Restoration and living in Cabbagetown

Homelife-article-OCTOBER-IMAGEContributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager

If you’ve lived or wanted to live in Cabbagetown for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve had a thought about restoring your home.

 
Most homeowners who plan to restore their home are looking to bring back the architectural glory of days gone by and to introduce a modern spin to their renewed space.  Often, the exterior of the home is revived, reflecting its original period. Similarly, many areas on the interior, such as living spaces and bedrooms will get more traditional treatments. By contrast, bathroom and kitchens in today’s real estate market call for a streamlined modern or transitional design.

 
Beyond aesthetics, there are important considerations for anybody who decides to buy and restore an older home.  Original plumbing, wiring, and insulation can add unexpected expenses to a restoration.  Even the most thorough home inspector won’t be able to uncover an old home’s earliest layers, so you won’t always know what’s behind the walls until your restoration work actually begins.

 
All of us at HomeLife/Realty One Ltd see ourselves as your Neighbourhood Realtors®.  We are here to help you with any real estate decisions that you are faced with – including whether to renovate or restore your historic property.  We love living and working in Cabbagetown and want to share our passion with you to continue to build and improve our thriving community.

 
Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager
HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage* 416.922.5533

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