Restoration & Renovation

design

Interior design trends in 2020 and beyond

From alloys to metal and glass to non-porous and non-absorbent surfaces, choices of materials and design are precautionary measures for better infection control
suite doors

A guide to rejuvenating suite doors

There are many budget-friendly upgrades that can help make big visual impacts like refurbishing suite doors in a condo community.
Condo communities

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
climate change

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
accessibility momentum

Accessibility tracks sustainability trajectory

Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
amenity space

Refreshing shared amenity spaces

In keeping with the idea of modernization roadblocks, renovations to amenity spaces can often require a permit depending on the type of work being done.
luxury condo prices

Q&A: Budget-friendly condo renovations

Knowing where to focus condo restoration efforts (and how to save money in the process) can help balance the desire to stay modern with the need to stay on budget.
inclusivity

Creating more inclusive condo communities

A condo refurbishment project is the perfect time to come up with a cost-effective plan to provide a more inclusive and accessible environment.
sliding RevPAR

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
environmentally friendly paint

Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.
renovation

A director’s toolkit for renovation success

Given how much corporations are likely to invest in renovation projects, it’s important to set them up for success.
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
landscape renovation

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
automated doors

Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.
Menkes

Trends in condo fitness facilities and programs

A new generation of health-obsessed condo dwellers is driving innovation in condo fitness facilities and programming. Here's how buildings can get in shape.
Royal Connaught Hotel

Historic hotel transforms into luxury condos

Hamilton's historic Royal Connaught Hotel is being transformed into a luxury condo, which the developers hope will help revitalize the city's downtown.