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Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 9:46am. 225 Views, 0 Comments.
The outside of your home is the first part of it that people see; and if you’re trying to sell your home, it’s important to make sure the outside of it is just as beautiful as the inside. It doesn’t necessarily take a ton of work (or cost a fortune) to get the job done, and we want to help you get started.
Here are 13 ways to add curb appeal to your home:
1. FRONT DOOR: perk up your front door by giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain, or replacing it all together.
2. HARDWARE: replace doorknobs, planter hooks, and gate latches for a freshened up look – without spending too much money.
3. HOUSE NUMBERS: another small change that can make a decent impact – switch out your old house numbers for new ones. Spend a little extra money (even so, the numbers are…
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:22pm. 219 Views, 0 Comments.
Mother’s Day is approaching, and we know it’s tough to find the perfect gift for mom (flowers are wonderful, but why not get creative with your gift-giving?). Luckily, Calgary has a ton of great shopping areas with plenty of presents that will be just right.
Here are our favourite shopping areas (and stores) to help you get your Mother’s Day shopping done:
Get her some sweet treats at Bernard Callebaut or Crave Cupcakes, some nice jewelry or a cute top at Mariah, or some unique home décor at Twisted Goods. Click HERE for more info on shopping in Aspen Landing.
Pick up some unique jewelry at Bibelot, a gorgeous pair of heels at Pumped!, or something pretty from Wolford. Click HERE for more info on shopping at Fashion Central.
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 7:34am. 267 Views, 0 Comments.
Happy Friday, Calgary! We’ve got the best home-related links from the web, covering everything Real Estate, Mortgages, Home Décor, Renovating, DIY Projects, Entertaining, Gardening, and of course, Our Favourite Pin! Read on and have a great weekend!
Do you smoke in your home? It could end up costing you $100,000 when it comes time to sell. The National Post explains here.
If you’re buying or selling, do your homework and get it right the first time. Here’s how (including useful links to guides, etc.).
Basements can often be forgotten or neglected when it comes to decorating. You can decorate them, however, without spending a fortune, as shown in this gallery over at House & Home.
Do you keep an eye on your hot water…
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 8:55am. 1139 Views, 0 Comments.
Love a good burger? Love supporting local charities? Well then, you’re in luck. YYC Burger Week is coming up, and it’s going to be tasty.
From May 3rd to 10th, a variety of local restaurants will be creating unique, $15 burgers specifically for the event. One dollar from each burger sold will be donated to one of the benefiting charities, listed below.
Participating restaurants include: 1410 World Bier Haus, 80th & Ivy, Anju Restaurant and Lounge, Black Betty Burger & Winebar, Dairy Lane Café, downtownfood, The Fine Diner in Inglewood, Loungeburger, Market Calgary, Mission Diner, Murdoch’s Bar & Grill, Naina’s Kitchen, NOtaBLE, Pig & Duke, Roosevelt Food & Drink, and the Ship & Anchor.
Local charities include: Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of…
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 11:20am. 1166 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring is in the air, and this week’s Lovely Links are spring-inspired! We’ve got the best from the web in Real Estate, Mortgages, Home Décor, Renovating, DIY Projects, Entertaining, Gardening, and of course, Our Favourite Pin!
What do first-time homebuyers look like across the country? Are you average? Find out here.
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, the whole process may be overwhelming. This article from Househunting explains how the tighter mortgage rules are actually meant to help homebuyers avoid huge debt. Read more here.
Have a small space? Decorate it properly to make the most of the space that you do have. These six ideas from Style at Home are sure to help you out.
If you’re thinking of renovating your…
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 9:05pm. 586 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring is here (whether or not it looks like it), so it’s the perfect time to start incorporating a bit of spring colour into your home décor. The Pantone colour picks for Spring 2013 are bright yet subdued, and perfect for adding a breath of fresh air to your home.
First, take a look at the colour picks, above, to see which ones would look best with your existing décor. If you currently use a lot of grey in your home, try adding items in Lemon Zest, Tender Shoots, or Dusk Blue. If much of your home is white-based, try adding Monaco Blue and Poppy Red for a fresh, nautical look. Earthy tones work beautifully with Nectarine and Grayed Jade, and the Emerald is perfect for a bright pop of colour in a dull looking room.
If you’re a little hesitant to…
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 5:56pm. 592 Views, 0 Comments.
Well, it’s officially spring, and the weather has been doing a great job of proving it. Sunny skies, warm winds, melting snow: it’s easy to imagine spending time outside in the sunshine, planting our gardens, and grilling up dinner with family and friends – isn’t it?
With the arrival of the new season, however, comes spring cleaning. We’ve already covered spring cleaning indoors – so what about the outdoors? That’s right; the outside of your home needs a little refresher too, and we’ve got 7 great tips to help you get started.
1. WASH THOSE WINDOWS: If the sunshine can’t get in your windows, it’s not going to feel much like spring – is it? First, take the screens out and hose them down. If they’re really dirty, take them in the bathtub and gently scrub…
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 10:45am. 204 Views, 0 Comments.
There was plenty of great stuff going on online this week, and we want to share our favourites with you! So here are our Lovely Links for the week, celebrating the best in Real Estate, Mortgages, Home Décor, Renovating, DIY Projects, Entertaining & Holidays, Gardening, and last but not least: Our Favourite Pin!
A record has been set for MLS in the Calgary luxury condo market with nine sales in March. Get all the details here.
Ottawa to limit taxpayers’ exposure to mortgage market – from the Globe and Mail.
From Style at Home, Steven & Chris show us a fresh spring colour palette. See it here.
Thinking of doing some renos? HGTV breaks down the costs of the most common renovations.
We talked about…
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 11:09am. 466 Views, 0 Comments.
Located between Crowchild Trail and 14th Street SW, Altadore is an inner city gem. It’s easily accessible, due to its convenient proximity to Crowchild, and is rich with parks, shopping, great restaurants, and – of course – beautiful homes.
On the north side of Altadore you’ll find Marda Loop (pictured above), along with all of its independent shops, pubs, and restaurants. On the southeastern side, you’ll find River Park, Sandy Beach, and Glenmore Athletic Park – three stunning city parks with off-leash areas, picnic spots, pathways, and more.
With so much to see and do (all within walking distance!), there’s no doubt why Altadore was named the 11th best community to live in in Calgary in the 2012 Best Neighbourhoods feature in Avenue Magazine.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 11:10am. 1885 Views, 1 Comments.
As the weather warms up and the season starts to change, the task of spring cleaning nears. Set aside a couple full days to get it done, order in some takeout from your favourite restaurant (there’s no time for cooking this weekend!), throw on some rubber gloves, and open the windows to let some fresh air in – it’s time to get cleaning!
Here are 10 must-do cleaning tips to make sure your home is ready for spring:
1. Go through your pantry and medicine cabinets; get rid of anything that is expired, organize the remaining items so the most-used ones are up front and centre.
2. Clean the fridge and freezer – wipe with warm water and vinegar and wipe dry before returning food to the fridge.
3. Clean the toilets, sinks, baths, and showers.
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