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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.
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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. 16, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Expert advice to nail your next furniture purchase

Shopping for furniture involves a lot of choices. For each different piece, there are endless size, fabric and colour options.

However, finding the perfect furniture for your home can be a breeze with some pre-shopping preparation and a bit of advice from the experts.

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Oct. 16, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Renovation and organization tips to transform your cramped kitchen

It's important to be honest with yourself about space needs, expectations, lifestyle and budget when looking to upgrade or renovate your small kitchen.

Both Steve Francis, owner of Aspire Renovations, and Karen Allbright, owner of organizational design company Calm Order, agree homeowners must plan well to ensure changes to the kitchen improve its function.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Kirby Cox

SPONSORED: How a kitchen reno can boost your home value

Whether you own a home or you're looking to buy, the kitchen is the lifeblood of the house. Not only do we cook, prepare food and eat in our kitchens, but we also spend quality time in them. Ever notice where the group congregates at a party or where people go first when they enter the house?

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May 08, 2019 | CREBNow

SPONSORED: Discover endless kitchen and bathroom possibilities at Merit Kitchens Design Centre

Your kitchen and bathroom need to stand the test of time, both in design and function. How do you create a kitchen – one that you will love – that serves both needs?

It starts with an experienced designer who understands today's products, innovations, space-saving ideas and, of course, trends that actually stand the test of time. The right designer will have the expertise to ensure your renovation runs as smoothly as possible.

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June 20, 2018 | Cody Stuart

Picture perfect

Eight tips to prepare your home for listing photos

There are many dramatic changes you can make when preparing a home for photos. Renovating a bathroom or kitchen can reap big resale rewards, while a fresh coat of paint or new siding can add serious curb appeal. But for those working with a limited budget or on a shorter timeline, there are more subtle changes that can have your house looking its best prior to an open house or having photos taken.
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Jan. 24, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Mission possible

Renovations on a $5,000 budget

At first glance, doing meaningful home renovations for $5,000 is akin to those travel guides for "Europe on $10 a day": easier said than done. Yet, like the backpacker who squeezes every penny from their budget to travel the globe, affordable renovations are not out of reach if you spend your nickels and dimes wisely.

According to Bob Weir, vice-president of operations with Calgary's Reborn Renovations, making improvements with $5,000 certainly narrows your options, but it can be done.

One trend in the living room is integrating the space with the exterior, say housing officials. Photo courtesy Morrison Homes

Sept. 30, 2016 | Julie Anne Cleyn

Luxury by the room

Breaking down how it looks, from the inside out

When Jaime and Jocelyne Holland of Holland Design meet with their clients, they ask them not to design what their neighbours have in their homes.

"We ask them to instead think about how they live and what's important to them," said Jocelyne, partner and business development of the interior design company,

Added Jaime, partner in charge of design at the firm: "Real luxury is very personal and customized to the homeowner's lifestyle."

Kitchen with wood beams, white cabinets, hardwood floors

Nov. 13, 2015 | Rachel Naud

Renos vs. moving

Why some Calgarians are choosing to stay put 

Our homes are our hearts. They are where we live, where we love, where we raise our families and where we make memories.

And as with all aspects of life, the heart wants what it wants. In many cases, this means a change.

However, instead of packing up our lives in boxes and moving to a new space, many Calgarians are opting to stay put and renovate instead, says Susan Rust of Susan Rust Interior Design.
Emotionally, many homeowners feel connected and sentimental to their existing home.

"They may have great friends and neighbours in the area and feel connected to the neighbourhood," said Rust.

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