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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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- Calgary Herald – ‘A dangerous juncture’: Restaurants and bars face tighter restrictions as Alberta sees 860 new cases
- Financial Post – Mortgage rates could be heading higher for first time in pandemic
- Calgary Herald – Mandatory mask bylaws spread to Cochrane, Airdrie as province reports 713 new cases and record 207 hospitalizations
- Calgary Herald – ‘Terrified’: Calgary homeless leaving shelters after fresh COVID-19 outbreaks
- CBC Business – How long can interest rates stay low once a vaccine arrives?
- Financial Post – Why debt is still a four-letter word for housing markets
- Calgary Herald – City proposes $90M in cuts, small property tax decrease in 2021
- CBC Calgary – Calgary to unveil adjustments for 2021 budget
- Reuters – Homebound workers inject life into suburban malls after downtowns empty out
- CBC Calgary – Alley art blossoms in the neighbourhood of Sunnyside
Have a great weekend!