinets, built in bar cabinet, butcher block counter tops, drapes, floor length mirror, grey gloss frames, silver popcorn bowl, napkin basket, drinks tray on bar, blanket inside basket, vase on dining table, cutlery, beige throw, basket urns on coffee table & wine glasses on table, IKEA | sectional sofa, leather arm chairs, tufted ottomans, console table, side tables, wine cabinet, sphere sculpture, glasses, grey knit throw, vases on console, metal picture frames, grey vases, grey woven baskets, dining plates & mugs, Urban Barn | panelling, heated floor panels, popcorn maker, doors, microwave, bar countertop & chair rail, Lowe's | black and white wall art, chrome lamp and shade, grey linen dining chairs, hourglass, lamp and shade on wine cabinet, metal firewood baskets, painted crate, pillow on striped linen chair, silver pretzel bowl, starfish magnifying glass, striped basket, striped linen arm chair, throw pillows on sofa, two lanterns, stacked woven trunks, woven trunk beside sofa & zig zag area rug, Homesense | water hyacinth basket, dice bowl, small bowls on bar shelf, birch covered vases, blue polka dot straws, large acacia wood server, cheese board, pillows on leather chairs & books, Indigo | Brazilian slate floor tile, Saltillo Imports | drapery hardware, Designer Fabrics | candlestick, mirror above wine cabinet, baking mould, barometers, Around The Block | bottle opener, beverage centre & pizza cutter, Canadian Tire | game dice & playing cards, Dollarama | vintage brass cigarette box, Eclectisaurus | coffee table, games table & mirror above bar, Elegant Garage Sale | two wooden hoopback chairs flanking wine cabinet, Green's Antiques | framed forest photos & vintage car photos, Istock Photo | napkins, West Elm | cabinetry hardware, Lee Valley | baseboards & trim, Brenlo | window supply and installation, Fieldstone Windows | flowers & chrome orchid pot, Jong Young Flowers
contractor, MBKL LTD Custom Contracting | insulation installation, Grand River Insulation | cabinet installation, IKEA Installation Services | electrician, Spindel Electric Inc.
cabinet doors and panelling : Icon Grey (00NN 31/000), Dulux | trim : Canvas Cloth (40YY 65/061), Dulux | walls : Veil (00NN 53/000), Dulux | ceiling : Drifting Snow (10BB 83/014), Dulux