Kitchen Renovation Must-Haves

Kitchen Renovation Must-Haves

The kitchen is the heart of your home. 

Kitchen Renovations give you one of the best returns on your investment when selling.

Make  it beautiful, make it functional!

Here are some must haves to complete your dream kitchen.

*Deep, Double sink

Allows you to soak dishes in one side and wash on the other.

*Candy Cane Faucet with sprayer

Candy Cane shaped spout with a head that pulls down for easy rinsing.

 *Kitchen Island and Bar Stools

Convenient  for breakfast, meals and snacks.

*Smart Kitchen Storage

Include storage solutions to your cabinetry and pantry. Slide out shelving, pot and pan drawers, spice racks, nooks for paper towel rolls, Lazy Susan, areas to store mixers and other necessities.

*Under Cabinet Lighting

Under cabinet fixtures provide both ambient lighting and task lighting. It illuminates your kitchen and lights up dark corners and counter space.

*Convenient warming drawer

Keeps prepared foods warm until ready to serve. Great for holidays and entertaining.

*Beverage Centre

A kitchen area designated specifically for beverages such as coffee, tea, wine and cold drinks. Can include a wine cooler or mini fridge.

*Outdoor backyard access

Accessing the backyard through sliding doors or French doors, allows you to bring food and drinks to your outdoor space for entertaining your guest on nice days.

When renovating your kitchen, make selections that work for you, your space and your budget. Create a spectacular and functional kitchen you will love.

For a consultation and a free estimate, contact local contractor, Roger Murray Complete Home Renovations, Oakville ON 905 510-1455


Feng Shui

Tips To Sell Your Home!

Feng Shui is a Chinese concept pertaining to the flow of the energy. When selling your home you want the best energy flow throughout your home.
First impression is important. You want your home to look nice, tidy and organized.
* Your front entrance and front door should be clean and clear. Trees, bushes and shrubs that block the front entrance should be trimmed or cleared.
* Your front door should be clean and if possible freshly painted. * Numbers on the home should be clearly visible.
* Planters with bright flowers in red, yellow and purple to create a “pop” on either side of the door to welcome guests is a nice addition.
**Declutter, Declutter, Declutter**
*Remove all shoes in foyer
* Remove all personal photos, artwork and personal momentos.
* Remove all dried flowers and artificial plants.
* Remove all pet toys, pet food bowls and litter boxes.
* Turn ceiling fans on low. Move the dead air with a gentle breeze.
* Make your home smell good and clean. Use cinnamon smells, pine cone smells, bake cookies, make bread. Add a drop of Pine Sol in toilet bowels and sinks. Add odour neutralizes in discreet areas. * Clear everything on your Kitchen counters and shelves. Store or pack all blenders, toasters and other electrical appliances. Put away dish soap and dish towels.
* Put a vase of fresh flowers in the centre of your Island or a bowl of citrus fruit ie/ green apples, oranges.
* Windows and mirrors should be clean and shiny.
* Views through mirrors should be appealing.
* Head of all beds should be at the farthest wall away from the bedroom door but not across from bedroom door.
* Beds should have headboards or large pillows at the head of the bed.
* Every room should have a mixture of shapes, textures & natural elements.
Bottom line, get rid of stuff that doesn’t make you feel good, things that hold you down and things you don’t want to bring with you. Clear your Clutter!
Contact me for more tricks and tips for selling your home for top dollar $$$.
Antonet Murray


Prepping Your Home For Sale!
Front of House
  • Close Garage Doors
  • Remove Cars from Driveway
  • Hide Garbage Cans/Recycling Bins
  • Remove Empty Planters
  • Clean up Landscaping 
(mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves/grass clippings)
  • Remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove toys, sports balls, nets, ect
  • Clean and sweep walkways


  • Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions
  • Pillows/cushions should be fresh, not faded
  • Clear out kid's toys, balls, frisbees, etc.
  • Clean pool
  • Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose
  • Hide pool cleaning supplies
  • Turn on pool fountains/water features
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove trash cans
  • Clean up dog poop
  • Clean and sweep walkways
  • Mow the lawn within 24 hours of the shoot if during summer or spring to get the optimal


  • Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc.
  • Leave out max of 1-2 small appliances (ex. coffee maker)
  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet
  • Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher
  • Remove tea towels and kitchen mats
  • Put away dish cleaning supplies (sponge, scrub brushes, ect)
  • Remove Pet Items

Dining Room

  • Clear table, dust and polish the table top
  • Use decorative place setting if available - neutral is best
  • Feature one center piece such as a bouquet of flowers or beautiful bowl
  • Straighten all chairs and space them evenly
  • Remove child seats/booster chairs
  • Take away all personal items including family photos
  • Clear all horizontal spaces - maximum of 1-2 decorative items
  • Remove all area carpets

Family Room

  • Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.
  • De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth (no more than 3 items, including art)
  • Clean interior of fireplace and re-paint if needed
  • Fluff and arrange furniture pillows
  • drape a throw blanket over sofa
  • Remove all area carpets
  • Remove kid's toys
  • Remove Pet Items


  • Clear away paper work
  • Unplug and hide cords if possible
  • Ensure table lamps are working
  • Put away personal identifying items (family photos, important paperwork, diplomas)
  • Organize book shelfs - group like-sized books or organize based on colour
  • Turn off monitors


  • Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available
  • Press bed linens and bed skirts
  • Clear nightstands of all personal items
  • Ensure bedside lamps are working - same brand of light bulb in both if possible
  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables
  • Remove all clutter from top of dressers
  • Remove family photos from walls
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
  • Hide Hampers
  • Ensure ceiling fan light bulbs are working
  • Have ceiling fans OFF for the photoshoot - lights on - fan off

Kids Rooms

  • Remove personalized names from walls
  • Remove wall stickers/posters
  • Remove diaper genies
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
  • Remove cords if possible
  • Ensure table and floor lamps are working
  • Put away toys


  • Clear countertops completely of personal items. 
  • Put toilet seats down
  • Close closet doors
  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs
  • Remove dirty towels - leave out only new white, unused towels
  • Remove floor mats
  • Stack towels neatly if on display
  • Remove hanging items from back of doors
  • Clean mirrors
  • Put up a new fabric shower curtain


  • Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet
  • Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet
  • Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair
  • Contain pets in hidden crate or outside
  • Clear back yard of pet waste/toys
  • We love pets - and if your furry besties aren’t friendly with new people, it is better for them to not be home for the shoot if possible. Save your friend the stress.

Laundry Room

  • Put away hampers
  • Clear counters
  • Put away detergent and fabric sheets
  • Hide mops/brooms/etc

Quick Prep List for Showings

  • Remove all animal items
  • Clear countertops in Kitchen
  • Empty Kitchen trash
  • Remove all fridge magnets
  • Remove coats/backpacks/shoes 
  • Fold towels nicely on racks
  • Remove personal hygiene items
  • Empty bathroom trashes 
  • Lower toilet lids
  • Make beds and fluff pillows
  • Put away clothes/laundry
  • Remove cars from driveway
  • Put away Toys
  • Put away Pet Items
  • Air Freshener (I recommend Bad Air Sponge @ Bed Bath and Beyond or Air Sponge @Walmart)

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