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Does Your Home Have Defects? Disclose! Disclose! Disclose!

25 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

The fact is every home has some degree of defect(s). Frankly, I'd be stressed about a home that was defect free; I'd worry that something was lurking somewhere and my experience suggests that there usually is something...lurking...somewhere...just waiting to open up your pocketbook. Here's why I feel you must disclose all known defects to potential buyers.


Are You Going Nuts Repairing Scratches on Furniture? Prepare to be Amazed!

23 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

A simple shelled walnut (or pecan) can help repair shallow scratches on most woods; it's a staging trick I've used around the house and have suggested many times.


Kitec Plumbing In Condos Should Be Revealed: Buyers And Owners Have The Right To Know Up Front What’s In Their Pipes.

20 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

Kitec, often orange or blue in colour, is a type of flexible aluminium and polyethylene piping, widely used between 1995 and 2007 in condominiums. The product was recalled about 2005 due to a tendency to corrode at an accelerated rate, despite being marketed as an alternative to copper piping that was corrosion-resistant. Manufacturing has since stopped.


My Outlook & Observations from the 2017 Toronto Interior Design Show.

20 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

If you want to stay ahead of trends, my "in-a-nutshell" insights would be to think of implementing contrasts and creating focal points, less "matchy-matchy" and more mix-matched not mis–matched…there’s a delicate difference and the line is easy to cross!


Six Ideas To Make Your East York Living Space Feel Bigger

11 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

Owning an East York home doesn't mean it needs to feel cramped. Incorporate these simple designer updates into your home to give it a more open, spacious feel.


In The Market For A New Work Home? I've Got 11 Tips to Help You Find The Perfect Office.

07 January 2017
Kevin Hartley

Considering it’s where so many people spend the bulk of their days, an office environment is just as important as a home. Shopping around for a new space for your company to call home should be managed with the same consideration as looking for a new house for your family.