How to approach a renovation? By Luke Dalinda

Catching up with Ramsin…

Today, we had talked about the common questions of how to approach renovations.
Here are our tips:
1) First meet with your realtor (That’s me!) to discuss the investment you wish to make. For example, renovating your current home or condo might be a good idea, but, in the end, you are still in the same space. With proper guidance, you can decide if that money is not better spent upgrading to a new, larger home or if the investment you intend to make will justify a proper return.
2) Meet with an experienced designer (That’s Ramsin) to properly plan and design your renovation to your budget. This can be broken into two parts, the creation of a timeless design and a thoughtful plan and process for the renovation. For example, you might renovate the bathroom not realizing that the shower liner needs to be replaced. These little things can be costly and experience is what saves you a lot of money in the end, even if it costs a little more in the beginning. Most importantly, you will know it was done right and done to last.
3) Do not follow the crowd. Ignore what your neighbor did, what you saw on TV, or what the Home Depot guy tried to sell you. Good design is timeless, and it considers space continuity, use, form, and function. In the early 2000s, everyone thought Jatoba wood floors were cool. Today, they are viewed like carpet. A good designer will help you avoid fads in favor of timeless solutions. 80-year old homes in Rosedale have stood the test of time better than homes from the 70s because of good timeless design.
4) Top quality is top quality, cheap is cheap, and fast is fast, but you cannot have all three. You also have to be aware of where you are going to compromise and accept those compromises. Maybe you will pick more modest cabinets in favor of a better countertop and better appliances.

Tip of the week: If you are living in a condo, consider installing a central humidification system. Not only is this a critical solution for the protection of your wood floors and cabinetry, but also, most importantly, it will serve your health the most!
Check out: General Air Filters, Elite Steam Series.

Stay tuned for more tips, and you can catch Ramsin on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV or find him at @RamsinKhachi @KhachiDesign @KhachiLife

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Catching up with Ramsin Khachi #2 – Hardwood vs. Vinyl

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Hardwood flooring has become a standard for condominiums these days. However, as longtime condo owners will appreciate, wood is not an ideal material for condominium environments, as it is susceptible to humidity and water. It is also not ideal for soundproofing.

Today, Ramsin Khachi and I had discussed viable solutions for condominium flooring, the best and most interesting being vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring has come a long way. It is no longer the vinyl tile from your grandmother’s house. It can look just like wood, offers the durability and versatility that wood cannot, and comes in a full spectrum of options from any wood type to even stone finishes.

Vinyl flooring costs about $3 per square foot, which is much less than traditional wood flooring.

When choosing vinyl flooring, it is critical to look at the overall thickness of the product and the wear layer (the top layer) quality to ensure durability and longevity. It is best to have the supplier of the product install it as well instead of a third party. This will help with any potential warranty concerns.

By far, one of the best choices for vinyl flooring is the LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) collection by Interface, a company recognized not only for its high quality product but for its commitment to the environment as well.

Stay tuned for more tips, and you can catch Ramsin on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV or find him at @RamsinKhachi @KhachiDesign @KhachiLife

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Catching up with Ramsin Khachi…

Catching up with Ramsin Khachi…

As a realtor, staying on top of the latest trends in interior design helps me guide my clients in making the right decisions and investments. Today, I caught up with my friend Ramsin Khachi, one of Toronto’s top design experts.

We spoke about the importance of sound proofing when renovating your condo and compliance with condo rules. Sound complaints have become a major, costly issue for condos. When tiling, there is a new product called Schluter Ditra-sound, which is specifically designed for ceramic and stone tile installations. This innovative new product prevents tile cracking, offers superior waterproofing, and helps prevent sound transmission.

Condos today are becoming smaller and smaller, with these confined spaces, opportunities to renovate to create more space are becoming very difficult. Your realtor and design expert should be able to guide you to making innovative design solutions with impact while avoiding structural obstacles and complex condo rules.

Investing in a well thought out plan and “road map” for your renovation may take some extra effort and cost, but the money that you spend in the beginning pays back big in the end. Stay tuned for more tips, and you can catch Ramsin on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV or find him at @RamsinKhachi @KhachiDesign @KhachiLife

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Did you miss Elevate, Palace Place? Watch these videos!

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For a small experience of all that was Elevate, Palace Place, please watch these short videos. Be sure to keep in touch for future seminars and follow the Elevate Seminar link on this website.
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We have some swag bags left. If you would like one, send an email to Luke now! LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET

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Palace Place got Elevated!

The Palace Place Elevate seminar was a huge success!

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The room was filled to the max on Thursday night, as Luke Dalinda had presented the Elevate seminar, with Benjamin Moore and Ramsin Khachi.

For a recap of the event, watch the following video below (click to play) and follow the new Elevate Seminar link on this website.

We have some swag bags left. If you would like one, send an email to Luke now! LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET

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elevate, Palace Place is THIS THURSDAY!

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The elevate seminar, with Ramsin Khachi, is this Thursday. Confirmed guests have been sent an order of events agenda.

Benjamin Moore will also make a presentation on 2016 colour trends. It will be a fantastic night!

While the event is fully booked, if you would like your name added to our rush line list, in the event of last minute cancellations, please email LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET as soon as possible.

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Sunrise at Palace Place

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Sunrise at Palace Place, Toronto’s most luxurious waterfront condominium residence.

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Palace Place, elevate: Update

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You can watch Ramsin Khachi tomorrow at 10 AM on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Tomorrow, Ramsin will tap into a loft space’s untapped potential with a stunning makeover!

Ramsin will be at Palace Place on February 11 for elevate, Palace Place!

The elevate seminar is now fully booked.

If you would like your name added to our rush line list, please email LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET as soon as possible.

A special message from Ramsin Khachi…

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elevate, Palace Place: SOLD OUT!

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The elevate seminar is now almost fully booked.

If you would still like to attend, please email LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET as soon as possible.

A special message from Ramsin Khachi…

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Luke Dalinda invites you to elevate…

palace place elevateDear Fellow Palace Place Owners,

I have written this letter to invite you to a very special event in February at Palace Place.

This year has been an exceptional year for Palace Place. We have seen the return of bidding wars for several of my listings and strong record prices.

I am proud and honored to have again been the #1 top selling realtor for Palace Place for 2015.

Suite 906* Record Price
Suite 1205**** Record Price
Suite 1612**** Record Price
Suite 3408* Record Price
Suite 2302* Record Price
Suite 2007**** Just Sold
Suite 2306* Just Sold
Suite 1612* Record Lease Price
Suite 402* Record Lease Price
Suite 1503* Record Lease Price
Suite 703* Record Lease Price
Suite 302* Record Lease Price
Suite 2207** Leased
Suite 3305** Leased
*Seller Rep., **Buyer Rep., ****Seller & Buyer Rep.

We can always do more to increase our values at Palace Place. As such, I would like to invite you to my new design seminar series, elevate.

This seminar will offer you cost-effective improvements that can maximize the value and enjoyment of your condominium.

On February 11, 2016 at 7 PM on the Palace Place 47th floor, one of Toronto’s top designers, Ramsin Khachi, will deliver a 45-minute presentation followed by and Q & A session.

This event will be catered with refreshments. Due to limited seating, you will need to RSVP in advance to attend this free event. Please email me at: LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET

See you there!

Luke Dalinda

Luke Dalinda, Sales Representative. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
Tel: 416-725-7170 • Email: LDALINDA@DALINDA.NET • Web: http://PalacePlace.Dalinda.net
Such achievement has been based on the number of sales that had been sold by the Dalinda team in 2015 from Royal LePage and MLS data.