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Three Easy Project Ideas for Indoors and Out

9 Oct , 2020 Tips

Three Easy Project Ideas for Indoors and Out

Many of us like to tackle home improvement projects on the weekend. If you’re looking for something to do around the house, and the weather is permitting, consider the following projects. These easy weekend jobs can enhance your property as well as your family’s health. 1. Seal ventilation leaks: Houses with leaks and gaps are […]

Open House Protocol

2 Oct , 2020 Tips

Open House Protocol

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant rethinking how we interact with one another, including how we hold open houses. We’ve developed a quick video to illustrate AREA’s recommended open house protocol, which you can use to educate yourself and your clients.  

Jungalow Decor

25 Sep , 2020 Tips

Jungalow Decor

Are you the kind of person who browses through design magazines and thinks – “Not another white room!” If so, then Jungalow decor may be for you. What started as a design blog in 2009 has flourished into a lifestyle brand, online store and way of life. “Decorate Wild” is the catchphrase and Jungalow founder […]

Things in Your Kitchen You Don’t Need

18 Sep , 2020 Tips

Things in Your Kitchen You Don’t Need

Expert designers know your time is precious. And that’s why they want you to get rid of these three non-essential items in your kitchen. First up – the junk drawer. If you don’t have one, you won’t be tempted to toss stuff inside. Instead, get rid of any items you don’t use regularly and then […]

3 Inspiring Interior Design Books

11 Sep , 2020 Tips

3 Inspiring Interior Design Books

Sure, we have the internet to provide us with ideas for our homes, but sometimes you just want to hold a book in your hands. These three newly published interior design books are sure to provide any homeowner with hours of inspiration.   Biophilia: You + Nature + Home by Sally Coulthard. Biophilia means a […]

Home Buying 101

4 Sep , 2020 Tips

Home Buying 101

Buying a home is one of life’s huge milestones and at times can seem overwhelming – and complicated! Here is an outline of the whole process, which should help clear up some of the confusion and allow you to feel more confident as you move forward in your home buying journey. Start saving for a […]

Bring Calm into Your Home With These Simple Tips

24 Aug , 2020 Tips

Bring Calm into Your Home With These Simple Tips

There are many ways to create a serene feeling throughout your home. Depending on what appeals to you, some of these suggestions may work – while others may not. Discovering what things bring you a sense of wellbeing is part of the journey. To start, take a look around your home and observe what you […]

Surprising Facts About Architecture

13 Aug , 2020 Tips

Surprising Facts About Architecture

Architecture is a pretty awesome profession. Many who work in the field are incredibly creative, are excellent problem solvers and are able to envision large-scale projects entirely in their mind. Due to this required combination of skills, the architecture industry has attracted many visionary – and eccentric – individuals over the centuries. Individuals who have […]

3 DIY Decor Items You Can Make From a Book

5 Aug , 2020 Tips

3 DIY Decor Items You Can Make From a Book

Books are precious. They hold beautiful stories and are a physical culmination of the writer’s hard work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t cut them up and turn them into decor! If this seems like a bit of a faux pas, think of it this way – you aren’t destroying the book, you’re merely transforming […]

How to Decorate Your Home without Spending Money

29 Jul , 2020 Calgary Market News,Tips

How to Decorate Your Home without Spending Money

Magazines and online inspiration sites like Pinterest and Instagram have no shortage of beautiful homes to swoon over. But how do you get a similar look without spending a bunch of money? It isn’t as difficult as you may think. Instead, it’s all about recreating a feeling – not replicating someone else’s interior spaces. Declutter. […]