Stories Tagged - home improvement
Oct. 26, 2021 | Tyler Difley
Canadians have renovations on the brain.
June 10, 2021 | Cody Stuart
The City of Calgary has embraced this trend by posting a series of home improvement webinars on its website. The sessions available online aim to reach the many Calgarians who have been unable to gather this type of information in person during the pandemic.
April 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
New homes and renovation services now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs
Nov. 04, 2020 | Tyler Difley
Unfortunately, winter is also the season that tends to reveal and worsen issues within the home, so there's no time like the present for some proactive maintenance. A bit of extra effort now could save you countless headaches when temperatures drop.
Here's a handy checklist to get you started:
July 27, 2020 | Tyler Difley
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:
Oct. 23, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
Oct. 10, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Here is a comparison between the most common siding products (click to expand):
April 29, 2019 | Stefan Strangman
Many of the most popular projects involve fences, whether building new or breathing life into an old one. However, fence building can be fraught with frustrations: Who is responsible for fence construction between two properties? What are the costs? What should it be made of?
Aug. 10, 2017 | Tyler Difley
While many people have grand aspirations when it comes to the aesthetic of their home, not everyone has the money to pay for a beautifully designed luxury home or a series of expensive renovations. Thankfully, there are a number of quick and easy ways to achieve a luxurious look in any room without the luxury price tag.
April 01, 2016 | Jamie Zachary
Spring has sprung, meaning the handyman in your family is likely itching to tackle that outdoor project that's been nagging at him or her for months.
With patio season in sight, here are five tips from the City of Calgary's Planning and Development department before tackling your spring reno project:
Before you start, the City suggests determining whether you're building a pergola or roof structure that is attached to your house. If it's an extension to the house, it's considered an addition, in which case you will need to apply for a building permit. For uncovered decks that are not located on the same facade as a basement walkout entry, the maximum height is 1.5 metres in a developed area. In both the developed and developing areas, the height of a deck cannot exceed 0.3 metres above the main floor level of a house.