2 THE NORTHEAST SUN HOMES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
Laundry rooms are rising from the heaps
wash and dry.
to feel like the rest of the house.
It all begins and ends with the laundry With eco-friendly, energy saving and Style, colour, multiple options in cabinetry
are all considered. This includes a
room...or does it really ever end? Laundry, pre-loading options, these machines do
much of the manual labour for you. New mix of closed shelves for better storage and
Where once we would own, “one good closet depth and condo-sized machines large open ones to hold baskets or hampers
outfit” and a few select pieces to get make it easier to locate them where you of dirty laundry storage within the room.
through the workweek, Canadians now need them.
Optional cabinet pullouts make it easy
own and wear loads of clothing throughout Under-mounted stainless sinks, much to store and locate cleaning products and
the week. That means we’re spending more like a large kitchen sink is a popular choice the iron.
time doing laundry.
today as they are far easier to clean than the Not to be overlooked are the surfaces that
From beating our textiles against rocks past white plastic ones.
have clearly gone highbrow with quartz
by the river to modern day laundry facilities,
much has changed.
hand washing. Typical kitchen faucets have Quartz is a pure, natural mineral mixed
Larger sinks also better accommodate being a favorite choice for counter tops.
Where once the laundry room was a
migrated to the laundry room as well for with strong materials that is recast to be
place the privileged never visited let alone
impervious to germs, heavy wear, stains
used, to that “ugly duckling” room squirreled
away in an unfinished basement,
We now see raised faucet heights that and water. Clearly this is a good choice for
can accommodate buckets under for easier a laundry room.
laundry rooms have been elevated to function
better for families.
filling and sprayer attachments that are a Finally, get out of the dark. Even if it’s
Laundry rooms are appearing on main
good option to rinse larger items or for dog tucked away in the basement, your laundry
room can benefit from natural light but
floors and second floors to get closer to the
clothes that need constant upkeep.
Other helpful upgrades for the laundry if that’s not possible, make sure your room
Our clothing has a life cycle that includes room include in-drawer, foldout ironing is well appointed with task lighting so you
hand or machine washing, air-dry or boards, pullout drying racks and pedestals can see the results of your work.
machine drying, spot cleaning, ironing and to raise the front-loading machines.
Laundry is a task that won’t be going
repairing. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Laundry rooms have also experienced away anytime soon so why not do it in a
Higher demand on these facilities a growth in cabinet design. Elevating the space that works for you and just happens
mean we are starting to invest the money laundry room to a user-friendly, every-day to be an attractive space. After all, you and
to improve a space we’re in more
room means we are designing these spaces your clothes are worth it.
often. This can be as simple as adding
a countertop surface for folding
clothes to sophisticated upgrades
now on the market.
If you are looking to upgrade
this important room begin with
the laundry machines themselves.
Some companies offer impressive
systems that do more than just
Choice in real estate
agent is the first decision
110 4th St N Family home on
2 lots. Fenced and ready for the
kids and pets. 3 bedrooms on
main, new flooring, fresh paint.
Backyard has covered deck.
MLS# 566705 $169,000
Waterfront! On the banks of the
Saskatchewan River you have the
opportunity to build your own log cabin.
Scots Landing Boast Marina, Boat launch,
and WORLD CLASS FISHING! One of
Saskatchewan’s Top Golf courses, only few
miles away! Power, nat gas and water at
MLS# 573982 $97,000
Linda Swehla Susan Burgess
To view full color feature sheets for all current listings for all Agencies, call us at 862-4800
The Right Agents for Today’s Market
610 6th Ave W, Nipawin Bungalow
with 2 bedrooms on main. Everything
you like: huge living room, separate
dining area from the kitchen, large
bathroom with jet tub pus a 2nd
bathroom started(2 pc) in basement.
MLS# 578809 $99,900
703 Alfred St, Nipawin in town
feel. Beautiful private 2 acre lot
in Klemmer Subdivision. Several
updates include siding, septic
mound redone, main floor painted
and new flooring.
MLS# 571666 $169,000
Acreage: Torch River, SE 36-50-
15 W2nd 11 acres. Ready to build
on, gas and power nearby. Excellent
location-just a few minutes from
MLS# 568794 $54,900
157 1st St, Carrot River, SK This
home has had so many updates, new
windows, furnace, hot water heater,
flooring!! This four bedroom home is
sure to suit all your needs, beautiful
updated kitchen, 3 bathrooms, plus
a 900 Sq/f garage!! Located in Carrot
River. Call today to view!!
