Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Life in Winnipeg: Recreation Choices

“All work and no play”…one already knows how that goes. The point is that having fun is essential in anyone’s life, whether one’s name is Jack or not. Living in Winnipeg, you have a lot of choices for recreation.

A Walk in the Park
A simple stroll taking in the beauty of nature can do wonders for relieving stress. Winnipeg has 937 sites totalling 10,000 acres. Thus, it would be easy to find a site near you. If you like cycling, you can go to trails and pathways. Got a dog? You can play with your pet on off-leash dog areas.

Loving the Nightlife
Unwinding after a week of work is easy in Winnipeg with its great urban contemporary scene. Into dancing? Groove to the beat of Canada’s best DJs. Just want to chill out? Visit one of the city’s many lounges. Winnipeg is also popular for its indie music scene and you can check out different artists on live venues and pubs.

Foodie Paradise
Satisfy your palate and tummy with the diverse dining experience of Winnipeg. With more than 1,100 delis, diners, and restaurants, you can treat your taste buds to a different experience every time you dine out – regional Canadian specials, international cuisines, and everything in between.

Monday, July 6, 2015

When a First Floor Bedroom Makes Sense

Nowadays, homebuyers in the market for two-storey properties are keen on getting homes with open plan living spaces on the first floor and bedrooms on the second storey. In their opinion, a bedroom on the first floor will just limit the open floor plan where the family can spend time together. Others also see no practical use for another bedroom.

Of course, you still cannot discount the potential advantages of having a first floor bedroom. When you look closely at the possible long-term uses of the room, you might be more inclined to look for condos for sale where a bedroom is situated in the first storey.

Safer for Seniors, Flexible Space

A first floor bedroom would definitely be helpful when your parents move in with you. Multigenerational living has emerged as a preference of (or even a necessity for) many families, where some simply want to have their older family members close by and others do it to save costs or to be hands-on in taking care of their elderly parents.

As you age, you may have more specific health and safety concerns, and a ground-floor master bedroom will certainly be safer when your joints or your eyesight get weaker. You won’t have to climb a flight of stairs just to reach your bedroom. In the meantime, the room can serve as a guest room, an office, a “man cave”, or a play area for your kids.