PCA 2020

House to Home

Organizing Your Child's Closet

The start of a new year, and the beginning of a new season, often make me think about organizing. Two of my favorite places to start are my children’s playroom and their closets. Once these are finished, my life seems to be in much better order, and our morning routine seems to go much smoother. After our morning routines were running smoothly, it was then that I decided to share a few of my closet organizing tips that have become a way of life for my family now.

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A Parent’s Dream Mud Room

I have often wondered why so many new homes have such horribly designed mud rooms. First of all, the washer and dryer are typically situated in this space. Secondly, this is a space where there tends to be the most traffic in and out of the house. Seriously, could there be a worse design for young families? 

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Renting vs. Buying in Calgary

Across Canada, signs indicate a buyer’s market exists in real estate. This includes the volume of home sales in April of this year reaching a seven-year low for the month and stagnating home prices in most markets - including Calgary, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.  However, purchasing a home hasn’t exactly become easy for prospective buyers, which brings the option of renting to the forefront. So, is it better to rent or to buy in Calgary?

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Buying a New Home

When you buy a brand-new home, you will most likely make your decision based on the builder’s plans or model homes, or a combination of the two. This requires careful thought and attention. It can be challenging to visualize what your home will look like when built, or imagine what it will be like to live in. It’s also important to understand what is included with your purchase and what’s not, down to the smallest detail.

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