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4 Steps for Increasing Storage Space in Your Bedroom

Steps to increase your storage space in your bedroom

No matter the size of your bedroom, finding the space to store all of your clothes, jewelry and other items can be difficult. With a little creativity, however, you can increase the amount of storage space that you have available while also keeping all of your belongings within easy reach. To that end, here is a look at some great ideas for better utilizing your bedroom for storage of personal belongings. 

Step #1: Map Out Your Space 

Before you begin looking into storage options or ways to integrate your belongings into your bedroom’s décor, take some time to map out the space that you have available to you. Take measurements of your wall space, making sure to take note of where your...

5 Tips for Making a Small Bathroom Appear Larger

Tips for making a small bathroom seem larger

Dealing with a small bathroom can be difficult at times. Fortunately, while there may not be much you can do to physically expand the overall size of your bathroom, there are a few decorative steps that you can take to trick yourself into feeling like the space is larger than it actually is. 

Tip #1: Get Creative with Mirrors

Mirrors are great assets to any bathroom. Not only do they help you with getting ready to start your day, but they can also help to create the illusion of more space. Rather than simply hanging one small mirror above your vanity, mirror an entire wall. The reflection of light will help to brighten up the space while also fooling your eye...

Simple Tips for Designing Your First Child’s Bedroom

A Child's Bedroom Design

As a first-time parent, you undoubtedly want to create a bedroom for your child that is both safe and adorable. In addition to creating a space that reflects your style and taste, you also need to design the room in such a way that allows you to easily tend to the needs of your child. Since these needs change over the years, your goal should also be to design a bedroom that can be easily modified to reflect the needs of your child at each stage of growth. To that end, here are some tips to keep in mind when designing a bedroom for your child. 

Purchase Transitional Pieces 

Many furniture options currently on the market allow you to change the piece as your child grows older. Cribs that can be converted to toddler beds, for...

5 Tips for Creating a Bathroom that is Uniquely “You”

Bathroom - Calgary Real Estate DYI Tips

Sprucing up a bathroom can be a challenge, particularly if the space is somewhat small and cramped. With little space with which to work, finding a way to make the bathroom express your individuality while still providing ease of use can be particularly difficult to do. By thinking outside of the box, however, you can still keep everything in your bathroom within easy reach to use while still sprucing up the space and creating a look that is uniquely “you”. 

Experiment with Wall Coverings 

While paint is an old standby for decorating the walls of your bathroom, you can also have a little fun with the space by experimenting with other wall coverings. Wallpaper is one option, but virtually anything...

Smart Winter Curb Appeal Enhances Calgary Real Estate Listings

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The page on the calendar flips to November and buyers are also flipping through a record number of Calgary real estate listings online.  Looking for that one, unique property that catches their eye.

That’s another reason why it’s important to keep up that curb appeal even through the winter months, long after the grass has turned yellow and the leaves have fallen and, hopefully, been raked up and bagged.   You want your home’s exterior to look it best no matter what time of year it is.

Here are just a few ideas to make sure your home stands out so potential buyers, when they drive past your home, will see it...

Celebrity Homes: From Childhood to Now

For many celebrities, the road to stardom was paved with many bumps as they truly experienced the “rags to riches” fairytale. In other cases, some celebrities appeared to already be enjoying a fairly lavish lifestyle before their rise to celebrity. To that end, here’s a look at a few celebrities and the homes where they grew up versus where they are today.

Hayden Panettiere 

Hayden Panettiiere grew up in this modest home in Palisades, New York in a location that was just 10 minutes from the Hudson River.  

Hayden Panettiere Childhood Home

 

Today, the actress, model and singer calls Nashville her home. The re-imagined 5,000-square-foot home was decorated with...