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Five DIY painting tips for professional results

Sept. 29, 2021 | Tyler Difley


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June 07, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal

You only get one chance to make a great first impression, so why waste an opportunity to get a leg up on other sellers?

Whether it's for better listing photos or to impress during showings, improving your home's curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive. Here are five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal:
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June 04, 2021 | CREBNow

SPONSORED: Merit Kitchens celebrates 50th anniversary with prize draws and new colour collection

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In 2021, Merit Kitchens is officially half a century old, and the company is helping its customers join in the 50th anniversary festivities.

Anyone who receives a cabinet quote before Nov. 30 will be entered into a draw for a beautiful gift basket containing gift cards, kitchen gadgets, wine and more, currently valued at over $500 and growing. There's also a draw for a Banff getaway for two in 2022. Contact the Merit Kitchens showroom for more details.

The company's theme for the year is "strength and beauty" and they are determined to let the world know just how much that truly means to them.

To celebrate this important milestone, Merit invited Lynda Reeves, founder of House & Home magazine and one of the world's top interior designers, to select an exclusive colour collection for the anniversary.
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April 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Making a masterpiece: tips for choosing and arranging art

The art displayed in a home provides personality, creates a welcoming atmosphere and offers a glimpse of your unique style to guests. And while there aren't many unbreakable rules for choosing and arranging art, you still don't want to fling it all over the place with little thought to how those pieces work with each other or the space.

Here are four guiding principles that will have your home looking like an expertly curated gallery in no time.
Illustration by Rachel Niebergal

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. 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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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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April 18, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Five hot design trends to make any room pop

Given our climate, it's no surprise that Calgarians spend a lot of time indoors. Fortunately, the latest design trends offer some exciting ways spice up your home's interior. From colours to curves, let Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs and LeAnne Bunnell of LeAnne Bunnell Interiors walk you through a range of options to keep you on the cutting edge.
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Nov. 23, 2015 | Deborah Harrison

'Full-filling' our homes

Furniture should speak to your soul

Selecting your furniture is an exciting-but-challenging task in which scale, colour, style and function are all considered.

Yet don't just fill your space; fulfill your space.

Both should feed your soul; it should seduce you into wanting to stay in that room forever, engaging your emotions with serenity, comfort and sensibility. This will happen when you consider the perimeters of your space; appropriately scaled furniture, whether a casual or formal lifestyle, can make or break a lovely design.

March 18, 2015 | CREBNow

What's in a colour

How tone and energy can affect your home sale preparation

When it comes time to sell your home, creating a warm, comfortable place in which would-be buyers can imagine themselves can be as easy as picking up a paintbrush.

"I'm often asked, 'What's the best colour for resale?'" said Krystle Wilk, colour consultant and manager of Southpointe Paint and Décor in southeast Calgary. "Having your home look its best when trying to sell is more than likely to get your home sold quickly and for the best possible price."

Sept. 11, 2014 | CREBNow

Calgary by design

More than 350 exhibitors on hand for 2014 Home + Design Show

Born in Calgary, interior designer Heather Draper spent seven years in Victoria before realizing her heart remained in Alberta.

"There's a vibrancy," she said. "Calgary resonates this positive energy that I absolutely love."

Draper will be sharing that positive energy, as well as some ins and outs of interior design, when she presents on the main stage of the Calgary Home + Design Show Sept. 18-21.


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