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Oct. 10, 2019 | Jim Zang

Making the grade: Foundation inspection is an important part of the pre-purchase process

When you're buying a new home, the last thing you need is to inherit someone else's problems. Even if you've done a walkthrough and taken a close look at plumbing fixtures, paint and ceilings, the potential for disaster might be lurking just beneath the surface – literally.

Many people use secret rooms to store valuables like chequebooks and passports, while others use them as personal oases, concealing a study or additional bathroom.
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May 16, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Hide and seek

The broad appeal of secret-room renovations

If you love those scenes from old movies where a wall opens to reveal a secret room, you can now put yourself squarely in the picture. Hidden rooms in houses – usually custom-built homes, rather than existing structures – are growing in popularity, and for good reason.

"The demand for these rooms is huge right now, partly because thieves aren't taking televisions or stereos anymore – they're going after your identity," said Sandy Scheiris, CEO of Nulock Builders Inc.

This house in Kingsland, one of Calgary’s middle-ring neighbourhoods, was completely stripped and rebuilt by Corefront Custom Homes & Renovations over a seven-month period.
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May 09, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Mid-century makeovers

Calgary's established suburbs are full of vintage character and reno potential

There are tens of thousands of Calgary homes built from the 1950s through the early 1970s in what were then new suburbs. One thing many of those homes have in common is the need for updating to modern tastes.

When Lewis Cowie bought a home in Kingsland about six years ago, it was as if time had stood still in the classic, 1950s bungalow. Most of the home was still original, right down to the bathroom fixtures, so a major renovation project was in order.

Luckily, Cowie is a director with Corefront Custom Homes & Renovations, and his company was ready for the challenge.

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April 18, 2018 | Kevin Brown

High-tech home improvement

The top home renovation apps for your next project

When searching for new property listings, we all know to turn to realtor.ca. But where do you go for support when starting a home improvement project? Before you roll up your sleeves or slip on your work boots, go high-tech with these top home improvement and renovation apps.

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