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Selling Your Condo? Renovation tips with Don of All Trades

There are many opportunities for investors to purchase new condo units. When you list your unit on the resale condo market, it needs to stand out. Below are some simple condo renovations that will get your asking price or better.


If your home has hardwood floors, in it pays to have any carpeting removed and the floors refinished. Replace worn out existing carpeting with light tan or other neutral-colored carpeting. Replace chipped or cracked ceramic tile. Clean or replace the grout.

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Ceilings & Walls

Nothing says freshness like a new coat of paint.  It hides stains from grease or smoke and ceiling cracks. Use fiberglass tape on large cracks, cover with joint compound and sand, then paint a neutral color.

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Statistically, kitchen remodels return nearly 100%. Cabinetry is highly visible because it is at eye level.  Resurface beat-up cabinets by replacing the doors and hardware. If your cabinets are painted, add a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.

Granite counters, though popular, are not strictly necessary. Simple laminates, newer faucets and sparkling sinks sell very well.


The national average of recouped cost is more than 100% for bathrooms. New floors, fixtures and lights pay off.


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We offer a wide range of home improvement services for your home including FREE ESTIMATES in Durham Region. Call 905-259-5249 or visit our website at: www.donofalltrades.ca to find out more!


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