The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Moving into an Old House? The First Five Improvements You’ll Need to Make

Whether you enjoy antique architecture, vintage design, or historic neighbourhoods, you might find yourself buying an older home at some point. Old homes have plenty of romance and charm, but it will take a little work to make them comfortable and functional. If you are moving into an old house, and need to prepare the area for living, […]

Five Easy Solutions to Make Your Tiny Kitchen More Family Friendly

The kitchen is often viewed as the heart of the home. For a lot of families, the kitchen is one of the most highly populated areas where meals concocted and devoured, company comes to visit, and memories are made. Consequently, it can also be the place with the most traffic. If you have a tiny kitchen, it […]

Done with Dull Doors? Smart Tips for Painting Old Doors to Look Like New

You’ve probably caught on to the DIY painting craze as you see Pinterest projects and YouTube tutorials in which homeowners easily transform their furniture, cabinetry, and old doors by applying a DIY paint job. But is it really as easy as it looks? Well, while these projects are relatively inexpensive and easy, it takes more […]

Five Weekend Projects That Can Transform Any Bathroom And Increase Your Home’s Value

The bathroom is often said to be the hardest working room in your house. It is used multiple times a day and must strike a balance between beauty and function. Since it is a relatively small room, making changes that will transform the space and improve the value of your home can often be done […]

5 Common Renovation Problems and Solutions

Whether you’re remodelling to enhance your family’s treasured home it’s bound to be a vast undertaking. To adequately prepare yourself for the project that lies ahead, consider the following common renovation problems and the best solutions to fix them. Beware of Hidden Issues Sometimes, once the renovation project is underway, problems surface that require further […]

Send the Clutter Packing: How to Put an End to Your Packrat Habits

Image credit:BradensGrace via Etsy Every home is plagued with clutter in some form or another. If you have a packed house and a busy family, your home will hardly ever be pristine—however, if you have packrat tendencies, it can seem impossible to ever achieve any kind of order in the house. If your stuff is starting […]

Sprucing Up the Kitchen: Try These Simple DIY Upgrades

The kitchen is one of the most functional rooms of a home. It is the place where food is prepared and families gather. If you are looking to spruce up your kitchen, try some of these simple do-it-yourself projects. Add Value and Personality by Tiling Your Backsplash The backsplash refers to the wall space above […]

Three Reasons the Nest Thermostat Is the Perfect Introduction to Home Automation

The ability to control your appliances from your smartphone can seem like an unnecessary luxury, but in this case it’s a luxury that can save you time and money. To experience the major benefits of home automation, consider testing out the Nest thermostat. Below are a few reasons why it’s a great gateway appliance. Smart […]

Subtle Painting Tricks to Help Give Your House a Little Color without Serious Clashing

If your home’s interior or exterior needs a little pick-me-up, it can be tough to add a pop of colour without clashing with your current décor, furniture, and paint colours. However, you can subtly add a little color around the home by sneaking bright colors into less noticeable areas—the colors with breathe a little life […]

Deck It Out: Why a Patio Might Be the Upgrade That Causes Your Resale Value to Jump

When it comes time to sell your home, even the most minor renovations can boost your home’s value, if they’re done right. You may want to consider adding a deck to your home for your own enjoyment, or to add value if you’re thinking of selling. Deck It Out How Does a Deck Add Value? […]

5 Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Home Plumbing

One of the most expensive repairs for homeowners can be the cost of repairs for pipes, which are prone to be break and have leaks with time. In some cases, the interior of the home can also become damaged with leakage, which can be expensive to repair. To maintain the home’s plumbing and allow it […]

The Stairing Contest: How to Breathe a Little Life Back Into a Run-Down Staircase

If it’s time to breathe some new life into your old staircase, you have many options from which to choose, depending on how drastic of a change you want. The first step in renovating your staircase is to decide what needs to go, and what can be changed. Old, frayed carpet not only poses as […]

5 Simple Furnace Fixes You Can Perform Yourself

Not everything that goes wrong with a gas furnace requires a visit from a repairman. There are a surprising number of things that a homeowner can do themselves. What’s more, it’s often these simple malfunctions that account for most occasions when the machine won’t run. Breathe Easy 5 Simple Furnace Fixes You Can Perform Yourself […]

How to Ensure Your Home is Green

Image Source While green construction and home renovation is projected to be an industry worth $17 billion by 2016, there are great benefits to be had for consumers looking to save on utility costs through smart home improvements. Below we have provided you with five ways of making sure your home is green: Have an […]

A Good Coverup: Smart Decor Tricks for Hiding Appliances and Eye-Sores around the House

When you move into a new home or apartment, you don’t get the luxury of creating a blueprint and placing everything in an organized format. Many old houses have inconvenient placement of electrical outlets, water hoses, and other appliances merely because of the way they were designed many years ago. You may not have money […]

Is Your Bathroom a Hideous Tribute to the 80s or 90s? How to Bring it Back to the Future

It seems like old trends from the 80’s and 90’s are making their way back into fashion, but the same can’t be said about home décor. There are some things better left in the past and outdated home décor can really drag the entire look of the house down. The floral patterns and obsession with pastels that marked […]

The 5 biggest decorating mistakes people make

There are hundreds of mistakes people make every day when decorating and arranging their houses and apartments. It is upsetting when you realise you have just spent lots of time and money to end up being told your décor, arrangement or colours don’t match. Decorating mistakes are very easily made and most of us will […]

Make Your Home More Environmentally-Friendly With These Simple Steps

Creating an environmentally-friendly home can be done gradually as time and budget allows. Some of the ideas listed below can be implemented immediately. A few of the suggestions require that you plan ahead, set aside some money in the budget and possibly get some assistance from professionals in specific fields. All of the ideas will […]

Quality Windows can Save you Money and add to the Enjoyment of your Home

One highly important aspect of a home that is often overlooked by home buyers is the windows. It is so easy to get distracted by things like granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and paint colours, that buyers forget to look at the quality of windows in a home. Having quality windows can […]

Up, Up & Away! Tips to Organize Your Garage

This is a guest post submitted by Nic Hargraves of Monkeybar Storage Edmonton – a customized storage system that is built on-site to make sure that all of your unique garage storage needs are met. Now that the warm weather is here to stay, its time to make room for the items that help us enjoy being […]