Want Advice, Ideas & Tips

Every year, many homes of every style, shape and size are bought and sold on Salt Spring Island.

When you choose me, you are choosing my experience and expertise ensuring that you get the best possible price.

I have done extensive research with homeowners, to better understand what makes them tick. This enables me to help you in many ways. First, knowing your preferences is invaluable when it comes to finding that perfect home. 

As a home owner, you are likely to re-sell at some point and should consider the benefits of the neighbourhood. Remember, choices you make regarding improvements or renovations can drastically influence your home's market value.


LANDSCAPING

Increasing your curb appeal can be as simple as adding containers of brightly coloured flowers. Another idea would be to add a low maintenance garden for blocks of colour and texture. Also, consider a simple water fixture in the back yard to add ambiance.


KITCHEN

Whether you're working with a contemporary kitchen or more of a country feel, stainless steel appliances continue to hold a lot of interest. In cabinetry, look at fine-grained maple, stained or natural, over the traditional heavy oak look of the past. Laminates and marble are great choices for countertops, but granite continues to be the most popular surface of all. Check out the latest fixtures in today's new, brushed nickel finishes.


FIREPLACE

Nothing beats the feeling of curling up around a fire on a cold winter's night. Not to mention the comforting feeling of hearth and home that a fireplace adds to a room.

Gas fireplaces have made huge advances in popularity thanks to recent increases in efficiency as well as advances in design. A gas fireplace delivers the best of both worlds - all the comfort without the mess and maintenance.


BATHROOMS

Today's stress-filled world leaves us all crying out for rest and relaxation. The goal should be to create a spa-like environment in your bathroom by installing a soaker tub with relaxing jets, or perhaps a new steam shower stall.


GREAT IDEAS UNDERFOOT

Start by ripping out that dated wall-to-wall carpet. Then, sand your existing floors down and refinish them, or choose one of the many easy-to-install and affordable laminates now available. A darker stain gives an elegant, yet up to date look. Use area rugs to accent and ground the space.

Jan Macpherson
Jan Macpherson
Associate
#104, 150 Fulford Ganges Road Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T8