DIY Done Right with the DIY Training Centre

Feb 20, 2024
Home renovations are expensive, and with the cost of everything going up, more and more homeowners and renters are looking to update their spaces without breaking the bank. If you have a home project in mind, doing it yourself may be just what you need to make sure it gets done on budget.
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Organizing and Decluttering the Garage or Attic

Feb 08, 2024
Spring cleaning season is fast approaching so if you're someone in need of some organizing and decluttering help - we suggest you start with the garage or attic. Check out some great tips specific to those parts of your home - and remember to look at our previous post for additional tips for the entire home. Happy purging!
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Tips for Organizing and Decluttering Your Home

Jan 04, 2024
Out with the old, and in with the new. It's the perfect time of year to get organized and declutter your living space. Check out some great tips so you don't get overwhelmed, and get started on your own organizational adventure!
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Creating the Ultimate Charcuterie for Your Holiday Parties

Nov 28, 2023
It’s the perfect time to start planning your holiday parties and more importantly, what will be on the menu! Create the perfect charcuterie board that will impress your guests. Your charcuterie board can be customized to your guests' liking and will be the perfect appetizer to start your holiday party!
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Turn your entertainment room into a hibernation station so you’re ready for winter with these tips

Nov 14, 2023
The fall and winter months usually mean we're spending more time at home, entertaining, or hibernating - maybe catching up on some must-watch movies. If you're wanting to create the ultimate indoor space or entertainment room, here are some things you need to consider.
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Tips to enjoy fall weather – day or night - inside or out

Oct 26, 2023
As the weather cools down, it can be easy to go into full hibernation mode - but you don't have to! Enjoy the last bits of beautiful fall weather inside or out, before the long, dark winter months with these tips.
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Tips for Hosting a Halloween Party at Home

Sep 27, 2023
If you're someone who likes to host parties at home, then a Halloween party is no exception. With spooky season coming soon, check out this recent blog on tips for hosting a Halloween Party at home. The only thing left to decide is: what are you going to be?
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What home projects should you tackle this fall and why?

Sep 14, 2023
Fall - the perfect time to tackle that much-needed home project before winter hits. Inside or out - you've got options. What fall projects should you take on this season? Check out some suggestions.
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Ideas for Designing and Decorating Your Small Space

Aug 17, 2023
Gone are the days where your only option was a Murphy bed, or to frantically throw away your personal belongings when downsizing. There are many great options for designing and decorating your small space to make the most out of what you have - and what you don't.
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A guide to composting: Garden compost tips for beginners

Jul 20, 2023
Composting improves the health of your soil by adding organic material. It also helps the soil retain moisture and absorb nutrients. Composting also saves you money, while allowing you to retain a beautiful healthy lawn and garden, and it's a fulfilling environmental hobby. Check out this post for a beginner guide to getting started.
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Simple tips for making your small backyard summer ready

Jun 21, 2023
Just because your backyard isn't huge doesn't mean you can't enjoy your own personal outdoor oasis at home. Check out this recent blog for some practical tips to make the most out of your small backyard - no matter the size.
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You should paint your home – 3 things to check off your list this fall

Jun 14, 2023
Since you’re spending more time indoors with cooler weather approaching, there’s no time like the present to paint your home. Here are three things you should paint in your home this fall.
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17 Gardening Tips as you Learn to Garden

Apr 14, 2023
Gardening has physical, mental and emotional benefits for those with the hobby. Whether you are looking to learn about gardening for beginners or just continue to learn to garden, experienced gardeners provide great tips in this recent blog post.
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Our Favorite Cauliflower Recipes for Healthier Eating

Mar 09, 2023
Whether you're on a specific diet, or just looking to eat healthier this year, cauliflower is a great, versatile vegetable that can be snacked on, on it's own or added to, or subbed into your favorite recipes. Here are some of our fave cauliflower recipes.
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Sponsor Spotlight: RenovationFind

Feb 15, 2023
We’re excited to have RenovationFind as a sponsor of the 2023 Calgary Home + Garden Show. Before you visit this innovative company at BMO Centre February 23-26, please enjoy our brief interview with the RenovationFind team below. RenovationFind.com is a free online directory of trades, contractors and home renovation companies. Every business on the website goes through a pre-screening process conducted by a third-party organization.
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15 Garden Experts on YouTube for Your Next Garden Project that You Should Follow!

Feb 09, 2023
Whether you’re looking for DIY inspiration or just garden care advice, it can be hard to decide whose advice you should follow for your specific home or garden project. The content these North American Garden Experts are posting on YouTube, and their blogs, is incredibly valuable.
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The Secret to Stylish Home Design

Feb 08, 2023
Brittany McNab of Fifteen Twelve Home Co. gives you do's and don'ts and important considerations for creating a well-styled home. She designed the Sleep Country Home + Garden Main Stage at the 2023 Calgary Home + Garden Show.
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Dig In: Finding Your Green Thumb

Feb 02, 2023
Emma Terrell is The Urban Botanist. She has spent the past 6 years as an international speaker, offering workshops on plant care, pausing with plants, terrarium workshops, and so much more. Everyone can find their green thumb and Emma spills her secrets for harnessing natural beauty to create a more pleasant living space in this blog.
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9 Home Gym Ideas to get you started on your next home gym project

Jan 24, 2023
You're building your dream home gym, but need a bit of design inspiration to make the perfect workout space for you. Check out some of these great ideas and get to sweating, from the comfort of your own home.
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Important considerations and design tips for creating your dream home gym

Jan 13, 2023
You've decided to build your dream home gym rather than opting for a gym membership. Before you start construction, make sure you read these important considerations so you build your gym in a logical and convenient space in your home.
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