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Bathroom upgrades using overlays

If you’re considering a bathroom update, you’re probably familiar with the typical approaches, such as replacing a countertop or toilet, or removing all the fixtures and finishes to complete a floor-to-ceiling renovation.

However, there is another, far less expensive way to make an older bathroom look brand new: using overlays.

An overlay is simply a new surface applied over an existing one. For example, instead of replacing an old and worn bathtub – which is costly – you can purchase an overlay system (called a tub liner) that fits on top of the existing bathtub. It’s a little like giving your tub a facelift!

You can do the same thing with your bathroom countertops and floors.

Overlays come in a wide variety of styles and finishes – some of which can make your bathroom look significantly more upscale. Compared to a major renovation, the installation of overlays is relatively straightforward. A tub liner installation, for example, can be done in a day.

You can learn more about overlays at your local home improvement centre and at specialty bathroom showrooms.

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Getting the most from an Open House

Have you ever attended an “Open House” advertised in your area or in a community you like? Most people have. Even if you’re not serious about moving, viewing a few properties in a neighbourhood you like is a great way to get a sense of the market.

 Who knows? You might stumble upon your next dream home! 

To get the most out of an open house, follow these guidelines: 

  • Most open houses will have a handout available containing the list price and other property information. Be sure to keep a copy.
  •  Don’t just view the rooms. Explore the entire property, including the backyard.
  •  Don’t be shy about asking the listing agent (or whoever is hosting the open house) questions about the property.
  •  Ask about the area. Are there schools nearby? Where is the nearest park or playground located?
  •  Ask about potential required repairs and renovations. For example, if the furnace is more than 15 years old, it may need to be replaced soon.
  •  Walk around the neighbourhood. Try to get a sense of what it’s like to live there. If possible, chat with a neighbour.

 Finally, if you become interested in the home, be sure to advise the listing agent that your own REALTOR® will be following up. Otherwise, the listing agent might assume that he or she will be representing you.

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Foods that boost your energy

Many people order an espresso or reach for an energy drink when they need a boost. However, there are other foods that can give you a similar increase in energy and are, arguably, a lot healthier. Here are a few examples:

  •  Coconut oil. It contains high quantities of medium chain fats, which are a quick source of energy. 
  • Honey. It tastes sweet because it’s a natural form of sugar. As we all know, sugar gives you a quick boost. 
  • Iron containing foods. Lack of iron in your diet can leave you feeling sluggish. Adding more beans, spinach, and lentils to your diet – perhaps in salads – can help boost your iron levels. 
  • Nuts. Almonds, cashews and other nutrient-rich nuts are the ideal quick snack for an energy boost. 
  • Dark chocolate. It’s great news for chocolate lovers, but keep the portions small.
  •  Finally, not drinking enough water can also rob you of energy. In fact, water may be the best energy-boosting “food” of them all.

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