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Five DIY painting tips for professional results

Sept. 29, 2021 | Tyler Difley


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July 27, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Four local Instagrammers to follow for DIY inspiration and resources

When it comes to various projects around the house, the do-it-yourself route is appealing for many reasons – from saving money to the sense of accomplishment from a job well done. If you are looking for more info, or even just a little bit of inspiration, before you take the DIY plunge, these Calgary Instagram accounts are a great place to start:

April 09, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

DIY home projects for self-isolation and social distancing

If your go-to excuse for postponing all the do-it-yourself projects you've been meaning to tackle is "I'm never home," you might be changing your tune these days. Have some extra time on your hands and feel like putting it to good use? Then some minor renovating, rearranging or reorganizing could be just the ticket.

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Feb. 26, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to find the right window treatments for every room in the home

When it comes to modern window treatments, the selection is so vast that choosing the right ones for your home can be a challenge.

Lynn Hickey, owner of Lynne's Window Treatments Inc., says people should first consider how they live in their home and use the various rooms.

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Feb. 21, 2020 | Andrea Cox

HGTV Canada's Bryan Baeumler shares his advice for DIY renovators ahead of Calgary Home + Garden Show

One of Canada's most well-known and down-to-earth construction and renovation gurus, HGTV Canada's Bryan Baeumler has some savvy advice for anyone tackling a home renovation project this spring.

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Jan. 24, 2020 | Natalie Noble

The top safety considerations for DIY renovators

Taking the DIY route with a home renovation is always tempting when trying to update a space while spending less. However, while TV and magazine experts make it look easy, successful and safe execution of these projects requires a lot of legwork before putting hammer to nail.

"Not understanding exactly what's involved in a renovation project is where the DIY can really come into peril," said Barry Johnson, co-owner of Dependable Renovations.

For the determined and prepared, Johnson broke down some of the most important safety considerations for DIY renovations:
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Jan. 10, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Cecily Woolrich takes the stress out of home improvement at 2020 Calgary Renovation Show

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Cecily Woolrich, designer and managing partner at Cochrane-based Woolrich Group Design and Construction, has a wealth of tips and advice for those pondering their next home renovation. Drawing from more than 21 years in the renovation and design industry, she wants to help reduce the stress homeowners experience when embarking on their own renovation adventures.

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Jan. 10, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Jamie Banfield tackles common interior-design challenges at 2020 Calgary Renovation Show

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Whether it's creating a gorgeous new kitchen, rejigging a floor plan or creating a home from scratch, Vancouver-based interior designer Jamie Banfield is all about getting to know what makes his clients tick and translating that into a tangible design.

Jan. 09, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Four cheap and easy DIY renos for the aspiring handyman

Some tasks, like open heart surgery, don't scream "do it yourself." Fortunately, there are many home renovation projects that are perfectly suited to a hands-on approach.

You can catch Tiffany Pratt at the 2017 Calgary Fall Home Show. She will be presenting on the main stage Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 24 at noon. 
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Sept. 19, 2017 | Andrea Cox

This can be beautiful

HGTV Canada's Tiffany Pratt brings energy and design expertise to the Calgary Fall Home Show

Designer, author, maker and HGTV Canada star Tiffany Pratt hits the main stage at the Calgary Fall Home Show this weekend, where she'll wow audiences with her down-to-earth design savvy, while imparting tips for creating charismatic and colourful design style.

"I'm really going to be talking about transformation," said Pratt. "Everyone is looking for change – they want to be inspired with colours or experience an update or have something new."

Pratt will be walking show attendees through the process of creating beautiful spaces using simple DIY design projects and pops of colour. She will also be sharing the story of the year-long journey of design transformation she experienced while renovating her home in Toronto's waterfront Beaches community.

Lacey Haskell, who authors the Feathering My Nest blog, will be teaching four FAT Paint workshops at this year’s Calgary Home + Design Show. Supplied photo

Sept. 07, 2016 | Kathleen Renne

Home + Design goes DIY

Workshops give show attendees opportunities to get hands-on

Under a cloud of ongoing economic uncertainty, more Calgarians are bringing projects around the home ... well, in house.

"There seems to be a resurgence of making. More and more people want to learn how to make things for their homes or as gifts," said Calgary style-and-DIY-expert Lacey Haskell who will be among a handful of local experts on hand for a series of workshops at the 2016 edition of the Calgary Home + Design Show Sept. 22 to 25.

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