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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Design for dummies: five foolproof themes and colour palettes for the home

For all the design DIYers out there in need of a little direction, we reached out to a couple Calgary designers for their foolproof colour palettes, design schemes and decorative themes that are sure to sizzle in any space. The best part is that anyone can pull these looks together ? no experience necessary. 1) Modern Luxe Weaving together neutrals like black, white and gold will achieve a richness and elegance in any space. Think hits of black stainless steel in the appliances, an ebony barn ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Tue, 25 May 2021 15:56:13 +0000

Monday, May 17, 2021 - New homes and renovations now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs

Anyone who has walked into a hardware store lately is aware of the current price of lumber, a situation that is creating issues for the homebuilding and renovation industries in Calgary and across the country. ?The story we?re hearing in Calgary is similar to stories across Canada,? said Brian Hahn, CEO of BILD Calgary Region, which represents members of the local homebuilding industry. ?There?s pressure on the lumber supply.? Hahn says the resulting price increases for building materials have ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Mon, 17 May 2021 17:48:32 +0000

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Alberta: An affordable place to call home

There?s nothing new about the real estate markets in Ontario or British Columbia. Home sales and prices have risen yet again. That is bad news for prospective buyers who were hoping to purchase a home this year. But there is something new and exciting happening in Alberta, and this trend could bring some much-needed activity to the province?s weakened economy. The real estate market in Alberta is heating up, but housing prices are still reasonable enough that first-time buyers can invest in a ... Full Article...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Thu, 06 May 2021 16:50:08 +0000

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Historical Home Spotlight: Walter Hargrave Residence

Year of Construction: 1913 Address: 1732 13th Ave. N.W. Community: Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Architectural Style: Arts and Crafts The 1½-storey, Arts and Crafts-style Walter Hargrave Residence is unique for a couple of reason. Constructed in 1913, it is one of the oldest buildings in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, a neighbourhood whose founding dates back to before the First World War. Hounsfield Heights, Hillhurst and West Hillhurst were born from the lands of ... Full Article...
posted in Places to visit at Wed, 05 May 2021 21:55:46 +0000

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