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Sept. 29, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five DIY painting tips for professional results

A fresh coat of paint is one the easiest ways to shake up your home's design and completely change the feel of a room.

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Aug. 25, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Why do-it-yourself homes sales are a major "don't"

Some projects lend themselves to a DIY approach, but others, like open heart surgery and selling your house, are better left to the pros.

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June 10, 2021 | Cody Stuart

City of Calgary takes public outreach online with home improvement webinar series

Over the last year, nearly everyone across the world has become familiar with gathering online. Whether it's working from home or online school, learning via laptop or smartphone has become commonplace.

The City of Calgary has embraced this trend by posting a series of home improvement webinars on its website. The sessions available online aim to reach the many Calgarians who have been unable to gather this type of information in person during the pandemic.

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May 14, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five DIY plumbing tips for homeowners

To the uninitiated, plumbing repairs and maintenance can be intimidating. Major repairs and plumbing emergencies are no doubt best left to the professionals, but with a few tools and a bit of knowhow, smaller fixes can be accomplished by any homeowner.

With that in mind, here are five tips for the aspiring DIY plumber:
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May 03, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Design for dummies: five foolproof themes and colour palettes for the home

Curating the perfect home is no easy feat, especially if you are doing it without any professional help.

For all the design DIYers out there in need of a little direction, we reached out to a couple Calgary designers for their foolproof colour palettes, design schemes and decorative themes that are sure to sizzle in any space. The best part is that anyone can pull these looks together – no experience necessary.
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March 01, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Backyard makeover: it's time to start planning your 2021 landscaping projects

Calgary is still stuck in the throes of winter, but many homeowners are already planning their landscape projects for 2021 to ensure they have an outdoor space to enjoy this summer.

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Jan. 18, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

DIY for dummies: how even the least-handy homeowner can keep their property in tip-top shape

Even if you wouldn't describe yourself as handy, it's important for homeowners to have the skills and equipment to tackle routine maintenance and repairs. Thankfully, most of those tasks require nothing more than a few basic tools and a little elbow grease.

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Nov. 16, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The winds of winter: when cold weather arrives, window issues become hard to ignore

The changing of the seasons often leads to window woes in a home, as problems that went unnoticed during the summer months become apparent with the arrival of colder weather.

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Nov. 09, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Upholstery painting: fun DIY project or disaster waiting to happen?

To paint or not to paint? With upholstered furniture, that is a complicated question. Social media, online blogs and video tutorials show that it can be a fun DIY project, but there are a few key considerations and great results are not guaranteed.

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Nov. 09, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

COVID-19 continues to shift renovation priorities for Calgary homeowners

Space for an office and private Zoom calls, a workout room, a more spacious kitchen – these are all growing renovation demands Calgary companies are fielding from customers working through the pandemic.

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