July 2022

Found 6 blog entries for July 2022.

Buying a Condo or a TownhomeCondo vs townhome: which is right for you? Both property types are great for first-time home buyers, but deciding between the two isn't always easy. Condos are typically found in multi-family buildings comprised of numerous units. Townhomes more closely resemble single-family houses and are either semi-detached or fully detached. They often have more than one story and generally include private outdoor spaces.

Both offer unique benefits but also come with their own set of drawbacks. Factors to consider when making this choice range from available amenities to maintenance requirements, the desired level of privacy, and the overall cost. Here's how to choose between the two.

Shared Spaces & Amenities

Many people choose condos over houses because

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Design Tips for Maximizing Condo Space

Whether buying a condo in a traditional community or a high-rise, it's not uncommon for there to be less space in standard units. This feature makes living in a condo highly appealing for many, especially those looking to downsize or get their feet wet as homebuyers. After all, owning less space when buying a condo means less upkeep and maintenance for the interiors and exteriors of the home. Yet, some condominium owners may find a smaller space somewhat challenging. Read on for a few easy design ideas to maximize space in a condo to make the most of every square foot of your home.

The Right Paint Can Make a Room Feel Larger

Choosing the right palette of colours for a condo can easily make it feel roomier. Take it a step further by adding a few

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Common Characteristics of Split-Level Homes

Split-level homes offer a unique style of architecture for homeowners who want a larger house that doesn't take up any additional yard space. The staggered floors in a split-level home also mean that certain rooms are quieter, such as the home office or bedrooms. This home style uses space more efficiently and tends to offer more privacy than a single-story home where the bedrooms are on the main level. Keep reading to learn the most common features of split-level homes and why potential homebuyers should consider them.

What Does "Split-Level House" Mean?

A split-level house is designed so that short staircases connect different levels of the home. Whereas a typical two-story home might have a complete staircase to reach the second story, a

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Amenities for Golf Course Homes

Golfing communities provide the perfect balance of luxury living and recreation. These homes offer beautiful interior design and accessories, but every home can benefit from adding private outside amenities to provide a setting for relaxation and gatherings. Luxury amenities will also enhance the resale value of the property.

Handy homeowners will be able to install many of these amenities themselves. Still, consulting with a professional to understand product options and support services after purchase is always helpful. Because cold winters are typical in Canada, it is vital to consider energy-saving features and make specific components that will hold up during the winter months. Read on to discover five private amenities every golf course home

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Things to Do With Kids in Edmonton

Alberta is well-known for its natural beauty, rich history rooted in the oil and cattle industries, and vibrant professional sports culture. It's also one of the warmest provinces in the country. In fact, the Edmonton community, Alberta's capital, is often referred to as "The Sunshine City" because it receives more sunlight than many other Canadian cities.

With so much industry, spectacular nature, and mild weather, it's no surprise that Alberta attracts many families. Whether you live in Edmonton or plan to vacation in this buzzing city, you'll find heaps of kid-friendly activities in any season. Keep reading to learn about some of the best things to do with kids in Edmonton.

TELUS World of Science

TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, AB

There's fun for everyone at the TELUS

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What Sets Bungalows Apart From Other Architecture Styles?

Bungalow-style homes have a variety of influences that range from Prairie and California styles to Craftsman and Chicago-inspired architecture. Many neighbourhoods throughout Canada feature these lovely properties, and they have a few defining characteristics that are distinctive within the interior and exterior of the home. Read on to discover a few of the most common elements of bungalow homes that make them so appealing to buyers today.

History & Stylistic Influences of Bungalows

What is now recognized as bungalow-style is a modification of the single-story huts typically found in 19th century India. The modernized style has advanced since first being used in Bengal to house English officers during the country's time under British occupation.

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