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Four ways to finance your next home renovation

Oct. 26, 2021 | Tyler Difley


Stories Tagged - Renovation

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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 | 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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Oct. 19, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to make sure your home is properly insulated

With winter knocking on the door, it's a good time to decide if your home could benefit from some improved insulation.

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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:

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July 02, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Six easy ways to spruce up your backyard for summer

Despite the gradual reopening of businesses and other public spaces as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, COVID-19 still loom large in our daily lives several months into the pandemic. As a result, the humble backyard might be where many Calgarians spend much of their time outdoors this summer – whether they're seeking sanctuary or a place for small, physically distanced gatherings with friends and family.

So, there's no time like the present to make the most of that space. Here are six easy ways to spruce up your yard and create the outdoor oasis you've always wanted.
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June 25, 2020 | Tyler Difley

What were we thinking? The hater's guide to carpeted bathrooms

For many people, carpeted bathrooms inspire a lot of disdain, as well as a visceral feeling that something is terribly wrong. Modern-day defenders of this peculiar design choice do exist, but they appear to be vastly outnumbered.

To get to the bottom of things, it's worth exploring how carpeted bathrooms originated, their scarce charms and numerous drawbacks, and what you can do if you're stuck with one in your home.

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May 19, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Catching rays: sunrooms are becoming a hot commodity in Calgary

As temperatures rise, so too does interest in enjoying the sun from the comfort of one's home, and a sunroom is one option that is easy to warm up to.

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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. 10, 2020 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Jamie Banfield, Vancouver interior designer

Seven years ago, Vancouver-based interior designer Jamie Banfield wasn't really thinking about buying a new home. That all changed, however, when he and his partner were introduced to a two-bedroom-plus-den apartment for sale in South Surrey that they couldn't pass up.

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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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