Decks, Fences and Exteriors

Decks, Fences and Exteriors

It looks like the weather is improving and when that happens, we start to think about exteriors. Does your fence need a fresh coat of stain or paint? How did your deck survive the winter? Is your exterior needing some TLC? We can help with all of those areas.  Calgary...
How to store your paint

How to store your paint

Did you know that paint can freeze? Once frozen, it is damaged and shouldn’t be used again. In the cold weather that we are experiencing, the paint kept in your garage is most likely garbage now. If you store the paint underneath your stairs on the concrete...
What colour is in and what is going out?

What colour is in and what is going out?

What colour is coming in and what colour is out? I get asked this all the time. I personally think this is only important if you are selling your home. You should pick a colour that you love if you are going to be living in the home for a long time. Who cares if you...
De-cluttering can make a room look larger

De-cluttering can make a room look larger

 When you de-clutter, you not only make the room feel bigger because there are less things in the room, you make the room feel restful. There is less to look at, less to think about, less to do (ie.laundry piles). This calms the mind and the spirit. I highly recommend...
Three is a magic number

Three is a magic number

The power of three or uneven numbers are a big part of interior decorating. It is a good rule of thumb to repeat a colour at least three times in a room in order to make it stand out. For example, in the picture, the red is repeated at least three times and the yellow...
Using nature to inspire you

Using nature to inspire you

It is wonderful to bring colours of nature into your home. Whether you love winter, fall, summer or spring, all those colours in each of those seasons can inspire you. Mother nature has an amazing gift of putting colours together that are harmonious. One of the ways...
Professional painters vs Do it yourself

Professional painters vs Do it yourself

Anyone can paint right? Yes! Anyone can paint. However, can they do it right? I am amazed at how much chemistry is involved in the painting industry. Professional house painters are not only skilled artists, but they are chemists as well. Have you ever seen paint...
Spring cleaning is in the air!

Spring cleaning is in the air!

It is interesting how all of us start to think of improving our home in Spring. We all start to open our windows and let the fresh air flow through our houses. I think the fresh air causes us to look at the inside of our house. It’s like catnip for cats. It makes us a...
Remove it or paint over wallpaper?

Remove it or paint over wallpaper?

Remove or paint over wallpaper? There are lots of things that you need to consider if you are planning to paint over your old wallpaper. A question homeowners ask when painting over wallpaper is whether they need to remove the old wallpaper before painting. You don’t...