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Making Your Home Eco-Friendly Pt.2 Sustainable Outdoor Spaces

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2022

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Sustainable Outdoor Spaces

Last month’s blog focused on ways to make your home's interior eco-friendlier. Just in time for Spring in Alberta, this month’s blog looks at ways to make your outdoor spaces more sustainable. There are lots of easy and affordable ways to make your yard more “Green”. “Green” Lawns Lush, green grass makes the front yard the envy of the neighbourhood. But maintaining that lawn in an eco-friendly manner can be challenging. Here are a few tips to... [read more]

Making Your Home Eco-Friendly Pt.1 Going Green Inside

Monday Mar 21st, 2022

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Eco-Friendly Home

Sustainability has been an ongoing focus in today’s ever-changing world. Businesses, schools, workplaces, and community centers have all been adapting green changes to reduce their negative impacts on the environment. The sustainable movement has even become the focus of home design trends. With developers and builders using sustainable building products, reducing their carbon footprints, and designing homes that are “Green”. This month’s blog focuses on ways that you... [read more]

Interior Design Trends of 2022

Thursday Feb 17th, 2022

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Interior Design Trends of 2022

If you are thinking of doing some home renovations this year or just want to refresh your home's look, then some of these home décor trends might help inspire you. The predictions for what is going to be on trend this year in home design are leaning towards cozy comforts, sustainable choices, and making your spaces your own. There appear to be a lot of new trends coming in and a few trends that are on their way out.   On the Way-Out Interior Design... [read more]

Home Organization

Friday Jan 21st, 2022

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Home Organization

January is organization month; what better way to kick start a new year than to organize your home. Organizing your house can seem like a daunting task, but if you take it one room at a time it becomes manageable. Google home organization and you will find plenty of inspiration. But where do you start? This blog will summarize some of the most useful tips I have found and break down the top 3 best areas of your home to get you started on your organization journey.   Home... [read more]

Christmas Blog

Monday Dec 20th, 2021

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Christmas Blog

Christmas Blog   When I think of Christmas, making memories with family and friends comes to mind. I love the tradition of going to church with family and friends on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Long family walks, snowshoeing, skiing and skating are family favourites in our home. There are so many fantastic walking and snowshoe paths in Fish Creek, outdoor skating rinks and we have the mountains in our back yard. Calgary is a beautiful place to celebrate this... [read more]

Top 4 Bathroom Renovations for The Best Return on Investment

Friday Nov 19th, 2021

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Top 4 Bathroom Renovations for The Best Return on Investment

Top 4 Bathroom Renovations for The Best Return on Investment One of the top ways to increase the value of your home is to improve the bathroom. The best part is a full renovation is not necessary to reap the benefits of a bathroom remodel. Nothing turns away a buyer faster than a dreary, outdated master suite. On the other side of that, a functional, bright, modern bathroom can be a huge selling feature. Whether you are prepping your home to put on the market, or just making home... [read more]

To Renovate Your Kitchen or Not Before Selling? That is the Question

Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021

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Kitchen Renovation

  Is your kitchen outdated? Does it lack a wow factor? If so a refresh or minor renovations might make your kitchen stand out and help sell your home quickly and for more money. It comes as no surprise that the kitchen is one of the most important spaces to potential buyers. So, ensuring that it stands out in a buyer's mind is key to selling quickly and for your asking price.       Budget Considering your budget should be at the top of your list... [read more]

Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home

Saturday Sep 18th, 2021

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Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home

Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home   Think more than just curb appeal. Potential buyers are drawn to a home that not only looks appealing but has limited repairs needing to be done. However, not all exterior renovations are created equal, knowing which ones will offer the best return on investment will help you decide which renovation projects to tackle before you sell your home.   Roof A new roof carries a big price tag, but according to the 2019... [read more]

Renovations - Painting to Sell

Saturday Aug 21st, 2021

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Painting to Sell

Last month’s blog featured the top 5 home improvements for the greatest return on investment. This month we dive into one of the easiest and most affordable home improvements, painting.   Fixing and painting walls might not create the sensational before and after photo ops you see all over home improvement Instagram accounts, but it will freshen up your home and help make it stand out in the mind of a potential buyer. According to RE/MAX research, a typical return on your... [read more]

Top Home Renovations

Wednesday Jul 21st, 2021

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Top Home Renovations

There are a ton of resources when it comes to home renovations. From renovation company websites to do-it-yourself videos, there is an endless amount of information for you regarding renovations. Whether you are looking for an update to your current home, just purchased a fixer upper or are getting your home ready to sell it can be difficult to decide on your best home reno options. Do you put in the steam shower of your dreams, or do you upgrade the kitchen? If you are fixing up your home to... [read more]

Outdoor Living Spaces

Tuesday Jun 22nd, 2021

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Living Spaces It is Summer in Calgary and that has us longing for our outdoor spaces. Be that a covered deck, an outdoor kitchen, or a cozy sitting nook; Summertime in Calgary is short-lived, and we like to make the most out of the warm weather. Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home and can serve as an area to entertain or just relax. Hopefully, this blog will inspire your own outdoor living space.   Outdoor Living Rooms An outdoor living room is a... [read more]

Gardening 101

Friday May 21st, 2021

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Gardening

Gardening 101 The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it’s finally starting to feel like winter might be done. And you want to try your hand at gardening this year! But where do you start? If you have never tried gardening before it can feel a little overwhelming to get started. What do you plant? When should you plant? Pots? Soil? Seeds? Shade vs. sunlight? Watering schedule? Take a deep breath, go find a sunny spot to sip your coffee, and read the following for some great... [read more]

How to Choose Paint Colours

Tuesday Apr 20th, 2021

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How to Choose Paint Colours

How to Choose Paint Colours The look and feel of a room can be changed dramatically with a coat of paint. The right shade and finish can make a room feel bigger, lighter, and even add energy. Picking the colour that is going to optimize the potential of a room can be tricky. The Colour Wheel If you look at a colour wheel you will notice that the “warmer colours” of red, yellow, and orange are on one side and the “cooler colours” blue, green and lavender are on... [read more]

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