Properly Polish: Before and After of a Kanata Beauty in Suburban Ottawa

By: Harrison da Costa

There has been a lot of reporting about an increase in home renovations by Canadians during COVID-19. The New York Times recently stated that “for many homeowners across the country, the coronavirus-imposed quarantine has presented an opportunity to head over to the local hardware store and launch a few DIY projects around the house”.

In that same spirit, Properly wanted to showcase one of its recently completed projects as inspiration for homeowners looking to upgrade.  

The Home

The home, located in Kanata, a western suburb of Ottawa, was built in 2010. When this busy family of five was looking to upgrade their home to allow more space for the kids, they turned to Properly to get a cash offer on their current home and buy their next home. The result was a stress-free transaction that allowed the owners to leave the hassle to Properly and line up the closing dates with the purchase of a dream home.

Before

The house is a detached, 2,268 square foot home located on a quiet street. Its unique floor plan features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a family room with double-height ceilings. The house was in decent condition overall but had some wear and tear and an outdated kitchen. 

The Renovation

Properly restored the home to like-new condition for the new home buyers. The renovation provides a modern yet timeless refresh. We leveraged our experience from over 100 residential preparation projects to select upgrades and materials that would appeal to the market. 

Over two weeks, we completed the following upgrades:

 i) replaced the flooring in the bedrooms & hallways

ii) refinished the hardwood

iii) New kitchen including refinished cabinets, new backsplash & new appliances

iv) completed some general maintenance

v) repainted the home throughout in a neutral grey

These strategic upgrades changed the first impression of this home from a home that needed some love to an updated home with modern finishes that will be enjoyed by a new family for years to come. The renovations cost just over $14,000, and the work took two weeks from start to finish.

  • Flooring  $4,578
  • Paint $3,049
  • Window Replacements $1,100
  • Subway Tile Backsplash $557
  • Cabinets Refinishing $2,813
  • Maintenance $644
  • Appliances $964
  • Landscaping $150

The Result 

After the renovations, our team staged the home with furniture pieces that complimented the unique floor plan, took high-resolution photos and provided a 3D VR tour of the entire house. The listing went public on a Wednesday afternoon and sold in under 24 hours at asking price. 

Are you interested in selling your home? Take the first step and check your home’s value and the possible value with upgrades and repairs.