Happy Friday! Before we all bundle up, hunker down and enter hibernation mode for the next several months – a winter isolation that promises to be especially pronounced due to COVID-19 – it might be a good idea to take a closer look at your home to decide what’s working for you and what needs work. That’s why this edition of the Weekender is all about home improvement and upkeep, including seasonal maintenance, renovation trends and DIY advice.

So, break out your toolbox and let’s get to work!

This week in CREB®Now

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Maintenance tips and tasks to get your home ready for winter

Ignoring the fact that we’ve been experiencing intermittent periods of “winter” weather since early October, it’s a great time to prepare your home for the many cold and snowy days that lie ahead once the season officially begins.

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COVID-19 continues to shift renovation priorities for Calgary homeowners

Ensuite bathroom renovations are out and kitchen renovations are in! That’s just one of the many trends local renovation companies and contractors are seeing, as COVID-19 continues to force many Calgarians to reassess whether their home’s layout is really working for them.

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Upholstery painting: fun DIY project or disaster waiting to happen?

We talked to two upcycling experts to get the bottom of things. So, before you break out your brushes and start slapping a fresh coat on your living room sofa, make sure you find out what they had to say.


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Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary’s COVID-19 winter

Here in Calgary, determining how to stay active and social during a winter marred by COVID-19 concerns is no longer a future problem. Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling and it’s time to come up with a plan. Thankfully, we have some suggestions!

The funnies

@kaaileyann_Tacky living room check #interiordesign #plants #funny #disaster #winnipeg #manitoba #tacky #fake #foryou #lol♬ Rhythm thief but cursed – Tik Toker

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Have a great weekend!