Home Improvement Tips

Tips and Tricks for Home Improvement in Calgary.

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Moving Tips & Tricks For a Stress Free MoveMoving to a new house can be an exciting and challenging experience. Whether you are moving for a new job opportunity or simply looking for a change of scenery, there are several things to consider before embarking on your journey. Use the tips and tricks in the blog post to avoid common moving mistakes and make your next move smooth, fun, and stress free.

Plan A Budget

Planning a budget when moving to a new house is essential to ensure that you do not overspend during the process. This should always be the first step in your moving timeline.

Firstly, you should create a detailed list of all the expenses associated with the move, including packing supplies, moving fees, and potential renovations or repairs. Then, prioritize the expenses based

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Landlord & Tenant Property Maintenance TasksNavigating the responsibilities of a tenant and a landlord can be tricky—especially when it comes to maintenance. Knowing which property repairs are each party's responsibility is critical, as it affects both their financial obligations and the property itself. In this comprehensive blog post, we'll take a deep dive into this important topic, providing valuable guidance on what tenants and landlords are responsible for regarding property upkeep and repair.

Mutual Benefits of Maintaining a Property

If you rent your home to tenants, regular maintenance of a house or apartment can help maintain its value. This is especially important if you plan on selling your property in the future. A property with a clean, well-maintained exterior will make a

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Easy Ways to Increase Home SecurityNo matter what, everyone can use a little extra security at home. Regardless of whether you lease, own, or manage a rental property, improving your security can help you protect your most valuable assets. Choosing the right type of home security system is usually the first step. Still, additional items like doors, windows, and even your Wi-Fi network can pose additional vulnerabilities. Here are a few easy tips to help you keep your home as safe as possible.

Selecting the Right Door Lock

Many burglaries could be prevented if the homeowner had just locked the front door. Fortunately, it's one of the easiest places to secure.

First of all, your doors should have a reliable appearance. Keep in mind that if you can spot any weakness in them, so

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What to Know About Going SolarCanadian homeowners are increasingly looking into clean energy to power their homes—and solar energy ticks that box as a good solution to save money, increase energy efficiency, and reduce your carbon footprint. Professionals can install panels on a rooftop or on a property to provide an additional source of power to a residence or replace more traditional forms of energy. Here are some things homeowners should know about solar energy in Canada.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

The process of converting sunlight into electricity is called photovoltaics, or PV for short. PV cells make up the main structure of the solar panel. Some light is absorbed when the sun shines on PV cells, creating electrons. These electrons flow through wires and create

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Reduce Your Utility Bill With Energy-Efficient UpgradesWith Alberta utility prices on the rise, most homeowners are looking for ways to keep their energy bills as low as possible. Implementing energy-efficient solutions around your home can reduce your property's energy consumption and lower your monthly fees. But exactly how much less can you expect to pay when you choose from the most popular energy-efficient solutions? Keep reading to find out.

Table of Contents

  • Air Sealing & Upgraded Insulation: Take 15% Off Your Bill
  • Optimize Your HVAC: Take 20% Off Your Bill
  • Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances: Take 22% Off Your Bill
  • Energy-Efficient Small Appliances: Take 40% Off Your Bill
  • So How Much Can You Save on Utilities?
  • Canada Greener Homes Grant: Energy Efficiency Is Within Reach
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How to Design a Home TheatreA home theatre has quickly become a must-have for practically every family. From the simple family room setup to a much more elaborate theatre-seating wonder, today's home theatres aren't just for the wealthy anymore.

The décor of a home theatre will eventually influence how well the room functions as an entertainment space as well as how it shows when the lights are turned on. Creating a functional and beautiful home theatre is easy to do on any budget. Here are some ideas for creating a home theatre for all to enjoy.

Arranging and Furnishing the Theatre Room

Start by arranging the space. Choose an easy-to-clean surface or a dark colour carpet for the flooring, and select a dark colour for the walls and ceiling.

A home theatre would not be

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Best Home Improvements for Gen Z HomebuyersIt would be nice to have a crystal ball that reveals what the next generation of homebuyers might favour. Fortunately, we don't need a magical vision to predict what future shoppers prefer.

While millennials account for the most significant percentage of homebuyers, some post-millennials are already buying their first homes. As a result, we can make strategic decisions about upgrades that appeal to the next cohort of shoppers.

Generation Zers—aka zoomers—were born between 1997 and 2012. Their interests are very similar to millennials. However, this generation has unique characteristics that can help us make intelligent remodelling decisions.

If we consider what zoomers want, we can plan for the things future buyers care about the most. So

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4 Ways to Future Proof Your Condo Building SecurityWhether you’re a property manager, real estate investor, or landlord, you should be considering the best ways to make your property easier to manage and more appealing to tenants.​

In a tenant survey conducted by RentPath, 35% of tenants stated that they were most interested in gated access, and 25% indicated that they were interested in mobile-app access control. Security is a top priority for many of your tenants, which means you should prioritize practical and modern security in your apartment or condo building.

Keep reading to learn about the top four amenities to future-proof the security measures in apartment buildings and condos.​

Top Amenities For Apartment Security

Let’s discuss the top four amenities for apartment security and the

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5 Kitchen Design Trends For Your New KitchenIn the past, kitchens were situated at the very back of a house, where they were out of sight and out of mind. Today, the kitchen can be a focal point of any home, functioning as a place that brings families together at the beginning and end of the day. In fact, the kitchen is key to selling your house. The latest design trends and technological advances create warmth, beauty, and convenience.​

As with most modern designs, you should adopt a style that incorporates essential elements for your new kitchen. Remember that space, function, and durability are just as important as aesthetics and technology. Keep reading to learn about a few popular design choices you might want to consider for your new kitchen.​

New Cabinets: The Ultimate Blend of

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In this age of technology and development, we have left behind the radios, black and white television and even traditional LED TVs. Today we have 4K video technology that can make the screen seem like reality. It is in a class of its own but have you ever considered the sound system that comes with this fantastic piece of technology? What if the audio that you hear with this ultra HD display are the same as those that come with a 1980s console television? That would certainly ruin your mood, right?

Home theater systems have been a tremendous addition to our electronics, and quite frankly, the audio quality is not nearly as astonishing as it is when you use a proper home theater. Older models of home theaters had a lot of wires coming in and out of

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