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Making Your Home a Better Space: The Basics of Home Improvement and HVAC

Making Your Home a Better Space: The Basics of Home Improvement and HVAC

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You may have any number of reasons to want to improve your home. Whatever those are, your dwelling should be able to function and feel like home. Principles of Home Improvement There are six key principles to home improvement. The first is to make the work that you are...


Kitchens by Country 3 Global Styles to Inspire

Kitchens by Country 3 Global Styles to Inspire

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Planning a kitchen renovation or building your dream house? We looked abroad to uncover design ideas that will make the heart of your home a place you never want to leave. Scandinavian Often leading the design world with trends that become popular across the globe, Scandinavia’s...


Making the Foyer Great — Again!

Making the Foyer Great — Again!

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Call it what you will — foyer, vestibule, lobby, entryway or dumping ground — in modern times it all means the same thing. It’s the area we land in when we enter a building. It can be tiny and efficient, or over-the-top grand, but the foyer is generally that place we pass through to get to the...


Home Office Haven: Creative Solutions for Condo Living

Home Office Haven: Creative Solutions for Condo Living

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Condo living offers many benefits. There’s less space to clean, no yard work or exterior maintenance, common areas and amenities, but the downsized lifestyle can also present challenges. For those who work from home or simply want a dedicated space to sit at their computer and focus, a condo...


Five Ways to Green Your Bedroom

Five Ways to Green Your Bedroom

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Longing for a good night’s sleep? Create a bedroom that’s not only cozy and clean, but green — the “eco” kind. With the design world stepping up demand for sustainable products, a range of options exist for making your bedroom a natural (toxin-free!) haven. Here are five ways to get started....


Faucet Fantasy: Tips & Trends for Your Bathroom Redo

Faucet Fantasy: Tips & Trends for Your Bathroom Redo

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While it’s easy to get caught up daydreaming about soaking tubs and vanities while planning a bathroom renovation, your faucet choice — an essential detail used daily — is just as important. Choosing a faucet you will love for years to come depends on understanding your options and tapping...


In Command: Corral Your Clutter and Simplify Your Life

In Command: Corral Your Clutter and Simplify Your Life

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The notion of home organization may not be as exciting to ponder as new paint colours or tile patterns, but a dedicated space for sorting and scheduling is important to a smoothly-running household. Known as the “command centre,” this high-functioning area can be as simple or as elaborate as...


The Front Yard vs. the Back Yard: Where to Spend Your Outdoor Renovation Budget

The Front Yard vs. the Back Yard: Where to Spend Your Outdoor Renovation Budget

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The question of the day is how much does landscaping really impact the value of your home? When it comes to the outdoors, spending money on renovations has never been so important or so confusing. So where should you spend your outdoor renovation budget? The Front Yard — the Seven Per...


Some All Too Common Mattress Myths Explained

Some All Too Common Mattress Myths Explained

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Mark Stevens, owner of Saskatoon’s Wiseguys Mattresses, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. It’s Stevens’ goal to make sure the people of this city achieve quality rest, and that starts with a quality mattress. Each person is unique and has...


Germs, the Flu and Cleaning House!

Germs, the Flu and Cleaning House!

Posted in Wellbeing / At Home

2018 has started off with a variety of flus and colds. It seems that even if you have done due diligence and got your flu shot, you are not immune to some kind of virus that is going around. As much as we like to think we are covering all the areas to protect ourselves, sometimes we overlook...


Just the Right Atmosphere: A Glimpse into Trevor & Curtis’ World of Interior Design

Just the Right Atmosphere: A Glimpse into Trevor & Curtis’ World of Interior Design

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Approaching 15 years in the interior design world, Atmosphere Interior Design owners Curtis Elmy and Trevor Ciona reflect on the unexpected challenges, humbling recognition and many learning lessons of owning a successful company in an industry not so synonymous with prairie life. Staying...


Collaborating & Owning Her Design Expertise: Sheena Sinclair, Bella Vista Custom Kitchens & Renovations

Collaborating & Owning Her Design Expertise: Sheena Sinclair, Bella Vista Custom Kitchens & Renovations

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Design and construction manager Sheena Sinclair has been a female surrounded by males most of her life. She grew up in the town of Kyle, Saskatchewan as the older sister of three boys. Once she entered the workforce, Sheena found herself employed in typically male-dominated industries such...