Archive for August, 2007

Retirement Communities

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

If you are contemplating retirement and thinking of relocating because you are tired of the big city lifestyle, you might want to consider living in a retirement community. There are many advantages of living in retirement communities and you don’t have to sacrifice any conveniences you have become accustomed to. You actually might like the much laid back and friendly atmosphere. Most retirement communities have all of the amenities right in town so you will not have to drive for miles nor have to fight congested highways and streets to get to the supermarket. With this aspect alone you will be much happier and experience little to, no stress.

The prices of homes tend to be much cheaper in a retirement community. You would be able to sell your current big city home and buy another in a smaller town for less than half and live off of the remainder or take a trip you have always wanted to. Your property taxes, home insurance, and vehicle insurance would drop immensely and let us not forget retirement communities are much safer when it comes to crime and murder.

If you are 55 plus, make a wise decision, to start enjoying your life the way you deserve to.

Kitchen Renovations

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

After years of living in an apartment dwelling we recently moved into a house. The kitchen was a little outdated and we wanted to bring the 70’s looking kitchen into year 2007. While renovating a kitchen is not exactly what I’d like to call a small and simple task, we decided on getting some professional help. My wife and I decided on replacing the kitchen floor, cupboards and drawers, sink and countertop.

We looked at many different designs and colours and we decided on going with a light coloured kitchen with a beautiful looking granite countertop. There were various granite countertops to choose from as well but my wife selected a gorgeous looking speckled granite countertop.

Even though a granite countertop is one of the most durable types available. We have been forewarned from family and friends that we must take good care of it to keep looking its best. Without a doubt the amount of money that is being spent on this project we should have not problems in doing so.

The renovation has just started and we expect the work to be completed in about 10 days. If you are looking at getting your kitchen renovated, I advise on getting a few estimates and ask for references before selecting a contractor to do the work.