There are 5 blog entries for March 2012.
Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 10:54am. 1839 Views, 0 Comments.
When you’re planning on doing a home project, do you do it yourself, or hire a contractor? It’s tough to know when to take it in your own hands – especially if you don’t have much experience. If you’re not sure, it’s always best to do your research, consider the pros and cons, and consult the experts.
Before getting started, here are some basic tips and guidelines when it comes to home projects:
PAINTING – DIY: Get the necessary equipment (good brushes, rollers, tape, primers, etc.) and make a game plan. Give yourself more time than expected to complete your project, and know that if you’re painting an entire room, that room will not be of use for a while. Give the paint ample time to dry before replacing furniture and any wall décor.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 8:44am. 934 Views, 1 Comments.
After what feels like a very long, albeit balmy, winter, spring has officially sprung, Calgary (just ignore the snow on the ground…)! It’s the perfect time to get started on switching out your winter décor for the lighter, spring-themed variety.
So what do you do to change up your décor? Get rid of heavy textiles? Incorporate fresh flowers and greens into and otherwise colourless room? Increase natural light by replacing heavy curtains with pale, sheer ones?
Photo: Urban Barn
Whatever it is that you do, we want you to share it with us! Head to our Facebook page, “Like” us, and tell us what you do to change your winter décor to spring; you’ll be automatically entered to win a $100 gift card for Urban Barn!
If you're not sure what to do with your décor,…
Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 8:32am. 411 Views, 0 Comments.
It’s another beautiful day in Calgary, and spring is most definitely in the air. It’s the perfect time to get together with friends, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and, of course, a fabulous plate of cheese. For one lucky SCH Blog reader, spring entertaining is going to be a little bit easier (and a little bit cheesier!).
Image: Rachael Ray
We had some seriously delicious entries for our cheesy new contest, and it’s time to announce the winner (chosen via random.org)! Congratulations, Susan R! You’ve won the $100 gift certificate to Janice Beaton Fine Cheese!
Don’t fret if the gift certificate isn’t coming your way, we’ve got another contest coming up next week! Stay tuned for details…
Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 8:48am. 2194 Views, 1 Comments.
Spring is on our doorstep, and it’s time to invite it in! So stash away the dark, winter-hued décor for next season, and bring out the bright, fresh colours of spring. Here are 5 simple ways to bring spring in to your home:
Image: Spring Kitchen, House Beautiful
1. Add a splash of white: it’s basic, yes, but it’s also very bright and matches absolutely everything. Adding a few white pillows, a throw on the couch, and accessories like bright white vases are all great ways to bring a little bit of white into your home.
2. Go green: a few green plants placed in different rooms of your home will not only (quite literally) bring the outdoors in, but it will also bring in the look and scent of spring into your home. They can also improve the air quality of…
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 7:48am. 1245 Views, 3 Comments.
It’s March! Can you believe it? We’re less than three weeks from the official start to spring, and this month at Smart Calgary Homes, we’re all about fresh spring décor and easy entertaining.
To help get you started with your easy, breezy entertaining, we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate for Janice Beaton Fine Cheese! Beaton has one of the finest selections (if not the best) of cheese in the city, from locally made varieties, to types from around the world.
Photo: Janice Beaton Fine Cheese Grilled Cheese!
To enter to win, just head to our Facebook page, “Like” us, and let us know what your favourite cheesy dish, appetizer, or even dessert is to serve when you’re entertaining. If you need a little inspiration, head to the recipes page on Beaton’s…
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