*** Beauty on a Budget ***
We are a family owned and operated business, and as such, we understand the importance of your home. We know that the place you choose to live is not just a building; it's a place to create long lasting memories with your family and friends. Maybe even a source of income.
We specialize in helping you turn that building into your dream, and even more importantly, we do it on your budget!
We can be as involved in your renovation project as much as you choose; from simple design suggestions, to full scale project management and even the initial house hunting. We even offer services to property sellers, such as minor home fixes and property staging.
We are aware that dealing with the multitude of contractors, organizing building permits, designing the space and purchasing materials, all while keeping to a schedule and budget, can be a daunting task. Not to mention very stressful and time consuming. We also know how exhausting trailing from property to property to find the perfect one can be. Let New Look Homes relieve some of the pressure so you can actually enjoy the experience! We've done it all, we've been through the process, now let us guide you.
*** Property Is Our Passion ***
Here are some of our past projects. Click on the images for a larger view.
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Located in the city centre, the original property collapsed due to years of neglect and ruin. Working within the tiny confines of the original 19x17 foundation, an amazing new 1000 sq. ft. home was created! The project took 12 months to complete at a cost of $150,000.
Located in the centre of the city, the original building was old up/down duplex property with significant structural issues. Taken down to the studs and re-built from the ground up including all new electrics, plumbing and heating system, insulation, drywall, flooring, kitchens and bathrooms, the property changed from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. The transformation was remarkable!
The project took 15 months to complete and came in around the $165,000 mark.
Located in the centre of the city, the original building was an old dilapidated barn with one main room and a make-shift bathroom and kitchen area. Every attempt was made to preserve the original building, but current building codes would not allow. The new build involved significant process; from architect drawings and structural engineer input, to City and Provincial permits and regulations.
As many of the original features were incorporated back into the new build, such as the barn-shaped structure, double height ceilings, exposed beams, barn board accents and a custom designed wood staircase. The project took 1 year to complete and came in around the $140,000 mark.
Both homes included significant structural and cosmetic renovations and were each done for under $55,000. One of the homes was doubled in size and was taken from a 1 bed/1 bath home, to a 3 bed/2 bath home with a new construction addition the same size as the original property. The other was taken down to the studs and re-built from the ground up including a whole new heating system.
Both homes included full home staging.
Both apartments were located in the centre of a large metropolitan city. There were logistical issues to overcome due to the city locations, as well as coordination with both home associations.
Both apartments included complete renovations down to the studs with new plumbing and electrics, brand new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as complete cosmetic renovation. They were both done on budgets of under $22,000.
Located in the centre of the city, the original building was an old condemned retirement facility consisting of 15 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The conversion to a 4* Bed & Breakfast business involved significant challenges, including city permits and regulations and change of use process.
The conversion of this 4400 sq ft building not only involved complete structural rebuilding from the studs to the roof, but also the preservation and restoration of the century character features such as original crown moldings and ceilings and hardwood floors. The project took 3 years to complete and came in around the $300,000 mark. The business has been successfully generating income since its completion.
Situation in a beautiful tourist country setting, this 2600 square foot 2.5 story century character home was converted to a triplex, with large apartments on each floor. A full update of the electrics and plumbing was also undertaken.
The conversion incorporated the already present original hardwood floors, wide Douglas fir trims and baseboard, high ceilings, wood burning fireplace and beautiful staircase, while adding all modern conveniences. The project took 2 years to complete and came in around the $65,000 mark. The property has been fully rented, generating income, for the last 5 years.
*** Here To Help You ***
For buyers, we can work with you through the whole process from start to finish; from the initial house hunting and purchasing, through the design and renovations, to the final furnishing and dressing. We can be as involved as much or as little as you want us to be, and we won't penalize you for using only part of our services.
For sellers, we can help make sure your home or property is being shown in the best possible light. Sellers often loose buyers due to the condition of the home and the way it is presented for viewings. We can help with a range of solutions from minor home repairs to full property staging.
Exhausted from trailing from property to property trying to find the right one? Don't have the time to keep up the property search?
Let us help! Tell us your requirements and we'll do the leg work for you.
We don't work on commission like traditional real estate agents, the higher priced property an agent can sell you, the more commission they make.
We charge one set fee and our only goal is to find you the perfect home. Whichever property is the right fit for you and your needs is the one we want you to buy. Don't be put off from purchasing a property that needs renovation. These can often be purchased for discounted prices or in locations you may not normally be able to afford. If you are willing to put in the work, time and money, you can usually end up with a house with immediate equity, designed and customized for you.
Design & Furnishing
Need help designing a layout or planning an awkward space?
Struggling with those paint colors and furnishing?
Don't think you can afford that designer look from the magazines and TV shows?
Need to stretch those toonies to their furthest when purchasing furniture and appliances?
Don't worry, we'll show you how.
The project management of a renovation, no matter how big or small, can be a nightmare task.
Knowing which contractors to use, and more importantly, which to avoid! Organizing trades to work with each other at the correct stages. Choosing and purchasing of all of the materials for the project, as well as making sure they are delivered on site on time. And of course, let's not forget those pesky building permits, regulations and inspections. Even just one small setback or delay can cause your whole project to come crashing down. Let us take that stress from you by taking advantage of our experience and contacts.
Renewal, Renovation & Restoration
No matter what the size or type of your project; from a single room, to a whole house, or even a commercial building, new construction to historic, New Look Homes has the skills and experience to help. From the boring, but of course critical, such as plumbing, electrics, windows and foundation repair, to the fun part of renovation like kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and paint colors, we've done it all. You can be confident knowing that we will be with you for every step of the renovation process, from start to finish.
We specialize in renovations on a budget, however that doesn't mean we cut corners and use sub-par contractors. We'll get those renovations done for you, and done right, without the inflated prices!
We'll always be honest and up-front with you about what can be realistically done for your budget. Don't be fooled by low contractor bids to then be hit with "extras" and "additions" later down the road. We don't like hidden costs and surprises any more than you do, we've had more than our fair share of them and we want to help you avoid those situations. Our 15 years of renovation experience means there isn't a lot we haven't done and allows us to give sensible pricing for the work.
Having trouble selling your home?
It may not be the price or location that's the issue, but simply that the home isn't presented correctly for selling.
Simple home repairs can be big red flags to home buyers, often making them think there are larger problems with the home.
Mess and clutter in the home can stop a potential buyer imagining themselves living there, and unclean homes are a huge turn off for buyers. Even things as simple as outdated or damaged furniture can lose a buyer.
On the other end of the scale, completely empty and vacant properties can also be troublesome.
Its a buyer's market out there so, if they can't easily imagine themselves living in your home, or clutter and dirt turns them away, they will just move onto the next property. Don't let that happen to you!
We understand that you live in your home and sometimes issues don't seem apparent because you live there. Don't lose out on a sale by ignoring small items that can easily be fixed, or by failing to take the time to clean and de-clutter.
We will give you an honest and unbiased opinion on the condition of your property and how it shows to others. We'll compile a list of any improvements that can be made to help show your home in the best possible light, and can help you implement those changes. We can also help you stage your home so that buyers can easily see it as a place to call home.
We are based in beautiful Atlantic Canada, with the focus of our work being in the Maritime Provinces.
Depending on the size of your project, we can travel to other Provinces and even to the USA, so don't worry about
contacting us in you are not located in Atlantic Canada.
Prince Edward Island - Atlantic Canada
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