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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.

According to Twitter user @OddPittsburgh, this "Pittsburgh Potty" photo dates back to 1922.
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Feb. 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Plumbing the depths of history: why some old homes have a random basement toilet

Old homes are often full of outdated features that seem bizarre in a modern context but served an important purpose at the time of construction. With some of these quirks – such as milk doors, dumbwaiters and boot scrapers – the utility is obvious. With others... well, not so much.

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Feb. 08, 2021 | Tyler Difley

True colours: Pantone's 2021 Colour of the Year and the history of a trendsetter

At the end of 2020, the Pantone Colour Institute announced its 2021 Colour(s) of the Year: Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647), "A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting."

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Jan. 21, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Brighten up: four easy ways to take your home's lighting to the next level

Inside the home, lighting does so much more than help you see. The right lighting can improve your mood, create the perfect atmosphere and highlight all the features of your home that you love the most.

If your current configuration is coming up short, here are four foolproof tips for taking your home's lighting to the next level:
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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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Jan. 14, 2021 | Tyler Difley

10 low-maintenance indoor plants to green up your home

If your home's interior is feeling a bit drab and lifeless, adding a handful of houseplants to the mix can make a world of difference. This is especially true during the winter, when a little bit of greenery inside can help you forget about the weather outside.

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Jan. 08, 2021 | Tyler Difley

The Property Brothers are looking for Calgary families to appear on new season of "Forever Home"

Twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, better known as the Property Brothers, are coming to Calgary to film new episodes of their HGTV Canada spinoff series Property Brothers: Forever Home.

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Dec. 22, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Fresh start: four design trends poised for a resurgence in 2021

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Kiss 2020 goodbye and embrace calm in 2021, with the latest trends from the world of home décor.

Aly Velji, principal designer with Alykhan Velji Designs, continues to focus on creating inviting and timeless spaces, but this year, comfort is more important than ever.

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Dec. 22, 2020 | Tyler Difley

16 parts of your home you might be forgetting to clean

The COVID-19 pandemic has, among other things, made many people acutely aware of the importance of proper cleaning and sanitization within the home. However, "out of sight, out of mind," is often the mantra that informs our cleaning habits, which means many hidden or seemingly clean areas can get neglected.

With that in mind, here are 16 spots within the home that should not escape notice the next time you're sprucing things up:
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Dec. 21, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

A heated driveway is a creative, albeit pricey, way to eliminate the need for snow shovelling once and for all

It might sound like magic, but banishing snow from your driveway without lifting a finger is a trick that's within reach for Calgarians.

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