Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

Small Home Updates That Will Make A Big Difference

By: Nina Asusa

Small Home Updates That Will Make A Big Difference

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Does your home need a refresh? Spring is the perfect time to make much-needed updates to your home. And guess what- these updates don’t need to be big and expensive. There are plenty of small changes you can make that will make a big difference to the look and feel of your home. Whether you need a change for yourself, or you’re prepping your home to be put on the market, here are 6 small, transformative home updates you can make!
1. Change Your Lighting
Swapping out your light fixtures and table and floor lamps can make a huge visual difference for your space. It can be easy to forget about lighting or write it off as an unimportant part of your decor, but new lighting can make your whole room look more expensive. If you have old fixtures and lamps that are collecting dust, replace them with new, more stylish fixtures.
2. Paint Your Front Door
Painting your front door takes barely any time at all and is sure to upgrade your curb appeal. Your front door is what welcomes guests (or potential buyers) to your home, so it’s important it’s freshly painting, warm and inviting. If you’ve been feeling like your home exterior is lacking lustre, painting your front door a crisp new shade is a great way to fix it!
3. Upgrade Your Hardware and Faucets
Your kitchen and bathroom hardware and faucets may be small features, but switching them up can transform the look of these rooms. Change out an old stainless steel faucet with an elegant faucet in bronze or brass. When it comes to cabinet hardware, switch old hardware out for pulls and knobs that are modern and chic.
4. Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
A new colour for your kitchen cabinets will completely transform your kitchen. It will look like you underwent a whole reno by changing just one thing. If you don’t have the money to invest in new cabinets, or if the cabinets you have are sturdy, but simply need an update, painting them is the way to go!
5. Add An Outdoor Seating Area
There’s no better way to welcome spring and summer than with an outdoor seating area. Whether you’ll use it to relax and read while laying out in the sun, or for entertaining, an outdoor seating area always makes a home feel more inviting. Plus, if you’re selling your home and are doing showings, it will allow potential buyers to visualize how they can use the outdoor space.
6. Improve Your Front Yard
Improving your front yard is another key thing you should do that will make a significant difference to your home. From updating your landscaping with in-season flowers and plants, to making sure your house numbers are attractive and easy to find, to replacing your garage door if it has dents or surface damage, front yard improvements will be hugely transformative.
If you’re feeling the need to update your home, you don’t have to go all out with substantial upgrades. Small changes here and there will make a huge difference and will help you sell your home, if that’s your goal!