On Sunday afternoon, Sandra and Leah, kitchen designers and project managers from MASI DESIGN & RENOVATION, gave those of us in attendance an education in kitchen design and renovation.
Here are 10 surprising takeways from their presentation:
1. Want to install a kitchen that will look as modern and desirable in 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years from now as it does today? Think white on white - white cabinetry with white subway tile never goes out of style. Kitchen designers call this kitch...
When Buying clients of mine were able to qualify for a mortgage but not for mortgage insurance, I was really taken aback and at a loss to make sense of how that could be.
I don’t likenot understanding how things work because I don’t like being blindsided, so I asked a colleague of mine, mortgage broker Laurie Kotak, to help me. Specifically, I asked if she would be willing to “run my credit” and then use my report to teach me to see myself as a lender would see me.
I have a real distaste for being represented by a number.
And I have that Robin Hood streak that I mentioned in last month’s Scott McGillivray piece.
Grading, for example, is a practice that is almost singlehandedly responsible for the absence of risk-taking in our institutions of learning, and yet risk-taking is a crucial pre-requisite to learning. Argh! This makes me crazy.
Step on the scale? Never.
Let my age dictate my capabilities? Not going to happen. Keep that propaganda away from me....