Tiny houses are all the rage right now, with people living in little spaces no bigger than the bed of a pick up truck. To save money many people are turning to smaller and smaller properties to live small while they pay of student loans, save up for a new vehicle, put extra money towards their retirement fund, etc. While many people cannot imagine living that way, most who do swear by it.
Living small has a lot of benefits, but you have to do it effectively or it will feel like you’re living in a hoarders closet. You don’t want to feel claustrophobic. So, if you are living in a small space, how can you maximize it to contain everything you need but still feel spacious?
1). Be frugal. Do you need five mixing bowls? No you don’t. Only keep the
It's still a little chilly outside, which means that most of us would rather be curled up inside with a warm drink instead of out in the cold. While temperatures are expected to rise soon, you can never be too weary when it comes to weather in Calgary, Alberta. Our friendly groundhog Phil may have promised winter was at it's end, but that does not mean our toes will be thawing anytime soon. For now, we're going to keep our sweaters on.
During cold winters a fun pastime is scrolling through Pinterest, dreaming of all the fun projects you can do once it is warm enough outside. This is especially true when it comes to home renovations, which most people tend to complete during the summer months before a big freeze. After all, most home renovations
With snow arriving and more to come, it is officially time to do all the little projects you have been neglecting so far this autumn. After all, no one likes to do hard labour in the freezing cold. The weather is going to reach a high of 16 degrees on Saturday, giving you the perfect day to complete everything on your to-do list!
Autumn is a great time for finishing renovation projects you started in the spring/summer and beginning new ones to prepare your home for winter. Remember that home renovations are an important part of keeping your property up to date and in the best condition possible. They may cost you upfront, but they add incredible value to your property. We highly recommend taking regular stock of your home and
We have all heard the phrase "this house has good bones." Those of us who watch HGTV know that a house having "good bones" is often used as a way to convince buyers that the property could be something wonderful, even though it is in need of a major makeover. A couple will walk into a derelict home, the wall paper stripped, ceiling beams exposed, stepping around holes in the floor, and their HGTV expert will say, "I know, I know. But it has good bones!"
The reality is that most houses that look like a mess are a mess. Not every decrepit home has "good bones"; in fact, not every nice home has good bones! Rarely will you be able to tell what kind of bones a home has without the eye of a home inspector. These professionals see through the grime and
Summertime is in full swing and we are basking in the beautiful weather. This week the weather forecasts all sunshine and 25+ degree weather. If that is not something to celebrate, we don't know what is.
With so much nice weather on the horizon, not to mention the August long weekend, now is a great time to check off any summertime renovations you had on your to-do list. We don't want you to get caught mid-winter with half-finished projects, so here is your reminder to grind it out. Remember: if you get it done today, you won't have to worry about it tomorrow.
Do you want to change things up but aren't sure where to start? Are you wondering what things you should be working on that you have not yet? Look no further. We have got you covered. Here is
Outdoor living is both limited and limitless in Calgary. It is limited because our summers are so short here and we truly never know when winter will strike. It is limitless because Calgary protects its greenspaces and home-builders have made sure that backyards are bountiful. With the later in mind, we are on a mission to make outdoor living time count.
Backyards can either become an oasis of happiness and peace, or they can quickly become second only to a junkyard. While Calgary has strict bylaws about the condition of properties, many fail to utilize their outdoor space to its fullest potential.
If you’ve been staring out the kitchen window wondering what on earth to do with your backyard this summer, look no further; we are here to help.
Even the best built home filled with the fanciest appliances will experience normal wear and tear as the years go on. How quickly this happens depends on a number of factors, such as materials, installation, climate, use, etc.. This is completely natural and should be expected. The problem is most homeowners do not expect it–or, they forget about it and then are hit with unexpected and bank account altering issues.
By taking preventative measures and really caring for every part of your home, you can make it last much longer without the hardship of replacing things. Here are some areas outside of the home with things you can do now to prevent damage to them:
Roof: Spring and summer are the perfect time to do roof maintenance since it is so nice
There is something euphoric about starting a brand new day timer, rearranging furniture to make space for a new desk and getting to start fresh with fresh supplies. Studies have shown time and time again that purchasing new organizational tools is not only good motivation, but enables people to stay organized for longer. With science backing this up, why wouldn’t you want to give it a try?
Organization is great when done well and horrible when done wrong, which can then lead to even more backsliding and disorganization. So, here are our tips for reorganizing your workspace in a way that will help rather than hinder:
De-Clutter: Do yourself a favour and buy a paper shredder. Now, shred EVERYTHING that you don’t need. This includes old bills, notes to
Calgarians awoke to frosty windows and sub-zero temperatures this morning. With snow expected to hit the city sometime this week, it is officially time to do all the little projects you have been neglecting. After all, no one likes to do hard labour in the freezing cold
Autumn is the perfect time for finishing renovation projects you started in the spring/summer and beginning new ones to prepare your home for winter. Remember that home renovations are an important part of keeping your property up to date and in the best condition possible. They add incredible value to your property!
Here are three great renovations for your home this fall:
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to spruce up your home’s
With spring comes a desire for something new and fresh, which is why many people turn to renovations. Home renovations are a fantastic way to add value to your home by investing in a future that is both aesthetically and financially pleasing.
Remember that renovations do not have to mean that you completely gut your house and start from scratch. In fact, some of the best renovations are the small ones. They are easy to do on your own and inexpensive. Small renovations over the years can make a massive impact on the quality of your home.
Renovations can become very pricy, so we have gathered a list of tips and tricks for renovating particular areas of your home. In no particular order, here they are:
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