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Broadview Homes Calgary Blog

Share our passion for homes and great design. Find inspiring design, a behind the scenes look and great information about caring for your home here in our Broadview Homes blog.

Calgary Updates Recycling Bylaws with New Fines and Definitions

January 12, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Going into effect in late 2017 are new laws and fines for Calgary homeowners who don't sort their garbage, recyclables and compostable. Despite the fines for not properly using recycling bins totally nine so far in 2016, The City of Calgary is updating the bylaws to give them "some teeth" for persistent offenders.

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7 Storage Solutions To Include In Your Next Home

January 11, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

It’s easy to overlook the importance of storage solutions when deciding on your new home. At the time, choosing floor plans, picking upgrades, colours and finishes - these all become a priority. However, once you’ve moved in, the amount of available storage space is sure to take centre stage.  

In order to keep your new home feeling as spacious as ever, talk to your builder about ways storage...

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How to Fix Foggy Windows in Calgary Homes

January 06, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

If you’ve noticed condensation or water forming on your windows lately, then you’re not alone. Many homes in Calgary have noticed a build-up of ice and water making windows in our homes appear foggy.

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7 Things To Do Around Evanston

January 04, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

The community of Evanston is the perfect place for families to thrive in. With open spaces, walking trails, and gathering places, those who live here will enjoy an abundance of opportunities to meet their neighbours and build lasting relationships.

For those times when you just want to get out of your house and do something, fortunately, there’s plenty of things to do close-by.  Check out...

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When Nature Meets the City; Living with Wildlife

December 29, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Our communities and neighbourhoods in Calgary offer special places where we live, work and play. They’re also home to a rich variety of wildlife that thrives in our diverse urban areas and natural parks. Despite the beauty that wildlife brings to the city, there can be conflicts between these two different worlds.

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Hardwood 101: Everything You Need to Know

December 28, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Most people love the look of hardwood floors, making them one of the top flooring options in a new home. Hardwood is durable, and you don’t have to deal with the obvious signs of high traffic that are so common with carpeting. However, not all hardwood is created equal; durability, maintenance requirements, and costs will vary depending on what you're looking for. For these reasons, anyone...

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5 Steps To Avoid Breaking The Bank When Upgrading

December 21, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Building a new home and choosing new home upgrades is an exciting process. Depending on the range of selection in your builder's specification, you may have lots of choice before needing to pay for upgrades or you may be quite limited.  The options available are also forever changing, so what to choose and what to upgrade can present you with endless opportunities to add those special touches...

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Happy Holidays from Broadview Homes

December 19, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

The holidays are a great time for us to step back from our busy day-to-day lives and reflect on the past year. At Broadview Homes, we’re grateful for the opportunity to build homes for our customers. It is a privilege that we never take for granted.

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Calgary’s Best (and City Approved) Sledding & Tobogganing Hills

December 16, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Sledding and tobogganing are as Canadian as hockey, Tim Hortons and maple syrup. Unlike some Canadian cities who have an outright ban on this fun wintertime activity, Calgary, Airdrie and Okotoks decided to approve certain hills to keep everyone safe – or at least as safe as you can be rocketing down a hill on a small wooden or plastic device.

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How To Create The Perfect Guest Room

December 14, 2016 | Peter-John Woolf

Before owning your own home, you may not have had the luxury of a room devoted to guests. However, now that you've decided on a new home build, you have the opportunity to plan how special friends and family members will experience your home when they stay with you. 

With so many things to consider for your new home build, including floor plans, features, finishes, and so on, your guest room...

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