Calgary Inner City Blog

Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Appliances and plumbing are […]

Mar 2, 2017
Home Decor 2017 Trends

Why wait for spring to revamp your home décor? Whether you’re ready for a total renovation or simply want to add a splash of the newest “it” color to your bedroom, the new year is the perfect time to freshen up your home. Thankfully, Pinterest did the work for us by digging through billions of […]

Jan 19, 2017
Holiday Hosting Tips:

Planning a party or hosting overnight guests this holiday season? The preparation can be a lot to tackle all at once. That’s why we’re covering the prep one week at a time — so by the time the big day comes, much of your work will already be done. Below you’ll find tips on getting […]

Dec 14, 2016
Spring Cleaning that is Often Overlooked

Most homeowners know the obvious places that require cleaning when spring finally rolls around: the HVAC and range hood filters, mattress covers, barbecue, window covers, etc. However, they often over-look some of the biggest germ havens. For your peace of mind these places and items ought to get throughly cleaned or replaced more often than […]

Mar 11, 2014
How to find a Reputable Contractor

There are so many horror stories about disreputable or incompetent home improvement contactors that television shows have been made about them. Unless you want to be a guest on one of those programs, take steps to ensure you find a good contractor. Here are some tips that will help: • Ask for references. Speak to […]

Aug 12, 2013
Property Maintenance for Home Buyers

Home ownership is an amazing feeling, but it comes with some maintenance. Here’s a quick list of some of the key items to look at. One-Time Tasks 1. Install smoke detectors as necessary (usually one on each level of the home, near any sleeping areas). Install carbon monoxide detectors, according to manufacturer’s recommendations. 2. Make any […]

Aug 18, 2012