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Aug. 30, 2017 | Tyler Difley

Aging in place

Major renovations and minor modifications to make any home more accessible and livable for seniors

As Canada's population continues to skew older, more and more seniors want to remain in their homes rather than move into a retirement residence or long-term care facility. This preference for "aging in place" has increased the popularity of several home renovations and modifications that make the home more accessible, and easier to navigate, for older individuals. Here are some of the top aging-in-place renovations.
Marina Reeves and her husband are “downtown people,” so a home in Highland Park didn’t fit their lifestyle. 
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June 07, 2017 | Andrea Cox

Life House Trinity

Three Calgarians breathe life into former convent

A cool redesign is transforming a former convent in Calgary's inner-city into a haven dedicated to seniors experiencing Alzheimer's and dementia. Called Life House, the pilot project is the brainchild of Sano Stante, Cory Krygier, and Twyla Hayes, three Calgarians who are passionate about sustainably reshaping established Calgary communities, and reconfiguring the look of elder care.

"Our focus is on providing a high quality of life and maintaining social integration with the community," said Sano Stante, president Sano Stante Real Estate Inc. and former president of CREB®.

One of the trends to be explored at the Renovation Runway will be the strong influence of Nordic design, whether it be through Scandinavian wallpaper, lighting, or the kind of hardwood used. Photo courtesy Wicket Blue Interiors.

Dec. 08, 2016 | Kathleen Renne

Runway ready

Rebranded Calgary Renovation Show to feature what's hot for 2017

New Year's resolutions are almost as inevitable as the New Year itself. And if those resolutions include home renovation projects, then the Calgary Renovation Show is here to help.

Previously known as the Calgary Homexpo, the rebranded show returns to Calgary for its 46th year Jan 13 to 15, 2017, but with a new name, new look and new presenter – Marketplace Events, the group behind the Calgary Home + Design Show and Calgary Home + Garden Show.

"The all-new Calgary Renovation Show focuses on reimagining your current space," courtesy of some 200 exhibitors related to the latest in home and renovation trends and products, as well as a variety of guest presenters, said show manager Teri Salazar.

Mia Parres, a high-end residential designer, will join co-host Rob Evans, a self-described master contractor, at this year’s Calgary Home + Design Show, returning to the BMO Centre Sept. 22 to 25. Supplied photo

Sept. 22, 2016 | Kathleen Renne

Heavenly renos

Annual Calgary Home + Design Show comes to town at the perfect time

Alberta's home renovations sector is booming.

The Calgary Home + Design Show is back for its 34th year.

Seems like a match made in heaven.

Brought about by ongoing economic uncertainty, more Albertans are looking for ways to upgrade their space rather than their place. According to Statistics Canada, investment on residential renovation in the province has increased by 3.8 per cent over the first six months of 2015 to $3.1 billion.

March 14, 2016 | Deborah Harrison

Colour therapy

How the right hue can change our moods 

With so many choices in paint colours, the hunt for the perfect hue can be a daunting task. And who could blame you? Most stores feature sample walls that have every colour under the sun – on one-inch-by-one-inch paint chips, to boot.

How do you convince yourself you're selecting the perfect colour? How do you commit to that one-inch teaser of colour for the next five years?

For myself, I always try to start with a hue I can build on. Then I bring more colours together on everything from trims and casings to carpets, linens or draperies.

June 03, 2015 | Nolan Matthias

Upside of refinance and renovations

The exception to the maximum refinance rule

nolan On July 9, 2012, then Finance minister Jim Flaherty introduced a rule preventing  homeowners from borrowing more than 80 per cent of their property value.

The logic behind this decision was clear – to prevent Canadians from using their home equity as a bank account like many Americans did leading up to the credit crisis in 2008.

The implications were immediate. Canadians could no longer refinance higher interest debts into low-interest rate mortgages. Not-so coincidently, consumer debt levels correspondingly jumped.

Sept. 18, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Renovation Revelations

July 04, 2012 | CREBNow

Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings

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