MLS# 587499 $180,000
209 1st Ave. W., Box 490
523 Parkdale St, Carrot River Sweetinside
and out! And has lots of parking
and green space. Character and charm.
4 bedrooms with possibility of 5 in total
plus 2 bathrooms. The 145 x 300’ yard
is like a picture
MLS# 584430 $185,000
100 Macmillan Road, White Fox
The 3,630 sq ft metal clad building
with shingled roof has 220 power.
Excellent concrete floor. Presently used
as a Mechanical shop. Equipped Body
Shop and light Paint Booth-sealed and
vented. This is a commercial property
MLS# 583032 $75,000
Ptn NW 20-50-11 W2nd, RM of Moose 102 Maple Road, Nipawin 2 214 Railway Ave, White Fox SK Simpkins Acreage, Codette Location
Range Looking for your own piece bedroom home has had many Spacious 2 bedroom mobile home and Lifestyle. Nothing compares to this
sheltered, private home on 140 acres
of paradise, for a reasonable price. 3 upgrades including kitchen that seems bigger than a house! (127 cultivated), surrounded by natural
The sunken living room is very nice beauty, only 10 minutes south of Nipawin.
bedroom mobile home, updated kitchen, bathroom and yet maintains its
homy space with large window. Large This is a unique 2100 sq ft passive
some flooring, new electric furnace, siding older home charm!! Also includes
solar design home features large south
entry keeps you from climbing stairs windows, vaulted cathedral Pine ceilings,
redone. Park like yard close to Carrot River. single garage
outside=no snowy-slippery steps! super-insulated.
MLS# 587796 $105,000 MLS# 587137 $174,900 MLS# 587928 $105,000 MLS# 586541/586546 $584,500
EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED
By Stephen Moranis
One way or another, we all seek the comfort
of our own habits - where we get fuel for
our car, where we buy our groceries and even
where we get our hair cut. Habits are great; they
do not require us to analyze or think about the
impact of these decisions. We know what we’re
If only buying a home were so easy, but it’s
We only do it a handful of times during our
lifetime, and the consequences of making a
bad decision can leave us wallowing in regret
Will your new home be worth the debt load
you’ll be taking on? Is it really a wise and fiscally
responsible investment decision? In such an
emotionally charged environment, how do we
bring reason to the table? For most people, the
answer is a real estate agent, but which one?
Well, let’s start with choosing the agent to
sell our house. Those well-coiffed, well-dressed
agents driving their fancy European cars are all
trying to make their best first impressions with
They will tell you, with barest modesty, they
are the No. 1 agent for you and their track
record proves it.
The first test should be: Does this agent really
look like the one who you saw promote themselves
on billboards, their website and their
What has caused them to age so quickly in
the last week or two since you received their
Sold Card or Market Activity Newsletter in your
The stress of their work must be taking a very
great toll on their youthfulness.
I’m not saying that you have to pick the
youngest and best looking agent, but why do
all agents need to look like they did in their
high school or university graduation pictures?
I would give them a failing grade for creating a
physical gap between what they pretend to be
and who they actually are.
Remember, less than 10 per cent of listing
agents double end or sell their own listings. So
how they set the table and encourage the full
and unabashed co-operation from the rest of
the real estate community is crucial.
Do they have a favourable industry reputation
and track record and can they positively
work well with all of the dozens of agents who
may be showing homes to you?
How are they going to manage possible multiple-offer
You need to be comfortable that they both
have these skills and experience, and that they
can operate under the pressure of competing
bidders. Ask them how many competitive offer
scenarios they have been involved in with their
listings. How many bidders were there and
what was the ultimate selling price?
Are these agents always available to you by
text, email and/or cellphone and is it going to
be them alone or are you being handed over to
their assistant or team member? It’s as if you
needed an operation: You choose the surgeon,
but do you care if you end up with the resident
You must confirm this service commitment,
as the busiest agents will be handing you offto
their less experienced team members who will
be doing most if not all of the work.
When choosing the buying agent your move
may be across town or to another city. Of
course your agent may not have the knowledge,
experience and market intelligence needed to
uncover the subtle nuances that could exist
in your new neighbourhood. This is critical to
Bottom line? Choosing your agent requires
patience. You should interview at least two or
three and have the winning agent back at least
once more to follow up on your buying requirements.
That’s not to say all this preparation will
eliminate your own stress in buying a home,
not by a long shot. But starting with the right
choice for your agent can certainly improve
your chances of a happy ending to your real