Weekly Blend: A kitchen designed for a Roomba

The Weekly Blend is your “weekly” source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard-at-work Weekly Blend crew scours the web looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories. Maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!

We get an extra day this year to help us accomplish all our hopes and dreams … or to lounge around and do nothing. Hey, this year’s leap day is on a weekend after all. Here are some scientific facts to help you learn more about February 29.

Do you hate moving chairs when you have to sweep or mop? Do you have 26 people you need to entertain regularly? This home features a bizarre kitchen, complete with 26 swivel chairs that make it appear they’re floating without four legs to stand on. It’s a Roomba’s dream!

The Second World War ended decades ago, but residents of this Swiss village now face a new threat from it. A depot storing tonnes of explosives and ammunition may need to be cleared, forcing residents to leave their homes for 10 years!

Tiny homes force occupants to be extra creative in finding storage space, and this one in Georgia is taking it to a whole new level. Using a Bluetooth-powered app, you can raise and lower the “elevator bed” as you wish.

Don’t you wish you could just put your rug in the washing machine to clean it? With this new company, you can! It’s too early to predict if Ruggable is going to put vacuum manufacturers out of business, though.

If you’ve seen the 2020 Oscars Best Picture winner, Parasite, you’ll definitely recognize this house someone recreated in the “Sims.”

Is your Instagram feed riddled with “influencers” bragging about their tropical getaways? Are you sure they aren’t just at IKEA? A YouTuber pranked her followers by faking a trip to Bali by filming in one of the Swedish retailer’s mock living room displays.

Don’t you hate not having a helicopter to fly in after a long day spent fishing for trout? If this unique fantasy appeals to you, check out this house for sale in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

He may have famously sung “New York, New York,” but Frank Sinatra’s Malibu home could have easily inspired a couple of hit songs. Actor and producer Mindy Kaling just snatched it up for $9.55 million.

Your bathroom may be small, it may be dated and you may want to start from scratch, but before you do, make sure you aren’t spending money on renovations these pros say offer little value.

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.

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