Fall home projects with the best ROI

If you’re going to put the time and money into updating your home, it would be nice to know that your efforts will also pay off when you decide to sell. Finding a project with a strong return on your investment, or ROI, isn’t as hard as it might seem. Here a few ideas to get you started.

A fresh coat of paint

A fresh coat of paint on the interior and exterior of your home is one of the simplest and most affordable home updates available. And you can recoup up to about 70 per cent of the cost – quite significant. We offer so many paint colours to choose from. Come in and let us help you find the perfect colour for your home.


A fantastic new floor

If your home is covered in carpet and you’re planning to sell, it’s likely worth the money to replace it with luxury vinyl, laminate or hardwood flooring. Buyers are wary of carpets, as they assume they’ll need a serious (and expensive) deep clean upon move in. You’ll appreciate the fresh feel and contemporary look a new floor gives your home in addition to its attraction to sellers. Come in and talk to our flooring experts today! We can help you pick the right flooring option for your home.


A safe and cozy space

Back-to-basics renos like improving insulation or replacing knob-and-tube wiring go the furthest towards paying for themselves. Not only will you appreciate having a safer and more comfortable home, you’ll also be able to reassure any potential buyer that these factors are all up to code.


An elegant exterior update

Curb appeal matters. The feeling of the outside of your home provides a first impression and can affect how much someone is willing to bid for your property. Whether it’s a new front door, windows, siding or just paint, we have everything you need to get the job done and update the curb appeal of your home.




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Easy Home Updates to Help you Chill out this Fall

With the change in season, it’s time to tackle your home maintenance checklist. From safety precautions to appliance upkeep, here are tips to help you breeze into fall.

Clean your furnace filter.

Dirty filters mean your furnace must work harder. Regularly changing the filters in your central air and heating system can significantly improve their efficiency and longevity. Change filters monthly throughout the heating and cooling seasons, and have your furnace serviced annually by a professional to ensure it’s working properly.

Install home safety.

The Canadian National Fire Information Database reports that 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, often due to missing batteries or expired alarms. Proper smoke alarm placement, regular maintenance and alarm replacement are essential to keeping everybody protected, so be sure to install alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, and in every bedroom. Replace batteries at least every six months, or make maintenance easier with a 2-in-1 smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.


Check your roof and clean your gutters.

Rapidly changing temperatures and humidity can wreak havoc on roofs. Water damage can cause deterioration to insulation, wood and drywall, making electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems vulnerable to damage. Inspect for missing and loose shingles, replacing them as needed, or have a licensed, certified roofing professional check the condition of your roof. Clear your gutters of leaves and debris, flush them with water and make repairs if necessary. You may also consider replacing old or damaged gutters with new ones that have built-in leaf guards.


Test for radon.

Radon is an invisible, odourless gas that can seep from the soil through cracks in the foundation. After smoking, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, according to Statistics Canada. A simple DIY test kit can be purchased to determine if you have a safe radon level in your home.


We have everything you need to tackle all of your fall home maintenance checklist. Come in and talk to the experts at any of our three RONA locations – Dutton, Rodney and Springfield.

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